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    plotaroute admin   Saturday 01 Sep 2018 07:50:21

    Hi Bill - the Map Type you use to plot a route is indepedent of the Map Type for printing. There is a selection list available when you select PRINT.  We are no longer able to offer printed maps using Google maps since Google's price rises, so the Street and Terrain map options will use OpenStreetMap.

    John  

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    Bill Orchard   Friday 31 Aug 2018 18:47:13

    When I create a route in one Map Type and then go to print it, it prints in a different map type.

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    plotaroute admin   Friday 31 Aug 2018 07:32:27

    Hi Mateusz, have you tried the other Map Types?  The Paths map or World Topo map may work better for you in your part of the world. Alternatively, the Google Street Map is still available under Premium membership - for more information about this see our Membership Options page.

    John

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    Mateusz Mateusz Thursday 30 Aug 2018 21:52:24

    Street Map now is unreadabl. It's very not good.

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    plotaroute admin   Thursday 30 Aug 2018 11:00:05

    Yes, thanks Mikhail, I'd be interested in your feedback on features you'd like to see added. Ultimately there is a limit in what we can offer for free, as there are a lot of operating costs to run a website like this. We try to offer a free service that can meet most poeople's needs and a competitively priced Premium service for anyone who wants more than this. Obviously, we recognise that there are other options out there and that each will offer something slightly different, but we're doing our best to develop a good all-round product that is both competitively priced and financially viable.

    John

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    mikhail kamentsev   Thursday 30 Aug 2018 10:23:02

    2500 points will be enough for a track of about 300 km. For longer ones, problems with orientation begin, especially when traveling through cities.

    We began to look for alternatives, https://ridewithgps.com  is certainly very expensive, apparently they have more resources, but they have implemented those few "must have" key things that I have been waiting for 2 years from plotaroute.
    If you are interested I can make a separate topic dedicated to this.

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    plotaroute admin   Thursday 30 Aug 2018 09:04:19

    Hi Mikhail, as a Premium member you won't be affected by the reduction in the points limit for Standard members - you can still save routes with up to 50,000 points. Standard members are able to se the Reduce Points feature to reduce the number of points on a route, with minimal loss of accuracy (this option is offered when the route is being saved), so long routes can still be saved under free Standard membership. 

    John

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    mikhail kamentsev   Wednesday 29 Aug 2018 22:30:28

    This very strange for me. It seemed to me that now you can not save much on this. In any case, you could do it differently,one way, to limit not the size, but the frequency of the track. For example, 1 point per 100 meters, it is invisible for the vast majority of tracks, but would allow to continue to use your service to fans of long routes.

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    plotaroute admin   Wednesday 29 Aug 2018 09:37:07

    Hi Mikhail,

    Our operating costs have risen substantially as a result of Google's price rises, not just because it is now more expensive to use Google's own services, but also because we've had to invest in replacing many of Google's services with alternatives. As a result we've had to reduce what we can make available for free, which included reducing the limit on the size of routes (larger routes cost more). I'm sorry if this is impacting you but the changes were essential to ensure that the site can continue.  

    John

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    mikhail kamentsev   Tuesday 28 Aug 2018 21:55:36

    Hi John!

    What is the relationship between the price change and the number of points stored? This change makes it almost impossible to use a free account for brevet (and other long bike routes). I advertised a lot to use your service despite many problems with it, but now it seems we will have to look for another one.

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