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Offline gregh11

Food services not showing right TransAm app
« on: March 26, 2017, 09:57:11 pm »
If I turn on only Food services and press go, the map only displays towns. If I then zoom to a city and search for food again it shows Google search icons for food but no blue ACA food icons like the legend shows. Here are some screen shots from above sequence...

Offline gregh11

Re: Food services not showing right TransAm app
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2017, 10:06:21 pm »
If I turn on only Food services and press go, the map only displays towns. If I then zoom to a city and search for food again it shows Google search icons for food but no blue ACA food icons like the legend shows. Here are some screen shots from above sequence...
I'm also wondering why that big blob of unrelated Google icons are showing in the middle of the second image.

Offline jsieber

Re: Food services not showing right TransAm app
« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2017, 05:39:10 pm »
If a town has multiple services it will just show the town icon. A green icon designates that the town has all service types. An orange icon designates that the town has limited service and touching the icon will show what types of services exist within the dialog. A red town icon designates that there are no services in the town. If a food service exists outside of a town, it will show the blue icon. I'm seeing two of these on the TransAm section 1 data.

When turning Adventure Cycling service data on and off you do not need to hit the "Go" button after toggling the switches. Hitting the "Go" button does perform a search against the Google maps API and that is why you are seeing the Google icons in your second screen shot.

 Hope this helps.

Offline gregh11

Re: Food services not showing right TransAm app
« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2017, 02:03:51 pm »
If a town has multiple services it will just show the town icon. A green icon designates that the town has all service types. An orange icon designates that the town has limited service and touching the icon will show what types of services exist within the dialog. A red town icon designates that there are no services in the town. If a food service exists outside of a town, it will show the blue icon. I'm seeing two of these on the TransAm section 1 data.

When turning Adventure Cycling service data on and off you do not need to hit the "Go" button after toggling the switches. Hitting the "Go" button does perform a search against the Google maps API and that is why you are seeing the Google icons in your second screen shot.

 Hope this helps.
Thanks for the reply. So if I turn only lodging on, then view the map, I see the ACA lodging icons along the entire section of the route. I tap an icon and see something like "Holiday Inn .2 miles of route." Then I can click that popup and see the service's street address and phone number. Why doesn't it work the same for food?  If I turn food on I see only those 2 icons on the entire first section.

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Offline jsieber

Re: Food services not showing right TransAm app
« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2017, 01:24:07 pm »
Thanks for the reply. So if I turn only lodging on, then view the map, I see the ACA lodging icons along the entire section of the route. I tap an icon and see something like "Holiday Inn .2 miles of route." Then I can click that popup and see the service's street address and phone number. Why doesn't it work the same for food?  If I turn food on I see only those 2 icons on the entire first section.

The food services do work a little bit different than the other services. This is due to how they are displayed on our paper maps as that is the source of our service data. Food service points are only displayed if they are not located within a town that has an existing service point. When you display only the food service points on section 1 of the TransAm you will see all of the "limited" and "full" service town icons plus the two food service points that do not fall under an existing town icon. The "limited" service town icons will show what type of food service, (groceries, restaurant or convenience store) if a food service exists. "Full service" towns should contain all three.   

Offline gregh11

Re: Food services not showing right TransAm app
« Reply #5 on: March 30, 2017, 07:03:20 am »
Thanks for the detailed explanation! I've purchased all 12 sections now and look forward to using the app as I race the Trans Am in June!


Offline jsieber

Re: Food services not showing right TransAm app
« Reply #6 on: March 30, 2017, 12:45:20 pm »
Thanks for the detailed explanation! I've purchased all 12 sections now and look forward to using the app as I race the Trans Am in June!
Let us know if you have other questions. Good luck in June! Have a great ride.