FURKOT the Online Trip Planning Tool

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

  1. lkraus

    lkraus Been here awhile

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    Works fine here in Chrome 63.0.3239.132 (64-bit) and Firefox 57.0.2 (64-bit) on Win 7 SP1 Build 1130.

    Shows route on left quarter of window, Street View on right 3/4, both views zoom in and out as desired.
  2. dpike

    dpike Been here awhile

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    i should have added that furkot is my goto mapper and it makes it so easy export the trip and pull it into basecamp to either be uploaded onto your gps, sounds cumbersome, but it's amazingly simple.

    furkot wishlist.. have an increased accuracy option to make the track a bit tighter to the route you select so you don't have to drop shaping points quite as often to smooth out the curves.
  3. imintman

    imintman FL_atlander

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    Just some general observations from fumbling around with FURKOT: I find my GPS less likely to alter my custom route (road) if I select the track option only in FURKOT and then let the GPS unit convert it to a trip after I download it. This has been the case for several GPS units I've owned in the past few years. Also, if for some reason things go awry during one of my trips I delete it (the trip) and do the track to trip conversion again and all is well. It only takes a few seconds to do that.
  4. lkraus

    lkraus Been here awhile

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    Where are you seeing discrepancies? For me, the route shown in Furkot always follows the road. Occasionally Basecamp will show straight lines instead of following the road's curves, especially if I move a waypoint or shaping point. Makes no difference if I create the route with Furkot or with Basecamp only. I can get the Basecamp route to follow the road curves by opening the route properties and recalculating. That's a Basecamp quirk, not a Furkot issue.
  5. dpike

    dpike Been here awhile

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    good point, i didn't look at it that way.

    i'll try the recalculating tip them.
    thanks.
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  6. DRTBYK

    DRTBYK All Things GPS

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    The Furkot Dev Team are working on the ability to follow roads closer without having to add lots of Pass-through Points (Shaping Points) as well as the option to add more points to Exported Tracks. The limiting factor at the moment is Google Maps API and Googles Licensing Costs. Once Furkot moves to their own standalone Routing Engine, this type of option should be doable from what I'm told.
  7. Cataract2

    Cataract2 Where to?

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    Wonder if Furkot will begin to use OSM maps as well due to such a shift.
  8. DRTBYK

    DRTBYK All Things GPS

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    The use of OSM Maps in Furkot is a current feature - and they can be saved offline.

    Offline Map saving...

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    OSM Map in Costa Rica
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