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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    So, here is an interesting one. I am planning a trip to Durango with some dual sport side quests. I noticed that in Furkot the route I was planning refused to go through a point on the map. It looks like the area is a water crossing based on satellite view. The location is 37 56' 32.1N x 107 29' 58.3W I'm not sure if it's a bug or what, but while I will have the track there is no way I can use navigation with it since it's fairly messy underneath.
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  2. DaMonk45

    DaMonk45 I B Da Monk

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    if it is a water xing I will bet it is flagged as seasonal, or goggle has just decided that water x'ings are not safe and you should never use them.

    There is a work around, Dan will be along shortlly to help more.

    Good Luck
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  3. Cataract2

    Cataract2 Where to?

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    I will certainly keep an eye out for his reply. A work around would be great.
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  4. 919nick

    919nick Been here awhile

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    You can put waypoints on either side of that section and change the route type to the UFO symbol. It will just put a straight line in that section.
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  5. Cataract2

    Cataract2 Where to?

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    What is the UFO symbol?

    Edit: Figured it out. Awesome.
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  6. 919nick

    919nick Been here awhile

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    It changes the routing type. Click on and route segment to change it.

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  7. Cataract2

    Cataract2 Where to?

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    Hm, I don't seem to have that one available. I don't even have the air plane available. Odd.

    Edit: ok, playing with it a bit and I found it.
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  8. DRTBYK

    DRTBYK All Things GPS

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    Sorry guys...been on the road. But, you got it figured out. You can also use the ALTERNATE option to see if OSM data will create a route segment where you want it. Just do the same as you did for the Route type of "Other": i.e, create a Stop on each side of the area you want to route through and then select the route segment that was created and then press the ALTERNATE option.
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  9. jlevers

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    Sorry if this has already been covered, but I'm trying to export my Furkot trip in such a way that it preserves the route completely -- e.g., snaps to roads the same way I see it when I'm actually using Furkot. All the export methods that I've tried thus far haven't been as exact as I'm looking for. Any suggestions?
  10. DaMonk45

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    a lot of that will depend on what you are impoting it into.
  11. jlevers

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    Well, I'm hoping to export it to a file type that can be viewed on my phone. I know basically nothing about how GPSs work, so I'm hoping what I'm trying to do is possible. I was viewing the GPX file on Locus...and when I try to download the type of GPX they say is compatible with newer Garmins (just doing that to give all the export options a try), the download fails :dunno
  12. DaMonk45

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    ok..you say the download fails.....that means that you cannot get your file to your phone?
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    Correct...I've tried different browsers and different computers, and each time it says "Download failed -- Network error." I don't think it's my home network as I've never had issues downloading anything before.

    Edit: if I try to "resume" the download, the error message changes to "Download failed -- Server error."
  14. DRTBYK

    DRTBYK All Things GPS

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    First, you should only be using the GPX export option. Then I suggest that you only select Tracks to the left of the GPX option.

    You want this on your phone but you say you have used "different computers " so which is it? What phone operating system are you using? What browsers have you tried: computer and mobile?
  15. jlevers

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    Sorry if what I said was unclear -- I mean that I'm trying to download the file on my computer (both laptop and desktop, using both FireFox and Chrome) and then move it to my phone so that I can import it into a navigation app like Locus. I have an Android phone.
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    DRTBYK All Things GPS

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    I would suggest that you just use your phone. Open Furkot using one of those browsers on your phone and Export your Trip using the GPX - Tracks options. Your browser should ask you what Application you want to open the file in...select Locus.
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    The thing is that when I do that, the route is no longer snapped to roads as it is in Furkot, even if I up the number of waypoints per route.
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    DRTBYK All Things GPS

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    Then use GPX Routes as your Export option. I am not familiar with Locus enough to suggest how it imports Routes but that is what you are saying you want.
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    Here's how I use Furkot with Locus Pro:
    1. When exporting from Furkot, check the "tracks" tickbox and in the file format side, select GPS exchange file (.gpx). Leave the "routes" tickbox unselected.
    2. After the file is exported, I put it into a designated folder on DropBox that I previously instructed Locus to connect to.
    3. Launch Locus and use the import tool to import the file from DropBox into the Locus app.
    With these steps, you are importing a track, not a route. Locus can then create a route for you if you want, which is what I do if I'm traveling on actual roads, as opposed to off-road.
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    Huh, I'm not having much luck with that either. Sorry if I'm clogging up the thread here...I've tried everything you guys have suggested, and it's just not working for me. The track is still very rough after trying the different things you all have suggested...I may just be doing something dumb when trying to get the GPS apps I'm using (I've tried both Locus and OSMAnd) to snap the rough track to roads.

    I also tried decreasing the daily mileage and travel time as much as possible in Furkot, as well as increasing the number of waypoints per track as much as possible, to get the most waypoints per mile I could. However, then I again get "Download failed -- Server error." I'll keep trying, and thanks for all the help!