We try to syndicate as much of the data we collect here as possible for everyone to enjoy.
These feeds and the data contained within them are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License. Exceptions can be granted by the author of interested work(s).
What does that mean? In a nutshell: you can copy, distribute, display and change the data, BUT, it can not be for a commercial purposes, you must attribute the data to Crankfire.com (or the user who provided said data), and you must "share alike" - that is to say if you redistribute the data it must be under these very same conditions.
KMLKeyhole Markup Language (KML) is an XML-based language schema for expressing geographic annotation and visualization. KML was developed for use with Google Earth but has since been submitted to the Open Geospatial Consortium to assure its status as an open standard. Which is good.
GPXThe GPS eXchange Format (GPX) is an XML schema designed for describing GPS data between software applications and GPS devices. It can be used to describe waypoints, tracks, and routes. The format is open and can be used without the need to pay licence fees.
GeoRSSGeoRSS is a standard for encoding location as part of an RSS feed. There are several specifications/encodings for GeoRSS, we currently offer the GeoRSS-Simple and W3C GeoRSS encodings. For more information on GeoRSS check out the official GeoRSS homepage or GeoRSS on Wikipedia.
MediaRSS (MRSS)Media RSS (MRSS) is an RSS dialect used for syndicating multimedia files (audio, video, image) in RSS feeds. Need to see an excellent use of MRSS? Check out Cooliris.
CSV/ExcelThe CSV (comma separated values) or Excel data format here is provided as a means to get simple tabular representations of our data.
What can you do with these feeds?
You can do all sorts of stuff, for example:
- Download for use in a handheld GPS, or in the case of parking waypoints, in your driving GPS.
- Download for use in desktop mapping applications.
- Use on your own online maps.
- Use on your blog or webpage. For example, spreading the love with a trail reports RSS feed.
- To simply keep up to date with the everyday activity on Crankfire.com
Where can I find these feeds?
On many pages, you will find some sort of "feed link" hanging out, or notice in your browsers url bar that there are feeds being provided. For example, on most data pages, you can grab an RSS feed of that items comments, or, on the map, click on the "Tools" menu item and click the "Current Map Window Data Feed" link - that will start you on your way to creating a custom rolled feed.
Otherwise, we provide a tool that allows you to Roll Your Own feed. It's pretty cool.