Whats my options for mapping a route

Discussion in 'General Cycling Discussions' started by gazza81, 28 Jan 2019.

  1. Yes - it's my site!
     
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  2. Phaeton

    Phaeton Guru

    Location:
    Oop North (ish)
    Ah okay, there are a few other bridleways which need updating as well which I have added to Openstreetmaps which is why I asked, have you considered a MTB option?
     
  3. Heltor Chasca

    Heltor Chasca Out-Riding the Black Dog

    Richard should be addressed as The Under Lord of Cycle Travel :okay:
     
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  4. Phaeton

    Phaeton Guru

    Location:
    Oop North (ish)
    I apologise my liege
     
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  5. freiston

    freiston Senior Member

    Location:
    Coventry
    Thanks for the reply - from the subsequent posts, it looks like there's a positive outcome from it :smile:
     
  6. Cool - good to see more data added!

    Ultimately I'd quite like to do an MTB/bikepacking route option, but for boring technical reasons adding extra route types is quite expensive - each one takes up an extra 12-16GB RAM on the server, which means renting another server, which means paying out more £££ each month. So it's not something that'll happen for a while, but I'll keep it under review.
     
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  7. JohnE

    JohnE Active Member

    Location:
    Stockport, UK
    Another thumbs up from me for mapping with cycle.travel. Its bias for quiet roads matches what I want from a bike ride. I do however also use RideWithGPS as it links directly to my turn by turn navigation app, Bike Tracker from PC Ability (Android only). I just use the audio guidance as I don't like to be distracted by reading a map while riding.

    As backup, I have OSMAnd (Open Street Maps) on the rare occasion when I need to check the map, or in an emergency when I need to be guided to another destination.

    All free ! I tried Komoot, but baulked at paying for maps that are available for free elsewhere.
     
  8. GuyBoden

    GuyBoden Fat bloke, pedalling slowly and enjoying the ride.

    Location:
    Warrington
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  9. CXRAndy

    CXRAndy Guru

    Location:
    Lincs
    Ive just used cycle.travel on the recommendation from my mate. It worked very well plotting a quiet route on lanes. You get options to pull the route to your preferred choice. It tells you how much is lanes, A roads or traffic free. It has options to use tracks aswell- choose paved only if dedicated road bike.

    I downloaded the Gpx onto my phone, opened the file with Wahoo Elemnt app, it converted it, I selected route on device. I reversed the route for homeward journey
     
  10. Phaeton

    Phaeton Guru

    Location:
    Oop North (ish)
    Thank you for that good source of OS maps
     
  11. Phaeton

    Phaeton Guru

    Location:
    Oop North (ish)
    Just trying out Komoot with their free map for one county, put it on an old phone & mounted it to an out front Garmin mount, downloaded the route via WiFi then put it in Aeroplane mode for the actual route, very impressed, clear concise onscreen directions which I could see (can't on the Garmin 800) there was also spoken directions but for the most part I couldn't catch those, tried using an earpiece but that doesn't work for me, it affects my balance.
     
  12. LeetleGreyCells

    LeetleGreyCells Cycliste en formation

    Komoot works great with my Wahoo.
     
  13. Phaeton

    Phaeton Guru

    Location:
    Oop North (ish)
    I liked it due to the 5" screen my Garmin is only 2" & when you are bumping along a bridleway I can't make out any of the directions
     
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  14. bluezelos

    bluezelos Active Member

    Location:
    North West
    Andy, does this method provide turn by turn navigation? apologies not read the whole thread.
     
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