Nearby routes option - suggestion
Inge Bakermans last edited by
Just had a look at the new option nearby routes which I thought would be very handy in conjunction with a track I made. However I am pretty dissapointed by it because it does not show the nearby routes on the map. Instead it opens the library with routes. This way you still cannot see how it is situated and can be linked with an already existing track. So instead of showing the library with the routes - is it possible to make this nearby routes option in such a way that the routes/ track-lines can be seen on the map. That way you can instantly see which route you want to use/ add to your existing route.
Please, app developers change this so that it really has a function. because now you still need to upload the nearby route into your map to view it together with you original route.
The routes nearby are indeed searched in the RouteXpert library and not in your own library. One of the reasons is that the routes must be public, the routes in the RouteXpert library are public. Routes in your own area may not have this.
StefanHummelink last edited by
@hans-van-de-ven-mra-master that's not what Inge meant.
I agree with Inge that for this functionality to be of any use, the actual route expert routes that apparently are nearby, shall be shown as tracks in the route you are currently creating. Think of it in the same way as showing your own "Routes" as tracks in your route through the sidemenu "Routes".
If one needs to open the routeexpert route in a separate window, which closes your own route, the actual overview is lost. One can by doing so, not conclude wether or not certain parts of the routeexpert route fit your own route.
Aha, so possibly with a "mouse-over" the icon of the route nearby, show the track, without having to open the route.
StefanHummelink last edited by StefanHummelink
@hans-van-de-ven-mra-master Exactly, or even more useful: actually show the Expert route being drawn as a track in the users route at the same moment.
This is what exactly happens when we show a own route in the current open route as shown below for example:
I believe this way of showing the Expert route is most efficient for perhaps stealing parts of it.
I don't think in the short term, because there are now other projects underway from the roadmap. But it's something to remember. The routes nearby, the tracks are visible as indicated in the picture
Inge Bakermans last edited by Inge Bakermans
@hans-van-de-ven-mra-master Hans, the way I meant it is: "Exactly, or even more useful: actually show the Expert route being drawn as a track in the users route at the same moment." When shown side by side to your own route it is useful else not (in my opinion).
Stefan thanks for clarifying what it was I meant.
David Mc last edited by
Just to add my support to the requirement to enable the "Routes Nearby" function to also check routes from the user's personal account. I have a library of over 100 Alps passes that I'd like to be able to interrogate using the "Routes Nearby" function when creating rides for my tour groups.