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Discussion in 'GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me' started by levain, Jun 26, 2014.

  1. chrisjk

    chrisjk Been here awhile

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    Just had a look at the file in Basecamp. Many of the tracks are very short (1 or 2 miles) and it certainly would make sense to join them up into longer sections. I would pick start and end points that coincide with things like overnight stops. This would let you reduce the number of tracks to something manageable. (I wouldn't have one long track although it's perfectly doable, as I'd like to identify the sections by some meaningful title relevant to the section).

    This would be a simple task to do in Basecamp which although much maligned, is actually a good tool for this sort of thing. The 54 points is a trivial thing for Locus to handle. I would probably classify them according to type and stick them in folders named accordingly. I don't see where Brouter enters consideration. You already have a gpx route so there is no need for an offline routing engine unless you plan to depart from the trail in the middle of nowhere in which case your need for Brouter will be defined by what you want to do.

    Basecamp is a free download and you could accomplish the task on the global map it comes with or download a suitable OSM topo map. No need to spend and money.
  2. DaMonk45

    DaMonk45 I B Da Monk

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    ok, here is what i did....I started with your orginal track.
    I tried to import that into FUKOT but it said the file was too big.

    so I used itn to open it.
    then I started to export each track alone and import them into furkot
    I only did a handful and got this track from furkot.
    So far they do not look bad and a nice track to follow or turn into a route if you want.

    With just a bit of work you can make a great route or track which ever you want.

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  3. cyberdos

    cyberdos Easy Bonus Loop

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    You will not be able to use Brouter or any other type of routing for off road tracks. You can use the Guidance feature and it will alert you when you're off route.

    You should be able to join selected tracks once you import them so you can follow one days track or break it down by gas stops. I prefer doing this in Basecamp but it can be done in Locus. If I wasn't leaving right now I would crank out some joined tracks for you. If it's not urgent right now i can help you out later.

    [edit] crap, I didn't see the two posts prior.
  4. jekaio

    jekaio Ride The Lightning

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    Have a little over a week before we attempt it.

    That's why I'm saying if I have to put time into cutting it all up I can, I just need to know if I have to be on the internet/laptop or not. (Traveling in my van)
  5. ohgood

    ohgood Just givver tha berries !!!

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    I'm importing it now to see how bad the mess is.

    1 the tracks span several states, I would create a GROUP for them (big ride or similar name) then divide them by state, if I divided them at all. you don't want to split them up too much, because then it will be hard to remember where to look for them.... when you need to turn on an alternate route. I would leave his color choice so that referencing then after the trip would make sense if/when the author asked for the name/color. you could keep originality and create your own track from them also.

    2 I would combine my intended route into a one track per day gpx file, color it a good visually appealing shade, that I normally use for that type of navigation and then file that track without guidance. you can turn on waypoint proximity alerts if you like, and locus will let you know when you get closer to the waypoints that matter.... without annoying you about every bend in the road.

    3 I would chop MY TRACK into state by state, but leave HIS ROUTES in one directory so that sorting by distance would be easy.

    4 I would do that, I'm actually doing that right now, with locus, on my phone.

    5 I only use brouter for building routes when I don't have internet access.... map quest is faster.

    6 don't worry about the size, just use the chunks you need and hide the rest until you think you need them.



    edit....

    this is an incredible mess of tracks. wow. it looks like someone recorded them by whatever their device choose to record them, dumped it all in a salad bowl and shook it up for fun before spilling the names onto a windy road.... then decided to start over and just leave it all as it was.

    a couple of times.

    then shared it on the interweb.
  6. cyberdos

    cyberdos Easy Bonus Loop

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    OK, I tried. But after about 20 minutes of editing I wasn't even past Montana. That file is garbage.
  7. cyberdos

    cyberdos Easy Bonus Loop

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    Alright @jekaio
    Since I have a little bit of time (and I hate being defeated by tracks) I broke down the file into states.

    Montana
    Idaho-Wyoming

    Utah-Colorado
    New Mexico

    The first two I cleaned up the best I could. The other two need to be cleaned up but at least you have them here to work on if I or anyone else willing to take a crack at it can't get to it.
  8. DaMonk45

    DaMonk45 I B Da Monk

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    just because I could I imported the utah colorado and new mexico into osmand
    they worked great thanks!
  9. cyberdos

    cyberdos Easy Bonus Loop

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    I dunno about working great. Following a track off-road in Osmand kinda sucks.
  10. DaMonk45

    DaMonk45 I B Da Monk

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    oh, I dont mind it
    but then I am color blind
  11. cyberdos

    cyberdos Easy Bonus Loop

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    Do you just keep your screen on all the time and look down at it or have you figured out a better way?
  12. DaMonk45

    DaMonk45 I B Da Monk

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    I just follow the lil blue line.
    i glance down once in a while...stop when i need to
  13. cyberdos

    cyberdos Easy Bonus Loop

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    I've tried doing that and it just doesn't work for me. I'd rather have Locus alert me when I'm off track so if I do miss a turn I'm only 300ft away from it, not several miles away. this is especially important when you're running a track where you might run out of gas if you add too many miles to it. And to me, missing turns is annoying as hell.
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  14. Tripped1

    Tripped1 Bitch called me a feminist.

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    Anyone have the ear of the Locus devs?


    I just found the first failure in app capability, I need a call audio stream to work withmy senas, media doesn't interupt the intercom, calls do, so I using Locus with my girl on the bike means visual only.....or OsmAnd and its lack of screen lock.....which it used to have.....
  15. webmonstro

    webmonstro A Aventura Continua....

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    Screen lock ? You mean rotaition ?
  16. Tripped1

    Tripped1 Bitch called me a feminist.

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    No I mean screan lock without a specific action the screen does not work. OsmAnd USED to have this, the button was removed at some point and it makes the app useless in the rain.
  17. DaMonk45

    DaMonk45 I B Da Monk

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  18. ohgood

    ohgood Just givver tha berries !!!

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    make sure you have Dev tools enabled in Osmand, I don't recall the screen lock, but I bet that's where it is.
  19. Tripped1

    Tripped1 Bitch called me a feminist.

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    Nope thought of that.

    It used to be a button on the map display.
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  20. ohgood

    ohgood Just givver tha berries !!!

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    well stink. I wish I could stay current with all these apps but I'm always behind.