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SityEditor / Re: Route plan
« on: July 13, 2016, 08:47:29 pm »
I haven't changed it recently and it's for a specific purpose and could be extended easily enough.
I can't say when, but send me a typical trail and t will give me something to think about, if you want.


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


Just want to say one more thing.

If sityTrail had a file method that exported a simply formatted file containing Horizontal distance between each waypoint, Mag Bearing (with user correction for variation), height, and the waypoint names,as a file and NOT a print out, that would be all I need and many others would need to make a route with time and distance estimates.
MapSource and Basecamp present that information in that way, but again what's missing is the simple file export.
I think you do may it already within Geolives, the part that is  missing is the simple file format that could be imported in to ANY spreadsheet, Google Sheets, Apple Notes, Excel of course to customise and format to whatever level the user needs.
The lon. lat. would have been effectively translated into Distance and bearing, which would need a bit more techical calculations in the spreadsheet otherwise..

Sorry to emphaise this .... and Yes I know, I know, its on the back burner as far as features are concerned.
Just passionate about this!


Thanks for you reply. Upon reflection I think the solution lies in some of the powerfull add-ins or tools that are provided in Excel, PowerQuery., Pivot Tables  etc and the possibility of automating those and would also allow Excel to accept slightly different formating of GPX submitted files, which on the surface appear the same ... but use different internal names for the data sets.

Simple suff like Route or Trails, Tracks ? <rte> which seem to be impliment slightly differely by various vendors.


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.

Sorry it was my own Web Browser that was compromised and NOT your web site.

I have corrected that, sorry again.


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 ?


Woops, sorry I see that YOU do offer width and colour control of the route line and arrows, part of my previous suggestion, on the iPad certainly.


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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