Yesterday’s walk, map, notes and photos:
@johnjohnston That’s a delightful walk description! (Also, did you use an iOS app to produce it?)
@the a bit convoluted: record gpx with trails app, uploaded that. Photos to a Flickr album. Text in album description. Webpage takes track and maps it using leaflet.js adds the photos and description from Flickr via API. I add a link to the index. Quite quick now since I’ve done a few.
@johnjohnston Wow, That’s cool!
I wrote a Mac app for my stuff that uses OpenStreetMap data (but OSM doesn’t have topological elevation lines that I know of). I hadn’t thought of coupling it with a nice descriptive sidebar like you have. Nicely done!
@johnjohnston (I use MotionX GPX for the tracking data.)
@the thanks. I think leaflet.js uses OSM and you can choose various styles including one with contours. I used to use google but they keep changing api and got too confusing for me. Are your maps viewable somewhere?
@johnjohnston No, no posted maps. It’s just a personal project, still unfinished (“good enough for my purposes”). The goal of the project is to see if I can produce a good algorithm for taking multiple tracks and combining them into a more accurate street description. It’s got lots of fun challenges such as “averaging” 2D vectors to get the track, and distinguishing similar but different tracks (such as sidewalks from the roads they parallel). It’s been slumbering lately but your map reawakened my interest.
@johnjohnston that’s a six hour walk? Nice!
@johnjohnston Is this the app you’re using? Trails · Outdoor GPS Logbook by iosphere GmbH
@the sounds hard but interesting, glad to stimulate 😉
@fgtech yes. I’ve not tried many others gps apps as Trails has served me well. It can load areas of maps when away from network. Helped a couple of times in the mist.
@nitinkhanna yes. I am not very quick and there are many distractions.
@johnjohnston That dual waterfall is pretty neat, too.
@johnjohnston indeed many distractions. Gorgeous ones!
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Yesterday's walk round Loch Oss