dog

Walking to Rome: Day Two on the Chaucer Way

Blackheath

Wellings

Chummy jellied eel

Red House, home to Willian Morris, designed byJames Gibbs

Crayford

Dartford

Saint Mary’s Church, Stone

Gravesend

31.4km (more…)

Apps To Get Lost With: Trace

Trace is the third in a trio of walking apps that I’m putting to the test. And, yes, it involves a dog.

Compared to Drift or Likeways, Trace calls for a high degree of user interaction with the app and, optionally, collaboration with others using the app.

Developed at the Tactile and Tactical Design Lab (TAT Lab) at the University of Washington., the app was designed to explore the role of GIS (geographic information systems) technology in shifting our walking habits away from efficiency and towards communication and reflection.

It all starts with a sketch drawn on the screen of a smartphone, a simple line drawing that the app then transfers to a mapped route for the walker to follow.

Here’s how it works. (more…)