Help me improve Furkot, a free online road trip planner

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  1. bozmotodual16

    bozmotodual16 GuttenTight Supporter

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    Amen to that! Thank you!
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  2. melitele

    melitele Furkot Developer

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    You can import a GPX either as a trip or you can add waypoints, routes and tracks one-by-one from a GPX file: https://help.furkot.com/how-to/import.html
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  4. markinthailand

    markinthailand Long timer

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    What you are after is more about the GPS. I use Galileo Pro, and it allows you to group and turn off and on tracks. It runs on both iOS and Android. I use it with Furkot all the time and it is a great combo. So no need to use Furkot while riding -- I use my laptop to explore and create possible routes, load them into Galileo Pro, and then I can see them (or not) while on the road. Lots of ways to skin that cat.
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  5. Tiger993

    Tiger993 Been here awhile

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    When you import a track that also contains waypoints/POI's, does Galileo plot those as well?
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    markinthailand Long timer

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    I don't know -- I don't use those. But it might. There is a free version you can download that is great, and try it there. Let us know!
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    Tiger993 Been here awhile

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    A few minutes after I asked you the question above, I downloaded the trial version :D

    The answer is yes, Galileo does plot waypoints that are contained in your imported GPX file. My testing so far has been to build an on-road track in Furkot with a couple of gas stops and campground POI's, export it as a generic GPX, place it in a Dropbox folder, and import from Dropbox right into Galileo. Works seamlessly.

    Galileo places the track on the map and your POI's are marked and named on the map. Fantastic! I'm going to play around with it for a bit and see how well the handles turn-by-turn navigation.
    Thanks for mentioning the app, it's going to be fun to test it out. :beer
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    2WheelieADV Long timer

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    I have to use Furkot in conjunction with google maps as Furkot maps aren't easily readable. I wish they'd improve on it and show small routes more standing out and seen on a wider scale.
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    @Tiger993 I did the same here. Works with iCloud too. Do you see the POI's with their individual category icons from furkot in Galileo ? I have to reassign them manually in Galileo. I Imported a (merged) 10'000km track with over 100'000 points and it seems to work fine :-) : I imported another track/route with lots of POIs and no problems there either. So far I love the furkot+Galileo experience !
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  10. melitele

    melitele Furkot Developer

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    I hear you. We are working with our map tiles provider - Stadia Maps - to pull updates from OSM quicker and to display more details.
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    Tiger993 Been here awhile

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    Nope, me neither, the import didn't apply Furkot's icons.
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    melitele Furkot Developer

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    Furkot exports symbols for waypoints using Garmin naming convention: https://help.furkot.com/how-to/export.html (at the end of the article).

    If anybody knows what names Galileo uses for symbols, we could add it to Furkot as an option.

    Alternatively, Galileo could recognize Garmin symbol names - it is a quasi standard (in the absence of actual one).
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    Glad to help! It isn't perfect, but it is a great app. The only thing I want is vector topo maps (Pocket Earth has those but support for tracks is lousy).

    Enjoy!
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    You could try contacting the developer on Facebook. They (I think it is just one guy) do sometimes respond. But I don't know what they do for symbols. That would be great.
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    melitele Furkot Developer

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    I'll look into that. Although, in my past experience, contacting developers and making suggestions works better when it comes from users...
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    I sent them an email a few hours ago suggesting them to follow this thread. I can follow up on this if you want.
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  17. melitele

    melitele Furkot Developer

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    Please do. It'll be very helpful.
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  18. benedict63

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    @melitele I got an answer from @GalileoApp. Not sure I should post this here and I apologise if I am doing something against the rules. (Galileo's email address is public)
    maybe you could contact Yulia and see if you could find a simple, elegant and easy to implement solution ?

    Thanks a lot :-)

    Begin forwarded message:

    From: Galileo Offline Maps Team <info@galileo-app.com>
    Subject: Re: Galileo + Furkot
    Date: 8 January 2019 at 10:05:54 CET
    To: Benedict

    Dear Benedict,
    thanks for bringing this to our notice and your kind words about the app.
    Unfortunately, the app doesn’t support custom icons for bookmarks (pins) for the time being, but maybe the following could help.
    To save icon category we use tag inside kml/gpx . It’s stored as a number from following list of icon types:

    "star", // 0 Other
    "bank", // 1
    "car_service", // 2
    "theater", // 3
    "education", // 4
    "cinema", // 5
    "restaurant", // 6
    "health", // 7
    "police_station", // 8
    "residence", // 9
    "supermarket", // 10
    "sport", // 11
    "airport", // 12 new bookmark categories
    "bowling", // 13
    "cafe", // 14
    "camping", // 15
    "gas_station", // 16
    "golf_course", // 17
    "heart", // 18
    "hotel", // 19
    "monument", // 20
    "museum", // 21
    "parking", // 22
    "pub", // 23
    "railway", // 24
    "wifi", // 25
    "star", // 26
    "star", // 27
    "star", // 28
    "star", // 29
    "1", // 30 svg volume 2
    "2", // 31
    "3", // 32
    "4", // 33
    "5", // 34
    "6", // 35
    "7", // 36
    "8", // 37
    "9", // 38
    "10", // 39
    "bus", // 40
    "beauty_salon", // 41
    "bike", // 42
    "ferry", // 43
    "casino", // 44
    "bar", // 45
    "dentist", // 46
    "disco", // 47
    "gym", // 48
    "info", // 49
    "karaoke", // 50
    "man", // 51
    "music", // 52
    "office", // 53
    "pizza", // 54
    "playground", // 55
    "pool", // 56
    "post_office", // 57
    "spa", // 58
    "zoo", // 59
    "fast_food", // 60 vol 3
    "pharmacy", // 61
    "store", // 62
    "car_rental", // 63
    "car_sharing", // 64
    "mall", // 65
    "jewellery", // 66
    "baby_goods", // 67
    "market", // 68
    "clothing_store", // 69
    "ATM", // 70
    "charging_station",// 71
    "star", // 72
    "star", // 73
    "theme_park", // 74
    "tram", // 75
    "viewpoint", // 76
    "WC", // 77
    "car", // 78
    "drinking_water", // 79
    "vet", // 80
    "caravan", // 81 vol 4
    "helicopter", // 82
    "radio", // 83
    "speedcam", // 84
    "hiking", // 85
    "tree", // 86
    "paragliding", // 87
    "kayak" // 88
    Hope it helps.

    ---
    Best regards,
    Yulia Musaeva
    Galileo Offline Maps Team
    @GalileoApp

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  19. melitele

    melitele Furkot Developer

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    @benedict63 Thank you for getting the info. That's should be enough for us to map Furkot icons to Galileo symbols upon export. I'll let you know when we implement this.
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    melitele Furkot Developer

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    Furkot has been around for a while now and we would very much like to continue. To that end, we need to make some changes to stay on a sustainable path. Our primary and preferred source of revenue for Furkot have always been commission fees generated by Furkot users making lodging, car, or flight reservations. To supplement that we are now introducing Furkot Pass: https://help.furkot.com/getting-started/furkot-pass.html

    There are 2 features - terrain maps and bulk downloading of maps for offline use - that we have introduced with a disclaimer outlining a possibility of fee-based access. Both will now be available under the cover of Furkot Pass.

    The Furkot Pass is free to users who make reservations using Furkot and, for those who don’t, also available for purchase. All the features covered by Furkot Pass can be tried out for free.
    We have had a lot of help developing Furkot from users making suggestions for improvements and uncovering issues on this very forum. On behalf of Furkot team, I would like to thank you for that and, as tokens of our gratitude, extend free Furkot Passes. We will be sending them out in the next few days.

    If you have been in direct contact with us, we’ll email you your Furkot Pass. If not or if we somehow missed you, please reach out to trips@furkot.com or DM me.