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Strange behavior "direct to next point"

Friday 24 June
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In the past, it was possible to draw a straight line between 2 via points.

In the route:

https://cycle.travel/map/journey/332594

between viapoints 3 and 4 is a path, but is not on OSM.  For some unclear reason cycle.travel makes a detour here, partly on a path, partly through the forest.

I have observed this behavior in a number of places. Cycle.travel does not make a straight line, but a fantasy route.
Peter

Comments

Fri 24 Jun, 16:53

It’s a current limitation of the straight-line feature – it generally doesn’t start from the exact via point, but the nearest junction (e.g. with another path). It’s something I’d like to improve at some point, but it has always been the case – it hasn’t changed.

Fri 24 Jun, 17:29

I remember using it at on not mapped bridges. That's indeed a simple task.

Thanks for the very fast answer.

For now, I have to live with it.

Peter

Fri 24 Jun, 17:37

It’s a limitation deep in the bowels of the routing engine. It will be fixable but I haven’t worked out how yet!