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    Wilfried Werner   Monday 03 Aug 2020 10:47:49

    "We can look into changing this." That would be very helpful! Imagine if you are planning a longer route, maybe with some hotels and other POIs that are not all nearby the route. You download it as gpx-file. Next day you are going to continue planning that route. If you upload the gpx-file the POIs that are not nearby the route are lost. Same if you upload a gpx-file with POIs from a friend or what you found in www. 

    So if you could add the ability to make Anywhere-POIs recoverable, that would be wonderful. But whatever: great website!

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    plotaroute admin   Saturday 25 Jul 2020 18:55:40

    Waypoints in GPX files are currently only imported if they are nearby the route (so that they can be attached to one of the points on the route). We can look into changing this.

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    Wilfried Werner   Friday 24 Jul 2020 14:28:11

    If I place a symbol anywhere on the map and download, I get an entry like this in the gpx-file:

    <wpt lat="53.4126692" lon="10.2826247">

    <time>2020-07-24T00:00:00Z</time>

    <name>Water</name>

    <cmt>Water</cmt>

    <desc>Water</desc>

    <sym>Swimming Area</sym>

    </wpt>

    If I start a new session and upload this gpx-file again, the symbol is not shown. What's going wrong?

    Wilfried

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    Christine Fosberg   Thursday 14 Feb 2019 09:45:37

    Thank you so much for adding the new labeling features!!! It has totally solved my problem, I love having the choice of 3 sizes and the variety of colors! :-)))

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    plotaroute admin   Thursday 08 Nov 2018 10:03:47

    Please see today's news post about the new label formatting options. We've also increased the range of numbered symbols available, from 10 to 30.

    John 

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    Jozef Serneels Thursday 04 Oct 2018 20:06:08

    I would also like to have numbers to go beyond 10! Why not go for 99? Also if one could stick the number symbols to eachother aligned one could create any number one needs. Thanks for the wonderful site. Jozef

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    plotaroute admin   Monday 01 Oct 2018 08:53:03

    I quite like the idea of offering more formatting options for labels (different colours and sizes). I've added this to our Feature Requests list (number 86) where people can vote for it if they'd like to see feature introduced. I think this would be a useful enhancement to the site, so it gets my vote!

    John 

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    Christine Fosberg   Friday 28 Sep 2018 17:59:58

    would it help you if I sent you an example (pdf)?

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    Christine Fosberg   Friday 28 Sep 2018 17:58:30

    Hi John,

    I understand. Yes, making the labels more visible would definitely solve my problem. The problem is that I print the maps in parts, eg. day 1 route might have 28 labels but I separate the directions in my route book in 3 parts. I have the map on the left and the directions on the right. For this I screenshot a section of the map (in print with browser view) that shows label 1 to 7 (as an example) on the first map, then 8-17 on the second map and 18-28 on the third map. I then crop and resize the screenshot to fit in the roadbook template. Because I downsize the map for this, the labels shrink, too, and therefore they're really small and hardly visible.

    I don't know, maybe it would be an idea to offer an option to show the labels in 2 different sizes, small (like now) and large ...?? Or even better to be able to highlight the labels in a bright color so they're better visible ...??

    Christine

     

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    plotaroute admin   Monday 24 Sep 2018 10:05:21

    I'm glad you like this feature Christine. My main concern about adding more numbered symbols, is that if we extend them to 30, someone else will ask for 40 and so on! I'm wondering if we can do something to make the labels more visible.  They look quite clear to me but perhaps we could improve the contrast between the label background and the text. 

    John

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