Travel Mapping

User Discussions => How To? => Topic started by: Jim on January 01, 2016, 04:03:01 pm

Title: How to Use Travel Mapping
Post by: Jim on January 01, 2016, 04:03:01 pm
The Travel Mapping (TM) project welcomes users, both those who previously used CHM (the now defunct Clinched Highway Mapping project) and new users, to submit their travels for inclusion in the system.

Becoming a TM user is simple: create and submit a ".list" file showing the segments you've traveled on the highways we've included in the project. 

This process is substantially the same as it was in CHM.  CHM's process is described at http://cmap.m-plex.com/docs/getstarted.php (http://cmap.m-plex.com/docs/getstarted.php).  Please refer to that until we get our own instruction manual up, but note the following changes:


Once the first version of your .list file has been imported and the site has been updated (typically done every evening between 9 and 11 PM Eastern, sometimes more often), you can see your information in a few ways:


Though we've made and continue to make a lot of updates and fixes to the highway data compared to the last version from CHM, former CHM users should find that their CHM .list files are still a great starting point for mapping your travels with the new system.

TM has most of the functionality CHM had, and a lot more.  We have plenty of ideas for how to make it even better and are always looking for more.  This forum and the TM GitHub repositories are the places to learn about new features, report bugs, or make suggestions for new features.

I intend to keep this post current as URLs change, functionality is added, etc.
Title: Re: How to Use Travel Mapping
Post by: marnen on September 06, 2019, 02:47:07 am
The CHM server is down, but the docs are still accessible through the Wayback Machine at http://web.archive.org/web/20190224025448/http://cmap.m-plex.com/docs/getstarted.php.