FURKOT the Online Trip Planning Tool

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

  1. Cataract2

    Cataract2 Where to?

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    While I like using Furkot for building tracks for my weekend playtime. I do find it a bit annoying having to cleanup the track so it follows the road. Is there any setting to fix this and get the track to attach itself to the road?
  2. scfrank

    scfrank Old farts riding club.

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    Thank you
  3. DRTBYK

    DRTBYK All Things GPS

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    There is no setting yet to improve the follow roads resolution. I do believe that the developers were working on ways to do this but there are Google issues in doing so currently.
  4. mroddis

    mroddis Been here awhile

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    First time question-er...I've read through the support and a lot of pages here, but I can't quite find the answer.

    My stats: Furkot user since early 2016 and export trips to MotionXGPS flawlessly on my iPhone (I even AirDrop the files so I feel even cooler). I'm getting more and more used to the app and like the export functions - works great with MotionX.

    My question: Where I mostly ride here in BC, Canada as well as in the beautiful state of WA, Google maps is somewhat limited - that is, most FSRs fade out long before they actually end. I'm constantly running into a situation where on a 'satellite' image, I can see forest roads go on and on, but on the Furkot interface (which I'm assuming uses Google maps), these roads aren't shown, and therefore I cannot make trips that use them. Is there a way to use a different 'base map' in Furkot that shows much more detail so that in the Trip Planning stage I can have these added details to use and follow? I couldn't find anything.

    Also, is there a way to show different days in Furkot in different colour? I change each day to a different colour manually in MotionX but just wondered if there was another way within Furkot.

    Thanks!
    Matthew
  5. melitele

    melitele Furkot Developer

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  6. DaMonk45

    DaMonk45 I B Da Monk

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    as far as different maps use OSM, and if you find them there they stop you are able to update them.
    OSM stands for WE make the Maps, We keep them updated and they are getting better all the time.
    Anything you can do to help is appricated.
  7. FingerLakesWanderer

    FingerLakesWanderer n00b

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    All - I'm not new to using GPS's for route planning but am just getting into electronic trip trip planning and a complete N00B when it comes to Furkot so hope you will indulge some very basic questions. I did go through Dan's videos on YouTube which were great and will help on more in-depth concepts but I'm still working through the basics:
    1. When you are planning a trip that spans multiple days (or weeks), do you create one trip in Furkot OR do you split it into multiple trips? Curious if having too large of a trip impacts performance, or hit a limitation of waypoints, or cause problems importing the tracks into a GPS. Is there a best practice?
    2. When traveling in an area that you might return to again, do you create tracks for the interesting parts first and then stitch them together for a particular trip you are going to go on? Like building re-usable modules. Or, is it typically easier to just plot it out each time Vs trying to manage a library?
    Thanks
  8. Reno9108

    Reno9108 '02 1150 GSA

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    This is a good question mostly because I had not thought of this before.
    I use a dedicated GPS and everywhere that I have been stays on that GPS, (mostly) sorted in a file by date and track name, it resides on the SD card in the GPS. If I plan to travel back through an area and want to revisit a track it is there to use; easily imported (many ways) from the SD card to Furkot. I typically limit my "Furkot trips" to future trips to keep my shit squared away clean.

    So, I use a dedicated GPS and keep old tracks there. If you use a phone for your GPS work I'm not sure how it would work.

    I will be as interested in the follow up responses as you.
  9. markinthailand

    markinthailand Been here awhile

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    Depends on the app you are using. I generally use Galileo Pro, and can turn tracks off and on. It has support for folders and collections and if I did a better job at sorting things I'm it would be more useful.

    What I would like to do is have multiple Furkot trips all displayed in the map so you could see everything you've done or planned.
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  10. DRTBYK

    DRTBYK All Things GPS

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    Hey Mark, if you want to show multiple Furkot Trips on the map just use the FIND -> My Other Trips, routes and tracks -> My other trips.
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  11. DRTBYK

    DRTBYK All Things GPS

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    Do you guys use Furkot's 'Tags' to organize your future and past Trip Plans? Below is one of my Furkot 'MyTrips' screenshots:

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  12. DRTBYK

    DRTBYK All Things GPS

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    Well, I did answer this yesterday but now it's gone. Or, my age has finally caught up with me. Ok, I'll try again.
    1. I use Furkot to plan very long trips. There is no limit to Days, Stops (Waypoints) or Skipped Stops (Informational Waypoints). The limiting factor is your GPS and how many Routes, Tracks and Waypoints it can import/store. So, you need to know the limits of your GPS before Exporting your Trip Plan. If you don't know your GPS limits just ask. :ear
    2. As you can see in my screenshot above, I save my "Campouts" which are dirt-rides. I can access these at anytime in a new Trip as I outlined above using the FIND drawer options. I have other Furkot accounts for 'special' GlobeRider tours.
  13. Reno9108

    Reno9108 '02 1150 GSA

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    Do'h. It sounds so easy when you say it
  14. FingerLakesWanderer

    FingerLakesWanderer n00b

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    Thanks Dan as always for the guidance.

    I'm importing the routes to a Nav IV - I'm sure the limits are mentioned somewhere on the boards (likely several times) and will track it down.
  15. lkraus

    lkraus Been here awhile

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    Dan, you also mentioned this in your seminar(s) at the BMWMOA rally, so please, I would like to know the limits for my zumo 590. I've seen conflicting numbers, partly, I think, due to the semantic confusion and imprecision about way, via, and shaping points.

    Rather than answering individual queries like this, would it be simpler to post a list of limits for the more common GPS units?

    On a related topic, when exporting a Garmin route GPX for "newer" Garmin devices, the minimum points per route option is now grayed out. I think I was able to change this up until about a week ago? Do the limits still matter?
  16. mroddis

    mroddis Been here awhile

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  17. Lonster

    Lonster Hi Ya....

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    Trying to calculate when to leave on a trip?

    Is there a way to have FURKOT calculate a start date based on your mileage or daily travel hours when you want to arrive at a specific location on a certain date?

    Thanks,

    Lon
  18. DaMonk45

    DaMonk45 I B Da Monk

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    not that I am aware of.
    I dont think it is really possible...way to many varibles involved
  19. Lonster

    Lonster Hi Ya....

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    So I think I answered my own question. I originally was trying to provide a date on the start/stop. I made those dates the same and with my other criteria counted the legs to the route and gives me good idea of how many days needed.

    Lon
  20. DaMonk45

    DaMonk45 I B Da Monk

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    I think that is as close as what you are going to get.
    Give or take a day.