I'm looking for some different approaches that a non-profit I'm helping could use to publish information about some tourism routes. Each route is 1-2 tracks, with some historical background information in the form of text and pictures, plus some POIs representing specific historical details and logistics (eg, toilets, parking, cafes, hotels...) We'd like to be able to give this to people in a form they can use on mobile phones, while enjoying the trails - preferably available offline. Ideally, they would be able to see at a glance "20m on my left is a former rail station [see photo], and the nearest food is 3km further ahead up a steep hill". The view would (ideally) be linear, rather than just a top down 2D map view.
So, some approaches we've thought of so far:
- Develop an app for each route
- Find an app that does most of what we want, and provide content for it (everytrail.com is one example - would like to hear of others)
- Provide track and POI information in KMZ form, choose a recommended app or two (eg, Locus), and give instructions on how to combine them.
We're also adding information to OpenStreetMap where appropriate.
So - I would love to hear of any other possible ways to tackle this. We may well pursue more than one simultaneously.
[Apologies if this isn't quite within the scope of GIS. It's not quite within the scope of SO, SU or Android either...]