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Bicycle Travel => GPS & Digital Data Discussion => Topic started by: mattdwyerva on July 27, 2022, 08:27:32 pm

 
Title: Custom poster similar to TransAm Poster
Post by: mattdwyerva on July 27, 2022, 08:27:32 pm
I recently bought the great TransAm map poster from ACA.   Trying to plan a similar trip, but different and wondered if anyone has a good process for creating custom posters that are similar to this?   

Thinking the process might be something like this, but I have no idea what I am talking about mind you:

1) use ridewithgps to create the entire route (I am premium member, so I can merge routes, but some is manual routing of course)
2) export a gpx(? format?) to disk
3) import gpx into google earth ??? and turn on profile?   (geez, I dislike the satellite view)  OR
3) import gpx (??) into google maps and use randymajors.org to turn on profile (not that I have actually tried randymajors.org yet)
4) turn on what seems relevant and print to pdf using a huge paper size (24x36 for example) and then crop to get rid of extraneous stuff
5) take may cropped pdf to FedEx and print it.

Anyone do this?

Matt


Title: Re: Custom poster similar to TransAm Poster
Post by: Nyimbo on July 30, 2022, 02:24:43 am
Same need here.  I did a do it yourself version but I was quite pleased with the result. Since I just hung it in my office it was good enough and don't think anyone thought it looked tacky.  So, this is what I did.


I bought a framed map of the USA that I was happy with.  3ft by 2ft aprox.  I then opened all my ride with gps maps on the laptop and put the map on the kitchen table and as best I could I drew with a good pencil my route on the map.  Then my wife who is artsy used some kind of marker to go over my pencil route with a steady hand. 


And Bobs your uncle - it turned out nice, I hung it in the office surrounded by a handful of favorite pictures from the TransAm.
Title: Re: Custom poster similar to TransAm Poster
Post by: mattdwyerva on July 30, 2022, 05:41:48 am
That would create a great conversation starter