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Uploading gpx file

Saturday 29 July
by YoYorkie
in forum cycle.travel
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First of all let me say this site is an amazingly good route planning tool. I have some questions about uploading gpx files:

- when I download a suggested route from cycle.travel as a gpx file, and then upload that route later in order to edit it, I get a single point on the map. It seems that the route is pruned back to the starting/finishing point (which in a suggested route are the same point). Indeed, if I delete a few points using gpsprune and thus make sure there is a gap between the start and end point, the route loads ok. Basically cycle.travel decides that there is no need to go anywhere when you want to end up where you start - great logic, but not a philosophy that works well for travellers :-)

- uploading a gpx file always makes cycle.travel reinterpret the route before displaying it. Especially when the route is a track I have cycled before (and therefore there are no waypoints to 'pin' the route), this often changes the route dramatically. It would be great if the upload function would have a tick box to specify 'display the route as is'.

Comments

Wed 2 Aug, 10:08

I’ve (hopefully!) fixed the issue with circular routes not being uploaded correctly – try it and see. Thanks for spotting!

On the second one, I’m curious – when you have a route that you don’t want reinterpreted, what is it that you want to use cycle.travel for? Most of the functions of the route-planner wouldn’t work with an ‘unroutable’ track (no dragging, no turn-by-turn directions, no elevation). Some could perhaps be made to work (accommodation, PDFs) but it would require a bunch of tweaking. But I may be missing something…