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Tracks Section

Discussion in 'Suggestions, Feedback & Help' started by hiluxdriver, Aug 31, 2016.

  1. hiluxdriver

    hiluxdriver Well-Known Member

    When I joined Earth 6 odd years ago, I was keen to upload or find tracks in my local area (or further) but lacked the technology (GPS) to work with the info.
    I've had the technology now for sometime but as well all know the tracks database is as good as useless right now. I don't know what the hold up is in getting this going again (if there are even plans at all of getting it going again), but I did stumble on a very similar system recently that the adventure bike community use that is sooooooo simple and easy to follow that I don't know if the tracks section on Earth can be modeled off it in some way. Below is the link.
    .gpx files can be loaded straight into Basecamp for Garmin GPS or saved to your puter for what ever other device you use. As I said, so flipping simple it took me bugger all time to work it out and that's saying something.

    http://transaustraliatrail.com.au/
     
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  2. Mr Rum

    Mr Rum Well-Known Member

    It was the main thing that set this forum apart from all the rest.

    I'm interested to see what the plans are too.
     
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  3. hiluxdriver

    hiluxdriver Well-Known Member

    @Patriot any news on this? Seems like it would be a popular decision bringing it back to life again.
     
  4. Adenco

    Adenco New Member

    I have downloaded GPX files from the TAT website a few times. Great site.
     
  5. Gavo

    Gavo 4x4 Earth Contributer

    I've been desperately hanging onto the hope as well!
    It was absolutely amazing to be able to Just download the gpx, but also see other people's track log.

    Sort of sucks having the slogan "Looking for a good route" when it doesn't work any more.
     
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  6. rob_macca67

    rob_macca67 Well-Known Member

    Well, the longer it takes to rectify the issue with being able to download tracks, the more people will leave, I reckon. The link mentioned in the 1st post along with the HEMA cloud, to me is the main source for track information now. I no longer bother looking in the track section here as it's basically pointless. It would be good to get it going again, but the question is.... is it now too late as there is now plenty of other sites where u can upload/download tracks for free (ie: wikiloc is one for example)?
     
  7. 80lover96gxl

    80lover96gxl Moderator

    From what i understand, cost is the main factor preventing the track database from being reinstated.
     
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