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Catskill Dual Sport Tracks, web app and Viewer

Discussion in 'Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carp' started by CannonsvilleRider, Jun 30, 2014.

  1. CannonsvilleRider

    CannonsvilleRider Been here awhile

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    All of my tracks are now color coded and packed into a MapViewer at this URL

    http://www.advCatskills.org/CatskillRides.jar

    The jar file is updated regularly, so you will need to download it again to see the updates.

    You will need Java, the viewer is a signed jar file that is executable. It supports zoom via the slider or a mouse scroll wheel, dragging with a mouse, and selection of tracks via buttons on the bottom pane. The tracks are color coded red=dirt, blue=scenic, green=two track, black = blacktop. To run the program, download the jar file and open it. It should work on Windows, Macs, and Linux systems. Sorry, no Ios or Android yet.

    There are menus to export all tracks, as well as to import your own track to compare.

    Updated: 8/1/2015
    This project has evolved significantly over time,

    There is now a web based map http://www.advcatskills.org/Maps

    and a list of tracks as gpx and kml files.

    http://www.advcatskills.org/Maps/Tracks



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  2. CannonsvilleRider

    CannonsvilleRider Been here awhile

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    I updated the Viewer to export tracks as gpx files

    11 Loops
    12 "Octopus Arms"
    8 Tours
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  3. Looksgoodinblack

    Looksgoodinblack Long timer

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    Excellent! Great job

    Edit: Let me rephrase. It's beyond awesome! I was just trying to figure out an adventure route for me and wife from Hancock as I do not ride the Quarry Run anymore. Bingo!
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  4. CannonsvilleRider

    CannonsvilleRider Been here awhile

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    Thank you for the feedback, I will see what I can improve.
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  5. ADVwanaB

    ADVwanaB BOLD NEW AVATAR

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    I will be with you Pete.:clap
    Are you able to get the .gpx files together?
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  6. Mohawk Unit

    Mohawk Unit Been here awhile

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    This is serious business. I'd found your older maps on here in the past but this is sick!!!
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  7. Looksgoodinblack

    Looksgoodinblack Long timer

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    All the routes on the map are in gpx. You need to export it to your computer and load into GPS. I use Base Camp.

    As far as feedback, I don't know what can you do better, I seem to have difficulties in figuring out the total mileage of the routes but I'm a GPS noob:lol3
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  8. CannonsvilleRider

    CannonsvilleRider Been here awhile

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    It's possible that some of my gpx segments aren't connecting within the track causing problems on programs that sum the mileage. I will take a look.

    Coming soon, the ability to import other gpx tracks for comparison.
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  9. GirlRyder

    GirlRyder Queen of Flugistan

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    :raabia:bow:queenie
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  10. CannonsvilleRider

    CannonsvilleRider Been here awhile

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    I updated the program so the File import gpx menu works so you can compare to another gpx file.
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  11. scudrunner82

    scudrunner82 combustion addict

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    Seriously Dude.... You're the MAN. Thanks for doing that.. :freaky
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  12. GirlRyder

    GirlRyder Queen of Flugistan

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    What is the color code key, are the red ones "very difficult" .. or ?
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  13. kbroderick

    kbroderick Long timer

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    Very cool app. If I may ask, why roll your own app rather than leveraging one of the prebuilt options out there?
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  14. CannonsvilleRider

    CannonsvilleRider Been here awhile

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    black=paved (black for blacktop)
    red=maintained dirt (Dirt in the northern Catskill is red)
    blue=scenic or twisty (lot's of blue sky or blue water
    green=unmaintained dirt, (green for grassy, rocky or muddy most difficult)


    There is some subjectivity, I have noticed that I rated the same segment red on one route and green on another route, with the difference being when I rode it.
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  15. CannonsvilleRider

    CannonsvilleRider Been here awhile

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    I rolled my own because I had the pieces on hand from past work projects, most of the work was already done in third party libraries, I am very experienced in Java programming, somewhat of a bigot about other languages and I knew the Java approach would be useful off line and fast enough for 30 tracks and thousands of points.

    Coming soon, text descriptions of the different routes.
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  16. Hobbomock

    Hobbomock Eyelidist

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    Thank you C-Rider!

    you've helped me choose routes in the past and now you're luring me (& Others) back to the Cats

    Well done
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  17. CannonsvilleRider

    CannonsvilleRider Been here awhile

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    Thank you for the feedback. What goes around comes around! It's ironic that you posted today, I just got back from riding from Port Jervis to Bear Mountain on the route you posted back in in April. Rt 1 and the seven lakes section were a new experience for me. Thank You!

    https://www.google.com/maps...
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  18. CannonsvilleRider

    CannonsvilleRider Been here awhile

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    I added Lundy Rd to dead ends, as well as two worthy "street tire" routes.
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  19. ogklx400

    ogklx400 Long timer

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    It was nice running into you out of the blue Dave on Lundy road on Sunday. Next time I go back there im going to have to cross that stream.:D
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  20. CannonsvilleRider

    CannonsvilleRider Been here awhile

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    So did you have any second thoughts at the end there? On the stairstep rocks? Or jumping the tree? Or did you just follow the tracks of the fool that had just been there?
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