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General Category => General Discussion => Topic started by: bensonmc on October 29, 2017, 03:43:20 PM

Title: routeable maps?
Post by: bensonmc on October 29, 2017, 03:43:20 PM
i see some maps are posted as not routeable...meaning?  i can view the trail but can't track my progress or can't add waypoints?


Title: Re: routeable maps?
Post by: Boyd on October 29, 2017, 04:06:06 PM
A routable map can give you turn by turn directions such as "in .5 miles, turn left on Main St". Maps must be constructed in a special way to do this and there are very few routable maps on this site.

A non-routable map can only show your position on the map. "Tracking your progress" (recording a track log) and marking waypoints have nothing to do with routing or even maps. You can do these things without any map.