Engineering alumni creates a trail-blazing app

Michael Weingert
Though engineering alum Michael Weingert had moved on from UWaterloo to work for Facebook over the summer, his ideas still follow him. 

The recent mechatronics engineering grad has created Trailview, an app that hikers can use to upload photos of scenery from their adventures. Michael will use these photos to create composite maps of hiking trails that outdoor enthusiasts can use to plan their own hike. “It’s like Google street view for hiking trails,” he explains.

Michael has started his Master’s degree in Artificial Intelligence at Stanford University this month, and you can keep up with all of his projects on his website and read more about Trailview on Waterloo Stories.

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