A service 3D-prints your treks into beautiful objects

If you’re a mountaineer, hiker or someone who just likes exploring nature, there's something more appealing about a tactile map than a digital screen to commemorate your achievements.

Nice Trails prints your GPS records into sandstone relics that follow the rise and fall of your terrain. By using the service, the next time you tell a story about your latest trek, you have a visual aid on hand.

To use, you'll need to upload the GPS files (.gpx) of your trail. Many devices, such as watches built by Garmin and Suunto, let you extract the required files. Smartphone-based apps that serve a similar purpose like Strava are also compatible with the service.

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