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.
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.
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