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New route planning - add car time estimate

Condor shared this idea 6 years ago

It would be sufficient to simply calculate the adjustable average speed.

(default, for example 80km/h)

A better ideal option would be by road category.

For example:

Local (city) road, II. III. - 40 km/h

Main Route, I. - 80 km/h

Highway - 120 km/h

I do not know what criteria Locus is working on.

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I will add that there are 4 data in the information bar.

(km, + UPm, -DOWNm, graph)

3 data show the height of the route.

Could there be one route time detail?

The distance and the estimated time are based on route information.

Climbing, descending, chart, and more in detailed info, or under the chart after the eject.


+1See also my suggestion for vehicle types for Travel Time calculation -


Please join these topics.


I respect the locus primarily for tourism and cycling.

But why to force tourists and cyclists not to use Locus in the car for a trip?

The geocaching group also uses the car to travel to nature.


Note there are already track activity choices for: car, truck, motorcycle, public transport. Seems unnecessary restriction although I can appreciate the calculation could potentially be far more complex - walkers & cyclists move at fairly constant speed whereas motorized vehicles can move at widely varying speed depending on road category.


Idea implemented in latest public version of Locus Map 3.32.

Current estimates may not be exact. It will take some time till we find optimal algorithm for most precise values that will match unique user riding/walking speeds. Consider this as first attempt.


Possible one day to add an own average speed?

The calculated time for walking is always to long but the bicycle to short.

There could at least be one setting with 6km/h average.

Thanks. Frank

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