Route planning

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Re: Route planning

Post by zimtim » Thu Jan 26, 2017 1:10 pm

never had any issues, have found some of the others slightly easier to use, but basecamp is so much better IMHO
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Re: Route planning

Post by Scott_rider » Thu Jan 26, 2017 1:22 pm

I don't have a BMW...but the BMW Zumo sat nav set in 'winding roads' mode is a superb bit of kit (thumbs) . You can also set the difficulty of the 'winding roads' as well, so if you are short of time you can go on more flowing roads between towns. We used it for a trip around north eastern/eastern Spain earlier this year and it was excellent (thumbs) .
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Re: Route planning

Post by captinktm » Thu Jan 26, 2017 2:19 pm

Hi I live in Bulgaria and use this site
which down loads and works on my Garmin and in Mapsource . Where do you want to go I know the country quite well now and have ridden most offroad areas. I also have Garmin's world map on the gps as this shows some tracks that no other does. I live in the Elena area so if you need a stop over or some help let me know.

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Re: Route planning

Post by -Ralph- » Thu Jan 26, 2017 3:40 pm

Motogoloco for day trips, Tyre for more extensive planning.
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Post by ScottHeyden » Thu Jan 26, 2017 3:48 pm

Satmap xpedition for Greenland got and MyRoute-app (online version of Tyre) for road trips.

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Re: Route planning

Post by uturntony » Thu Jan 26, 2017 4:17 pm

Another vote for tyre. Android and Windows only, no Apple support. Will work with a Windows emulator on a Mac though.

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Re: Route planning

Post by George 01 » Thu Jan 26, 2017 6:06 pm

Slight threat hi jack, sorry but hopefully I can get a bit of help here
I use basecamp and generally find it ok.
The problem I have is when plotting a track if I accidentally click off of the track I was plotting I have to start all over again or start with another track. Is there a way to extend an existing track. This is something I have not worked out any help greatly appreciated thanks

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Re: Route planning

Post by Adrian1965 » Thu Jan 26, 2017 7:09 pm

Thanks for all the replies (thumbs) I have downloaded Tyre and after a quick look it seems to do what i need B)

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Re: Route planning

Post by chain driven » Thu Jan 26, 2017 7:30 pm

I found tyre(I just use the basic) good but you have to be very careful that it is exactly right , I planned a trip and at the very end it wanted to take me over a tide road to the destination so when I hit the return trip it just wants to return to the start again because I did not go over the tidal road at the start :ohmy:

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Post by vRSG60 » Thu Jan 26, 2017 8:49 pm

With all of these route programs make doubley sure that any waypoint is on the correct side of a dual carriageway or you'll be led in circles to pass through it.
I'm Basecamp you don't plot tracks you need to plot routes .
Easy enough to add to a route, add another waypoint then double click the route click the green + sign then chose the waypoint you just added, you can rearrange the order of the waypoints before you exit this part. Then click recalculate.
If the waypoint is in the wrong place click it and chose reposition or whatever it says and move it to wherever you want.
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