App to find curvy roads

Discussion in 'Mapping & Navigation' started by paulsc, May 5, 2017.

  1. paulsc

    paulsc Stromtrooper

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    So right now it's more of a planning app, although once you find something you like you can get directions in Google Maps / Apple Maps with the tap of a button. I also added a "street view" button that shows up if (and only if) you have google maps installed. I like this one a lot because I think you can tell pretty quickly if it's going to be a fun ride by looking at street view.

    From what I gather it seems that it makes more sense as a planning app ? Let me know what you think.

    GPX export is on my list, so that will allow you to open roads in other apps / navigators.

    I'm not familiar with "Butler map" ? What's that ?
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  2. paulsc

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    Cool. I'm particularly interested if some of the roads end up being bad to ride. (E.g. too much traffic). Then I can look into fine-tuning the filter a little.
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  3. paulsc

    paulsc Stromtrooper

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    :bow

    If anyone wants to shoot me a line say what they think... motogosupport@codeburo.net

    Thanks!
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    Hi Chris,

    I finished processing the UK and added it to my database - I also just added the app to the UK app store.

    Check it out and let me know if you have any feedback!
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  5. scfrank

    scfrank Old farts riding club.

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    I'm interested in the algorithms. It seems strange sometimes how Tom Tom selects curvy roads. It will take you around the block for a turn. It's a tough problem, defining a curvy road for a motorcyclist.
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    I think I can get an ipod touch 4 for testing it a little, it require a gps connection to work?

    There are a lot of pre-planning / navigation app and website, but I think that the idea of an app for finding curvy road beat them all.
    Usually I pre-plan my trip at home, then I wrote the towns name on a paper and I stick it on the fuel tank. I don't have a navigator on the bike and I use maps on my mobile only if I'm lost. That's beacuse google maps sucks for planning fun ride, imo.
    The idea of website is great because is more accessible for everyone, but the app will stay 'on the go' and help you find nearest road everywhere you are.

    +1
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  7. Tenacious B

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    I think most of us would definitely like it as a planning app. I really like connecting my phone to the Sena to give directions so I don't have to look down or stop to follow the right path. If motogo creates files that are **easily** exportable to common navigation apps (as in, I could update the route in motogo and reopen in a nav app in under 5 mins - while pulled over) then that would be well received. Basically, 1-3 easy button clicks (like "export to navigator", "open with XX" and it works) to go from motogo to navigation would be fine by me.

    Butler maps are a series of maps that specifically mark scenic roads for motorcyclists. They rank the roads according to twistiness/scenery and road quality (pavement condition, shoulder, etc); they have dirt roads too, and also a separate series of maps for more in-depth dirt road exploring. I used one on my recent Texas Hill Country ride and found the map to be spot on in terms of rankings. http://www.butlermaps.com/

    From what I understand, I think Butler actually sends people out to travel the roads in order to make their rankings, but don't quote me on that.
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  8. chrisjk

    chrisjk Been here awhile

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    Paul,
    It's not yet showing up in the UK store. Usual Apple delays?
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    It does not require GPS. You can just scroll around the map without that. Obviously it won't show your location.
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    So does the "Directions" button work for you in that case ? It will load up directions to the road in google or apple maps, which will talk into your sena. That's literally 1 tap.

    Very interesting about butlermaps. I will definitely check that out.
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    paulsc Stromtrooper

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    It could be. It took 1-2 days to show up in the US store. Other option is I just email you a beta link so you don't have to wait. Can you PM me your email ?
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    chrisjk Been here awhile

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    Just arrived! I have installed it. Thanks Paul.
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    That sounds like exactly what I'm talking about, but I don't have and iphone so I can't try it out.
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