FURKOT the Online Trip Planning Tool

Discussion in 'Mapping & Navigation' started by DRTBYK, Dec 2, 2014.

  1. The Opa

    The Opa experienced

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    No, I did not hit the save button nor did I hit enter.

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  2. lkraus

    lkraus Been here awhile

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    Reloaded Furkot several times, still have issue 2 on my netbook, though I do now get the gray flag, and once saved as zero-duration the route will move. Once a stop has been saved I can drag the stop to a new location and the route will follow.
  3. Cataract2

    Cataract2 Where to?

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    So, something I've noticed. When I log into my account on my computer with Furkot and plan a route. It's not there when I log into my account from another computer. Is this a bug?
  4. DRTBYK

    DRTBYK All Things GPS

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    I login to my account(s) from several devices with no problem. Since we can't look over your shoulder you may want to send an email to the Furkot team and tell Natalia what's happening.
  5. melitele

    melitele Furkot Developer

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    I'll be happy to investigate. Please contact trips@furkot.com with particulars of your account: username or email if you are using an account with password or a name/id if you connected Furkot to a social media account.
  6. scfrank

    scfrank Old farts riding club.

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    Has there been any progress on the route drag and drop issue?
  7. DRTBYK

    DRTBYK All Things GPS

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    Not an issue running in Mobile Safari v10.3.2.
  8. DRTBYK

    DRTBYK All Things GPS

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    One of the folks that attended my Furkot Seminar at the BMW MOA Rally this past week sent me a recommendation for a micro-SD Card Reader that connects via Lightning Connector to your iPhone or iPad: http://www.lexar.com/products/card-readers/Lexar-microSD-Reader.html#SKU=LRWMLBNL There is a free App in the App Store for it: Lexar Media Manager.

    Makes for an easy way to Export your Trip Plans directly to your GPS's µSD Card.
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  9. imintman

    imintman FL_atlander

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    Handy for sure. I've been using an OTG cable to connect my Garmin directly to my Android Nexus 6P for almost a year now. It's a simple matter to send FURKOT generated gpx files to the unit's gpx folder.

    Sent from my Nexus 6P using Tapatalk
  10. MileEater4ever

    MileEater4ever Been here awhile

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    Any progress getting an app to support direct routing from Furkot? I find Osmand to be less-than-intuitive.

    Sing to Him who rides across the heavens, his mighty voice thundering from the sky Ps 68:33
  11. DaMonk45

    DaMonk45 I B Da Monk

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    i hope not...that limits your choices!!!
  12. DRTBYK

    DRTBYK All Things GPS

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    Don't know what you mean by "direct routing" but you can link the iOS App SENIC to Furkot and Scenic will import your trips directly. You don't need to Export them first.
  13. MileEater4ever

    MileEater4ever Been here awhile

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    Sorry - there was talk a few months ago about the potential to "handshake" with another Android app to allow GPS routing from the Furkot route / track file without exporting / checking for proper interpretation, etc.
  14. DRTBYK

    DRTBYK All Things GPS

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    If you have a favorite Android application you want to work with Furkot tell the app developer to contact Furkot. Furkot has an open REST API..
  15. scfrank

    scfrank Old farts riding club.

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    I'd love it if I could find some success with Furkot and Scenic. I've tried several times. I love the way Furkot and Scenic work together. But, I am not having success on the road. I haven't spent a lot of time trying Furkot on my iPad Mini. After reading your comment here I tried some things on my Mini. Here are some screen shots of both Furkot and Scenic showing the kind of issues I have. Furkot on the Mini is sketchy at best. If it worked better I would consider buying a newer, larger iPad.

    Pic 1 - Route in Furkot on Mini. Note where it crosses I26. This looks fine.
    North of Asheville NC
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    Now look at it in Scenic. Why the run up and down I26?

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    Another example:
    Route further up the road in Furkot. Don't worry about the "spears". I'm
    not sure how those were created. I can't get them to go away.
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    The route after it goes into Scenic:

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    Note the blue dotted line. That is the actual route ridden, that was recorded.

    I am having these issues on a consistent basis. I can't see what I might be doing wrong.
    Straight forward routes as far as I can tell. This route works well in a NAV 4.

    I'm not having much success.
  16. DRTBYK

    DRTBYK All Things GPS

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    This is not uncommon in Scenic and I know Guido is working on his GPX Import. This happens when route points are too close to roads not in your route plan. You can edit Scenic Routes to remove the offending points.

    Those "spikes" in Furkot can be removed by placing a pass-thru point on each side of that segment and then select the segment and press the RESET button. Unless you set the route to Off-road and actually drug a point out on those two occasions. If you have set the Route path to Off-road, you can delete the points at the end of the "spikes". Or, you will need to set that segment back to On-road to have the route recreated. That is unless the OSM maps have a gap in the roads such that Scenic cannot follow your Track.
  17. scfrank

    scfrank Old farts riding club.

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    Didn't set to off road. Don't think there's a gap. I'll try the reset. I may have tapped the screen out there, but not when dragging a point. I was trying to drag the map. It's a bit hard to do this on a mini. Certainly that's not a Furkot problem. I'm having some inconsistency zooming and dragging the map on the iPad. Sometimes it works fine, sometimes not. It gets stuck.
  18. DRTBYK

    DRTBYK All Things GPS

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    When the map view gets stuck like that, just refresh the browser window. I've mentioned this to Natalia but I think it's a browser issue.
  19. scfrank

    scfrank Old farts riding club.

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    When I place pass thru points on either side I can't select that segment. What are the steps?
  20. DRTBYK

    DRTBYK All Things GPS

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    First, make sure the Plan drawer Filter is set to show All points including Pass-through points. Then try selecting that segment. If it still will not select make sure you have the "Advanced use" option set. Then double check to make sure that the segment is not set to Travel Off-road (locked).