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Offline kombiguy

Route direction of travel
« on: July 09, 2021, 04:43:47 pm »
This may be a stupid question, but then again, I'm not too bright. If I were to purchase the maps for the Southern Tier to use in the Bicycle Route Navigator app, Does my direction of travel matter? The paper maps are defaulted to a west to east approach, although it does have reverse directions. Is this the same in the app?
« Last Edit: July 10, 2021, 06:50:25 am by kombiguy »
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Offline ray b

Re: Route direction of travel
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2021, 07:04:45 pm »
...maps for the Southern Tier to use in the Bicycle Route Navigator app, Does my direction of travel matter?
As the Bicycle Route Navigator provides only a blue dot to designate you and your movement on the map, it does not matter which direction you take. It will indicate speed and provide information on weather, services, and points of interest. I recently used it on the Lewis and Clark route in the opposite direction of the maps without issues.

In areas without cell service, the phone GPS by itself is not quite as accurate, but the section can be downloaded and used off-line. It does not yet have a sweet downloadable voice to provide turn-by-turn instructions.

Like the paper maps, the bicycle route navigator provides section information. Unlike your  paper maps, there is a direct link to map updates - if you have cell service.

All that said, you'll find most folks pack the paper maps to give them something to do while enjoying one more cup of coffee after breakfast and to provide a back-up should the phone die or wander off.
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Offline kombiguy

Re: Route direction of travel
« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2021, 06:50:02 am »
Thanks! I will be bringing the maps, too.
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