Rally Navigator - Create Rally Roadbooks with Google Earth and GPS

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

  1. guns&coffee

    guns&coffee Long timer

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    So you guys are using an inkjet to print? I've tried to find a setting on my Canon that will let me use the rolls, but haven't found anything that looks right. I think the paper that I have is regular paper.
    How long do you guys make your rolls on the Moose chart holders? I see where I can do a custom size paper for my printer settings.
  2. DoctorDemento

    DoctorDemento n00b

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    Like MasterMarine was saying, we use Epson (T20 I think) thermal receipt printers. Pros, they are designed to use 2.25 rolls, print continuously and are very fast. Cons, they only print in black and white. Every year, once the road book is finalized, I have to fiddle with the PDF and printer settings to get it to look right.

    If you could get the ink jet to work, a little color would go a long way.
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  3. homerj

    homerj 742 Evergreen Terrace

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    What is the difference between Cap C (calculated) and Cap A (average). In the past i'd used Cap A for very faint roads that meander a bit off the true cap around bushes etc, but go in the Cap A direction. How is Cap C derived?
  4. rides2little

    rides2little Braaaaaap Supporter

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    Average would be a slightly winding road that heads in a general direction, or possibly an HP/OP section where you can't physically travel on a specific cap.
  5. homerj

    homerj 742 Evergreen Terrace

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    That's how I've been using Cap A. So how is that different from Cap C?
  6. rides2little

    rides2little Braaaaaap Supporter

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    Just searched the 2020 FIM regulations and there isn't a specific mention other than in the Lexicon page.

    Maybe Calculated means via GPS/satellite imagery rather than on the ground? :hmmmmm
  7. homerj

    homerj 742 Evergreen Terrace

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  8. HogWild

    HogWild Scott Whitney

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    I don't know what the calculated heading is. I had the same question the first time I saw it. My guess is it's the straight line heading to the next point as measured from Google Earth or similar, though I'm not sure about that. I have a lot of questions about the new lexicon list. Whoever created that needs to give a sentence or two to describe each item that isn't completely obvious.
  9. RenoMoto

    RenoMoto Rally Navigator Supporter

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  10. HogWild

    HogWild Scott Whitney

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    From Shorty, with translations added...
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  11. patek_ambassador

    patek_ambassador Adventurer

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    Does anyone have any Roadbook files on the east coast in the US they can share? I’m looking to practice my Roadbook skills but so few adequate areas on the east coast.