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Great features...

Our route planner has lots of great features to make route planning simple.

  • large uncluttered map
  • automatic route plotting
  • off-road routing
  • "Make Me a Route" function
  • foot/cycle path maps
  • easy route editing
  • upload from Garmin GPS devices
  • put "Video Maps" on your website
  • automatically generated directions
  • print and download options

Also for mobile devices...

Mobile Route PlannerYou can also use on your mobile device without the need to download an app. Just go to in your mobile web browser.

Read more in our news post about this.

Quick start video...

Watch our route planner in action...

More videos under the Tutorials menu.

Latest News - Monday 31 Aug 2015

New Route Timer Feature and More

Route Map TimerWe're very pleased to announce the launch of another new route planning feature - our Route Timer. The Route Timer estimates the time needed to complete a route and to reach points along it. Once enabled, the Route Timer will also give you an ETA for each of the directions on your route, which you can print out with the route map. In addition, the Route Timer can be used to set the speed of a Virtual Partner when downloading routes for use on GPS devices with this feature or for importing to other applications that require route timestamp data.

The Route Timer estimates times using a variation of the popular Naismith's rule for estimating walking times. This uses an average speed on the flat ground as a baseline and then makes adjustments for hills, reducing your average speed while going uphill and increasing your average speed when going downhill. Adjustments can also be made for very steep downhill stretches, which can cause a speed reduction if greater caution is needed on steep gradients. Default settings have been set up for each type of activity but you can of course change these based on your own personal experiences to improve the accuracy of the time estimates. At present the Route Timer supports all our activity types accept motorcycling, as we don't yet have the facility to estimate traffic speeds.

We're pleased to say that the new Route Timer is available on both the desktop and mobile versions of our route planner and also on our embedded maps.

Alongside these changes, we have also made a few other small enhancements:

  • Printing Routes - new option added to choose between A4 or Letter sized paper

  • Downloading Routes - new option added to download GPX files as GPX Routes or GPX Tracks

  • Downloading Routes - new option to select the number of directions your GPS device accepts

  • Mobile Route Planner - new option to hide playback controls for larger map area 

  • Embedded Maps - New dropdown menu for access to all features

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Route Planning Made Easy has lots of great plotting and editing features to help you to plot routes quickly and easily.

Back To The Start

Plots the shortest path back to the start

Same Route Back

Plots return leg of an
out-and-back route

Rejoin Route Home

Plots return leg via a selected point

Delete Section

Deletes a selected range of points

Replot Section

Replot a section of the route

Measure Section

Measures a section of the route

Reverse Route

Switches the start
and end of the route

Move Start Point

Move the start/finish of a circular route

Repeat a Route

Plots extra laps of a circular route

Repeat a Loop

Plots extra loops in the middle of a route

Combine Routes

Join together two or more existing routes

Plot With Waypoints

Plots a route using draggable waypoints

Make Me a Route

Plots suggested routes for you!

You can find our more about some of these route planner features in our video tutorials (see Tutorials menu above).


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