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Plan a route from current position

Wednesday 25 August
by Angstrom
in forum cycle.travel
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Hi,

I've used CT extensively this summer during a touring holiday in French and Swiss Jura (nice area to visit BTW), and also during the planning phase. Great help, thanks Richard.

However, I might have missed something but I haven't managed to set a "From" simply being my current position (from the mobile phone, where this is applicable).

Of course destination has to be typed-in, but oddly, I have to also enter text in the "From" text box to get a route computed by CT. It is sometimes difficult to know exactly the name of the place where I am standing.

Have I missed something? Is there a better "workaround" to achieve what I want to do?

Thanks.

PS: maybe it could default, when geolocation is active, to "current position" in the "From" text box, or only demanding a "From" text when geolocation isn't active, assuming then that if the box is left empty the "From" should be set to the current position.

Comments

Thu 26 Aug, 13:17

You haven’t missed anything but it’s pretty much on the top of the things-to-do list!

Thu 26 Aug, 14:52

OK; I'll just be patient then.

Sun 29 Aug, 17:00

This is now supported! When you click/tap inside the placename field, “use my current location” will appear as a choice in the autocomplete menu. 

Wed 1 Sep, 21:36

Great!

Many thanks. That wasn't a long wait.