Read before creating a track
A few rules for good functioning
- Verify that the track that you wish to create does not already exist on Trace de Trail.
- Do not forget that Trace de Trail is 100% dedicated to trail-running…
- Do not be surprised if your track is renamed; we do this to guarantee a web-site which is both homogenous and of quality.
- You are a competition organiser : contact us so that your route receives an “official route” label, it is free of charge! The only condition is that you agree to update the track in the case of modification of the route prior to the day of the competition.
If in doubt, or have any questions, do not hesitate to contact email@example.com : we will not fail to answer you !
A little vocabulary
Your track consists of geometry. This geometry is a line, inevitably unique and all in one piece, on Trace de Trail. Your track's geometry is itself built with points ; the first and last points of your track can be identical.
When you work on the geometry of your track, it is highly recommended that you save your draft periodically (button at the top side module of the edition). The track's geometry on which you are working is also registered in the data base. A user may only have one draft : each time you save your draft , it eliminates the preceding one.
In this help, the word 'click' designates not only the click of a mouse but also the pressure applied to a tactile screen.
The advice to follow when naming a track
Here are several rules to respect when naming your route correctly :
- Use geographical characters, for example summits, passes, villages through which your track passes.
- Do not state the distance in the name of your track (this information is available elsewhere), except possibly to distinguish a competition route.
- Do not put information linked to the trip that you have made (length of the route, weather...) ; think however to add a realisation to your route !
- Do not mention the starting area, it is already in your track's characteristics.
- For all competitions, state the year of the event in the name of the track.
- Use capital letters only for the first letter of your track's name and at the beginning of your own name.