THE Consell de Mallorca plans to install two camouflaged counters in Galatzó and Estellencs to calculate how many walkers pass through the Pedra en Sec route in the Serra de Tramuntana.
The devices, which work with solar energy, will provide crucial information about the area and establish a saturation level if necessary, explained Josep Manchado, Director of Environment and Animal Welfare.
The counters will be camouflaged at points that are only known by technicians so that no one can steal, break or manipulate them to alter the data they provide. In this way the information will be of total accuracy.
Another novelty that will be installed on the route is a permanent camera similar to that of Google Maps which will work as a mobile application. Its location system will allow hikers to see where they are with a pointer and if the road that they are traveling on is public or private. The device can also be used on computers.
Manchado revealed that this is a pilot application which will be launched in three municipalities, although later it will be extended to cover the entire Serra de Tramuntana region.