First Post on new walking track website to honour my father-in-law

Last Update: May 22, 2016

I have just commenced a new niche website celebrating the work of my father-in-law who has built bush walking tracks in our city for the past 30 years. As the city has expanded and developers have left significant patches of bush to be enjoyed he has followed through and designed and built walking tracks - quite amazing and something to leave as a legacy to our wonderful city, Auckland, New Zealand.

This website has been a different challenge as I have tried to make it incredibly user friendly. This has included adding GPS Maps using my sports watch and then importing into Google Maps - a big learning curve. I have also integrated GoPro footage, elevations and more. Quite exciting and hopefully something that may grow into something bigger and profitable in the future.

I'm very excited about this - time for a celebration!!!

Thanks WA for giving me the skills.

Richard

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Ecowarrior Premium
Great site Richard, you have obviously put a lot of work into it, and I am glad that WA gave you the skills to achieve this! It is a great honour for your father-in-law and something the whole family can be proud of! Regards, Lisa
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rwagener Premium
Hi Lisa
I echo your comment and am very thankful to WA as I had little idea before coming here. When I get stuck, I search the WA site and if needed then ask a question - invariably getting the answer I need.
My father - in -law is 82 and still doing stuff in the bush - I wanted to get this done while he is still fit enough to walk the tracks together.
Thanks and all the best too.
Richard
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AlexEvans Premium
Well done Richard, bit of work in that one, your new site looks really good. Take a bow, best wishes moving forward.
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rwagener Premium
Thanks so much for taking the time to look and comment. Yes - quite a bit pf work getting to this point but pretty happy with the progress. Had a lot to learn about Google Maps and some other functions.
Of course - this site is not so much about the money as getting my in laws tracks online. However, I think down the track it can do well.
Appreciate the encouragement and all the best.
Richard
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RTejeda Premium
It looks like an interesting project, wishing you much success.
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rwagener Premium
Thanks. Initially it's just to have it up and available and then we'll look at monetizing. I've had to learn lots about Google Maps etc. Been fun, frustrating and satisfying.
Thanks and all the best.
Richard
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JonStevens Premium
Looks like a great project, best of luck to you!
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rwagener Premium
Thanks - yes - a great thing to be able to do and a lot of fun also.
Have followed you and wish you every success.
Richard
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annarella Premium
Wish you the very best Richard - sounds so exciting!!

Anna
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rwagener Premium
Thanks for this. Yes - it is exciting and I think it can become a great resource over time. I am also hoping to be able to share some of my learning here at WA also regarding Google Maps, GPS usage etc.
Thanks again and all the best.
Richard
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