You can draw GPS tracks and add them to Mobile Maps to share or follow them yourself. Drawn tracks that are published and listed can be viewed by anyone in the map layers and downloaded and followed in stand-alone GPS devices as well. To follow a track using JuicyTrails, create a Mobile Map and add the track to the map. You can also share GPS tracks via track preview URL links and Facebook or Twitter. Use a computer to draw GPS tracks.
Watch the video, and/or read the instructions below.
Required *(Login, Title, Draw Track, Save)
Go to juicytrails.com, create an account and login.
From your JuicyTrails user account dashboard click "Tracks", and then "Draw New Track".
Give your track a good title.
The slug is autogenerated from the title. Do not change it unless you know what slugs are.
This is the area where GPS tracks are drawn. It contains a map, your .gpx file (colored cyan), waypoints (if any), elevation profile, map layers, track line drawing tool, waypoint marker tool, editing tool, and delete tool.
When you place a waypoint marker in the map you'll be presented with options for changing the marker style and adding text content for each marker as shown above. Waypoint marker styles can be selected from the drop-down menu. For example, in the map shown above, the "start" marker style was selected and includes the text typed in the field below the marker selection drop-down.
Add some descriptive text content about the track, especially if you plan on sharing it.
Add a teaser.
Note, if you do not want anyone else to have access to your track, do not click "published" or "listed".
There are two types of tracks:
Calculations for cumulative GPS vertical gain/loss are determined by algorithms, which can vary wildly between algorithms. If you do not like the values produced by JuicyTrails' algorithm, you can override these values by entering them in manually in meters. Use Google to search for feet/meters conversions.
Difficulty ratings help people determine whether or not trails or routes are suitable for their skill level. JuicyTrails difficulty rating system is based on skiing difficulty symbols because most people understand them.
Select the kind of activity intended.
Add an URL of web page where users can find more information about a trail or route. It will appear in the track info modal popup window.
Select a color for your track.
Once your track is saved, you can share it to Facebook. Facebook shares look better if they have promotional images and text content provided for the share. While you can create your own promotional image, we usually take a screenshot of the track in the map and choose that for the promotional image. For the text, we often simply copy and paste the track content created above into the description field.
Save your track.