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How to automatically draw a path along roads?


The application allows you to automatically draw a path between two points that will follow the shortest way along existing roads. This feature uses an online service, so require an Internet data access to work (either WiFi or 3G network).

The auto-routing feature doesn't depends on the currently displayed map. It uses the OSRM routing service, using OpenStreetMap roads data even if a non OSM based map is displayed.

To draw a path:

  • Move the map center icon over the start location and click on it ;
  • Select Create a landmark ;
  • Choose Auto-routing ;
  • If you want, choose a name for your path ;
  • Click on Ok .

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  • Move the map center icon over the destination location ;
  • Click on Location to start the computation of the path between the start and destination locations.

Depending the path length and server load, this computation can take few seconds. The auto-routing service may have disruption and not working properly during some periods, in this case you'll see a straight line between the start and destination locations. In this case, please try again later.

Once the path has been computed, it's displayed on the map .

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If you want, you can move the map center again over a new location and click on Location to compute another path between the last two chosen locations.

When you've finished, click on Save & close to close the landmark editor and save your track. It will be displayed on the map .

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How to get information on automatically drawn paths?


You can get various information on the paths your draw, just like any other tracks:

  • Click anywhere on the path and select its name ;
  • Select Details .

If you have elevation data stored using the Digital Elevation Model feature, you can get the elevation profile of you track and details on the elevation like minimum value, maximum value and gain.

More information on statistics is available here. More information on styling (color, type of line) is available here.

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