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 Post subject: Newbie after some GPS advice
PostPosted: Mon Feb 01, 2010 5:28 pm 
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This might be a really stupid question, but does anybody know of a GPS system/plotter that you can hit a button on to begin plotting when you start a lane then stop it at the end of the lane so as to avoid plotting all the road parts between lanes?/

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 Post subject: Re: Newbie after some GPS advice
PostPosted: Mon Feb 01, 2010 8:06 pm 
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babyscrape wrote:
This might be a really stupid question, but does anybody know of a GPS system/plotter that you can hit a button on to begin plotting when you start a lane then stop it at the end of the lane so as to avoid plotting all the road parts between lanes?/

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With a Garmin 60csx you could probably turn the track log on at the start and off at the finish of each lane. Bit long winded though.
Easiest way to mark the lane would be to hit the waypoint button at the start and finsh of the lane.


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 Post subject: Re: Newbie after some GPS advice
PostPosted: Mon Feb 01, 2010 8:44 pm 
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If you have a nokia phone there is a FREE app called 'sports tracker' which you could use, then see where you've been on google earth when you get home :D


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 Post subject: Re: Newbie after some GPS advice
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Just been looking all over google and found some info on Garmin geko 201 which lets you load waypoints and then see them over a map on your pc. Think I might give 1 of these a go as they are cheap enough and funds are tight at minute. cheers for the advice folks
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babyscrape wrote:
This might be a really stupid question, but does anybody know of a GPS system/plotter that you can hit a button on to begin plotting when you start a lane then stop it at the end of the lane so as to avoid plotting all the road parts between lanes?/

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With a Garmin 60csx you could probably turn the track log on at the start and off at the finish of each lane. Bit long winded though.
Easiest way to mark the lane would be to hit the waypoint button at the start and finsh of the lane.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 01, 2010 9:40 pm 
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Old fashioned road book is the best way mate..lol


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 Post subject: Re: Newbie after some GPS advice
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babyscrape wrote:
This might be a really stupid question, but does anybody know of a GPS system/plotter that you can hit a button on to begin plotting when you start a lane then stop it at the end of the lane so as to avoid plotting all the road parts between lanes?/

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I would be very interested to know why you would want to do that?

Simple enough though. Record the whole trail ride, upload the tracklog onto your mapping programme on the PC or laptop and then split the track at the beginning and end of each lane and just delete the sections in between - simples ;)

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 Post subject: Re: Newbie after some GPS advice
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This might be a really stupid question, but does anybody know of a GPS system/plotter that you can hit a button on to begin plotting when you start a lane then stop it at the end of the lane so as to avoid plotting all the road parts between lanes?/

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I would be very interested to know why you would want to do that?

Simple enough though. Record the whole trail ride, upload the tracklog onto your mapping programme on the PC or laptop and then split the track at the beginning and end of each lane and just delete the sections in between - simples ;)

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Just so as I can then keep a record of all lanes and then make a route and upload it so as I'm not constantly stoppiung to get the map out and check the next lane

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 Post subject: Re: Newbie after some GPS advice
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It would be worth checking with your TRF Group if there is an overlay of the lanes that you can use. I am sure you won't be the first to want to have all the lanes mapped on MemMap.

If they haven't, then it would be a whole lot easier to use a marked up paper TRF map and just plot the lanes on a blank MemMap screen and, when finished, save it as an overlay that you can then update as necessary plus annotate with lane info when you ride them e.g. "Steep and technical", "mad loose dogs at northern end of lane" etc.

My guess is your Group would very much appreciate someone doing that for them ;)

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 Post subject: Re: Newbie after some GPS advice
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well I will definitely share this info with fellow members.

Got an OS Map with all lanes marked on from a friend that does a lot of off roading in landrovers and on bikes so just doing some riding using my map and checking status of lanes as I go and updating accordingly ;)

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 Post subject: Re: Newbie after some GPS advice
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babyscrape wrote:
Got an OS Map with all lanes marked on from a friend that does a lot of off roading in landrovers and on bikes so just doing some riding using my map and checking status of lanes as I go and updating accordingly ;)


:shock:

I really do think you ought to get that map looked at very quickly! The status of the routes have changed very dramatically in the last few years. I would advise anyone with some of these "marked maps" to be very careful, you could end up in a lot of trouble.

Bring the map to the next club meeting (dont forget your membership money ;) )


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