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Discussion in 'Mapping & Navigation' started by EmmEff, Jul 28, 2014.

  1. DaMonk45

    DaMonk45 I B Da Monk

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    With brouter there are quite a few diffrent profiles you can use. They will all change how it works. You need to play with them and see which comes up the the route that best matches what you are looking for.
  2. ohgood

    ohgood Just givver tha berries !!!

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    points of interest are too unreliable. in the past I would trust them and find upon arrival that the store hours had changed, moved, or closed. now I Google a location and call ahead to verify. THEN I'll save my own waypoint, with a good description, and date it. if it's a year out of date, expect it to be wrong/closed/etc and you're usually right.

    there are places like poi factory that have lots of info, but things change rapidly now. better to call ahead. also yelp and Google reviews are very reliable for gaining insight.
  3. dflow

    dflow Been here awhile

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    Gas station locations are what I need in rural settings. In general I manage my fuel range with very few issues but when riding with others the urgency always seems to be stepped-up. Before I know it I'm required to find fuel quickly and being the lead/navigator with GPS it is up to me. In the past my dedicated GPS unit had an adequate POI library (albeit out of date) filling the need. Not so with Osmand. Most stations where I ride are located in small towns and are likely not the only one and so if one closes we are still covered. I've checked POI Factory before and will need to look further. Does Locus have a POI library?
  4. DaMonk45

    DaMonk45 I B Da Monk

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    Small town gas stations are always going to be a hit and miss.
    I have maped a lot of things, and stations are always one of the headaches.
    Best you can do is find a source you trust and do your best to keep up with changes.
  5. Ogre_fl

    Ogre_fl Long timer

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    Ok, new issues I could use some more help with.

    Made a few routes and noticed many "turns" did not seem to have any notifications, as if they were continuations of the same road.
    I want those kind of notifications.

    So I tried to swap back to osmand.
    It does not seem to recalculate when I make that change.
    Is there a way to make it recalculate a given route?

    Also when I went to change it back Brouter was no longer an option.
    I tried closing and reopening osmand but that did not work.
    Oddly it seemed that I had to connect to wifi for that option to come back.
    Does this sound right? You cant swap routers without being connected.

    Also I can not actually open Brouter.
    I get an option to select a routing profile but then it just goes back to the home screen. Is that right?
  6. Ogre_fl

    Ogre_fl Long timer

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    Uggg.....now I keep getting a warning that brouter service is not available and I cant get it to show as an option.
  7. DaMonk45

    DaMonk45 I B Da Monk

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    once I have brouter setup....I never really go into it again till I need to update the tiles....about once a month or so
  8. ohgood

    ohgood Just givver tha berries !!!

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    yes , but it relies on open street map data. if your maps are up to date, it should be pretty close, but I don't trust anything in map data as far as closures or business hours anymore.

    here's what it looks like
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    navigating to a poi is pretty easy, or using Google street view, or passing off the coordinates to another GPS application

    it's usually better to call ahead and verify.
  9. wbbnm

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    +1. Finding gas stations in remote areas is one of the most difficult parts of trip planning. You have to know where the gas stations are before you start out sometimes.

    I keep my own library of gas stations out west. Whenever I see one in an unexpected place, I make note of it.

    Jerry Counts, Countdown, does an excellent job of marking gas stations in his tracks for the western US both here and on GPSXchange.com.

    In some cases I post a thread in one of the regional forums asking about the location of stations in a given area. This has always worked well.

    Furkot does a pretty good job of showing gas stations at wide zoom levels, but it doesn't seem to know about a lot of out-of-the-way stations.

    Based on my experience I would never rely soley on a POI for a gas station when it is the only one for 50 miles or so.
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  10. DaMonk45

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    West Texas rule of thumb. If you have near 1/2 tank...you see a station....Stop
  11. Ogre_fl

    Ogre_fl Long timer

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    Is there a quick way to review or see your route on the google earth or google maps app?
  12. thump!

    thump! Adventurer

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    This is something many easterners just don't comprehend. Sometimes "out there" there's no gas for 200 miles. That pretty much never happens east of the big muddy. But on more than one occasion, I've needed a range of 225+ miles in rural areas of western states.
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  13. cyberdos

    cyberdos Easy Bonus Loop

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    It's best to give the gas station a call prior to leaving on your trip to make sure it even exists. For those that find out of the way gas stations it's good to ask about a phone number so that you can update OSM and GM with it.
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    More than once I rolled into a station at 0 dark thirty, had a nice nap till they rolled in about 6.
    In the western states you just do not take chances.

    In case you were wondering...they were not suprised to find me there asleep...I had the feeling it was not the first time it happend.
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    cyberdos Easy Bonus Loop

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    In Locus it's as easy as taping on the track and sending it to google earth.

    [​IMG]
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  16. Ogre_fl

    Ogre_fl Long timer

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    Ok, thanks. So you need Locus too.
    Still trying to learn Osmand, don't know squat about Locus.
    Do you open or transfer the GPX from Osmand in it?
  17. vagabondmatt

    vagabondmatt '99 DR350SE

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    Do you folks use any particular online platforms for storing and sharing your tracks? I currently just stick my GPX files in Dropbox, but there seems to be an uptick in sites that are geared toward more interactive and feature rich track storing-sharing experiences like Rever. Thoughts/experience with that sort of thing?
  18. ohgood

    ohgood Just givver tha berries !!!

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    i keep mine on Google drive. until gpx hosting starts PAYING ME for my tracks, I'm not planning to let them charge for em ;-)

    the -feature rich " stuff so far just means using more data and more battery to do stuff online, instead of giving me a simple download link.
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  19. ohgood

    ohgood Just givver tha berries !!!

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    you've misunderstood easterners... we know there are vast expanses of nothing out there, but it just isn't very appealing, so we skip it.
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    Those are all really good points...thanks for your thoughts. Cheers