Over the last few days we've implemented a number of enhancements to the View a Route page, which is the dedicated home page for each route saved on plotaroute.com. These are some of the changes we've made:
We hope you'll find these changes useful and look forward to bringing you news of further developments in the pipeline.
Is Plotaroute able to offer OS 1:25 or 1:50 in the map layer options? I suspect this is a licensing issue and would probably be a 'premium' function, however, it would allow even more accurate plotting of routes as Google maps are very limited. Viewranger has this as a pay for view credit system and is currently my prefered option (other than paper maps of course) for digital route planning.
Hi Trevor - we've actually aproached Ordnance Survey about this, but they won't allow use of their maps in a Google application like our, due to copyright concerns they have linked to Google's Term of Use. The only other alternative would be for us to develop a completely separate application for Orandance Surbey maps, which is not really viable, so I don't think we're going to be able to offer this, in the short term at least.
Hi John - Thanks for the reply. I thought that would be the case. To be fair, I use both Plotaroute and Viewranger equally for different uses, particularly Viewranger's app for checking grid and route position on my mobile. I have just (today) finished full potting of my routes for this year's TGO Challenge - a coast to coast walk across Scotland. What I love about Plotaroute is the time/distance function and the detailed ascent/decent and hight gain info and the ability to click between miles and kilometres - invaluable when submitting routes for vetting by the organisers.
Thanks for this feedback Trevor, it's always good to hear which features people are finding useful.
As it happens, I'm planning a similar challenge this summer myself - Wainright's coast to coast walk across England! I wish you all the best with your one.