Kurviger route planning map.

Discussion in 'Trip Planning' started by zzzak, Mar 28, 2017.

  1. zzzak

    zzzak Been here awhile

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    Thought that I'd share this with y'all, just enter your start place and destination and it will find the windiest roads on the way.

    https://kurviger.de/en
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  2. Macho Man2

    Macho Man2 Been here awhile

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    I just tried this and looks like it's going to be usefull,THANKS!!
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  3. RBEmerson

    RBEmerson #1 Earl Pitts fan!

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    You loved it before, you'll love it even more now!

    DISCLAIMER: I know the developer and I probably had some small hand in suggesting some things, but otherwise have no skin in this. I even paid the Pro fee (out kindness and feeling guilty about not donating sooner).

    The Kurviger.de web site, which started as a twisty route finder for European riders, grew up to the point where it can handle anywhere roads are found on a map. That is, you can go twisty-hunting here in the good ol' USofA, the UofK (OK, UK), or oh... Canada...

    The site starts in German unless you use www.kurviger.de/en or choose the English option on the German page.

    Kurviger.de can draw "OK, I'll accept some slabbing" routes, "don't want no slabs, don't want no corkscrews, do want curves", or "bring it on!!!" routes. They can be modified in lots of ways, and the results can be exported to anything that can handle a .GPX file - such as Base Camp. Or the route can be saved with a unique URL which, of course, can be shared. This site has a lot going for it, but... kinda sucks to carry your laptop, a satellite hotspot, and gen set to keep everything going. But wait...! Now there is... "Kurviger!" for any AndyOS phone.

    Kurviger! does all the neat stuff the web site does and you can take it with you. The free version is fully functional, does the routing, etc. The Pro version adds voice navigation, improved map imagery (3D shading for terrain), extended round trip routing (600 mi, 1000 km), alternative routing, and a turn adviser to point out "can't turn into a one-way street" sorts of things.

    Kurviger! is free, Kurviger! Pro is $6.49. IMHO it's one of the few apps that's more than just another "Talking Tom" or "Beer Chug" app that wears out after 5 minutes.

    Almost forgot... Play Store - search for Kurviger. Easy-peasy.
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  4. Craiyg

    Craiyg Adventurer

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    Thanks for sharing, another great looking resource in the arsenal!
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  5. RBEmerson

    RBEmerson #1 Earl Pitts fan!

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    You're welcome! This app is almost like using Maps or Waze, minus traffic reports. The app uses OSM (Open Source Maps). It's not so much updated as continually revised as people report closed roads, construction, etc. So far, I've encountered only one obvious error, and that was in Switzerland. It was cleared up in about a week. Something like the Atlanta I-80 mess, or the PA-NJ Turnpike bridge closing are covered ASAP.
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  6. Craiyg

    Craiyg Adventurer

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    Great, thanks for even further information/detail. A plethora of resources out there for scenic routes and paths less-traveled. How do you find it compares to just selecting 'Avoid Highways' on Google Maps?

    I'll be embarking on a USA/Canada cross-country trek come the end of May. Would likely be using an app like this along with the other resources in National Park areas and in between. If it is good at finding some scenic routes and twisties, will certainly give it a try...but if Maps gets you on some of the same roads with more current updates I can see why people stick with what they know.
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  7. RBEmerson

    RBEmerson #1 Earl Pitts fan!

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    Kurviger doesn't just avoid highways, it avoids residential areas as much as possible, too. I'll ask Robin what else it avoids and what it favors. Remember there are three planning modes: accept some highway time, no highway but no really out-there routing, and favoring curves over limiting distance. In some cases the routes are the same, but that's almost always where the road net is so thin there aren't many choices to begin with.

    The best test is to ask Kurviger to get you from Philadelphia to Norfolk and ditto for Maps.
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  8. vagabondmatt

    vagabondmatt '99 DR350SE

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    This seems like a really great app, and I am just starting to use it. When do you think the web version will have english measurement settings like miles, feet, etc? Also, one simple thing that I cannot figure out is how to clear a route from the web version when I want to start over!
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  9. zzzak

    zzzak Been here awhile

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    There's a red garbage can on the left for deleting the route, as for the other question learn metric, an easy way to convert is multiply by 6 and move the decimal point, for example 60k x 6 = 360, move the decimal point and you get 36 miles or just drop the zero so it becomes 6 x 6 = 36.

    Edited because I'm an idiot.
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  10. Myway

    Myway Long timer

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    Since when.............I know it as OSM is Openstreetmap OSM (disambiguation) . And it is not directly a map, it is a database of nodes ways (closed ways) and relations.
    People can make a map of it, as background map as tiles (images) or as vector, then the app uses a appstyle to visualise each node way relation. This data is also used for the overlay routeline when calculating a route.
    Openstreetmap, de site has a example of that the carto map, which can be used by a different licence than the database.
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  11. bete

    bete misguided adventurer

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    I have been playing with (Kurviger) so far I like it, seems ez to use. Also I here they are working on a gravel roads preference
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  12. Contevita

    Contevita Cigar Adventurer

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    Thanks. I just downloaded the app to my phone, going to try it out this weekend.
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  13. Gham

    Gham Long timer

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    I used it on my laptop but can't seem to find the app on my iphone,what am I doing wrong? I did a search and it shows "no results"
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    jhuttj n00b

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    On Iphone it uses SCENIC
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    Gham Long timer

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    thank you
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  16. kurviger

    kurviger Bloke from Kurviger.de

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    This is on the to-do list :). The app supports imperial and metric units, the website should be able to handle imperial units anytime "soon".
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  17. Sabu

    Sabu Adventurer

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    +1 Can recommed the Android App and web portal. I've used it this year for about 10'000 km. Planning, sharing and routing works very well. Our group uses different navs (Garmins an Tomtoms). I just send the link of the tour to the group and they easily export what ever they need.
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  18. skew

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    +1 I highly recommend trying and buying the Android app its worth every penny to me. I have rode more in the last 6 months using this app then in the last 10 years. Its so nice to just say I want to ride 100 miles and it finds a loop on real motorcycle roads within seconds and with the last update it will give you a choice of up to 3 different routes.
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  19. kurviger

    kurviger Bloke from Kurviger.de

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    Thanks for the nice words, I am really glad you like the app and enjoy riding :clap.
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