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Discussion in 'Trip Planning' started by LasseNC, Feb 13, 2012.
Has anyone used Microsoft Streets & Trips?
The new version exports to GPS and has some nice features for planning extended trips ... finding hotels, estimating times & MPG ....
New 2013 version is only about $30 on Amazon, I'd spring for that if it worked well!
The Harley tools has a few quirks, but seems to work well... interface is similar to Google Maps which I like very much...
You do need to lay in waypoints so that if your GPS does a route recalculation it doesn't screw things up too badly, but maybe "they all do that"?
Honda's tool is similar but maybe not as advanced as the Harley tool...
Thought I'd add MotoGoLoco Maps to this list:
Any trip planning apps for the android??
Harley trip planner is not too bad, really.
There was one advertised on here a few months ago.
It uses google maps and is pretty simple.
I downloaded this on you guys recommendation.It works pretty well for my needs,thanks for the tip.
I've been on the Harley site for awhile now and I don't see a "dirt road" option? Unless you mean, dragging the auto-generated route onto dirt roads?
The ultimate tool
You can't make them to automatically prefer dirt roads, but the site will route through the dirt roads if you drag the route with your mouse.
I have upgraded to BMW Nav V, which can create routes from tracks without recalculating, so I switched to ridewithgps.com, which allows exporting the routes as tracks.
Ah yes, of course. Thanks, and for the tip on BMW Nav.
Not sure if this is the one you're thinking of: roadtrippers.com, if not, worth a shot. It's a great way to plan a motorcycle trip.
You can also try Tourstart.org where you can plan your ride and share - and transfer to a Garmin, TomTom or Navigon. It is also possible to get gpx data if you want.
If you have an iPhone you can use the app which also features voice guided navigation.
I like the Tourstart site even made my profile, now if there was an android app it would be even better.
The Android is under development and will be released later this summer. Now testing the first version and all looks good.
Send me a beta and will provide feed back.
Please offer a paid version without advertisements. The extra data costs incurred for downloading the ads while travelling, especially across borders, can be severe.
Both the existing iPhone App and the future Android are planned to be without adverts. The current iPhone app have a free version with limited functions - where access to the navigation is paid. Both iPhone version do not have any adverts. The Android app will be made the same way.
The existing iPhone app is an online system, which are to be changed to offline once the Android is finalized. The Android will be born as an offline system with maps covering the entire world.
Therefor I fully agree, it does not make sense to have adverts which will load the roaming - and personally I am not happy about adverts too, so for now the plan is to keep both the paid and free versions free from ads.
Will add you to the list for Beta testers once we are ready. It might take a month more before we are ready. We are testing internally and that is too early for beta test.
i have a question. Not necessarily for you, but since you own a site you might have an answer. Why are most of these mapping sites based on Google maps? It takes Google months to update their maps whereas maps like Openstreetmaps is updated constantly.
I'd love to find a motorcycle friendly version of something like Opencyclemap that uses Openstreetmaps but with a topographical interface with contour lines. This makes it much better for off road mapping.