mappite.org - create routes easily, feedback wanted!

Discussion in 'Trip Planning' started by gspeed, Apr 4, 2015.

  1. hennessyktm

    hennessyktm Still here...

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    Still can't get it to work.

    I cannot get a route built (not just waypoints, an actual route) to go from mappite, into basecamp, and into my GPS. I understand BaseCamp is not necessarily required to transfer waypoints from mappite to a device; however, as mentioned, having only waypoints in my GPS isn't what I am looking for. I am looking for a route.

    I am sure I am screwing something up, or missing a step, but I can't get to to work.

    Thoughts...anyone?
  2. gspeed

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    A route gpx file basically contains just waypoints and the instruction to tell the device to recalculate the route across them. If you export as a "route (gpx)" and copy directly the RouteName-rte.gpx file in the GPS device (/GARMIN/GPX) - that will work. You should find the way to make it working with basecamp as well , I'm aware of other folks importing mappite routes fine. Unfortunately I can't help on that one since I don't use windows!
  3. sajor

    sajor Been here awhile

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    In the past i used this application with success but now when im in mid point of making my route when i press to make a way point it goes forward instead of connecting with my last way point.
  4. hennessyktm

    hennessyktm Still here...

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    Thanks for the input. I'll keep at it and report back WHEN I figure it out.
  5. gspeed

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    Here we are: long tap (or right click) on the bar icons and the correspondent items on map will disappear. I would need to create a new video tutorial soon or later...
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  6. gspeed

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    I finally updated the video... about one minute for a quick overview:

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  7. sajor

    sajor Been here awhile

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    I'm about to leave for a Lil day trip to do some trail riding, I used mappite to create my route from start/end of trail, the trail starts off the highway and could be a little hidden lol, is there anyway I can edit mappite to start from my home to start of trail.Thx
  8. Starstruck

    Starstruck Been here awhile

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    Nice! Works great.
  9. gspeed

    gspeed Adventurer

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    Hi, not sure I get it - do you mean how to add a new waypoint at the beginning of an existing route? [answer is click on + sign next to the first waypoint name on the bottom left panel]
  10. raiderone

    raiderone Been here awhile

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    I use mappite and scenic now for all my route and navigating now. Got rid of the garmin crap, your site is perfect. Thanks for making it
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  11. gspeed

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  12. Dolly Sod

    Dolly Sod I want to do right, but not right now

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    You should combine forces with the guy that does kurviger. His curvy road routing with your ability to save tracks to the browser would be a good combination.
  13. gspeed

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    thanks Dolly - that looks interesting, it actually uses an open source routing engine which I might use as well... I'll check better and maybe contact them.
  14. Scrooge

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    Just stumbled on this thread and and checked out your creation. Gotta say, love the mappite site. Very well done. I've also been playing with furkot for a few days and like it as well for different reasons, but it can be confusing and frustrating at times. I like the premise of Mappite; lite, simple, and just plain works. For me it's perfect for laying out a day trip or even a weekend when all I'm interested in is riding. It's very quick to lay out and export a route and that is a huge benefit to me. Thanks for making it.

    I do have one issue that I can work around but don't understand why it is happening. I create a route, name and save it, and then export. It goes into my downloads folder, but the file is just called "unknown". Doesn't have file name or extension. Apparently all the data is there because I can rename it with Finder and then send it to my gps, open the track in Osmand and everything is there. By the way, my browser is Safari 8. I don't think it's user error or a browser setting because it doesn't happen when I export a furkot file.
  15. gspeed

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    @Scrooge I realized I never answered you. Thanks for the appreciations - Safari 8 ignores an html5 attribute preventing the file name to be set properly when the file is generated in the browser. Technically, Mappite gpx files are generated within the browser in javascript language, rather than in the server and pushed to the browser, as furkot does. The issue should be solved in Safari 10.1+ (if anyone can confirm I would appreciate!)