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    jabber nabber Monday 10 Jul 2017 21:55:49

    hey,  john … thanks  for  the  reply.  think,  with  the  next  attempt,  i  will  try  creating  the  points  manually (no auto-point).  and,  since  a  navigator  only  needs  decisions  when  there  is  a  "fork in the road" … that's  where  my  points  will  be  applied (at junctions).  best  wishes.

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    plotaroute admin   Monday 10 Jul 2017 10:17:37

    Hi - I've tried to recreate the problem you had here using your route but without success, so I think it must have been a spurious glitch.  

    It is normal for routes of that length to have that many points, as the auto-plot feature will follow the curvature of the roads, but it is possible to to eleminate some redundant points with vitually no loss of accuracy.

    John  

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    jabber nabber Saturday 08 Jul 2017 23:15:20

    update:
    created  new  route … this  time,  chose  to  not  enable  "reduce points" … route  saved  successfully … this  time  with  only  11242  points  plotted.  lol … maybe  i  am  doing  something  wrong … is  it  normal  to  have  so  many  points  to  such  a  small  plot?  anyway … the  url  for  the  route  is:  plotaroute.com/route/451355

    ummm … would  have  revised  my  original  post  by  including  this  update … but  couldn't  find  any  "edit"  feature … thanks.

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    jabber nabber Saturday 08 Jul 2017 21:32:33

    browser:  54.0.1 (64-bit) … abp  and  ghostery  addons  running … java-script  and  flash  not  running.
    win-10 (64-bit) cu … intel  cpu

    ummm … new  member  here (obviously).  plotted  course … kept  that  webpage  open  to  save  course … created/activated  plotaroute.com  account … interface  opened  for  saving  route … and  the  following  transpired (in detail):

    • points plotted:  11459
    • directly  underneath:  Reduce Points: Make your route load faster with minimal loss of accuracy - try it now!

    the  route  was  only  from  pagadian(phils)  to  davao-city … 236  miles  total … 11.5k  points  drawn?  seriously?
    anyway … i  agreed  to  reduce  points … within  matter  of  seconds,  browser-alert  appeared … with  regard  to  java-script  running … i  clicked  "cancel" … from  that  point  on,  your  plotting  program  seemed  to  get  caught  in  loop … been  43  minutes  and  no  change  to  blue  animated  "reducingpoints"  button.

    one  other  point  to  mention … while  in  the  loop,  i  double-checked  how  many  characters  i  placed  in  the  "about"  category … maximum  allowed  suppposed  to  be  1000char … i  had  1512char  total  within  that  field.  no  error  stating  "can only be 1500char!" .

    so … the  loop  could  have  been  induced  by  the  char-limit  in  the  about-field … but,  probably  it  was  in  the  java-script  entitlement.  seems  caught  in  a  loop … ended  up  trashing  the  route … thanks  anyway.

    lastly … i  extended  courtesy  by  including  screen-cap … pj.

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    Rob Hill   Thursday 23 Feb 2017 09:32:24

    Thanks John!

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    plotaroute admin   Thursday 23 Feb 2017 09:05:34

    Hi Rob, there isn't a way to directly access this at present - this option is ony displayed when saving a route qwith 3000 points or more.  I'll reduce this threshold to 1000 when we implement the next upgrade (probably in the next couple of weeks), so that should hopefully help.

    John  

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    Rob Hill   Wednesday 22 Feb 2017 13:42:35

    Is it possible to force the running of the reduce points feature, on a course that is relatively short already?

    It would be useful for smoothing out a course where I have done lots of clicking in close vicinity

     

    Thanks Rob

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    plotaroute admin   Friday 18 Nov 2016 14:34:11

    The Reduce Points feature is not dependent on the length of the route be the number of coordinates that make up the route.  It is offered as an option if the routes has more than a given number of points. 

    John

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    Deleted User Friday 18 Nov 2016 06:27:36

    Quite often, when I come to save a route I have plotted, the warning to reduce points comes up.

     

    I understand what I need to do, but I do not totally understand why this happens.  For example, I have plotted a route of 121km before the reduce points marker came up.  The next route was over very similar terrain but I could only plot 51km before the reduce points warning came up.

     

    Could you explain this please?

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