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What about the waypoint names? Do you rename them? What if we rename them over time?[/li][/list]I have no preference for waypoint names. For my purposes, you may name them and change the names as you wish.
KML? Maybe, if enough members want it for bicycle navigation, this would be worth spending staff time (=money) on.The request here is for open & accessible format. For those interested in KML, there are plenty of tools out there that would convert from GPX—no need to spend any of ACA time or money. That will only work if the GPX file is structured properly.
consider taking a wiki approach to the data and allow users to rate, comment, and flag waypoints.I like that Chris, something along the lines of waymarking.com or some other location based services. Download the the desired points to the GPS, view on the web, or view on a mobile device. Brilliant.
They are not editable. We add a comment to every waypoint naming the roads or the turn, so you can anticipate the junction even when navigating straight-line with a basic receiver. We also add elevations in mountainous terrain.In BaseCamp, draw a route using route points (not waypoints), select a route point, right click for properties, and add comments to you heart's desire.
The elements are these:
1. Waypoints created by ACA that mark off-route points of interest.
2. Waypoints created by ACA that mark the riding route.
3. Routepoints created by Garmin software when told to navigate following roads. Garmain calls these mapoints in their user interface, and rpt in the GPX file.
As I wrote above, we can easily separate 1 from 2 and 3 by their symbols, creating two files: (1) and (2,3).
specify an ordered list of two or more waypoints and tell the program--in a computer or in a GPS receiver--to build a route from them.You are correct Fred. This is certainly one way to construct a route. I can understand how this may have been useful for certain units that ignore route points, as you pointed out. Therefore, you had to include the waypoints in the file for navigation.
My old GPS-III+ ignores the route points entirely, showing no waypoints and no routes.
once the route is built, the waypoints are no longer needed if you never need to change the route.
2. Waypoints created by ACA that mark the riding route.Waypoints are waypoints and riding routes are riding routes. There is no mixing between the two. The fact that some waypoints happen to be along the route does not make them part of the route. The routes in the GPX file do not have or mix with any waypoints. Instead, they have route points. See prior example.
Indeed, the waypoint limit of 1,000 is not a problem because there are no waypoints. However, the route limit of 50 in my 60CS was reached. Bill, do you know the route limit on your receiver? If it's 100, and if your receiver will navigate from the route points like Rami's and mine, you could do this in one load. You would give up the ability to edit the route on the road.Bill, here is the NT file stripped of all waypoints. I created it for testing. Feel free to use it as needed. Please send us feedback how it worked out for you.
Each route includes an ordered sequence of rtept elements, which repeat the information in the wpt elements.Route points in ACA files repeat some waypoints. Not all waypoints are present in routes. They are points of interest or reference. For example, in the Green Mountains file, near the beginning of route R01010, near its first route point R01080, there are three waypoints that are not part of the route at all: R0104A (hotel), R01040 (bicycle shop), R01030 (bicycle shop).
Good catch I meant to say that I did not further process this file, create new content, or use a mapping tool. I simply deleted the waypoints using a text editor.To clarify, the sample Green Mountains GPX file I provided was not calculated or created by a computer.Sure it was, probably by my copy of MapSource, or another volunteer's, maybe by Jennifer's at ACA.
I took it one step further to see what the 60CS does to a route when a waypoint on it is present and is moved by editing in the GPSR but the route is not edited. When asked to navigate the route, the unit follows the change. I'd summarize it by saying that the 60CS uses waypoints info when present, otherwise uses the route points.The Edge 705 behaved kept the route intact. I edited the waypoint far off course, and that did not change the route.
rather than using the route that the computer creates.To clarify, the sample Green Mountains GPX file I provided was not calculated or created by a computer. For simplicity, I did the following:
Mdxix, could you clarify, please?My suggestion is to put the ACA route on the GPS unit without the waypoints. You can see the route, navigate, and get prompts for directions.
You would give up the navigation feature, though.That is curious Fred. As far as I can tell, the GPS will navigate based on the route (and route points), irrelevant of the waypoints it has scattered on the map. Do you think it works differently?