Rally Navigator - Create Rally Roadbooks with Google Earth and GPS

Discussion in 'Racing' started by RenoMoto, Dec 29, 2012.

  1. italrally

    italrally Been here awhile

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  2. DaveRMS

    DaveRMS Long timer

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    Hi,

    We just pushed a new release to the site. It appears to take care of the reports of not being able to open a new route after it has been saved. Thanks to the two folks who PM'd me with details.

    We still recommend that you save frequently. There may still be a gremlin floating around where saving may fail. You don't want to be caught out with hours of unsaved work. "Save early, save often" as they used to say.

    We plan on implementing an auto-save function as well.

    Dave
  3. DaveRMS

    DaveRMS Long timer

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    Hi,

    Just thought I'd throw this out there... we have room for another developer on the Rally Navigator project. We want another rally enthusiast. As the product is free, there isn't any cash to share, but we have some intangible and other tangible benefits to offer.

    [​IMG]

    JavaScript, jQuery, and/or Ruby on Rails. Google Maps or Google Earth API experience a plus. If you can help, drop me a PM or email. Let's not muck up this thread with replies.

    Thanks,
    Dave
  4. DaveRMS

    DaveRMS Long timer

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    We've just pushed some new code out. We now auto-save your route whenever you are idle for 10 seconds. This should prevent data loss if you have unsaved work at the same moment you find a bug.

    Enjoy!
  5. Hayduke

    Hayduke ///SAFETY THIRD/// Super Moderator

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    Keeps getting better and better! :thumb
  6. marcuss

    marcuss Mahout

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    It's all ship shape and Bristol fashion now. Great work!
  7. Happe

    Happe Offroad Nut

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    Thanks Dave,

    works a treat now.

    Autosave is a bit brutish now. Hacks in while writing.
    Caused me once to edit the wrong entry


    cu
    Stefan
  8. RenoMoto

    RenoMoto Rally Navigator

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    We have been coding to the new Google Earth 7.x and think we have got is sorted.

    No more messing with the old GE 6.2

    Enjoy!
  9. RenoMoto

    RenoMoto Rally Navigator

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    Recent updates to the Waypoint Editor:

    • Road types are always visible and ready to drag and drop
    • Added "Off Track" road type (Dashed line)
    • Added 5 simple turn instructions to drag and drop

    Next features in development:

    • Ability to change road type of default tulip
    • Drag Speed and Sign Icons into the text box
    • Ability to show/hide selected CAP headings and GPS coordinates

    [​IMG]

    Enjoy.
  10. oossie

    oossie Been here awhile

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    Nice new features! Thx!!!
  11. F650Dakar_Norway

    F650Dakar_Norway What off-season?

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    This application is awesome. Best thing having emerged since I started motorcycling 35 years ago. Can't wait to use it, so we've teamed up some dudes here in Norway - checking it out this coming season in the Norwegian wilderness :deal

    Edit: For the record, I'm using the latest version of Google Earth - with no issues whatsoever.

    Computers:
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    b) Macbook Air 11", 4mb RAM, 128GB SSD, Mac OS

    <style type="text/css"> p, li { white-space: pre-wrap; } </style> <table style=" margin-top:0px; margin-bottom:0px; margin-left:0px; margin-right:0px;" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="2"> <tbody><tr> <td> Google Earth
    </td> <td> 7.0.3.8542
    </td></tr> <tr> <td> Byggedato
    </td> <td> 2/26/2013
    </td></tr> <tr> <td> Byggetid
    </td> <td> 17:21:18
    </td></tr> <tr> <td> Gjengivelse
    </td> <td> DirectX
    </td></tr> <tr> <td> Operativsystem
    </td> <td> Microsoft Windows (6.1.7601.1)
    </td></tr> <tr> <td> Videodriver
    </td> <td> Google Inc. (00008.00015.00010.02189)
    </td></tr> <tr> <td> Maks teksturstørrelse
    </td> <td> 4096x4096
    </td></tr> <tr> <td> tilgjengelig videominne
    </td> <td> 1696 MB
    </td></tr> <tr> <td> Server
    </td> <td> kh.google.com
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  12. homerj

    homerj 742 Evergreen Terrace

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    Dave and crew, this is such an awesome tool. thank you so much for your efforts. In the last week I've put together 3 routes. I have noticed a slight bug in the auto save when typing in the text box to the right of the tulip. I doesn't seem to recognize typing in that box as activity. When it auto saves you get kicked out of the text box and have to re-enter it via the "edit" icon in the top R of the tuplip.
  13. Yellow Pig

    Yellow Pig Allergic to Asphalt!

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    But at least it's saving.

    All my prior issues have been fixed by the latest upgrade. The Autosave is a bit brutish, but it works.


    Great Job!
  14. Happe

    Happe Offroad Nut

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    Dito :wink:

    If you ever think of releasing a stand alone Software, I'm game :deal
    Happy to pay for it.

    Stefan
  15. DaveRMS

    DaveRMS Long timer

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    We'll fine tune the autosave. Simple.

    Dave
  16. Hayduke

    Hayduke ///SAFETY THIRD/// Super Moderator

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    :becca

    I don't know what happened, but I printed a route this morning and went out to verify mileages. Came back and made some changes, then saved it. Seemed to work ok, but then I tried to open it again and now, the whole route (basically) is gone. Lost everything from 5 miles on, in a 70 mile route. :baldy
  17. Hayduke

    Hayduke ///SAFETY THIRD/// Super Moderator

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    Looks like the route didn't open entirely due to some glitch when I tried opening it the second time, so when it auto saved it only saved what did open, and lost the majority of the route. I'm afraid to open any of them now; if they don't completely load, then the autosave kicks in, seems like I could lose another route. :uhoh I had many hours into that one. :cry


    edit: I guess the fix is to make sure to make many copy's of each route so that hopefully you can go back to a remaining one if a glitch wipes out the route you are working on...
  18. Yellow Pig

    Yellow Pig Allergic to Asphalt!

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    Damn, that's scary!
  19. Hayduke

    Hayduke ///SAFETY THIRD/// Super Moderator

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    Just make sure to make copies of your routes. In your route library, there's a button for "copy". I'd make a copy and work on that, and when it's completely finished, save it with a new name. I had a lot of work into that one; I should have thought about the copy feature. Don't know if I have it in me to redo it.
  20. DaveRMS

    DaveRMS Long timer

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    For beta testers, we have backups and can recover routes if lost due to a glitch.

    Dave