This page provides some basic technical support for getting your GPS tracks and photos online.
Uploading your information
There are several ways to upload your information. Read on...
1) Go to www.everytrail.com
2) Click Sign up and choose and user name and password. Sign in.
3) Click Create Trip
4) Step 1: Choose GPS tracks. You have four options (only two are described here):
- Upload a GPS file. Click Browse and locate your GPS file (*.gpx works well) and click Upload. Wait for your tracks to upload (this may take a short while). Your track will appear on a map.
- Draw the route of your trip directly on a map. Zoom into the location of your walk (the Google hybrid option makes navigation easier). Click on the red line to start a track; click each change of direction and double click to finish. Click on the red waypoint button to add waypoints. When finished, click Continue. (If you arrive at Step 3: Add pictures, click Step 2: Tell a story)
5) Step 2: Tell a story. Give your trip a title and select the Public option (so that we can see your route!)
6) Add as many or as few details about your trip as you wish - there is space to write text at the bottom of the screen. Click Continue.
7) Step 3: Add pictures. You have four options (only two are described here):
- Click Choose new photos from your computer to upload new images
- Navigate to each of your photos (upto four at a time) and click Upload Now.
- If your camera clock is set with the same time as your GPS, EveryTrail should locate your photo in the correct place on the map. If it is in the wrong place, drag and drop the place marker to the correct location. (NB a useful trick is to take a photo as soon as you set off, then you know exactly where to position your first image at the very start of the GPS track.) If you move one photo, EveryTrail will automatically relocate all your other photos accordingly.
- Add a name and description or comment for each photo.
- Click Continue; you can add more photos (repeating the previous steps) or click Finish.
- Select any of the photos which other users have taken nearby
- EveryTrail automatically positions these photos on your map. Click Finished.
8) You can edit your route (e.g. add more pictures, comments, etc.) using the Edit options (Edit Map, Edit Pictures, Edit Description)
9) When you are happy with your route, copy and paste the URL from the address bar, and send it to email@example.com. Put "Wall Walk" in the subject line. We will list it here.
A number of other websites allow you to upload GPS tracks, for example www.gpswalk.co.uk. Google Maps gives you lots of extra utilities, such as the ability to include sound and movies, and the ability to collaborate with others. However, you will need to convert your GPS track into .kmz, .kml or .GeoRSS format. www.gpsvisualizer.com is a useful GPS file conversion website.
1) Sign up for a Google account at: www.google.com/accounts/NewAccount
2) Go to maps.google.co.uk and sign in (top right)
3) Click My Maps
4) Click Create New Map
5) Add a title and brief description
6) Select your privacy level - Public or Unlisted (for an explanation, click here)
7) Click Import
8) Navigate to your GPS track (.kml, .kmz or .GeoRSS format).
9) Click Upload and your track should appear in GoogleMaps. Click Done.
10) Alternatively, you can draw your route on the map. Click Edit and then click on the line tool. Then click on the map to start your route; click every time you change direction and double click to finish the route. You can then add text about your route.
11) To add text and photos, click Edit. Then click the waymark button and click on the map to add a waymark. You can add text in the pop up box; click the rich text button and then the photo icon on the right to add a photo (this must be stored somewhere else online). Click Done to finish.
12) When you are happy with your map, email the URL of your route to firstname.lastname@example.org. Put "Wall Walk" in the subject line. We will list it here. In Google Maps, click Link (top righthand corner) and copy/paste the URL.
You can find a Google Maps tutorial here.
The small print:Please take care when visiting the Wall. Always follow the Countryside Code; there is also a specific code of conduct for visitors to the Wall. We accept no liability for any loss or injury during your visit.
Please read the privacy policies of whichever online photo or map service you use. Remember, any information you put online will be publicly visible. If you include any photos of other people, please make sure you have their agreement.
You retain full copyright over any material you put online; we will not republish any photographs or text. We will not disclose any personal information (e.g. names, email addresses).