We have added lots of new map features throughout the site! Here’s a quick run down for each one and how they work:
Add a Quick Pin!
This is a brand new, super fast way to share an adventure location on the Trip Logger Map. Simply find a spot on map, double click, and then add some details about your location. That’s it! You don’t even have to log in or have an account!
This feature allows you to add quite a bit of detail on your adventure location, if you like. You can include a title, specific address, up to 5 pictures, video links, a “tool tip” caption which will show when someone hovers over your pin, and a full description with links for your adventure spot. These fields are completely optional.
Before you save your location you will be asked for your email address. This is only to qualify that the pin is legitimate. It will not sign you up for any email lists or register you for an account. When you are done, click “submit” and refresh the map. Your location will display, and when you click on your map pin you’ll see the location details along with a button for getting directions to the spot.
Lastly, these “quick pins” will integrate with Trip Logs! When someone adds a Trek Log for a location, we’ll either link it with an existing quick pin or create a new pin if there isn’t one for that spot.
Add as many locations as you like, and share some adventure tips with your fellow trippers!
Create GPS Tracks!
Speaking of Trip Logs, there are new map features available for those too. When you create or edit a Trip Log you now have the option to “Build a Route”. You can simply add locations and details or files, and we’ll build a route on the map with points of interest, pictures and information that you share. Here’s an example of how the finished product looks:
View the full Trip Log here – Big Bend National Park
This is also a great way to spend more time studying maps from your adventures (always a good idea to become more familiar with routes). It’s interesting and helpful to review your route both before and after a trip. Here’s how it works:
- When you are ready to publish your log, we’ll process your data and insert it into your post.
- We can layer lots of cool data into your map, such as a GPS track, pictures, waypoints and more! However, you don’t HAVE to include all of that info. For example, you may want text only without pictures. We can build the route however you like, with as little or as much as you want when it comes to text or images.
Questions? Feedback? Let us know what you think, we’d love to hear from you.