Trans Australia Trails - Share your GPS Tracks

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  1. PeterWebtrax

    PeterWebtrax Been here awhile

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    Trans Australia Trails (http://transaustraliatrail.com.au is now open for business.

    Use it to find GPS tracks for rides anywhere in Australia.

    And if you have GPS tracks of your own, post them up there for others to enjoy.

    Here is the current (12 Dec 2011) listing of trails so you can see what is covered. I will endeavour to keep this up-to-date as new tracks are added.

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    Adelaide to Arkaroola (Northern Flinders Ranges) loop
    Adelaide, Burra, Caroona Park, Wirrabra Forest, Mid North South Australia Loop
    Adelaide, Tailem Bend, Millicent, Limestone Coast loop
    Adelaide, Yunta, Broken Hill, Pooncarie, Wentworth, Murray/Darling River loop
    Albury to Moruya
    Albury, Wentworth, Yunta, Marree, Curtain Springs (near Uluru)
    Alice Springs, Tanami, Gibb River Road, Gregory, Davenport, Alice
    Arkaroola to Copley
    Bells Line (Bilpin) to Bells Line (Kurrajong Heights) Side Track
    Birdsville, Simpson Desert, Alice Springs
    Braidwood, Jerangle, Numeralla, Cooma, Nimmitabel, Cathcart, Bombala, Delegate
    Brisbane to Kyogle
    Brisbane, Border Ranges, Killarney loop
    Brisbane, Condamine Gorge, Urbenville, Border Ranges, Brisbane - 2 days
    Brisbane, Lions Road, Border ranges, Mebbin, Numinbah loop
    Brisbane, Mt Crosby, Fernvale, Mt Glorious, Clear Mountain - one day
    Brisbane, Mt Mee, Kilcoy, Jimna, Kandanga, Imbil, Brisbane - 1 day
    Brisbane, Ripley Rd, Lions rd, Border Ranges, Mt Tamborine, Brisbane - 1 or 2 days
    Brisbane/Dayboro, Mt Mee, Bellthorpe, Jimna, Imbil, Cooloola Way, Rainbow Beach - 1 day
    Bruce Hwy to Ravenswood
    Canberra, Captains Flat, Araluen, Moruya, Batemans Bay, Braidwood loop
    Canberra, Captains Flat, Cooma, Shannons Flat loop
    Canberra, Namadgi National Park, Shannons Flat, Cooma
    Captains Flat, Tallaganda State Forest, Snowball, Bendethra loop
    Colo Heights to Bilpin
    Cooma, Myalla Rd, Bombala
    Cotter Dam, McIntyres Hut Loop
    Delegate, Craigie, Bombala, Cathcart, Nimmitabel, Myalla, Cooma
    Forster, Dingo State Forest, Taylors Arm, Pub With No Beer
    Glendale, Mt Sugarloaf loop
    Gloucester to Oxley
    Howes Trail, Yango, Wollombi, St Albans
    Innaminka, Maree, Mt Dare, French Line, Birdsville
    Jindabyne to Bombala
    Kilcoy, Blackbutt, Crowsnest, Woodenbong
    Kulnura, Jilliby State Rec, Wyong
    Kulnura, Watagan State Forest, Cooranbong
    Kyogle National Park, Iron Pot Creek, Roseberry
    Lithgow, Zig Zag, Bridle Track, Bathurst
    Merbein Vic, Lindsay Island, Sunset NP, Paruna SA
    Michelago, Jerangle, Numeralla, Nimmitabel
    Mildura, Flinders Ranges loop
    Mildura/Red Cliffs, Psyche Bend loop
    MtIrvine, Beecroft, BlackFellas Hand, Newnes
    Mundaring, York loop
    Newcastle, Belmont, Raymond Terrace loop
    Nowra, Delegate, Deddick Valley, Buchan, Bairnsdale
    Nowra, Merricumbine Fire Trail, Bendethera
    Nowra, Nerriga, Braidwood, Snowball, Nimmitabel
    Nundle, Hanging Rock, Kyogle, Sherwood, Tenterfield
    Perth, Anne Beadell Hwy, Coober Pedy, Great Central Road loop
    Perth, Jarrahdale, Dwellingup, Collie, Kalamunda loop.
    Port Douglas, Cape York loop
    Portland to Putty Rd
    Portland, Wheelbarrow Ridge Track, Webbs Creek Ferry
    Putty Road (Colo Heights) to Bells Line (Bilpin)
    Queensland Bicentennial National Trail, Killarney to Cooktown
    Rainbow Beach, Tewantin, Cooloola Way loop 1 - one day
    Rainbow Beach, Tewantin, Cooloola Way loop 2 - one day
    Renmark, Danggali, Yunta
    St Albans, Broad Arm Track, Boree, Yango, Laguna
    St Albans, Settlers Ridge Rd, Wisemans Ferry
    Strathbogie Ranges North East Vic loop
    Swifts Creek, Dargo loop. Also short loop east of Swifts Creek including Windy Ridge Track
    Sydney to the TTT Rally
    Sydney, Bathurst, Bridle Track, Sofala, Sunny Corner, Lithgow
    Sydney, Mittagong, Wombeyan Caves, Oberon, Blackheath loop
    Sydney, Mittagong, Wombeyan Caves, Taralga, Tuena loop
    Sydney, Nowra, Araluen, Merricumbene FT, Bendethera, Moruya, Sydney loop
    Sydney, Wombeyan Caves, Jenolan Caves, Abercrombie NP loop
    Sydney, Yango Rd, Commission Rd, Putty Rd, Newnes
    Urbenville, Toonumbar, Yabbra, Drake, Tenterfield loop
    Victor Harbour, Kangaroo Island loop
    Wagga Wagga, Camerons Corner, Flinders Ranges loop
    Wisemans Ferry to Moonan Flat
    Wisemans Ferry, Colo Heights, Bilpin, Bells Line, loop.
    Wisemans Ferry, Mt Wilson, Mt Tomah, Kurrajong Heights
    Wollert, Heathcote, Clonbinane State Forest, Hazeldene, Kinglake Loop
    Woodford, Glass House Mountains, Peachester loop
    York (WA) to Karalee Rocks
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    The purpose of the site has expanded somewhat from our original idea to create something similar to the Trans America Trail. The site can hold any and all GPS tracks, whether for a short day ride, or a 3 month exploration of Aus.

    The search function allows you to find whatever type of track you are interested in, by searching by state, title, description, type, difficulty level, or by tag. You can view one or more tracks on the map, then download any track to your GPS, and off you go.

    There are some basic 'help' pages, so swallow your pride and read them before complaining. If there is something missing that you think would be useful, send us some feedback.

    If you are adding tracks, try to imagine you are someone searching for it, and add as much information as possible to make it useful to others.

    Enjoy
    Peter
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  2. Nandewar

    Nandewar Sound sound the clarion

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    Great idea guys. I've had a look and you have given me some ideas for rides already. I will post some rides up if I can work it out. I will have to get out and about and do some of my favourites with the new GPS. Thanks for the effort. Great stuff.:clap
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  3. Clancy

    Clancy Long timer

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    Just registered and had a quick look - will have a better look later.
    Brilliant:clap


    Perhaps when there are more tracks, would it be worth listing the tracks under state headings?
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  4. lentil

    lentil All round nice guy Super Moderator

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    Peter one thing I couldnt work out was how to unhighlight tracks i didnt want to see?

    Could you put in a clear highlighted tracks button?

    Sorry to be a picky bastard!



    leith
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  5. PeterWebtrax

    PeterWebtrax Been here awhile

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    At the moment, the track you click on is meant to be the only one that flashes, about 5 times. So there is no need to 'unhilite' it. But unfortunately most of them seem to flash at the same time.

    Eventually I would like to have checkboxes there so you could 'hide' all tracks that you weren't interested in, and only display the ones you want.

    Cheers
    Peter
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  6. Not for Highway Use

    Not for Highway Use Wannabe hasbeen

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    Sighted..............and bookmarked.:clap
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  7. viz

    viz I Ride Ms Piggy

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    Nice, very nice - great effort. Bookmarked - I'll also have a further look at it later.

    First suggestion - when I bookmarked the page, it came up as "Home" instead of the site's name. You might wanna change that sometime.

    Mods: make it a sticky?

    viz
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  8. Geoff3DMN

    Geoff3DMN Been here awhile

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    Terrific job with the website! :clap

    There doesn't seem to be tracks near here at the moment on the website and while I know how to load GPX files into my Garmin etrex Legend Cx I've never tried using any waypoint/track POI stuff to create my own GPX files.

    I'll have a go at seeing if I can figure out the software and create a ride track and upload it to the website over this weekend.

    If I can't get it to work with the eTrex legend cx I'll might grab the 60Cx out of the tinny and try using that instead.
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  9. PeterWebtrax

    PeterWebtrax Been here awhile

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    Good question. I'm assuming that anyone who posts a track to the site is making it available for anyone else to use.

    I noticed this licence the other day, the 'Do What The Fuck You Want To' Public License http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WTFPL

    Sounds appropriate for this place.
    Cheers
    Peter
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  10. M0N0

    M0N0 Next Bike Please

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    Should come very useful and thanks from the new guys :clap
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  11. UncleGra

    UncleGra Sus pensioner and Fear Bighter

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    ummm..what is a Beta tester...?

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  12. PeterWebtrax

    PeterWebtrax Been here awhile

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    Sorry, just jargon for people who test software that ain't finished yet.

    Basically the limited testing I've done so far is the 'alpha' version, current testing will be on the 'beta' version, and then we go live, with hopefully minimal outstanding errors.

    Cheers
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  13. Hardhead

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    I registered and tried downloading and uploading.
    I guess the thing that stood out the most was the download procedure. You click the button to download, IE opens with all the code and then you have to File>Save As to save the file.
    Could clicking the button just go straight to the save part and skip all the code?

    Rob
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  14. UncleGra

    UncleGra Sus pensioner and Fear Bighter

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    Thanx mate...beaut idea....good luck..

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  15. PeterWebtrax

    PeterWebtrax Been here awhile

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    Yep, forgot about that glitch. It's funny, it does the right thing for the KML version of the file. I suspect it is something to do with the content-type associated with the GPX extension, so hopefully I can change it to make it do the right thing.

    Cheers
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  16. willy1818

    willy1818 Been here awhile

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    Hi
    I downloaded a few, uploaded one.

    The Howes trail to St Albans opens OK in Garmin topo but doesn't seem to show any thing on google earth.
    The others i have tried are good in google earth.

    Other than that all seems good so far.:clap

    Michael
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    willy1818 Been here awhile

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    Hi
    I downloaded the Howes trail to St Albans as a KML file and it only shows straight lines in google earth, not following the road.
    Couldn't open it at all in mapsource.

    Michael
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  18. WayneC

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    Registered & confirm firefox 2 & 3 are the same on left click on the gpx track
    simply get the html code onscreen


    Have a system with 98/2000/XP/Fedora I can check things with if useful to you
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  19. Not for Highway Use

    Not for Highway Use Wannabe hasbeen

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    Bugger- Bandwith limit exceeded-
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  20. Hardhead

    Hardhead Long timer

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    Good stuff....
    The file I downloaded (Alice to....) opened up in Mapsource and looks the goods.
    The upload file (Kilcoy to Woodenbong) seemed to work ok too.
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