Table of contents
- What is a group, and how do you use one?
- Creating a group
- Finding and editing a group
- Linking and unlinking content to a group
- Groups and group members
- Groups and Routes
- Groups: public or private?
- Embed a group with iFrame
- Customising a group’s visualisation
What is a group, and how do you use one?
Groups allow you to assemble and structure routes, locations, and even users under a single umbrella.
Groups provide you with the opportunity to:
- publish and share routes with just friends, members, or the whole RouteYou community
- register members
- collect and consolidate email addresses by getting people to join your group
- rank routes and/or places of interest (locations)
- decide who can contribute content (routes or places of interest) to your group
- decide which routes are linked to your group
- collaborate on routes and route networks
- get targeted feedback on your routes and events through comments
Here’s a selection of typical applications that use groups:
- An association or sports club where
- only members can access all or specific routes
- certain group activities are published under a clearly defined heading, e.g. routes for Thursday walks, routes for Sunday walks, etc.
- A tourist region that would like to share routes or locations on a particular theme or sub-region in a group
- An events management company that
- would like to share a collection of select activities
- would like to reveal routes and locations to registered participants only
- A book presentation that literally takes you on a journey past several different locations and/or stories
- A magazine interested in providing interactive access to its content (routes and places of interest)
Creating a group
Find out here how to set up a group step by step based on your needs and preferences.
Finding and editing a group
Read here about how to find (your) groups and edit or even delete them.
Linking and unlinking content to a group
This page explains how to link or unlink a route or place of interest to a group step by step.
If you’d like to add other RouteYou users or members of your organisation to your group, then visit this page for more information.
Groups and group members
Managing group members
Find out here how to add members to your group or how they can join a group, and why.
Communicating with group members
This page explains how to communicate with members of a group.
Groups and Routes
Sharing routes in a group
Why it’s a good idea
Groups are a convenient way to share routes. Need a prime example? Imagine that an author or club correctly classifies the routes of regular Saturday and Sunday bike trips under the relevant group as ‘Club X’s Saturday rides’ or ‘Club X’s Sunday rides’. Club members planning to join the trip on Saturday or Sunday can then join the relevant group to stay updated. In other words, not only can your group include members, but routes as well. A group neatly brings it all together.
Find out about group communications
How to link routes to a group
Find out how to link routes to a group and why you should here.
Sharing private routes
You can actually make private routes visible to group members (only). Find out why that’s useful and how to do it here.
The co-authorship function also allows you to collaborate on a route as a group. This page explains the ins and outs of that process.
Designing route networks
Discover here how to co-design a route network.
Groups: public or private?
Groups can be made public (visible) or private (hidden) the same way routes can be made public or private. Here’s how:
- Go to your group.
- Click the pencil to edit your group.
- Select Basic data.
- This takes you to the administration page and Visibility, where you can choose to make your group visible (public) or hidden (private).
If your group is private, only group members will have access to the group description and content.
Embed a group with iFrame
- Go to a group.
- Click the share button and select Integrate.
- This will display the iframe code you can copy to your website code.
Customising a group’s visualisation
This page explains what changes can be made to a group’s visualisation, along with how to affect those changes yourself.