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Tuesday 1 September
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Can someone tell me if there is an export format that will integrate with rideWithGPS and keep the turn by turn instructions clean? I've tried several of the export formats. The issue I see is that when I then do the turn by turn directions when riding using rideWithGPS the street names are truncated. So instead of  "turn left on washburn street" I'll get just "washburn." or even "washbn" spoken out loud I'll also get some weird commands that don't make sense.  Basically I'd like to get the route into ridewithgps but then have ridewithGPS generate all of the directions. 

One other small thing.. is there a way to get the total amount of climbing in feet instead of meters?

I should say I love the site. The route suggestion is a game changer and there are some features that just crush everything out there so keep up the good work developers.

Comments

Wed 9 Sep, 02:06

I reported this about a year ago in a thread "TCX files missing cue data". The reason for this is that RideWithGPS seems to do a ridiculous check that the "Name" of a CoursePoint entry must exist in the "Notes" entry. 

To solve this, Richard would need a change to how the TCX/GPX files are created. 

I always use TCX course files as my turn by turn app handles them no problem.  The only way that I have found to get  these files correctly into RideWithGPS is to upload them into Plotaroute then immediately download them, then upload  this version into RideWithGPS. 

Hope that helps.

Fri 11 Sep, 09:44

Forgot to say that one good (and free) feature of Plotaroute which I often use, is the ability to add/edit cue sheet data - not found this feature on cycle.travel and it's now paid for on RideWithGPS. 

Also upload, and cue sheet editing is only on the pc version, not the (Android) mobile phone version.

Sun 13 Sep, 15:15

Could someone please tell me how to transfer a route from this app to maps.me. I'm  sure it's possible but I've tried and tried and just can't work it out.. I think it's something to do with kml files & uploads and downloads but the whole thing stops & says I need  title.Thanks , Peter 

Tue 15 Sep, 02:39

I have had pretty smooth transfers to Map.me.    However, all the .KMLs you download from cycle.travel have the same name - something like cycle_travel.kml.  So after you download the .KML file, rename it with something meaningful to you.  Keep the .KML extension.  So now your downloaded file is named something like NY_Boston.KML.  Open that .KML file in Maps.me.  Good luck.

Tue 22 Sep, 20:12

I've tweaked the KML export so it has the route name in it - perhaps this will make Maps.me happier. I've just successfully opened a cycle.travel KML in Maps.me to check it works.

If you save your route on cycle.travel before downloading, then the KML file you download will be given your route name - so "Home-work.kml" rather than "cycle.travel.kml".

On TCXs, the files are currently optimised for loading into Garmins, but I could possibly add an additional option that's more RWGPS-friendly (as John says, they have a rather idiosyncratic requirement about names). I'm a little loth to keep adding more and more options because every single site is different somehow, but if it's popular then I'm happy to do it!