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Offline Jim

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How to Use Travel Mapping
« on: January 01, 2016, 04:03:01 pm »
Anyone can submit their travels to be included in the site. Please see the information for how to create and submit your data.

Once your data is in the system, you will be listed on the main traveler stats page, and you can see a summary of your travels on your user page. Click around on the various links and table entries to find more ways to see your travels, both as tabular statistics and plotted on maps.


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  Please refer to that until we get our own instruction manual up, but note the following changes:

  • Our highway browser, which will show the latest versions of all routes in the project, is at  Note that the ".list Name" column on the big list of routes gives the region and route name you'll need as the first two items on each .list file line.
  • If you are coming to the project from CHM, you are welcome to submit your old .list file then see what errors show up (see below for where to look) or make a preemptive pass through our updates page for changes that will affect you:
  • You can submit files by email to or by forking our GitHub repository at, adding your file, and submitting a pull request (detailed instructions on this method to be produced - would be happy to receive some to post from one of the several users who are maintaining their files this way).
  • A great place to start looking around is the project's home page at then follow the "Traveler Stats" link which will take you to and browse around from there.

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.
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Re: How to Use Travel Mapping
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2019, 02:47:07 am »
The CHM server is down, but the docs are still accessible through the Wayback Machine at

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Re: How to Use Travel Mapping
« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2020, 09:56:22 am »
Our own user manual is available now:

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Re: How to Use Travel Mapping
« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2021, 08:37:56 pm »
Is there a way to view this Travel Mapping forum on the Tapatalk app as  you can in the AAroads forum?