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Submit Your Travel Experience to Tracks4Africa

The T4A GPS Maps are built from the collective travel experience of the travelling community. Anyone can join and contribute to the map.

How can you help?

The maps are constantly evolving and you can assist by contributing your travel experience, be it for business or pleasure. The following are common types of contributions, but please do not feel restricted by it.

  • GPS track logs and waypoints - send us the GPS files
  • Place markers - if you mark a place in Google Earth
  • Photos - upload direct to our website against a known point of interest
  • Comments - make a comment about a place on our website
  • Descriptions - submit a description or contact details for a place on our maps 
  • General corrections - find a mistake, just let us know please

If you use a GPS to record the roads you travelled and marked the places you visited, then you can send us these by downloading your data to a computer and saving the files in a known GPS format.  We prefer GPX or GDB however we can work with most formats.

Simply compress your files using something like WinZip and e-mail it to us at [email protected].

Please include a short description of the data, e.g. "GPS track log for Kilimanjaro hike". 

Once submitted, your data will be entered into our register and you will be notified when it has been processed.  We may also come back to you with some questions if we need clarification on anything.  Once your data is processed and included in a new version of our maps, you will be asked to download this Garmin compatible map and check that your data has been processed to your liking.

For more information on how to collect data you can read our document on the standards for field data collection or even join our discussion forum.

Now go and enjoy the great outdoors and then come and tell us about it!