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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.

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    Rob Williams   Monday 29 Jul 2019 12:58:57

    Thanks for the quick update John!

    I now understand what you mean by conflict between turn arrow and the symbol. From a quick test, it looks like if I've got an arrow selected, the pointtype will always be a turn of some kind. If the arrow is "none", I can use one of the other symbols. Correct?

    Certainly looks good from that test and reading the .tcx created - I'll transfer over to the Edge810 and report back on device behaviour, but no reason why it shouldn't work.

    Becuase not all the plotaroute symbols map to a pointtype, it would be handy if there was a subtle indicator of valid selections. A different border shade in the picker, perhaps? Not important, just handy.

    For anyone testing this, note you can't use the mobile Garmin Connect app (on android at least) to transfer coursepoints (including pointtype detail) - you'll get the route as usual, but coursepoints are not included. Download on PC and transfer to the device using a cable.