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Add GPX data

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The goal is to have each trail fully supported by gps information (.gpx files). Not only is it easier to maintain the trail guide in an automated way, but it also provides more information for the next hiker. This enables easy maps, profiles, and distance calculations.

Adding a gpx file isn't very difficult, but does have a few steps:

  1. Create a new page, if you are editing CT-s04, the gpx data will go in CT-s04/gpx
  2. On the new page, copy the entire gpx file for that section
  3. Add '{{#gpxguide:' to the top of the page
  4. Add '}}' to the bottom of the page
  5. Save it
  6. This will automatically enable maps, profiles, and downloading the gpx file
  7. Let people know about it, on the original page (CT-s04), add this note at the top: '{{GPS}}'
  8. That will add a note saying that GPX data is available.

Note: This will not change the original guide page. However, it does output a nicely formatted version of text that can be copied into the original page manually. This is not automatic because you will likely have to do some human editing on it, to make sure it is accurate and useful.