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Great Glen Way – LIVE

On the 22/10/10 I will be setting out on the 73 miles long-distance route from Fort William to Inverness that is the Great Glen Way.

I will be attempting for the first time a new concept in blogging which will allow you  to share my progress live on a map with embedded tweets, photos, blog posts and audio clips.

This has been made possible with a great new site http://new.socialhiking.org.uk/ who have developed the idea into its current form.

You can check my progress out by clicking on the link below – if you have a twitter account you can join in by leaving replies to my tweets @ukmase

http://new.socialhiking.org.uk/maps/os/ukmase/Great-Glen-Way/500

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7 responses

  1. Really looking forward to following along with you on your hike – I have sadly still never gone hiking in Scotland so it will be great to get a taste remotely!

    Just a tip with the Social Hiking url – you can change the 300 to make the route map appear bigger, or you can alternatively use the OS or Google map versions (just replace iframe in the url with google or os)

    Phil

    October 14, 2010 at 2:15 pm

  2. Now then!

    I’ll be interested in this….one question though, mate.

    Is all this not mobile signal depending?

    October 14, 2010 at 8:22 pm

    • ukmase

      That’s the clever bit, the buddy beacon records the time and location of the position using the gps. The gps signal Is pretty much constant unless under cover eg trees. When I create a tweet or audioboo it records the time and then works out the position using the time and the constant gps signal and places the tweet etc onto the map that is created using google maps or os maps etc.
      You only need a 15minute gps interval to make a good route/map so it’s not too heavy on your battery.
      An amazing development mobile blogging. You can find more info on the socialhiking site

      October 14, 2010 at 8:46 pm

    • ukmase

      Ps I’ve never lost the gps signal on the iPhone yet

      October 14, 2010 at 8:49 pm

  3. have fun 🙂

    October 15, 2010 at 6:06 pm

  4. Peter Crawford

    The youth of today ! In my day this kind of stuff was dealt with by shouting and crayons.

    Keep us posted Mase.

    October 18, 2010 at 10:11 pm

  5. leanne

    great idea that me n tom can keep up with what u doing x

    October 25, 2010 at 6:47 pm

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