Trace a Route

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  • plotaroute admin   Tuesday 03 Apr 2018 09:43:21

    Trace Route featureIn November last year we introduced a new feature that allows you to plot a new route with another one in the background - very handy for tracing over sections of an existing route. We’ve had great feedback about this but some people felt that the feature was a bit too hard to find.

    To remedy this we’ve now added a new Trace a Route option to the menus at the top of each page (under the Create menu). Hopefully this will make this feature much more accessible.

    While doing this, we’ve also introduced three new shortcuts, to launch the route planner with different settings according to what type of route you want to plot. These can also be found under the Create menu:

    Walking Route Planner

    Running Route Planner

    Cycle Route Planner


  • Peter Robinson   Thursday 24 May 2018 15:32:57

    I can see how to trace a route over one that I have loaded, but how do I add additional routes to trace over?  Great feature!

  • Peter Höglund   Thursday 24 May 2018 15:47:14

    Hi, you can see Johns answers when I ask the same here:

  • Peter Robinson   Thursday 24 May 2018 16:32:34

    Many thanks Peter!

  • David Tidmarsh   Sunday 17 Jun 2018 08:27:13

    Brilliant! Use this a lot for mapping alternatives when route blocked (locked gates!) for horse riders. BHS Scotland access.

  • Cooky Dragon Wednesday 29 Aug 2018 19:30:59

    Great feature.  How can I remove the old route that I traced, once I'm done with my new route?

  • plotaroute admin   Saturday 01 Sep 2018 08:02:27

    Once you've saved your route you can select CLEAR and choose the option to clear everytihng.  Then you can reload your saved route - you can do this without leaving the page by searching for it using the universal search box at the top of the page.


  • Colin Hoppe   Thursday 29 Nov 2018 09:59:32

    Excellent feature !  Having borrowed some routes from another site and imported them, they arrive without directions.  

    Using the trace feature makes re-creating the route and thereby creating Directions an absolute doddle !

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