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Author Topic: Are there any good "trip sharing" websites, but without the problems EveryTrail  (Read 19666 times)

QuestionsGPS

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I'm looking for a way to let others experience my hikes by posting a track of where I went onto a Google Terrain map, with a picture slide show to the side.  TrimbleOutdoors.com doesn't automatically cycle through the pictures like EveryTrail does, you have to manually click the next icon, plus it now costs money.  EveryTrail.com used to be perfect, but now any trips you put together are so far zoomed out on the map that the picture locations don't make any sense to those who view it.  I've experimented, and cannot change the default map zoom view.  Plus, if you post on Facebook, it doesn't show a map icon like it used to.  It would be nice to find a website which does that just like those RunKeeper posts you see from your Facebook friends, presenting a small map on their News Feed.

Here is what I mean by EveryTrail.com trips being zoomed too far out, to the point picture locations don't make sense: http://www.everytrail.com/view_trip.php?trip_id=2184689&code=b0816c1362442d8b2618c1ba6d2a9bf0

This is how they used to look, zoomed in close enough: http://www.everytrail.com/view_trip.php?trip_id=1616229

Does anyone know of any websites which allow you to post trips on Facebook, but not zoomed out too far like EveryTrail now just recently changed to?

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Your first link is set to private

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Your first link is set to private

The link is not showing up?  Since it has the word "code" in it followed by some letters and numbers, others should still be able to see it if they're given a direct link.

However, I just changed it from private to public, and its map is still is way zoomed out relative to the size of the GPS track!

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This site offers almost infinite customization to do something like you're looking for:

http://www.mappingsupport.com/p/gmap4.html

This is from about 3/4 of the way down the "examples" page:

"Gmap4 map displaying georeferenced photos"

"If you use a KML file instead of a GPX file then you can add photos to your map. The Gmap4 'Help' file walks you though the process and gives you KML template files to get you started."
http://www.mappingsupport.com/p/gmap4.php?q=http://www.mappingsupport.com/p/gmap4/helpfile/Stafford_Creek.kml&t=t4

You will need a place to upload your GPX or KML file, since the Gmap4 website doesn't host your data. I am now using dropbox to host my KML and KMZ files for use with the Gmap4 interface. For example:
http://www.mappingsupport.com/p/gmap4.php?q=https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/78581604/maps/svt.kml

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It looks to me as the 2 Everytrail pages are zoomed to show the complete track, a shorter track should be zoomed in more than say a coast-to-coast track. Was there a way to zoom into only a portion such as a trailhead section?

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It looks to me as the 2 Everytrail pages are zoomed to show the complete track, a shorter track should be zoomed in more than say a coast-to-coast track. Was there a way to zoom into only a portion such as a trailhead section?

Okay, this is where I'm coming from:  When you go to Facebook, do you spend a lot of time looking at each and every single post/status update from all of your friends, or do you skim through only some of them and only spend time looking at the ones which catch your eye?  If you click on a link someone posts, don't you skim through and skip most of the article, unless what you're seeing also catches your eye?  So out of the following two screen shots, which would more likely get people to actually spend time looking?  :


1. This is what "recently made trips" on EveryTrail.com look like, if someone clicks on a link I post on Facebook or the link above:




2. This is what the default zoom level on EveryTrail looks like if you post a trip which you had "created quite a ways back":



The second screen shot (default zoom level of the past) I would think catches people's interest much more, and they can easily see that blue dot moving around on the map where the pictures are at, versus when it's way zoomed out. 

I would think making a map with a default zoom level which isn't "so zoomed out" would be more likely to get noticed if I post on Facebook.  That's why I care, and is one point of view.

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It looks to me that EveryTrail uses a zoom setting and map center such that all of the track fits on the lefthand part of the map while leaving room for the slideshow on top of the righthand part of the map.   I do not see any way to change that behavior.

If you try Gmap4 as Dave suggests you can use the free Google Sites to put your pics online.

Joseph, the Gmap4 guy


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I know it's been a long time, but I recently created an alternative for everytrail - triptrack.org

It's got everything I needed, and what everytrail once had - a track with markers on the map and a photo slideshow. You can try it if you want to.

 

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