Today we bring you news of two great new features that we've just launched on plotaroute.com:
Finally, as part of these changes, we've tweaked our Display Options switches in the route planners - these switches are now hidden until you move your mouse over them and include a new option to show/hide any routes you've added to the background map as traces.
We receive a great many suggestions for new features so sadly can't implement them all, but the Snap Route to Map tool has been one of the most voted for features on our Feature Requests list, so we're particularly pleased to be able to make this available. We hope you'll find both of these latest new developments useful.
Really great. Thanks. Adding tbt automatically on an uploaded route is really an awesome bonus.
Nice also that I can get the original trace as background:)
Excellent timing ! I've just uploaded a route ... and noticed this new option ... and it looks as if it works very well. Thank you
Thanks! Really great!
I've now uploaded two routes and anyone using this needs to be aware that a slight squiggle in the original route could lead to unintended, brief, out and back legs which might need to be tidied up using Replot Section. Best to look very closely once the route is uploaded, but the new tool itself works very well for me.
Hi, I'm trying to plot some routes based on other people's gps files, but in multiple areas they have taken tracks that are not shown on maps. When I Snap Route To Map most of the bits on roads or mapped tracks get cleaned up nicely, but these sections on unmarked tracks end up in completely the wrong place. There are also a few sections on the road where it decides to just take me in a different direction for no reason I can discern. Would it be possible to either:
Have the Snap RouteTo Map function applied only to a selected range,
or even better
Have an Unsnap function, so when I review the route I can just say take this section back to what it was originally?
Thanks for the suggestions - we appreciate the feedback.
I use the 'snap route to map' feature extensively since its deployment to the site. I have used it many times.
But I am seeing odd behaviour and it does not appear to be consistent. So I will keep investigating what I believe to be the cause.
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This is the length of my 'follow a cycle route' prior to running the command - but it has no directions
Below are the settings I have chosen:
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This is now the route length![IMAGE REMOVED DUE TO SIZE]Confirmed by the route length panel
As you can see - less than half my route is now 'snapped' leaving more than half - not even existing but a trace left behind
Thanks in advance
Thansk for all that information. It looks like it's caught out by the ferry crossing at Rogätz, as our default bike routing doesn't use ferries. If you change the Activity setting to Walk instead of Bike when you use the Snap Route to Map it should then work.
Good shout. Last 1/10th of mile fail! Good spot!
I will double-check the other two routes that I was fighting with, do not cross the river too - it would make sense and I should know better, I have to change to 'foot' to get across on ferries.
However, why does it stop after < 9 miles, when only the last < 1/4 mile is the issue?
I fixed it using the 'shorten the route' feature and then returned to the river's other side. All sorted on this one now.
I'm not sure why it stopped half way through instead of just before the ferry. There is a complex algorithm that tries to match the whole route, so it may have been that to get to the point the other side of the ferry it had to divert half way through the route.
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