New Maps on Mobile App

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  • Colin Jones   Wednesday 31 Mar 2021 11:00:05

    No problems, could be useful, but I understand your concerns re swamped with tabs! I thought I was missing something

    Thanks

     

    Colin

  • plotaroute admin   Wednesday 31 Mar 2021 10:28:00

    Hi Colin - we deliberately didn't add the Street View link to the Map Inspector in the mobile route planner, as we were worried that this could be clicked on accidentally and lead to people being swapped into another tab, as it would necessitate opening a new tab. We can certainly have a look at it though. 

  • Colin Jones   Wednesday 31 Mar 2021 07:25:35

    Hi, I see there's been an issue with double tapping the crosshairs to bring up the map inspector, which was addressed. I'm now able to get the map inspector dialogue with a double tap, but the box does not show the link to open Google maps, at the bottom, as I get when using PC. I'm running mobile android. Am I missing something please? Thank you. Colin

  • plotaroute admin   Monday 29 Mar 2021 13:14:15

    Thanks for sharing that story David. Good to hear you're still making good use of the site. We appreciate all loyal (and royal) users!

    John

  • David Tidmarsh   Friday 26 Mar 2021 18:49:05

    Brilliant John. The addition of the OS maps is a big step forward. From your loyal distance horse traveller in Scotland. I did a 10 day / 200 mile ride round the Cairngorms in 2018 using Plotaroute challenge to share daily including photos. Loosely based on journeys on horse back done by Queen Victoria. I later learn a member of the royal family was following me on Plotaroute! So you have a royal user!

  • Colin Hoppe   Monday 15 Mar 2021 10:38:55

    OK - the Map Inspector now works when plotting on Ordnance Survey and others on my android phone.

    I'm not sure how much I would use the app for walking, so it's best you listen to others' comments on how it is in practice, but something I imagine could be useful was being able to readily copy the coordinates in the Map Inspector, as you can on the desktop version. 

    However, at the moment, the Map Inspector is only available in plotting mode.  If it were available in the View / Interactive  mode ie guiding through the route, and I wanted to make a note for next time about how to proceed from a specific location (which might or might not be quite on the plotted route), being able to copy and paste the coordinates to a notepad app would be handy.  Then I'd be able to edit the route later ...   Or maybe simply mark a point on the map with a number 1 - then mark number 2 etc - and make notes in reference to those numbers (assuming it saved the marks).

    Or maybe not.  As I say, best to see what other think ...

     

  • plotaroute admin   Monday 15 Mar 2021 08:52:15

    We've implememted a fix for the problem with accessing the Map Inspector in the route planner on Android devices, so it should be working OK now.

  • plotaroute admin   Saturday 13 Mar 2021 12:51:09

    Thanks Colin, we hadn't spotted that the crosshair was missing on the mobile route planner when using OS maps. The problem was caused by OS maps using a different map projection than all the other maps we use. We've put in an urgent fix for this, so it should be there now. The double-tapping issue is one we'll need to look into next week. This works fine on iPhones but there does seem to be a problem with it on Android devices.

  • Colin Hoppe   Saturday 13 Mar 2021 12:04:07

    Are you sure ?  Firstly, there is no crosshair on the Ordnance Survey map on my phone.  Secondly, while the other maps have the crosshair, double-tapping on it just zooms in closer ...

    Am I missing something ?

  • plotaroute admin   Thursday 11 Mar 2021 08:35:38

    The Map Inspector can be accessed on the route planner in the mobile app - double-tap on the crosshair.  

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