Rally Navigation Roadbook Creation

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  1. c.vestal

    c.vestal Rally On

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    Finally a preview. I have been hearing about this project for along time. So cool to see a preview!!! :clap:clap:clap

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  2. Hayduke

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    So in theory, I could ride a route, upload the tracks into google earth, then print out a roadbook from that?
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  3. Yellow Pig

    Yellow Pig Allergic to Asphalt!

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    Looks great, but it seems like it would only give you left/right etc and not the rest of the intersection which is critical as a reference point when navigating.
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  4. c.vestal

    c.vestal Rally On

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    Yes!

    I think that is the first auto generate from the tracks. Assume you can override / change out tuplips for ones that may not catch the first run.
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  5. HogWild

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    It may LOOK that easy, but there is still a lot of work to get all the information and tulip right. The tool will help a lot, but I would not say it will make it "easy", just "easier".
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  6. greglewis

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    So how exactly do you do that? Or, in the alternative, is there a way to load a gps track into Google Maps, and have it show the directions?

    Thanks
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    make with the accounts already.:deal
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  8. DaveRMS

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    Yup. It imports all the GPX track points, then you just follow that route. Any point that is "navigationally significant", like a fork in a trail, you just click the point and it appears in the roadbook, with an auto-generated tulip.

    Dave
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  9. Yellow Pig

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    When I did my roadbook the first time I used the GPS mileage. When the riders actually rode it using the odometers on the bikes there were quite a few mileage not matching issues. I had to go back and re-do all the mileage using the stock KTM Odometer to correct the problem.
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  10. DaveRMS

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    Common problem. We plan on allowing overridable mileages just for this.

    Routes always need to be pre-run for verification. They are never 100% accurate on first creation.

    Dave
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    Any way to change the tulip to add significant objects, etc. that may not show up on the google earth view?
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  13. Hayduke

    Hayduke ///SAFETY THIRD/// Super Moderator

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    BTW- IN when this is ready and up for sale. :deal
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  14. c.vestal

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    I think they will have a whopping 5 sales from this thread. :lol3
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  15. greglewis

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    What platforms does this run on?

    Thanks
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    Hayduke ///SAFETY THIRD/// Super Moderator

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    That's probably about it. :lol3
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  17. DaveRMS

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    Mac and PC in any modern browser.
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  19. RenoMoto

    RenoMoto Rally Navigator

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    At the risk of saying too much, too soon....

    Rally Navigator features in development:
    ● Drawing tools for detailed Tulip creation
    ● Drag and Drop FIM - Dakar Rally Navigation icons
    Configure roadbook from imported GPX track, still requires manual waypoint placement.
    ● Header function with Miles, WP, Fuel mileage, altitude profile, start finish,
    ● “Virtual Pre-Run” Google Earth route flyover with synchronized roadbook,
    ICO, Compass display
    ● Utilization of Google Earth roads & routing function - snap track to road
    ● Saving/Sharing preferences: Private - Share with select friends - Public
    ● Fully searchable Route library - search by ratings, location, creator etc.
    ● Support for comments and ratings on each route
    ● Facebook Integration, sharing and authentication

    Lots of work still to do. The end product should be fantastic.
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  20. NordieBoy

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    We have expectations now.

    High ones...