Excellent. Thank you! And welcome.
I'm actively developing the site. I wrote all the software here and am working on an off-line mobile app (where you can download the Openstreet map data on your phone and see your routes even if there's no cell service). It's coming along but it's all taking so much longer than I ever imagined.
If for whatever reason the GPX files that you export from here don't work on whatever device, please let me know. I wrote that code as well and if it doesn't work I can most likely fix it so that it does.
Thanks for the route!
The next time I'm in AR I'll check out your route. I've tagged it (for myself) with Route_to_Scout so I'll remember (because it'll be a while before I'm out that way again.)
Unable to embed shared object. Sharing permissions error?
If you want to share a link to the map off site, for the moment you'll need to make your profile public (gear icon on the upper right -> privacy). I haven't built the per-map privacy stuff yet. Also, every time you save a map, it generates an image of the map which you can download and post where-ever. (Shareable Map Image link under the map).
Actually, it's awesome that you're new to this. That helps me.
You are correct that there can be some compatibility issues because different route engines might lay a route out based on different rules. The trick is to zoom in all the way and place your way point markers carefully and add one or two on a given road to force the route engine to select a certain path. Here's some more information:
As I continue to make progress on the Miles By Motorcycle mapping tools, I've been asked a number of times recently to explain the difference between the concepts of "Tracks" and "Routes" as they occur on GPSs, the maps here on the site, and in GPX files.
My hope is that this answers some of those questions.
First, a little background:
Latitude and Longitude
The foundation concept for all navigation is the geographic coordinate system.
For simplicity's sake, the Earth can ...Read More
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