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Discussion in 'Mapping & Navigation' started by DRTBYK, Dec 2, 2014.
I did not know that. I've always just planned my trips from a departure time. Good to know, thanks!
Alright brain trust, what am I doing wrong here? This is the latest KAT (Kentucky Adventure Trail) route and how Furkot displays it. I can't seem to fix it. Here's a link to the file: http://annessky.net/kat/
If you compare the picture from the KAT thread (http://advrider.com/index.php?threads/the-kentucky-adventure-tour-kat.919224/) it looks just a bit different.
It looks like you just tried to import the GPX file into a New Trip. That will not work with a file that has Tracks and Waypoints - especially if some of those Tracks are not on routable roads. I suggest that you look over my Furkot Pro Tips video on importing GPX Tracks.
This is what the KAT GPX file looks like in the FIND drawer. Then, basically, you just need to add one Track at a time to see if it can be calculated as a route. Otherwise you just add it to the PLAN as an off-road route.
That’s exactly what I did, I figured it was something with the way I did it. Thanks!
I’ll give that video a look.
The Furkot team has been busy this winter with a number of new updates that are described in the Furkot Vendor thread. The Gas/Fuel Stop feature is much improved, although you still need to verify your Gas Stops, especially in rural areas, as the MyGasFeed.com data source has some old/bad data in those areas. Unfortunately, there isn't a better North America Gas Station data source that has an open API that Furkot can link to. On a more positive note, I particularly like the persistant view of the PLAN Stop Filters (once you select the Filter icon).
Ok Dan (or anyone else), I figured out how to pull in the tracks but my next stumbling block is inserting a POI into one of those tracks without having it go all wonky. I was able to get it to work but wanted to see if there's a more efficient way.
I'm working with the Main 1 track of the KAT and I wanted to insert the Civil War Site. I found it in the Find drawer and selected Route - that resulted in a re-route that I couldn't figure how to get rid of. I then tried Maybe and then selected it when in the Plan drawer - same result. I ended up splitting the track at the point where the symbol landed and called that point Civil War Site then deleted the point sent from the find drawer.
That worked but it seems tedious, am I missing something again?
If this explanation is confusing I can post some pictures.
What are you trying to accomplish? The KAT tracks have already been made for you.
Trying to learn Furkot by using established tracks so I can see when I do something wrong.
Plus I’m also building a route down to MMM and I wanted to include part of the KAT. So it’s kind of a two birds with one stone thing.
Here's what I do: first, I will find the area on the map and along the track that I need to make a change to, such as when I want to add a POI. Then, I will place a new "pass through point" on either side where the new POI will go. This allows me to unlock a very short track segment - created by the new pass through points - for editing, while keeping the rest of the track locked and intact.
Then, I will go to the Find drawer, select the POI, and add it as a stop. Furkot may place it in the wrong order which will be evident on the map. If so, I simply return to the Plan drawer and click/drag the new POI to the correct spot in the sequence by placing it in between the two pass through points I created. (Make sure you have the Plan drawer set to view pass through points, otherwise, they are hidden.)
Hope that helps!
I’ll give that a shot, thanks.
That worked! Much easier than what I was trying, thanks.
If you don’t need to actually have the Track take you to the POI, you could simply add the POI as a MAYBE. When you export the Trip all of the MAYBEs become Waypoints. No routing required since you’re exporting your trip days as GPX Tracks anyway.
Did not know that either. If I had sent the practice route over to the 590 I probably would've seen that. Time to do that, thanks again.
Have looked around some and haven't seen this Q answered elsewhere, so here goes... I'd like to have a multi-day trip be a single route on my Garmin Zumo 660. Is there a way with Furkot to have the trip show up as happening all in a single day (no matter how long it is) -- or some other way to force the Garmin into putting it all into one route?
I tend to do this in Garmin Basecamp once I've exported the track from Furkot, although there may be a way to turn off the "day" feature in Furkot prior to exporting.
In Basecamp you can select multiple tracks, right click and choose "join":
No BaseCamp needed. Set your TRIP Start a Day & End a Day times to the same time. That tells Furkot you are traveling 24hrs/day. Then set your TRIP Daily Milage to some number larger than the length of your route distance. This will force your Trip PLAN to be in one Day. That will give you what you desire when you export to GPX.
Ooops! Almost forgot, you need to set your TRIP "My speed" to some irrational % (I use 5000%).
Great tip, thanks @DRTBYK.
See my edit above....forgot the My speed setting.
Thanks Dan -- that does the trick. (Tried it before your edit and it didn't work was ready to post back then saw the edit :->)