A fun interactive map for riders to explore the great network of purpose built trails that Scotland has to offer. The 3D terrain animation with supporting video 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.
DMBinS were successful in securing funding through Commonwealth Graduate Fund to employ Eilidh Wells, a Geomatics graduate of University of Glasgow and keen mountian biker. Eilidh approached DMBinS with the results of her masters project where she examined the accuracy of mobile GPS data collection methods.
After initial research into data display methods, Eilidh travelled around Scotland visiting all the trail centres. For each trail, headcam footage and mapping data was collected along with supporting photography.
The interactive map is aimed at people who have yet to visit trail centres, international visitors and those who wish to se what the different trail centres across Scotland offer before booking their holiday.
Future plans for the map include being able to view bike friendly accommodation providers, bike shops, local trails and sustainable natural trails.
View the map of Scottish trail centres at www.scottishmountainbiketrails.com