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    Rob Gullen   Monday 25 Feb 2019 12:12:15

    I print my routes to pdf (normally A4 size landscape) as multi pages - how can I tell what the scale is, or better still adjust it?   [Other mapping we use gives an idea of scal and gives a very crude "how far have I ridden" when crossing a map page by looking at the paper.

    I can't find a reference to the printed scale as you get on purchased paper maps.

    Rob

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    plotaroute admin   Monday 25 Feb 2019 15:58:36

    Hi Rob - there isn't currenlty any way for you to add a scale to printed maps I'm afraid, but I can see this would be very useful.  We'll look into how easy this would be for us to do - if it's a simple change we'll get it done soon and post back here.

    John 

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    Rob Gullen   Monday 25 Feb 2019 16:50:19

    Great - what would be REALLY USEFUL is to be able to select a scale at which to produce pdf maps (that can be printed) - perhaps 1:100.000 for cycling and 1:50,000 or eveb 1:25,000 for walking.

    I use Memory Map and whilst that's pretty much limited the UK and France it does have a good facility to print maps at a scale of the user's choosing.

    Rob

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    Rob Gullen   Monday 25 Feb 2019 16:52:15

    Ah - sorry - supplementary question ... how does the system decide on how many pages to make a "multi-page" pdf ?  I assume it's subject to the length of the route, but that then must mean there is a scale (albeit not published)?

     

    Rob

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    plotaroute admin   Tuesday 26 Feb 2019 08:36:54

    Hi Rob - Adding an option to be able choose a scale for printed maps would be a significant development project, so that's not something we could do easily. Currently the zoom level is chosen to fit the maps on the page.  If you select Multi-Page printing it will select the appropriate zoom level for each page based on the section of the route being shown.  The system doesn't decide on the number of pages though - this is something that you specify when select the print options (in the field just to the right of the Multi-Page button).

    John  

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    plotaroute admin   Tuesday 26 Feb 2019 10:53:21

    Hi Rob - we've now added a scale guide to printed maps. Thanks for suggesting this.

    John

     

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    Rob Gullen   Wednesday 27 Feb 2019 09:48:25

    Brilliant with the scale marker addition

    ... and more haste, less speed with my not noticing the option to select the number of pages to create (I can make a rough calculation based on the distance to then specify the number of pages I want to have in the pdf.)

     

    Rob

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    John Wesley Brett   Wednesday 06 Mar 2019 16:44:06

    Echoing...brilliant addition!

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