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Markers explained

Create a route

A route is created by placing at least one Start and one Finish marker on the map. Placing a marker on the map is easy. Open the 'Route' tab and either: Both methods can be used in combination.
You can create a more advanced route by adding one or more Waypoints. Click the 'Add Waypoint' button and you will see a new entry in the waypoint list. Add the new Waypoint to the map just like the Start and Finish waypoint as described above. Waypoints can be reordered by dragging the balloon up and down in the list. Click 'Find route' when you've added the Start and Finish markers (and maybe even some Waypoint markers too) on the map. The Routing Service will now try to calculate a route. The route is automatically plotted on the map when the calculation has finished.

Change the route parameters

You can change the route parameters by clicking on the radio buttons on the Route tab: Then click the 'Find Route' button. A new route will be calculated based on the given parameters.

Partial new route (single click map/routing data testing)

If you click on the map again a new TO or FROM marker is placed. Click on 'Find Route' and the new route is calculated. This is very handy for mappers when testing the route network of a certain area. Once you've spotted a bug in the data you can click on the 'EDIT MAP' button and the online 'Potlatch' map data editor is automatically loaded in a new window/tab with the current map view.

Reverse a route

If you want to know how the return trip might look like then click on the 'Reverse' button on the 'Route' tab. All Waypoints will be reversed and a new route will be calculated.

Completely new route

Click the 'Clear' button if you want to generate a completely new route (or when things go wrong, which happens sometimes...). This should work as a reset. If the site continues to be non-functional please try a forced reload of your browser by pressing ctrl-F5.

Route directions

You can see route directions at the 'Directions' tab of this maps routeplanner.

Export routes to GPX file

You can export your route to GPX format and save GPX file at your computer. Click the 'Export' tab. Select 'GPS exchange format (.gpx)' radio button. Click the 'Export' button. Some browsers immediately save result file with default 'route.gpx' name in default place. Other browsers give you selection to open, to save and to define name and directory for result GPX file.

Adding previously traveled routes

Sometimes, it might be desired to view a route already traveled alongside the planned route. This can be done by dragging a GPX file onto the map. (This feature requires a browser with support for the HTML5 File API.)

Known issues