Edit Mode FAQ

Edit Mode is the easiest way to contribute changes and additions to peakery's underlying peak data -- directly from the main peakery map. At this time it's invite-only based on your prior contributions; if you'd like an invite please get in touch.

Why does peakery want my help?

peakery's existing 625,000+ peaks have many errors and omissions. Given the huge scope of the data, there's no reasonable way our small team can fix everything. peakery relies on its members to contribute corrections (>100K corrections to date) but there's still a lot of work to be done. In addition, 625K peaks is just a start -- who knows how many more peaks need to be added? Creating a comprehensive and accurate view of the world's peaks is a big, bold, multi-year project and will only be possible with many people's help.

How do I get into/out of Edit Mode?

  • On your laptop/desktop, go to the main peakery Map page.
  • Tap the 'Switch to Edit Mode' button at the top of the left column (you must be logged in and invited to see the button). The left column will now switch to Edit Mode.
  • To exit Edit Mode, tap the 'Exit' button at the top of the left column

  • How can I see my edits so far?

    At the top of the Edit Mode left column you can see a quick snapshot showing your contributions to date. Note that some stats will increase only after your edits have been approved by the peakery team. As you add more edits you'll earn small tokens of recognition that'll show up here. You can also see how many edits the entire peakery community has made in the past week by toggling to "Everyone".

    How does Edit Mode work?

    There are 4 things you can do in Edit Mode:

    1. Edit a peak location

    If a peak marker on the map isn't accurately placed on its summit, you can correct its location simply by dragging its peak marker to the correct spot. It's fun and snappy. To enable dragging markers, you must zoom in the map enough so that you can accurately place the marker on the summit (zoom level 13). For most places, we recommend using the Terrain map layer to see the most accurate summit locations (and sometimes the 3D map is useful too). Easter egg alert: make sure your sound is on.

    IMPORTANT: If you make a mistake, tap the 'Undo location edit' button at the bottom of the map and the location change will be reverted.

    2. Edit peak info

    Tap a peak marker and its edit form will appear in the left column. Here you can make all of the types of corrections that you can make on the regular edit page, including adding a peak photo. Additionally, there are now ways to verify a peak's elevation and coordinates. If the elevation and coordinates haven't been verified for a peak, you'll see 'Verify elevation' and 'Verify coordinates' checkboxes. If the current info is correct, please check these boxes.

    When done making edits, hit Save and your changes will be submitted to peakery for approval. Once approved, your edit counts will increase.

    3. Add a missing peak

    Zoom in the map to the location you want to add a peak and tap the map. This will open the Add missing peak form in the left column. Input the required info (and optional info if available) and when done tap the 'Add peak' button. This will put your changes into an internal approval queue and you'll be notified at the email associated with your peakery account when the changes are approved.

    4. Delete an invalid peak

    Is there a duplicate peak or an invalid peak? If so right-click its peak marker and confirm that you want to delete.

    IMPORTANT: If you make a mistake, tap the 'Undo delete' button at the bottom of the map and the peak will be restored.

    How can I tell which peaks need updates?

    When you're correcting and updating peaks in an area, it's useful to be able to see what peaks are still unverified or have missing info. Use the filters in the 'Show peaks with' section of the left column to make it easier to find peaks that need updates.

    Any other questions?

    Please get in touch. Thanks again for your help making peakery the most accurate and comprehensive guide to the world's mountains.