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GPS Tracklogs posted for trails

Postby gdurkee » Mon Mar 02, 2009 1:46 pm

Don't know if this has been posted here before, but just found this site which has tracklogs posted for trails. Here's California:

http://www.redtrails.com/forests.asp?state=CA&page=1

Not clear what his standards are, but it's pretty cool. You can download the GPX or project it on Google Earth.

George



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Re: GPS Tracklogs posted for trails

Postby BSquared » Tue Mar 03, 2009 12:36 pm

Extremely cool! Thanks, George!

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Re: GPS Tracklogs posted for trails

Postby hikehigh » Tue Mar 03, 2009 5:52 pm

Be careful with some of those tracks. Sometimes people just trace the trail on mapping software and don't actually go out and create a track by hiking the trail. :drinkers:
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Re: GPS Tracklogs posted for trails

Postby dave54 » Wed Mar 04, 2009 8:51 pm

hikehigh wrote:Be careful with some of those tracks. Sometimes people just trace the trail on mapping software and don't actually go out and create a track by hiking the trail. :drinkers:



Ditto that!!

I just quickly looked at a few near me and it lists trails that no longer exist on the ground but are still on some older maps, and location errors.
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Re: GPS Tracklogs posted for trails

Postby rlown » Wed Mar 04, 2009 10:02 pm

I didn't like what i saw on the redtrails page. It seems to me that if you take a trail, you accept it as the trail unless you go "off trail." Then the adventure starts..

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Re: GPS Tracklogs posted for trails

Postby calipidder » Mon Aug 24, 2009 10:32 am

Another good site for track sharing and mapping is everytrail.com. I started storing my GPX tracks there since it makes it easy to embed them into my blog posts. It's not perfect but I know they are working on a full overhaul of the user interface which should lead to some improvements. It's also the service that SPOT is/will be using for their tracking.

Example track page (Whitney day from my High Sierra Trail trek).

If you store your photos on Picasa or Flickr you can display your photos as pins on the track. Example with photos (trip posted by a friend)
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Re: GPS Tracklogs posted for trails

Postby f212 » Wed Jun 23, 2010 11:12 pm

Everytrail is awesome. (Has a great iPhone app too!). It, and Wikiloc have layers in Google Earth that you can turn on and see their tracks projected on the Earth. Go into the Layers palette, twirl open up the Gallery section, and select Everytrail and Wikiloc. Everytrail allows users to upload a photojournal as well as displaying the gpx track, and Wikiloc is much more simple, allowing just the track.

There's a great Wikiloc track of the PCT from the Mexico border all the way to Tahoe by IntrepidAntipedean. And it's pretty clear that it's a real track, not laid down off a map!
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