Our very own TCJ and BaseCampBikes team rider, Eilidh Wells - also a recent Masters Graduate in Geomatics; has for the last two years been part of the DMBinS team as a result of her final University project which entailed examining the accuracy of mobile GPS data collection methods.
With funding granted from the Common Wealth Graduate Fund, together DMBinS and Eilidh have been busy bodies the past two years - discovering scottishmountainbiketrails.com. The Bing-based map app brings all 23 Scottish MTB trails to a digial 3D format for mobile and desktop devices.
So what's took so long to bring to life? The app as mentioned already, features 23 trails, it also holds over 60 minutes worth of live headcam footage of every trail in Scotland! The 3D terrain animation aslo invites users to browse trails they have never been to before and with the camera controls, they can roam the 3D terrain as the videos play to enhance the visual experience of the trails in Scotland. Video overlays also provide elevation and grading guidance.
Scotland is also the first country in the world to visually display all trail centres on virtual mapping software! What an incredible achievement to have created! Well done Graeme McLean and the DMBinS team and Eilidh!