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  • large uncluttered map
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  • off-road routing
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  • upload from Garmin GPS devices
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Latest News - Friday 22 Jul 2016


Elevation Smoothing

We are currently in the process of implementing some changes to our elevation profiles and statistics following feedback from some users that occasional fluctuations in elevation readings sometimes did not reflect real world conditions and were leading to inflated total ascent calculations. To alleviate this problem we have decided to increase the default distance interval we use between elevation readings, which should help to smooth out superficial bumps and dips that don't have a material effect on the overall profile of the route.

When you save a new route, we will now generate elevation readings at 90m intervals along the route (previously 30m) up to a maximum of 5000 readings per route, when the interval will be increased accordingly. You can still view a provisional elevation profile as you are plotting a route, but this is based on a maximum of 500 readings until the route is saved, when the more detailed version is generated, along with the complete set of elevation statistics for the route.

As part of these changes we have also added a new Total Descent figure to the elevation statistics available for each route. This was another request from our Feature Requests list.

Elevation Smoothing

The changes have already been implemented for any new routes you save and we will be recalculating the elevation statistics for all existing routes as soon as possible, so that elevation statistics for different routes can be compared on a like for like basis. Over 200,000 routes have now been saved on plotaroute.com, so these recalculations will happen over time, although we expect this to be completed within the next 7 days.

Hopefully these changes will also make it easier to compare ascent calculations from plotaroute.com with ascent calculations from other devices and applications, although please bear in mind that ascent calculations will always vary depending on the distance between sampled elevation readings and that ascent calculations by GPS devices can often be affected by altitude measurement inaccuracies and gaps in recordings due to a weak or lost GPS signal.

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Route Planning Made Easy


plotaroute.com 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

Delete Homestretch

Delete first/final leg to your house

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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A Personal Message From the Website Founder...


Dying for a Cure - Stop Profiteering from CancerHi! My name is John and I'm the founder of plotaroute.com. I'd like to firstly say a big thank you for visiting the site - I hope you are finding it useful. I'd also like to take this opportunity to share with you another of my projects if I may.

In October last year my wife Beata tragically died of ovarian cancer at the age of just 41. Like many in my situation, I became immersed in the world of cancer and was shocked to discover how cancer has become one of the most lucrative markets on the planet, with annual revenues from cancer drugs in excess of $100bn and the highest profit margins of any major industry in the world.  While this alone is morally incomprehensible, the frequent cases of missed opportunities for new treatments, exorbitant pricing that prices drugs out of reach and ineffective drugs are all symptoms of a failing system that is letting cancer patients down.

Lives are being lost because of a lack of market regulation to control profiteering and a lack of incentives to pursue opportunities that are unlikely to yield large financial returns.

Inspired by my wife's incredible courage and strength, I decided to take the initiative and set up a formal campaign to highlight how this tug of war between profits and public health acts like a handbrake on progress. The campaign is calling on the Government to introduce new regulations and market reforms to better protect the interests of patients. I'm campaigning in the UK, but of course the same issues apply across the whole world, so feel free to share this in your own country.

The campaign is called Dying for a Cure and is linked to a petition on change.org.

Please consider supporting this campaign, on behalf of every cancer patient dying for a cure. Thank you.

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