[Geowanking] Advice on Good Hiking Sites to Index
andrewljohnson at trailbehind.com
Wed Apr 15 14:42:23 PDT 2009
I like your site, and while the Trailbehind map has a lot of data in the
woods, we don't have much in the city. I'd be interested in indexing your
routes to my map, and perhaps we could drive some traffic to your pages.
We're about to push an iPhone app, so we'd link your runs in there too.
If you are interested, how should i get at your data? We crawl sites like
CraigsList and geo-code addresses, and we also pick up lat/lons in pages on
other sites, but if I were to crawl your site, I'd probably have to spend
some time writing code.
On Wed, Apr 15, 2009 at 2:33 AM, Leo Hochberg <leohochberg at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hey Andrew, et. fellow wankers,Long time listener, first time caller.
> I've got a site for you that I've been working on for a while. It's
> targeted towards runners, but bikers and hikers use it as well. There are
> now more than 27,000 routes mapped by users (not with GPS, but just clicking
> the map). http://runthere.com
> Some routes:
> Stanford Dish Loop - http://runthere.com/routeview.php?rtnum=253
> Boston Marathon - http://runthere.com/routeview.php?rtnum=245
> A nice place to walk your dog in Istanbul -
> On Tue, Apr 14, 2009 at 2:33 PM, Andrew Johnson <
> andrewljohnson at trailbehind.com> wrote:
>> I was wondering if anyone can point me at some good hiking trail and
>> report sites, so that I can index them to my map. My site,
>> www.trailbehind.com, links trip reports and GPS tracks to a Google map.
>> Right now, we are crawling the sites below, and if you know any other sites
>> that have lots of trip reports or GPS tracks, please let me know.
>> We look for specific sites to index, and also do a more general web crawl.
>> We can crawl sites looking for names, but it's easier and more accurate when
>> we crawl sites with geo-coordinates included. People can also tag individual
>> article to the map "Digg-style" or upload GPX tracks directly.
>> For these sites, we index their reports to geonames/USGS waypoints on our
>> map, or create new waypoints if we don't have one:
>> - www.localhikes.com
>> - www.bahiker.com
>> - www.summitpost.com
>> - www.mbpost.com
>> - www.wta.org
>> - www.recreation.gov
>> For these sites, we aggregate and merge their GPX files, and then link the
>> trails to reports and other pages on their sites.
>> - www.everytrail.com
>> - www.trailguru.com
>> - www.mtbguru.com
>> Also, this week we're going to add wikipedia data to the map, and index
>> NPS.gov as well.
>> Any other ideas?
>> Andrew Johnson
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>> Geowanking at geowanking.org
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