Author Topic: High Resolution TransAmerica Trail Digital Data now available  (Read 4192 times)

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Offline JHamelman

Good morning!

It's official, we now have high resolution digital data available for the TransAmerica Trail for sale! To see the details, check out my blog post on the release:

https://www.adventurecycling.org/resources/blog/transamerica-trail-digital-data-now-available/

Viva la TransAm data!

Jennifer
« Last Edit: April 14, 2016, 04:58:24 pm by JMilyko »
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Offline AdventureRide

Re: High Resolution TransAmerica Trail Digital Data now available
« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2016, 05:06:55 pm »
Being somewhat technology challenged, it would nice if ACA would make available some sort of tiny 'free sample' example that could be downloaded without cost so the consumer could see and better understand what their getting and that it's really what they want.

Offline cgarch

Re: High Resolution TransAmerica Trail Digital Data now available
« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2016, 05:47:55 pm »
Just from the blog, I'd say that looks pretty cool. Looking forward to the Pac Coast and WE versions.

cg

Offline JHamelman

Re: High Resolution TransAmerica Trail Digital Data now available
« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2016, 05:55:27 pm »
Being somewhat technology challenged, it would nice if ACA would make available some sort of tiny 'free sample' example that could be downloaded without cost so the consumer could see and better understand what their getting and that it's really what they want.

Hmm, that's in interesting idea. I'll bring it up with staff and see what we can do in this area.

Thanks!

Jennifer
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Jennifer Hamelman
Assistant Director, Routes & Mapping
Cartographer

Adventure Cycling Association
Inspiring and empowering people to travel by bicycle.
800/755-2453, 406/721-1776 x205
www.adventurecycling.org

Follow Routes & Mapping on Twitter: @acaroutes

Offline jmarshall312

Re: High Resolution TransAmerica Trail Digital Data now available
« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2016, 02:34:39 pm »
rookie questions  :) does this work for east and westbound?  What is the general behavior when you turn the device off for the night?  When you turn it back on will it insist that you start from the beginning of the course or will it let you start anywhere on the course?

Thanks!

Offline tex232

Re: High Resolution TransAmerica Trail Digital Data now available
« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2016, 06:41:05 pm »
rookie questions  :) does this work for east and westbound?  What is the general behavior when you turn the device off for the night?  When you turn it back on will it insist that you start from the beginning of the course or will it let you start anywhere on the course?

Thanks!
Most of this is dependent on your GPS unit or app.  I haven't looked at the gpx tracks but probably need to be broken into segments if using a Garmin type device IF a given gpx track has 10k or more points.

Offline mdxix

Re: High Resolution TransAmerica Trail Digital Data now available
« Reply #6 on: May 15, 2016, 09:15:24 pm »
does this work for east and westbound?

Yes. There are two sets of tracks: one is east bound & the other is west bound.

What is the general behavior when you turn the device off for the night?
This varies by device. Some of them will remember the track from before turning off. Otherwise, you will need to again select the track to navigate.

When you turn it back on will it insist that you start from the beginning of the course or will it let you start anywhere on the course?
All devices will pick up right from your current location.

Some of them give you the choice to navigate to the start of track, but that is just an option for you to decline. For example, see Garmin Edge 1000 instructions, Navigate Tracks section, step 7.

Offline mdxix

Re: High Resolution TransAmerica Trail Digital Data now available
« Reply #7 on: May 15, 2016, 09:19:35 pm »
I haven't looked at the gpx tracks but probably need to be broken into segments if using a Garmin type device IF a given gpx track has 10k or more points.
All GPX tracks should be fit for use immediately without any further manipulation. Please post questions to the forum with any trouble using them as is.

Per instruction of Garmin eTrex, Navigate Tracks section, step 6, "All of our tracks are under 10,000 points".