There are some very clever mapping folk about. Here are 4 different representations of the Walk2012 route as it currently stands. I think the only area likely to change now is the route across the New Forest.
Please have a play with them and give me your views as to which ones you like or don’t like.
I’d like to add photos, campsites, B&Bs, points and pints of interest, etc, so that we get a really rich view of the walk. I don’t want to do it on multiple sites so I think I am probably just going to pick one and stick with it. I will of course make the data freely available so if anyone wants to do anything clever (or daft!) with it, then they can.
Next is the Google Maps view of things. The route on here is not as accurate because their maps don’t show the footpaths so I had to guess in a few places.
View Walk2012 – the Games Way in a larger map
Thirdly, the veritable Ordnance Survey and their Getamap offering. I couldn’t find an elegant way of embedding the map on their site so I’ve just stuck it below. Like SocialHiking’s version there is more info available if you click the View Full Map link.
There is a fourth version which my friend Curly is working on for mobile phones. If you have an Android phone and are happy taking the risk of installing an early work in progress version of the app, then you can ask me for a copy. I think it’s looking really good and I love that you can see the position of any registered walker and link through to campsites etc.
So folks, over to you -please have a play with them and let me know what you like. Cheers!