Outdoor navigation experts komoot have just launched a brand-new picture-led feature for their app and website called ‘Trail View’ .
In short, it’s an AI-powered image recognition technology that identifies user-uploaded photos of trails around the globe. The best of these trail photos are then featured to help users make better-informed decisions as to whether a specific path is suitable for their chosen sport or experience level.
Selected from over 15 million images uploaded by Komoot’s 28 million users, the photos are scanned using an AI-powered image recognition technology that identifies clear pictures of trails that are without any distractions. That means images with faces, animals and buildings won’t meet the criteria, but straightforward pictures of paths, tracks and bridleways will.
It’s a bit like Google Street View in this sense, but more user and community oriented.
“Trail View is such a great example of how innovation and AI intersect to empower people to plan better tours with confidence.”
Jonas Spengler, CTO at komoot commented: “Product development at komoot is geared towards leveraging the power of our outdoor collective out on the trails and finding innovative ways to enhance their outdoor experience by connecting everyone’s knowledge. And Trail View is such a great example of how innovation and AI intersect to empower people to plan better tours with confidence.”