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Re: New feature - GPX file upload and mapping for routes

Postby MoapaPk » Tue Oct 19, 2010 1:43 am

In the past, I've just uploaded the gpx file as an "image" and then linked to that image in the mountain or route page. There was no display on a map, but anyone could download the file.

Will try this other feature soon.
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Re: New feature - GPX file upload and mapping for routes

Postby Day Hiker » Tue Oct 19, 2010 7:04 am

That's really cool. It's right up my alley, since I record GPS track logs of everywhere I go.

I only have a couple routes of my own, but I have many many track logs of other routes, so I could submit gpx files to those pages. I wonder how the reception will be, though, since some people seem so bent out of shape about GPS use.
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Re: New feature - GPX file upload and mapping for routes

Postby mrchad9 » Tue Oct 19, 2010 7:38 am

Day Hiker wrote:I wonder how the reception will be, though, since some people seem so bent out of shape about GPS use.

It's a fairly unobtrusive link on the page, in the examples Matt displayed. I don't use track logs myself, but if someone gets very bent out of shape about they have some stability issue they should probably talk to a professional about.
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Re: New feature - GPX file upload and mapping for routes

Postby Gangolf Haub » Tue Oct 19, 2010 2:39 pm

I might be a bit dumb - but where do I upload the GPX file. I'm looking at a particular route page of mine and can't find the link :o(
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Re: New feature - GPX file upload and mapping for routes

Postby Gangolf Haub » Tue Oct 19, 2010 2:53 pm

Gangolf Haub wrote:I might be a bit dumb - but where do I upload the GPX file. I'm looking at a particular route page of mine and can't find the link :o(


Ah - found it - on the route page in edit mode. Just for reference...
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Re: New feature - GPX file upload and mapping for routes

Postby ytimk » Tue Oct 19, 2010 7:34 pm

That's a great feature. I was just looking for that very thing when I wrote my first trip report. I was able to put my routes on a google earth map and take a screen cap of a cool 3d view and upload that. This process was semi tedious, however. I wanted to post my .gpx file too.

Thanks for the hard work!
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Re: New feature - GPX file upload and mapping for routes

Postby phlipdascrip » Wed Oct 20, 2010 1:18 am

Very nice! I think it would be nice to automatically show the map on the route page itself (just like the "Images" section), e.g. just above the "Images" section. The small links in the header are just too easy to miss - and don't do justice to the usefulness of the feature.
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Re: New feature - GPX file upload and mapping for routes

Postby Sarah Simon » Wed Oct 20, 2010 1:26 am

Neat addition, Matt, I like it. I already viewed a new TR that included the GPX info. Thanks!
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Re: New feature - GPX file upload and mapping for routes

Postby visentin » Wed Oct 20, 2010 8:45 am

Wow !! I didn't notice the apparition of this feature ! Congrats !!
Haven't tested it yet but I will ! When will GPX files be included in MBPost ?
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Re: New feature - GPX file upload and mapping for routes

Postby visentin » Thu Oct 21, 2010 7:36 am

That would be good if, once the feature is finalized, to contact Ryle in order to extend to the "trail" object type in MBPost.
That would make sense and bing up MBpost at the level of many other cycling portals. And maybe attract more people than curerntly now.
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