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API - Is there a way to pull the actual track for a trail or featured hike?


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Ryan Rhodes · · Unknown Hometown · Joined 19 days ago · Points: 0

Hi,

I am building an application and was wondering if the data from the API contains the actual track to overlay on a map? 

Thanks!

Mikhaila Redovian · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jul 2015 · Points: 8,185

Hey Ryan, 

Thanks for reaching out! Currently, the API does not pull the .gpx data from the site. It is possible to manually download GPS tracks for personal use, and this can be done from the trail page. Were you hoping to use the files for your personal use in the field, or were you hoping to create something new using our data? Let me know, and we can work on solutions from there! 

Best regards, 

Mikhaila 

Ryan Rhodes · · Unknown Hometown · Joined 19 days ago · Points: 0

Hey Mikhaila, 

Thanks for the response. Right now I am making an application for a boot camp project. I can do without the track data, but wanted to ask just in case I was missing something on the API page.

Mikhaila Redovian · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jul 2015 · Points: 8,185

Hey Ryan, 

Gotcha, thank you for letting me know. While you can download the GPS information for each individual trail, I'm not sure that that function would work for accruing a large volume of GPS data at once. If there's anything else that I can help with, please let me know! 

Best of luck in Boot Camp - it sounds like you're working on a great project! 

Mikhaila 

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