March 21, 2009

A Walk In the Peak Distrcit From Crowden

On the way back from Makers and Hackers in Sheffield the other week, I stopped off in the Peak District to get out on the hills with a couple of mates.

As I had my phone with me, I fired up Mobile Trail Explorer and traced our route as we tramped round the peaty terrain. Now I'm back, I've pulled down the GPX file and can show you exactly where we went (and how close we got to the Pennine Way and still didin't find it!).

Click here to see the map in the full window

It also lets me show some of the benefits of using OpenStreetMap data for your mapping. This is the cycle-map view of the data, which includes the contour info, and so gives a better view of where we've been. If you click on the little "+" symbol to the right of the map, you can flip between a couple of the different stylesheets available. And if none of them look quite right for your application, you can always create your own.


Posted by Adrian at March 21, 2009 12:16 PM | TrackBack

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