Rally Navigator - Create Rally Roadbooks with Google Earth and GPS

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

  1. beechum1

    beechum1 Dandole Gas al Burro

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  2. homerj

    homerj 742 Evergreen Terrace

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    Bingo. But does it even need to find the point on the course? I'm not sure how the backend between GE and the RB that eventually gets printed works, but even if there were no GPS coords for the inserted item the "in between" tulip would still have value to the rider.

    Not to pile on, but speaking of GPS coords. Perhaps a happy medium between every tulip gets GPS coord, or no tuplip gets GPS coords would be a "every 10th tulip get's GPS coords" This would still allow for positive navigation, albeit with a lot of back tracking if you have to use the coords. This would help prevent people from getting too lost, but still reward those who navigate the course correctly.
  3. Hayduke

    Hayduke ///SAFETY THIRD/// Super Moderator

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    They've already changed that. If you un-check the "show all gps coordinates" or the "show all cap headings", you can just go to the tulip you want, and double click the CAP or coordinate, and that particular one will show, while the others remain blank. Very slick. :thumb
  4. DaveRMS

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    Love it when the users can help other users. Uh, what do they call that... community FTW!

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  5. RenoMoto

    RenoMoto Rally Navigator

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  6. RenoMoto

    RenoMoto Rally Navigator

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    Here is a better video of Rally Navigator - Premium Features in action.

    • Snap Track to Road - Utilization of Google Earth Roads & Routing Function (After a TON of work, this feature is working well!)
    • Create Rally Route From Imported GPX tracks
    • Show and Hide CAP Headings and GPS Coordinates for each Waypoint
    • Export GPX Tracks of Routes to GPS Units for Pre-Running
    • Import Captured GPX Tracks Over Existing Routes to Correct Route After Pre-run
    • Premium Print Detail vs. Basic Free Print Detail

    <a href="<iframe width=" 1280"="" height="720" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/6-ukczF5Fvg" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen=""><iframe src="//www.youtube.com/embed/6-ukczF5Fvg" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="720" width="1280"></iframe>
  7. HogWild

    HogWild Scott Whitney

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    Incredible!



    Video goes blank at 4:00.
  8. RenoMoto

    RenoMoto Rally Navigator

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    Scott:

    Thanks for the heads up - I fixed the video and added screen shots of Premium vs. Free Print Detail.

    Adios!
  9. RenoMoto

    RenoMoto Rally Navigator

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    We just added another round of updates to Rally Navigator and I am particularly impressed with the Snap to Roads function.

    With just 2 clicks on the mouse, a user can produce a roadbook with multiple accurate waypoints and detailed turn instructions, all straight from Google Maps road and routing data. This is a HUGE time saver for portions of routes that are covered by Google Maps, which is a surprisingly large portion of the roads in the world, and just getting better.

    Check out the video - See it in action:

    <a href="<iframe width=" 1280"="" height="720" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/g0tjjog-pqY" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen=""><iframe src="//www.youtube.com/embed/g0tjjog-pqY" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="720" width="1280"></iframe>
  10. RenoMoto

    RenoMoto Rally Navigator

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    Hello:

    Has anybody played with the Snap to Roads function in Rally Navigator? I'm curious to hear how it went and if it functioned in a predictable way. Check out the VIDEO for a quick overview.

    To activate the feature, hold the "Control" key while clicking the Map. This will "Snap" the route along Google Maps road info. It will also drop Waypoints at each Google Maps road intersection along the way.

    If you hold "Control" and "Alt" while clicking the map, Navigator will also include Google Maps turn instruction in the Text field.

    Give it a whirl at www.rallynavigator.com

    Hope you see benefit in this new feature. It has been a HUGE time saver for me.
  11. italrally

    italrally Been here awhile

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    May be my mistake, for working with snap to roads, using firefox or safari with a mac with the ctrl or alt button is not working. May be do you used windows buttons ?
    thx. Mic.
  12. DaveRMS

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    It's &#8984; and &#8984;-ALT on a Mac.

    For what it's worth, I use a Mac and Chrome for all my Rally Navigator coding work, so it gets the most testing of all the Mac browsers.

    Dave
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    italrally Been here awhile

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    :-):-):-) okay, works perfect now, thank you very much Dave !!!
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    with a gpx overlay of one track (yellow line) and waypoints (yellow pins)

    Try to set a trackpoint, next to the gpx track line it sets a trackpoint.

    But

    on the yellow line it does not set a trackpoint.
    underneath lays the google earth street line (white line)
    so i can not set ctrl+mouse trackpoint on this white line on a junction.

    The yellow gpx overlay line is blocking the draw process.
  15. RenoMoto

    RenoMoto Rally Navigator

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    I thought it would be cool to publicly share the Pony Express Route from the Reno Rally via Rally Navigator. I made it personally, we have ridden it, it's ready to go. Just print and ride.

    This route is Public in the Rally Navigator Route Library (requires a free account). Grab your friends, come to Reno and experience an all day Moto Adventure.
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    Rally Navigator - Reno Rally - Pony Express - 190 Miles - 280 Waypoints

    Start/Finish: Double Diamond Athletic Club. 9400 Double Diamond Pwky, Reno, NV 89521
    Depart Double Diamond Athletic Club in Reno, NV for a challenging ride through the Hills above Virginia City - Dayton - Pony Express Route and back to Reno. Advanced riders with proper safety and communication gear only. NOT big bike Friendly. Come in the Gym and say "Hi!"

    Be patient while it loads - it's a long one!

    If you dig it, Please share this link around and try to get more riders excited about Rally - it's our Mission!
  16. RenoMoto

    RenoMoto Rally Navigator

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    Here are a few more screenshots of the Reno Rally - Pony Express Route. I realize this goes directly against the "Route is Secret" part of Rally, oh well.



    Overhead shot - notice the Gas range for this ride is 130 miles. Gas in Dayton at again along HWY 50.

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    Looking Westward from Fallon toward Lake Tahoe - Ride sections of the Vegas to Reno race course and Historic Pony Express route. HP across ancient dry lakes and ride along the Carson River.

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    Looking south from Reno towards Lake Tahoe - Ride thru historic Virginia City mining district - then across the Pony Express route to the Desert

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    Start - Finish at Double Diamond Athletic Club. 9400 Double Diamond Pkwy. 89521

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    You can view and print the route here: Reno Rally - Pony Express Route - 196 Miles - 280 Waypoints

    Be sure to come in and say hello!! (Ask for Mike) You are welcome to park in the lot.

    Go for it and have fun!
  17. AugustFalcon

    AugustFalcon Long timer

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    So I printed out the first couple of pages of the rally. It was missing the images of the stop sign, speed limits and others both on the printed page and in the PDF. FWIW I am on an iMac running OSx 10.8.5.

    Is this normal because I haven't yet paid the upgrade fee or is it a bug?
  18. DaveRMS

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    Icons are a premium feature. See the comparison here a few pages back: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=851881&page=19
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    This really is an excellent product, I will be buying the premium for sure. :clap

    A couple of questions:

    1) When you start out a route, the default road type is main road. How does one change this default?

    2) Sometimes there is a complex tulip which has a number of points just after the WP, like a U turn followed by a right hand bend almost immediately. When I choose the point for the tulip, RN takes the heading as the direction from that first point to the next digitized point. This is not the final direction after the turn. So the question is: Is there a way to edit the CAP heading or get the correct heading without having to make two tulips right next to each other?

    3) Finally not all of the Dakar icons are available, EMP, S etc. Is there a plan to make them available or does this appear in the premium version?

    Thanks :thumb
  20. DaveRMS

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    1) Click on the road type in the editor. Mike's videos demonstrate this feature.

    2) Editable CAP heading is in the product roadmap. The calculated tulip is not based on the next "waypoint", but the next "trackpoint", so you don't need another "tulip" right next to it--just a trackpoint.

    For now, two options satisfy most scenarios: a) finesse the trackpoints, b) put a range of CAP headings in the description (e.g. "CAP 210-250" means that it starts at 210 but settles into 250). Then suppress the display of the calculated CAP (the videos show how to do this too).

    3) Yes, we plan to add all the Dakar "text" as icons. For now, you can type "EMP", or "S".

    Dave