The FATMAP global map is made up of high resolution satellite imagery and reference data, along with adventures that are created by experts, athletes, users and destinations.
The different types of routes that you see on the map are:
As you can see in the screenshot below, there are dashed, grey trails on the map. These trails are reference data imported by our data providers. The larger grey dashes indicate a wider trail like a forest road, and the smaller grey dashes indicate a smaller trail, like a footpath.
When drawing your own routes on the map, if you have SnapTo turned on, your routes will stick to these trails, making adventure creation easier and faster.
On the web platform, you can hover your cursor over these to see the names of the trails. You can't click or select these trails.
Our expert contributors, athletes, destinations and all users can create or import their own routes onto the map. User created routes are referred to as Community Content.
As shown in the screenshot below, these are visible in different bold, colourful lines depending on the type of sport or activity. They also have a symbol on the route showing the type of activity.
On both the web and app platforms, you click or tap on these trails to select them and see more information about the route. You can do a number of different things with these routes, such as view the route profile, do a fly through, share them, add them to your own Guidebooks, and if you have created the route, you can edit it or download the GPX file.
You can also filter the map to only show certain activities and turn community content on or off.
FATMAP Explore members have access to Topo Maps on the FATMAP App. Topo maps are currently available for Switzerland, Austria, Germany, Spain, France and USA.
Topo maps are like regular paper maps and show road and street names, contour lines and other topographical details. When a Topo Map layer is turned on, you are also able to see, select and filter Adventures.