What is tulip: Tulip is an open source software project for creating cross country roadbooks. People tend to have various workflows for designing routes, stages and roadbooks. Tulip is designed to optimize the creation of routes in a simple, basic set of steps using an intuitive, fast, and visually succinct UI and resulting cross country roadbooks. It is an app which is installed locally on a computer running OSX10+ or Windows 7+. Tulip currently uses the Google Maps API which requires an active internet connection for operation since it dynamically fetches the mapping data via the connection. Even though an internet connection is required to run the app, all roadbook and gpx data files are stored locally. This allows local backup or cloud based storage and sharing via methods like dropbox, google drive, email, and most others. It’s totally up to the user whether to share their routes and how to do it. Additionally, using cloud sharing allows collaborative work on the same route, meaning you and your friends can work and save on the same file! Tulip also provides a simple but clever route assembly process that greatly enhances the ability to cut up previous routes and assemble them together in new combinations. Take 3 roadbooks, cut out the good sections, and assemble them into a new roadbook in minutes. Tulip’s primary purpose is to promote the growth of cross country rally. It is free to use, and the GPX export is formatted so that devices and apps like Rally Comp and Rally Blitz can import this file with all WPM, WPS, DSZ, ASZ, DSS, and ASS route notifications baked in. This is a collaborative endeavour that will hopefully be used with other apps and projects in the future. If there are any other device or app creators out there who would like to integrate with Tulip please let me know, I want to help you! What tulip is not: This is not software for making dual sport roll charts or road rally or rallymoto type routes, though it is open source and with a little bit of knowledge of HTML, CSS, and JS can easily be modified to do any of those things if someone was inclined. Tulip is not intended as a commercial product. It's free and will always be free as long as I can afford to support it. Paypal donations will be accepted to help support infrastructure costs, though nothing is set up and the moment. As part of not being a commercial product, it comes with no warranty or support. This is basically a project I put together for fun and I’ll be chuffed if people enjoy using it, and more importantly share routes with their friends, but I don’t have a ton of time set aside for continual support. I have also not intended to make any sort of statement to the current rally products available in the the market. This project has actually been inspired by the other product, approaches and people in the industry. It is simply something I created to address the way I’d like to build roadbooks (which it did) and I hope it adds value to the worldwide rally community. ANYONE is free to take code, workflow, images, lexicon glyphs, logos, or design and use it as they see fit as long as such derivatives are properly attributed per the GPL-2.0 license. Go build something neat on top of what I’ve done and please let us know what sort of neat things you’re up to. So how can I get it: I had grand plans to do some fancy schmancy packaging and have a download server but turns out I'd rather ride or work on bikes than figure that out at this time. Until then... To get your copy just download it from one of these links: Windows 7+ https://www.dropbox.com/s/cd6831hvjmlcqfh/tulip_v1.8.4.zip?dl=0 OSX 10+ https://www.dropbox.com/s/6fg05ekaq8qvmso/tulip_v1.8.4.zip?dl=0 @rides2little has written up an awesome manual as well which should help those of you getting started: I'd like to thank inmates: @pilo for all his great ideas, motivation, inspiration, and feedback on this project. @rides2little for being my main man for testing inspiration and feedback. @theantipaul for all the help with gear and protection items for my various racing and non racing misadventures. @cross-country for letting some stranger chase him around the Glade in NM like 6 years ago and letting me tag along on some crazy adventures. None of half of the shit I've done on a motorcycle would have happened if it wasn't for this guy. Happy Rallying!