Rally Navigator - Create Rally Roadbooks with Google Earth and GPS

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

  1. 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!
  2. 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

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    Enjoy.
  3. oossie

    oossie Been here awhile

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    Nice new features! Thx!!!
  4. 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.

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  5. 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.
  6. 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!
  7. 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
  8. DaveRMS

    DaveRMS Long timer

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    We'll fine tune the autosave. Simple.

    Dave
  9. 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
  10. 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...
  11. Yellow Pig

    Yellow Pig Allergic to asphalt!

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    Damn, that's scary!
  12. 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.
  13. 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
  14. Yellow Pig

    Yellow Pig Allergic to asphalt!

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    Nice!
  15. DaveRMS

    DaveRMS Long timer

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    Hi all,

    Auto-save is now a bit more friendly. It honors typing as "activity" and only saves when you are idle. It will not save while you have the waypoint editor open. You can also disable auto-save if you promise that you will save your work frequently ;-)

    Duke, good tip on using the "copy" function.

    Cheers,
    Dave
  16. homerj

    homerj 742 Evergreen Terrace

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    Fantastic Dave. And thanks for the note about the backups.
  17. RenoMoto

    RenoMoto Rally Navigator

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    Beta Team:

    Thanks to your detailed feedback we have made significant improvements to Rally Navigator.

    We're in the final stages of our beta development.

    If you haven't visited Rally Navigator in a while, please take a few minutes to check it out and let us know what you think.

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    Platform Features:

    • Fixed the failed save issue some users were experiencing - This was a real frustration!
    • We now have a Version History feature so you can revert if you make a mistake.
    • Compatible with Google Earth 7.x No more hassling with GE 6.2
    • Much quicker loading of GPX track imports
    • Improved Route Library and sharing function
    • Replaced auto-save with an automated save reminder
    Pre-running Features:

    • Create route from GPX or scratch
    • Export your route to your GPS unit as pre-run aid
    • After pre-run, overlay GPX tracks and waypoints over your route to make corrections
    Roadbook Customization:

    • Show-Hide individual CAP headings and GPS coordinates
    • Drag and drop road segments and 5 simple text desriptions
    • Draw roundabouts
    • Calculate and report fuel range in the header
    Printing

    • Supports continuous roll printing
    • Improved formatting of the printed roadbook
    www.rallynavigator.com

    Huge thanks to Dave Peckham (DaveRMS) for his insane coding skillz!!
  18. beechum1

    beechum1 Dandole Gas al Burro

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  19. Uller

    Uller Long timer

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    Just finally getting around to playing with your awesome program.

    I have a suggestion and/or comment.....

    I have used the website www.gpsies.com on quite a few occasions to create some awesome tracks using google maps. One of the very cool features of this site is the ability to select whether the track you create follows roads or if it should follow a straight line between points.

    This is extremely helpful when following a marked forest road or two track as you can then zoom out quite a ways and then add another point and then your track will follow the road perfectly for many miles. It will even follow turns connecting the shortest route via road between the two points. This saves you a ton of time having to click points around many, many turns through the mountains. You could then go back and modify, label and tulip your route as needed.

    For instance, I just created the same 28 mile track in gpsies in roughly 1/10th the time it took me in rallynavigator.

    Just a suggestion. Awesome program. Thank You!
  20. Evil Invader

    Evil Invader Been here awhile

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    Still missing roadsigns pointing left and railroad(crossings)...
    Otherwise I'm happy! :1drink :D

    You're doin a great job! Thank You!! :clap