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EveryTrail Uses the New Touring Feature in Google Earth

February 9th, 2009 No comments

EveryTrail (www.EveryTrail.com), the leading online GPS trip sharing community, today announced it has created content using the new Touring feature in Google Earth. An EveryTrail trip, including trip route, photos and trip notes, will now play in a 1-click, fly-through slideshow using Google Earth’s Touring feature. Seeing EveryTrail trips inside Google Earth is powerful, yet amazingly easy. Simply open Google Earth and activate the EveryTrail layer, fly to a destination and look for the EveryTrail icons.

EveryTrail is at the front of the pack when it comes to using Google Earth in innovative ways

With the new touring feature it will be easier than ever for the EveryTrail community to share their trips and stories with the Google Earth community, and I’m looking forward to following along on their tours.
Every trip belongs in EveryTrail.
EveryTrail is a community website where members upload GPS data and photos to create visual interactive trip reports of their travel experiences. Uploading trip information is easy with handheld GPS devices, the EveryTrail iPhone app and the recently launched EveryTrail Android app. The website’s 50,000 trips span more than 120 countries. This content is uniquely suitable for playback using Google Earth’s Touring feature. Content creators can now make 3D tours that deliver a 1-click viewing experience, without the need to manually navigate the content.

EveryTrail itself, and EveryTrail in Google Earth, offer a unique way to share a trip taken with friends, family and fellow adventurers instead of a traditional video or photo album. The introduction of Tours is a major step toward the geoweb becoming mainstream. Tours make Google Earth 3D content even more accessible to hundreds of millions of Google Earth users world-wide.

“EveryTrail is at the front of the pack when it comes to using Google Earth in innovative ways,” said Wei Luo, Senior Data Strategist, Google Earth. “With the new touring feature it will be easier than ever for the EveryTrail community to share their trips and stories with the Google Earth community, and I’m looking forward to following along on their tours.”

In December 2008, Google and EveryTrail announced that members’ trips are available as a content layer in Google Earth, allowing users to easily discover and view EveryTrail content in a 3D environment directly within Google Earth. EveryTrail now serves over 110,000 unique users per month and expects its strong growth to continue this year.

The expanding trip database provides a searchable geoweb resource for trip planning. Anyone can look for ideas and activities on the site by searching the 50,000 trip destinations in over 120 countries and through a wide variety of activities including hiking, biking, walking, driving, running, sailing or even hangliding and paragliding. There are plenty of good reasons why – as founder Joost Schreve likes to say – “Every trip belongs in EveryTrail.”

About EveryTrail
EveryTrail is a global web2.0 platform for geotagged user generated travel content that is changing the way millions of people share their travel experiences and plan their trips. EveryTrail users create valuable content, for themselves, their family and friends, and for the broader community, by uploading GPS data and photos in order to create visual interactive trip reports of their travel experiences. For more information, visit www.EveryTrail.com.

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