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SityEditor / Route plan
« on: February 26, 2016, 10:34:40 pm »
I attach my own web site link which I use to convert Gpx files to a viable route plan for my own use, using ANY Gpx file, with sensible limits.

It accesses Google Elevation if that is unavailable and NOAA data for magnetic variation  and  human walk rates built on years of experience with a club walking factor.

It clearly deals with Garmin files which don't have elevation information by adding that info please try that and  it automatically adds that info to produce a pdf formatted downloadable Route plan for me.

Try it by loading a Gpx file, or you are free to and evaluate it, try with any < 40 waypoint route!

May be interesting


How about a export feature of the GPX file information .... but in a different format ... plain text, CSV or formats that can then easily be imported into a separate spreadsheet (Excel, or Numbers).

Why would this be useful ? well the customer could then use that data and customise the spreadsheet to calculate OFFLINE navigational information as a management tool. Data like From/To waypoint names, Mag Bearing, Distance, time, height, etc and make estimates of the times taken on each section of the walk and therefor overall times etc.

I have used this very successfully with GeoLives Editor exported GPX files, but I had the overhead of converting GPX into a CSV and then taking control of Excel. However the results added so much more value to the product and route creation and planning ! One could then format the layout of the sheet to whatever suited you and then print or share as a field backup guide.

Hey, you could even provide a basic Excel template, and get people sharing additional templates? There are many people very competent with creating spreadsheets.

However the key asset it adds is it allows the user more control to customise, format the presentation in a way that adds value to  a walk, bike, ski journey, whatever.
I know that in previous products attempt were may to create route plans, however they were simply poor attempts and failed to address issues with detail and clarity which is needed if you in the mountains and a gale is blowing. Best to let the user customise that who has the practical experience.

General questions - suggestions / Newsletter by email
« on: November 17, 2014, 12:48:12 pm »
Is there a newsletter I can subscribe to that will email me about any additions, enhancements or revisions as and when they are avaiable to sitytrail, or associated products ?


SityEditor / One Site, Two Logins ?
« on: November 17, 2014, 12:42:35 pm »
You seem to have to login TWICE, one initally to the site THEN again later another login is required.

I see not good reason for this ? its certainly not what I would expect or accept?

Once in you should be in ................
Perhaps you have not fully integrated two initially seperately developed components that should now be together ?


Dont know where to report this one.
The FORUM seems plagued with web links to sales offers etc?
Surely thats not intentional,if it is its irritating, is the site compromised ?


What's the chance of adding simply text information on the screen associated with a trail or route, need size, position and colour user control.
I would want to add Magnetic bearing information which is very useful and perhaps GRID line information that is lost if I print a section of a map, then print out as an in the field backup assistance guide.

Also, user control of the drawn arrow lines, width, size and colour.

I'm looking back at your Geolives editor features ..... Nice to inherit some of the good features of it...... And add new ones ?


General questions - suggestions / Italy, Sardinia maps, tiles
« on: October 23, 2011, 03:05:55 pm »
I plan to walk in Sardinia, are there any plans for Geolives maptiles for that area ? as per other countries.

Walter (Mweelrea)

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