Rally Navigator - Create Rally Roadbooks with Google Earth and GPS

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

  1. Yellow Pig

    Yellow Pig Allergic to Asphalt!

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    Nice!
  2. DaveRMS

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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
  3. homerj

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    Fantastic Dave. And thanks for the note about the backups.
  4. 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!!
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    beechum1 Grimace Soup

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  6. Uller

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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!
  7. 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
  8. DaveRMS

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    We're working on this one. Thanks for your "vote".

    Dave
  9. DaveRMS

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    We're working on adding more icons, as well as the ability to upload your own.

    In the meantime, I've seen people using the fence icons as RR tracks. You can also rotate and resize all the icons.

    Dave
  10. DaveRMS

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    Duke,

    Are we on the right track with the new changes re: no auto-save and version history? I think this takes care of that accidental save problem, as well as providing a safety net.

    Dave
  11. Hayduke

    Hayduke ///SAFETY THIRD/// Super Moderator

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    Yes! Great stuff, Dave!

    I was playing with it this morning; Working well for me so far. Tomorrow night, I'm off to verify some big roadbooks I've been working on for awhile. :thumb
  12. RenoMoto

    RenoMoto Rally Navigator

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    Duke:

    Be sure to capture your tracks from your pre-run. Also, drop waypoints in your gps as needed along the way.

    The GPX track and WP overlay feature is a huge help when making corrections after a pre run.

    You can also export the GPS tracks from Navigator to your Gps to lay out your pre-run. It will export directly into the MapSource software.

    We will be adding a filter to automatically filter your track to 500 track points (the max a Garmin gpsmap60 will handle)

    Let us know how it works out.

    Thanks!
  13. Uller

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    Is it just me that is unable to see the GPX Import option once a Route is started?

    From the directions: Use the "Import GPX" button in the Roadbook field and search for the GPX file on your local computer. Import this file to Rally Navigator.

    I don't see this currently. The only button I see is the GPX Overlay button once I go back into a route I have already created. Thanks!
  14. DaveRMS

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    That is correct. "Import GPX" is used to create a new route from your GPS track. At the moment, we only allow this once, as a way to create a new route. Once the route is created, only the "Overlay GPX" is allowed.

    In the future, we will likely allow more flexibility.

    Dave
  15. Uller

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    Dave,

    Maybe I'm just being slow today (maybe it is every day....:D) but, I don't recall ever seeing it as an option. Even before creating a route....

    On another note, I have been trying to resist buying all the roadbook gear just cause I'm so far away from all the races and won't really get to use it that much. This darn program is going to cause me to make a large purchase in the near future. I can't wait to properly ride the route I am creating. Thanks.......:D
  16. DaveRMS

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    Good eye, Uller! We moved that feature to the "premium" feature list, but I forgot to let the beta users have access to it. I'm deploying that fix now, along with a couple other minor changes.

    Dave
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    So.... How much we talking for premium?

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus
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  20. homerj

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    The fence works fine as RR Track. Maybe just an RR crossing icon in "signs"? There are already a ton of icons in in land marks and my laptop screen is basically at capacity