Our interactive model mechanism manage the network of trails in a destination and assuring the safety and responsible behavior of visitors.
It is applicable to any destination around the world – from national parks and other protected areas to theme parks, open-air museums, city parks and open spaces, ski and other active tourism centers.
This tool supports management of all the necessary data from mobile apps, websites and info-kiosks with just one universal CMS based on tested and stable system Treespot (a core of our applications and websites). The solution is based on the company’s original implementation tested in several destinations in Poland (GreenVelo cycling network, Tourist trails of Małopolska, Tourist trails of Mazowsze etc.).
The model consists of:
Online database of the network of trails in the destination (for hikers, cyclists, ski-tourists, climbers etc.) including GPS tracks and waypoints with attractions (natural and cultural) and key infrastructure (resting points, toilets, garbage disposals).
- Trails are divided into categories according to the type of activity and difficulty level.
- In special areas, for example mountain regions, the 3D map with network of trails can be implemented.
- Users can plan their trip in the application. Their route is marked on the offline map and everyone can see his/her exact GPS position while hiking.
- Users can also record tracks, mark own places and share trails/trips to other users.
Safety mechanisms and functionalities allowing to interactive in danger situation on a trail.
From manager side:
- alerts and push notifications for visitors concerning difficulties and emergency situations on a trail related to weather change//breakdown, fire, avalanche, wild animals on the trails, trail temporary closed etc.
- weather forecasts in any place, safety announcements
From user side:
- sharing GPS location to rescue services in danger (e.g. bad weather, accident), user can also activate sending out a distress signal to rescue services (e.g. every minute),
- navigation to the nearest mountain shelter or the other safe place,
- fire alert system, notification module (users can mark ant potential danger, broken infrastructure on the trail)
"Leave no Trace" - guidelines for responsible travelers
- Managers can mark on the maps additional information related to sustainable tourism such as for example: drinking water sources on the trails, toilets and special places that distribute bags for carrying waste, parts of the trails with big erosion in order to ask tourists not to leave the trail and take a special care, recommended trails for beginners, places allowed for camping or campfire etc.
- Visitors can send to managers the GPS position of the warning incident/situations they observed while hiking such as: garbage left, erosion indicated, damage observed etc.
- Promotion of Leave no trace principles/rules (each destination can create their own dedicated code of ethics according to the type of environment, local circumstances, etc.)