Being a crowd-sourced database of trails, and trail data means that users of the app provide the recordings and data that make up our trails on the map. This is a fantastic model because it ensures there is frequent updates, and allows the community to share among each-other. There is of course the drawback that sometimes riders forget to stop recording, or add bogus waypoints while playing with the app thereby muddying up your map with inaccuracies.
To combat this, we have provided the ability to Report a Problem with a Trail or Waypoint right within the app. This notifies UTV Trails staff to review the reported map item and make any necessary corrections.
Some good reasons to Report a Problem:
- Inaccurate trail
- Inappropriate trail name
- Not an off-highway trail
- No motorized vehicle use: private property or closed.
- Inappropriate waypoint name
- Inaccessible waypoint
- Obstacle has been cleared
Reporting a problem is easy, but it can only be done while you have internet connectivity — we need to receive the data somehow. From within the map view Simply tap on the trail or waypoint of concern. As shown in the picture below, a message bar will appear with some details about that trail or waypoint.
Tapping that message bar brings up a new screen with more in-depth details about the trail or waypoint. Tapping the flag button on the right hand side of the map view will bring up the Report a Problem dialog. The message is not required, but it is helpful.
Help us keep UTV Trails database accurate. We review the reported problems as often as we can, and handle them to the best of our ability. Plain and simple, we can’t review every single trail or waypoint that gets submitted and always know if they are accurate. Your input helps us keep the map accurate.
As always, thank you for your support, and do not hesitate to Contact Us with specific questions not answered here in the User Guide.