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awuwi:
Maybe the answer is in the forum somewhere but I was not able to find it.  I read the GPS document for the naming convention but I do not seem to be able to follow it for route names.  I have been able to load all the GPS information for the NT, LC, NL, and LE but when I tried to select a route there is a long list of routes with names I cannot correlate to a map segment readily.

For example if I only imported NT01v007.gpx into basecamp and I see a list of routes named:

F01010
F01020
F01040
F01060
F01080
.....

Is there way to easily determine what the route name matches on the maps without creating a spreadsheet?  The route names (numbers) do not appear to increment in order?  How are other riders handling the long list of cryptic route names?  Thank you for your assistance.

Fred Hiltz:
Get the GPS Data User Guide. The chapter on route names has your answers. We named them to keep within the six-character limit of some basic receivers, but still allow you to combine any routes in the whole network without name conflicts. Briefly, it goes like this for the example F01040:

F denotes the Northern Tier cycling route.
0 denotes the main route. Alternates get higher numbers.
1 denotes section 1 of the NT, that is, the first paper map.
04 denotes the map number on this section where the GPS
     route begins. It may extend onto other map.
0 denotes the first route that appears on this map.

The User Guide has more. HTH.

Fred

awuwi:
Fred;

Thank you for pointing me in the right direction.  The user guide is very helpful.

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