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    Marcos Saad Friday 17 Jan 2020 13:58:34

    Great job of yours but I wish you have all ANTSDK course_points available.

    Great job of yours but I wish you have all ANTSDK course_points available.

    Also, my suggestion is Plotaroute to set which points would be a simple waypoint( when exporting as gpx and what would be a course_point(when exporting as .tcx or .fit) and not mix "Turn Arrow" and "Symbol" because if you use both the result is unpredictable. 

    That´s mainly because some devices like Fenix 5x only accepts 50 course_points. (to all: keep in mind that if you choose to set an advanced warning in a given distance that will double your actual number of cours_points in the file) so in my case I could only have 25.


    Type Garmin Plotaroute Symbol/Arrow
    generic 0 none none
    summit 1 Mountain none
    valley 2    
    water 3 Drinking Water none
    food 4 Food none
    danger 5 Warning none
    left 6 none Left
    right 7 none Right
    straight 8 None Straight on
    first_aid 9 first_aid none
    fourth_category 10    
    third_category 11    
    second_category 12    
    first_category 13    
    hors_category 14    
    sprint 15 Runners none
    left_fork 16    
    right_fork 17    
    middle_fork 18    
    slight_left 19 none Bear left
    sharp_left 20 none sharp_left
    slight_right 21 none Bear right
    sharp_right 22 none Sharp right
    u_turn 23 none Turn back
    segment_start 24    
    segment_end 25    


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    Willy Van Driessche Tuesday 12 Nov 2019 07:43:55

    Thanks John - such demonstrates also the useful suggestion by Rob Williams @ Tuesday 27 Aug 2019 13:37:41

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    plotaroute admin   Monday 11 Nov 2019 08:37:16

    Thanks Willy - we'll look into this.

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    Willy Van Driessche Saturday 09 Nov 2019 18:35:45

    Add a Waypoint precisely located on top of existing trackpoint by the Flag Icon. 

    @ tcx course export I expect the PointType "Generic". 

    But Plotaroute generates PointType "Straight". 

    (For manual adding a "Straight" = use turn Arrow Up).


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    plotaroute admin   Wednesday 28 Aug 2019 10:13:58

    Thanks Rob, it might be something we can add in a future update.  My only concern is that flagging certain symbols in this way might cause confusion, as not everybody creates routes to download to TCX or FIT files. 


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    Rob Williams   Tuesday 27 Aug 2019 13:37:41

    A belated "works well, thanks!"

    Can I flag again that it would be helpful if it was obvious from the symbol-picker popup which plotaroute symbols mapped to a valid coursepoint type? Either a different border, or an asterisk, or some kind of filter? 

    I know that's a very niche request, but so was this entire thread, so thought I'd chance my arm :)

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    Peter Höglund   Friday 16 Aug 2019 09:49:01

    Tested this and it's working great. Thanks a lot.

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    plotaroute admin   Thursday 15 Aug 2019 15:41:56

    I think we've got to the bottom of this now!  We've made some more changes that should enable the use of course point types in FIT files that aren't supported in TCX files, so this includes:

    • Slight Left
    • Sharp Left
    • Slight Right
    • Sharp Right
    • U Turn

    We've also added support for the following course point types in both TCX and FIT files:

    • Summit (plotaroute Mountain symbol)
    • Water (plotaroute Drinking Water symbol)
    • Food (plotaroute Food symbol)
    • Danger (plotaroute Warning symbol)
    • First Aid (plotaroute First Aid or Ambulance symbols)
    • Sprint ((plotaroute Runners symbol)

    Where a coursepoint has both a turn and one of the supported symbols, the point type for the turn will be used.

    Have a try and let us know how you get on.



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    plotaroute admin   Monday 29 Jul 2019 14:44:55

    There do appear to be some issues with this so we've rolled back the changes for now while we investigate further. It seems that TCX files don't support the range of PointTypes that are supported by FIT files, so this complicates things.



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    Peter Höglund   Monday 29 Jul 2019 13:40:39

    Great that you did some quick work on this.

    There are some problems in the fit file, though. Sended you a mail with more detailed info.