Getting Started with Social Hiking

Step 1 - Login & Register

a) Login

Use your Twitter account to login by clicking the button in the top right hand corner.

If you don't have a Twitter account, you can register for one at http://twitter.com/signup

b) Register

We are not currently accepting any new registrations.

Step 2 - Location Sources

Now you need to setup your location source (you can use more than one!). To do this click the 'Location Sources' tab.

ViewRanger

For more information on getting ViewRanger, see www.viewranger.com. Social Hiking uses ViewRanger's BuddyBeacon feature - to set this up you need to create an account with ViewRanger. With help with this see www.viewranger.com/support. Once BuddyBeacon is setup, enter your username and pin in Social Hiking

You are recommended to set 'Send Old Positions' checked on your phone and to enable BuddyBeacon to record multiple locations (this is done via My ViewRanger portal

SPOT

For more information on getting SPOT, premium satellite devices, see www.findmespot.eu

To add SPOT, you first need to create a public shared page on the SPOT portal - once this is done, copy the url of your SPOT page into the relevant settings under 'Location Sources'.

Delorme

For more information on getting Delorme, see www.delorme.com

To add Delorme, you first need to create a public shared page on the Delorme portal - once this is done, copy the url of your Delorme page into the relevant settings under 'Location Sources'.

Iridium

We can also support Iridium devices - please contact us for more information

Step 3 - Link Media

Now you need to link some media to Social Hiking. To do this click the 'Linked Accounts' tab.

Choose the accounts you want to link to your maps - you can add your own accounts or accounts of friends. The supported accounts are:

  • Twitter: Put your tweets on your map. Optionally specify a hashtag to give you control over what appears. Supports geo-tagging.
  • Flickr: Connect your account to put your public photos on your maps. Also supports photo timestamps, so you can upload photos from your camera when you get home and they will still appear on your map.
  • Twitter Photos: Connect your account to put your shared photos uploaded using Twitter's own photo service on your maps.
  • Instagram: Connect your account to put your shared photos on your maps.
  • Foursquare: Put your location check-ins on the map. Supports geo-tagging.

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Thanks and credit

A massive thank you to all the supporters of Social Hiking.

Thanks to @tookiebunten for the logo and Leanda Ryan for use of the Subway font

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