Author Topic: GPX file library of routes  (Read 867 times)

Offline Greybeard

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GPX file library of routes
« on: 16 September 2016, 20:29:14 »
Folk that know me will no doubt be quite shocked that I should even know what a GPX file is  ::) To be honest, I don't but I have used them and even created the odd one or two. Was it Edmund Blackadder that said 'I've no idea how a shirt works but I'm more than happy to wear one'? Some time ago my wife bought me a Satmap Active 10 which Ive found very useful on some rides, though it can make you incredibly lazy when it comes to getting a map out of the saddlebag. I wondered whether a library of plotted routes for day rides and tours may be of use to members, especially those visiting other parts of the country on holiday for instance.

Steve
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Offline GrahamTCT

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Re: GPX file library of routes
« Reply #1 on: 16 September 2016, 20:33:23 »
Folk that know me will no doubt be quite shocked that I should even know what a GPX file is  ::)
Quite shocked? I'm still stunned you've got a microwave! :o

Offline webmaster

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Re: GPX file library of routes
« Reply #2 on: 17 September 2016, 09:28:09 »
The website component is already installed to have a "library" of routes - the simplest format being .gpx (the "pdf of mapping") - and arranged in some form of perhaps regional index.

The plan is that it would be a member only facility requiring the TCC member to log-in to the site to access and download routes (and potentially other resources) - the key of course is getting members to submit routes!

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Offline GrahamTCT

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Re: GPX file library of routes
« Reply #3 on: 17 September 2016, 09:52:53 »
Excellent. I'll start plotting my 'utility' routes, which are basically "pleasant ways to get from here to here" in and around Norfolk, making the most of quiet lanes etc.

Offline Neil

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Re: GPX file library of routes
« Reply #4 on: 4 November 2016, 23:30:52 »
gpx routes are everywhere
Bikely, Bikeroutetoaster, mapmyride, strava need I go on?

The issue is the quality and to become a decent resource they need editing and a huge degree of thoughts before they are uploaded otherwise the good ones are simply drowned out by a mass of 'rubbish'

Can I suggest to stand out from the crowd that the ACA model is adopted where maybe 60 routes are created and uploaded and are regularly reviewed.
   
   Neil

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Re: GPX file library of routes
« Reply #5 on: 5 November 2016, 08:26:22 »
gpx routes are everywhere
Bikely, Bikeroutetoaster, mapmyride, strava need I go on?

The issue is the quality and to become a decent resource they need editing and a huge degree of thoughts before they are uploaded otherwise the good ones are simply drowned out by a mass of 'rubbish'

Can I suggest to stand out from the crowd that the ACA model is adopted where maybe 60 routes are created and uploaded and are regularly reviewed.
   
   Neil

Absolutely spot on! - What we envisage is pretty much what you are suggesting.

I see that you have emailed us too - I'll reply direct later this morning.

Thanks

Rob
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