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Chief Fun Officer - Trek Points
Follow your favourite voyagers, discover new trails to blaze and share your discoveries with the world.Read More
Everything you see here was designed, coded and deployed, with love, by me.
I'm an outdoor junkie. I've always had an affinity for the outdoors and it's flora and fauna. It's that indescribable high you get from visiting obscure and far-out places.
I drive a 20 year old Toyota Hilux with 350,000+ kms on the clock. I'll never sell her, she's taken me many places and allowed me to witness many sights, here's a few:
Growing up as the son of a Naval Officer and climbing the ranks as a Sea Scout meant I was outdoors for a lot of my youth. Here I want to continue encouraging people to leave the desk, slow down, chill out and take it outside.
Trek Points is an attempt to bridge three of my personal interests, namely, software, data and the outdoors.
The Trek Points platform will allow you to discover, explore and share crowdsourced treks with family, friends and the outdoor community at large. Whether you're an overlander, biker, runner, hiker, star-gazer, Instagrammer or just a tag-a-long, Trek Points is for you.
We're currently Beta testing our first version, and as such have a limited dataset - only the Southern African region (the one I know best). I'm looking forward to releasing new regions in the coming weeks. The plan is to have datasets for every country on Earth. Geographic data is kindly provided by OpenStreetMap.org ©. Being a first version, we're still a bit rough around the edges but working on perfecting our craft daily.
The first version of Trek Points is essentially a trail search engine for hikers, bikers and 4x4ers. Trails can be searched by type, country, region and proximity to cities.
We'll be adding new features weekly. Sign-up below to stay informed about the latest releases and news from Trek Points.
Yours in trekking,