Crankfire API Overview
We love the idea of distributing the data we collect here for all to use. You might have already played with our Roll Your Own data feeds, but you still need something else - maybe a little more control? Well, you are in the right place!
A Gentle Reminder of the Terms of Using This Data
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.
Accessing Our Data
We tried to make our data accessible as possible, providing you with an easy interface along with providing the data in as many data formats as possible.
Google Fusion Tables: The fuzzy red trail layer in the background of our maps? That is this. As you may have noticed, we take some time to hand groom all of the GPS tracks uploaded to
this website and we generate nice and clean trail networks. You can download these from each trails main record, but we also offer this data as a Google Fusion Table.
Those words don't mean anything to you? Do you use, or want to use, Google Maps on your own website? Do you want to be able to show Crankfires fuzzy red trail layer on your map? If so, read on.
- RESTful Web Service: Mostly at least! What is this? Basically, you form yourself a GET request, fire it into our API and we will return data back to you in whatever format you want. COMING SOON!