Wanderstories Map Style

Wanderstories Map Style

Wanderstories is passionate about the outdoors and this is why we've spent time creating both a web app to help you plan and review your adventures, as well as a topographical map source to view the hidden gems around North Queensland.

Web app

See the mapping web app. Also, see the transparent overlay tool which some prefer. The mapping website at http://maps.wanderstories.space/ was designed and built by Luen Warneke. The code repository can be found on GitHub. The map used Leaflet and custom plug ins like BOM Radar, Permalink Extended, Save & Share, and mouseCoordinateQLD/mapGrid to link to the printable QLD Topo and ImageTopo maps. With a wide range of baselayers (such as QTOPO, QImagery, Custom WS OSM-based Maps)to switch between and a selection of overlays (such as Strava Heatmap, TrailForks Heatmap, SlopeShading, and Queensland National Park alerts) making this a great one-stop app to plan trips.

Map source

Wanderstories has created their own topographical map source by contributing data to OpenStreetMap (OSM). These data are then leveraged by using Mapbox to create the end result - a Wanderstories-styled tile with additional custom data. We have also added additional data to these maps that is not available on OpenStreetMap, Mapbox, or MapTiler.

OpenStreetMap creates and provides free geographic data, such as street maps, publicly. The project was started because most "free" maps actually have severe legal or technical restrictions on their uses, holding back people from using them and the data in creative, productive, and/or unexpected ways.

OpenStreetMap data and the maps from this site are available for free. But OpenStreetMap totally relies on the input of it's users, so please consider contributing GPS traces and/or by mapping your surroundings if you find this service useful.

OSM Wanderstories Map Style

Maps using OpenStreetMap and Mapbox map designs and/or data must display the text attribution, and you must add these forms of attribution when using the Wanderstories Maps.

"map tiles © Wanderstories / map engine © Mapbox / map data © OpenStreetMap contributors under ODbL / Improve this map"

Map of Townsville, Queensland, Australia


Map of Mo'orea, French Polynesia


Map section of Mo'orea, French Polynesia

Mo'orea, French Polynesia Topographical Map
© Wanderstories, © Mapbox, and © OpenStreetMap
Townsville Wanderstories Topographical Map
© Wanderstories, © Mapbox, and © OpenStreetMap

Nearly all the data used in this map comes from OpenStreetMap contributors, like Luen Warneke. OpenStreetMap is open data, licensed under the Open Data Commons Open Database License (ODbL).

Mapbox makes it easy to leverage the data from OpenStreetMap and create the end styling. Therefore, attribution includes © Wanderstories, © Mapbox, and © OpenStreetMap.