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Using Humap

Creating and managing walking trails

Trails are collections of records that are in walking distance of one another.


To access the admin area, make sure you have the proper permissions and go to

If you’re not already logged in you will be redirected to and presented with a log in screen.

You can also go to the homepage of your Humap and click Humap Admin, in the top-right of the screen by Explore the Map button.

The log in screen for the Humap platform

You can then log in with your email and password.

This takes you to the home screen of Humap’s content management system:

A screenshot of the content analytics page in the Humap admin area

If you have access to multiple Humap project admin areas, you’ll see a drop down area at the top of the screen. Click this to access the menu and then click the name of a project to go the admin area of that project.

Click trails to get to the dashboard:

and then click New Trail or create one to get to this screen:

Creating trails via the content management system uses the same process and wizard as creating trails via the Contribute system.  It’ll look like this, but with the project’s branding.

A screenshot of the welcoming page for the trails wizard

Name your walking trail in the Title box and add a description into the box below. You can use the formatting options to make the text pop.

A screenshot demonstrating how to add a title and description to a trail


On this page you can upload an image. Select the image you would like to upload, and upload it by dragging and dropping a file into this box, or by clicking browse files, selecting the image you would like to upload, and clicking enter. You can only pick one image.

A screenshot demonstrating how to add a cover image to your walking trail

When you’ve added your image, click Next. 

A screenshot dedicating how to assign your walking trail to a project

If you’ve joined any projects, you’ll be able to assign this walking trail to a project here. Trails that are assigned to projects can be edited by other members of that project.

To assign your trail to a project, click the tickbox next to the project name. Then click Next.

Now it’s time to add content to your walking trail. A list of content will automatically generate. You can then use the options at the top of the page to narrow down the search results.

A screenshot demonstrating how to add content to the trail

You can type in the search box at the top of the page and click More search options to use the pre-existing search terms for that Humap project:

A screenshot demonstrating how to add content to the trail

Tick the boxes that are relevant to your trail, and then click Search.

The records below will reload, returning relevant content. You can then click which records you would like to appear, up to 25.

A screenshot demonstrating how to create the trail route

On this screen you can put the records in your trail in order by clicking them.

Once their in order, green lines will appear linking each record. To manually order the route, click the green line and drag it into position.

Alternatively you can click Auto-create route to generate your walking trail.

A screenshot demonstrating how to create the trail route

Click Finish to get to this screen.

The end of the trails wizard

If you’re ready to publish your walking trail, click Publish.

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