Mar 252008
Map My Tour: Add Waypoint

Map My Tour: Add Waypoint

On previous bike tours I’ve wanted to keep friends and family informed on my progress by updating a Google Map. It’s an easy thing to do, but updates only happen as often as I have internet access. The silly thing is, my mobile phone has a web browser, but I don’t know of any website for updating a map that is compatible with a mobile phone. That is, until now.

Map My Tour TrackMyTour is the name of a new website that I’ve created. Updating a map is as simple as visiting the add waypoint page with your phone (see picture), copying the coordinates from your GPS, and submitting. The map is immediately updated. Have a look at a sample map from a bike ride last week, and feel free to create an account.

This will be a fun way to keep people updated on the progress of my tours. It now looks certain that I’ll get the extra leave from work so that I can go cycling through France this June. It’s time to start relearning French!

Update 31.03.2010: MapMyTour is now TrackMyTour for iPhone

  2 Responses to “Map My Tour”

  1. Hi Chris

    Cool idea!

    I’ve often thought of a good way to map the progress of a trip with the limited connectivity you typically have on such a trip. A thought I’d had in this regard is to twitter your progress – twitters containing the coordinates delimited in a particular format would be picked up and displayed as progress in the map. wdyt?


  2. Hi Anton,

    Thank you! I haven’t used Twitter, so perhaps you can tell me this: Would Twitter be able to group entries together that constitute a tour? I’ve also received feedback that I should make a Facebook application out of this.

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