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?