Change route/path of an existing track in Locus

Nicolai shared this question 19 months ago
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Good day


I have following question: I have an already existing track (blue). Now I want to change the existing track so, that is goes along the red path. How can I do this in Locus? I would like to have something like "drag and drop" an track, as you know it in google maps on the desktop-browser version.

I didn't find any solution to do this in Locus./2Q==

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I already tried this Method, but I turned on navigation by bike while creating the track in Locus, so there are much more trackpoint, than they what I have set manually. And I only want to change the points that I've manually created, otherwise it's really really annoying because the distance between the trackpoints are really small

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I see. There are too many trackpoints in the blue track to move, one by one, to the red path.

In that case I suggest you create a new Route (following the red path). You can draw it manually by specifying each bend in the red path with a "via" point.

http://docs.locusmap.eu/doku.php?id=manual:user_guide:tracks:planning

Alternately, you can use the auto-routing feature to automatically draw the route. To ensure the auto-router creates a route along the red path (and not the blue path) it can be instructed to avoid using the road on the blue line using "nogo" points.

http://docs.locusmap.eu/doku.php?id=manual:user_guide:tracks:planning:brouter

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OK

These methods are pretty Inconvenient.

I wish there will be an function which allows you to finish your route planning later. And if you want to finish or edit your planned route, you get to the point where you interrupted the route creating. This would be perfect

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Old topic Rubberband route planning (45 votes), was marked as Completed but really only subset of original intention was implemented. This followup topic Edit a route after saving it (35 votes) is still collecting votes. Many people clearly would like similar functionality to your proposal. It requires auto generated track points to be ignored, and only existing via points to be considered, when regenerating the new route. At present manual track editing (re-routing) over reasonable distance is virtually impossible. Better is to start again with extra or moved via points to steer the route as per your preference. Please check the "alternate BRouter method" of offline routing in the manual too where more than 3 via points are possible.

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Thank you guys for the informations!


Locus seems to be pretty bad in editing tracks. I think at the moment the easiest way is really to create a new track. But this is very very annoying if the track is more than 50km long.

Do you know any online service where you can create you gps tracks and edit it in an easy way like google maps? I just testet GPSies. But there it is impossible to insert track points if you enable the option "follow trails"

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Try http://brouter.de/brouter-web/. This is the same back end engine as can be used with Locus offline navigation. You can select the router profile. Up to 9 via points. Beautiful interface with elevation profile.


Or try RideWithGps. Download as TCX & import. All the turn instructions are displayed by Locus during navigation. Both are great.

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Brouter web seems to work pretty well

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If you want to extend an existing route and use the auto-router, you can currently accomplish it in two steps. For example, let's say you want to extend the blue route to continue along the red path.

  1. Use the auto-router to create the red route.
  2. Use the Merge tool to combine the blue and red routes.

http://docs.locusmap.eu/doku.php?id=manual:user_guide:tracks:management&s[]=merge#tracks_list_bottom_panel


I realize Locus Map doesn't modify routes and tracks the way you envisioned it ("rubberbanding" like Google Maps) and there's room for improvement. However, it does currently have adequate functions to accomplish what you requested.

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Thanks Taras D for your assistance! I wouldn't comment the topic more properly.

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