Rally Navigator - Create Rally Roadbooks with Google Earth and GPS

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  1. Bluebull2007

    Bluebull2007 Adventurer

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    Thanks quick feedback Dave. I've noticed changing my main route from 2ndary road to HP does not give me the dotted line. It does however changed the road types to others as need be. When I drags the HP (off piste) road type it displays it as a secondary road type not a dotted line.

    I'm running i.e. 10 , maybe that will help?

    Thanks again
    Neil
  2. DaveRMS

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    Well, if you suspect the browser, you can always try Chrome or Firefox. I don't have Windows, so I'm no help. But on my Mac it appears to be working fine with HP.

    Dave
  3. Bluebull2007

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    So its not supposed to run on ie??
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    beechum1 Dandole Gas al Burro

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    Not that it's "not supposed to," but it's hard to replicate all types of environments during Programming, Dev and even live beta testing. Platforms, OS's and browsers are hard enough, then you have versions of browsers, versions of HTML, versions of JS, then JSOP, plugs-ins, add-ons..... Just the first two create nearly 50 combo's, then adding browers are another factor of ~10... etc.

    IE is really heavy on it's own and can be clunky when trying to render some types of frontend and backend webbased programming.

    That doesn't really help, but hopefully explains a bit of the headache in coding.
  5. Bluebull2007

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    Thanks Buddy. :thumb

    Well I have downloaded Google chrome and will see how it goes. I found the save function froze as well, and I lost a lot of WP's. Hopefully it will go better now on GC.

    EDIT: Both the saving and the dotted line for HP work on GC. So I can confirm that using IE10 is not recommended.
  6. DaveRMS

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    We have been doing EXTENSIVE diagnostics over reported save problems. In every case it's been a slow network connection. 30 seconds is a max we can't move. The largest route we have is still very small (1.9MB). For most modern "broadband" that's not a problem. However, anything slower than 1 Mbps "upstream" you can run into the save problem. Sometimes people have really slow uplinks (satellite or some wireless).

    We are considering options for "incremental" or "diff" saving, but it may be a bit until we see that one.

    Dave
  7. Bluebull2007

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    My connection is not that great, so I fully expected it to be a little slow. The difference between IE10 and Chrome is huge. IE just froze after the circle thingy within a minute. I left if for about 20 minutes just in case, but it did not change. On Chrome saving was no problem at all, apart from the usual network delay, but it always looked like something was going on. I noticed the program seemed much more robust in the Chrome environment. So I would just say don't use IE with this product, because after all we know Windoze is pretty rotten. :lol3

    It a fairly specialist product that no everyone will use so rally diehards shouldnt mind using it with other std freeware.

    Frankly I wouldn't worry about the gradual save thing and rather work on other stuff. :thumb
  8. RenoMoto

    RenoMoto Rally Navigator

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    Things are busy at Rally Navigator World Headquarters (My desk at home)

    Enduro Format Roll Charts are nearly here! Who is interested in Narrow format roll charts from Rally Navigator? Any thoughts on the format (visual design)??

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    See you at the Baja Rally!
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  10. RenoMoto

    RenoMoto Rally Navigator

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    Here is a closer look at the Enduro Format, any feedback on the design?
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  11. 12Bong13

    12Bong13 Been here awhile

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    Try to keep the same look as the 6'' version. Distance should be to the left and also more important than cap I think.

    Leave text simple like 6'' version (Left, Stay left, straight...) for example.

    When should we expect a beta release? Can we sign up to test?
  12. DaveRMS

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    It's currently accessible only to "Pro" users. They are testing it for an event. We'll probably roll it out after things settle down following the Baja Rally.

    All the information in the narrow version is the same as the wide version. Our approach so far is that routes should be created in wide format and printed however the user wants. So, we don't change any information between the two. Formatting is all that has to change.

    Dave
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    12Bong13 Been here awhile

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    Great! Thanks for the info.:clap
  14. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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    Sorta related question...Any idea what printer a guy could buy that will print out the two inch roll charts? aka not have to have folks tape sheets together...

    Thanks in advance, keep up the good work :thumb
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    Cool, I was just thinking about these 2 points, Size and printer!

    Ted, I forgot to speak about that this afternoon but some Sharp "last generation" copiers can print "non-stop" (with the correct driver and latest firmware), using the by pass as paper source
    But I'm affraid 2 inches is to narrow to be sure the paper is correctly pulled in a straight way (the wider the paper is the easiest)

    Laser printer is good, because water resistant, but an old matrix printer epson or HP could be usefull to print roll chart

    The next step will be "where to buy the paper" (2 inches, cash register is a good source)

    Edit: Labels printer (Dymo) could be a good way to go but dealing with the label size to fit the roadbook may need some test
  16. Bluebull2007

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    I prefer the traditional look.

    Also it would be good to be able to enter in some text on the tulip window if that is doable, like this:

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    Not the best example I know, but what I have noticed missing is that sometimes you have say two compressions 100m apart and you want to be able to indicate that somehow on the the same tulip diagram.
  17. RenoMoto

    RenoMoto Rally Navigator

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    Here is the latest Rally Navigator feature - "Reset to Zero"

    Simply drag and drop the "Reset to Zero" Icon (In the Signs tab) into the proper Waypoint and Mileage is reset and recalculated.

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    BAM!!

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    Doesn't that get you PUMPED!! Maybe just a little?
  18. rinho

    rinho Rinho Féroce

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    Thanks!
    Easier/faster than adjusting the trip, very helpfull for those who can't
    Also easier and more professional than splitting the RB in 2 or 3 parts
  19. Bluebull2007

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    Thats a good mod! Keep them coming!! :clap
  20. beechum1

    beechum1 Dandole Gas al Burro

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    This came up this weekend while we were marking up our rolls at colonet. Ned mentioned that two tulips with a Δ of say a few tenths, this recommendation would have been much more convenient.