Travel Mapping

Tracking Cumulative Travels

Welcome to Travel Mapping

Travel Mapping is a collaborative project implemented and maintained by a group of travel enthusiasts who enjoy tracking their cumulative highway travels. This site allows its users to submit lists of highway segments they've traveled on the highway systems that have been included in the project. Those lists are then imported into the project's database, to be included along with other users' stats and maps.

Travel Mapping Status (motd)

Travel Mapping is operating normally, to the best of our knowledge.
The recent unexpected server relocation and subsequent reconfiguration has resulted in the mailing list for email submissions of list file updates failing to deliver messages. A temporary fix is in place, but any submissions between January 8 and January 12 were not likely received, and should be resubmitted. Direct GitHub updates were not affected.

Travel Mapping Highway Data

Travel Mapping currently includes highway data for 205 "active" systems. Active systems are those which we believe are accurate and complete, and for which any changes that affect users will be noted in the highway data updates table. An additional 58 systems are in "preview" status, which means they are substantially complete, but still undergoing final revisions. These may still undergo significant changes without notification. 18 more are in development but are not yet complete. These "devel" systems are not yet included in stats or plotted on user maps. Active systems encompass 24,179 routes for 779,447 miles of "clinchable" highways, and that expands to 36,254 routes for 1,056,166 miles when preview systems are included.

How to Participate

Anyone can submit their travels to be included in the site. Please see the information in the project forum 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.

Some experienced users volunteer to help the project. If this interests you, start by reporting problems with existing highway data. Those who have learned the project's structure and highway data rules and guidelines can help greatly by providing review of new highway systems in development. Highly experienced users can learn how to plot new highway systems under the guidance of experienced contributors. Again, see the project forum for more information.

Project news is also posted on the Travel Mapping Twitter feed. Follow us!

What's New with Highway Data?

Highway data is updated almost daily as corrections are made and progress is made on systems in development. When a highway system is deemed correct and complete to the best of our knowledge, it becomes "active". Here are the newest systems to become active, with their activation dates:

The most recent site update completed at 2018-01-19 21:59:27 US/Eastern.