How to Add a Toboggan Hill To The Map

Monday, December 31, 2012, by Sebastian Dwornik

It is very easy to add a new toboggan hill to the map.

Here are some simple steps to illustrate this process.


1.)  Verify your hill is not already listed on the map at TobogganHills.com.

You can zoom into the location of where your existing hill is and see if there is a marker on it.

hills map



2.)  If your hill is not on the map, then you can travel to visit your local toboggan hill.

Once you've reached the hill location, you can use a GPS enabled smartphone to get its GPS coordinates.

As well as take a few pictures of the hill to show how steep it looks and the area around it.

hill pic

If you do not have a GPS enabled device, you can still simply use the Google maps interface on TobogganHills.com to locate the hill precisely as well.



3.)  Return to TobogganHills.com and click on the 'ADD HILL' tab.

add hill tab


You'll need to login or register with the site first if you haven't already done so.
And then finally add your neighborhood hill(s), with a brief description, your pictures, and a simple rating of its qualities.


add hill marker


hill ratings example


Ratings Explained

Steepness
1 - Needs a push
2 - Gravity works, barely
3 - Good speed and safe
4 - Fast and fun
5 - Dangerously fast

Obstructions
1 - No serious hazards
2 - Most paths clear
3 - Easily avoided hazards
4 - Some hazards, keep eyes open
5 - Many hazards, be very careful

Popularity
1 - Hidden gem, you might be the only one
2 - Expect a few other people
3 - Popular but manageable
4 - Very Busy, expect lines and slope damage
5 - Dangerously busy

Parking
1 - Very little to no parking available
2 - Some street parking
3 - Short walk from parking lot
4 - Nearby parking lot
5 - Parking nearby and plentiful


That's it!  You're done!

Many sleds will thank you for your kind contribution.   :)


Re: How to Add a Toboggan Hill To The Map

Awesome! ;)

Sebastian Dwornik
Tuesday, November 01, 2011

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