Ricardo's Blog

by Ricardo Morin

Rikitraki Update

It has been a long time since my last post. Here is an update.

Wow, I can’t believe that my last post was back in July. I have been pretty busy with some consulting work I am doing in the Internet of Things (IoT) field. Pretty exciting! But I am committed to continuing supporting and improving RikiTraki



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Welcome to RikiTraki! (Part 2)

This is Part 2 of the “Welcome to RikiTraki” series

In Part 1, I introduced RikiTraki, described the main page view and began describing the menu bar: the RikiTraki label and the globe icon. In this installment of the series, I will walk you through the remainder of the menu items and associated functions.


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Welcome to RikiTraki! (Part 1)

I built RikiTraki to collect and share GPS tracks

Since I started capturing GPS tracks from my hikes back in 2009, I always wanted to have a place to collect them and share them with my friends and family. I looked around and I was not able to find a non-commercial, ad-free service, with a map-centric interface that I fully loved. I also wanted to be able to show my tracks in 3D, without having to rely on external applications or plug-ins. So I decided to build my own web application but it wasn’t until this year that I found the time to do this project for real. Initially, I created it as a personal site just to share my own tracks, but then I thought, hey, why not open it up and make it available to anyone out there who would like to do the same?


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