Planning an itinerary: The displayed journey time is inconsistent

JMD shared this question 2 years ago
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Hello,

When planning a route, you can see several data at the bottom of the screen (distance, altitude variation, and the duration of the trip)

However, although I am in 'car' mode, the displayed duration is inconsistent (30 minutes for 10 km). I use Brouter. My profile 'Locus' routing is yet that of the car mode (car-fast).

Is it possible to set the average speeds to be taken into account when determining the travel time that is displayed when planning a route?

Regards,

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Hi,

the estimated route time in the route planner is calculated from your average speed during last hour of the selected activity (recorded or navigated). So you probably didn't drive too fast last time... :)

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Do I understand right, that the estimated time at the bottom of the Route Planner is an individual calculated time?

If I walk slowly the last hour the time will be higher than if I walk fast?

I wondered a long time about that till yet useless field, because it is not the speed I am able to walk but much slower normally.

My use case is that:

I have a certain way to walk and want to know how much time it would take, so i could arrive at time to the train etc.

So i open locus, open the Route Planner and set the two points to get the distance to my goal.

As I am able to walk about 6 kmh, the time in the bottom field is always much too long.


I would love to have that field user defined!

I would like to change the field at least with some of the profiles, e.g. fast walking etc.


I thought that time field is correlated with some Brouter profile, which I use for navigating.

But i tried all of them and the time was always too high.


Thank for hint, Frank

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Hi Frank,

the field is not manually configurable. Locus just uses the average speed (recorded) of the selected activity during the last 60 minutes for the ETA calculation. More accurate ETA for a saved route is available in the route planner menu > estimated travel time - there are three types of walking activity and more parameters enter the final ETA calculation.

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Thank, yes I know these different walking profiles.

But none of them match even nearly my profile when walking.

I checked also all the other profiles but none is usable any better. So I only can estimate the time by myself.


Is there a wishlist to add another walking profile for _fast_ walking/hiking?


On even ground i walk 6kmh and on steep paths I still have around 4kmh.

I don't think that is so unusual, I even guess the slow walking profiles are less usual for locus app users ;)


And a wish list to change the bottom time to a plain calculated user defined average speed, without calculation of steep or ground quality or even path?


Thank

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Hi Frank,

yes, there is a wish list on our helpdesk. You can vote for this option: https://help.locusmap.eu/topic/estimated-travel-time.

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Voted.

But it is still unclear for me, how Locus can calculate the average of the last hours movement, to get the estimated time a the bottom of the Route Planner, if I just started Locus app and immediately start the Route Planner.

The estimated time should then be changing a lot, as it has no data (only minutes of movement), shouldnt it?

And I noticed that the time changes, but not much, if I change the BRouter navigation style from e.g. Walking to Bicycle etc. so is there a chance that I could use some data in the BRouter profiles (brf-files, I think)?

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When you start the route planner, nothing happens. Only when you select the profile (activity) and enter the first two points of the route, Locus calculates the ETA from the last 60 minutes you spent in the same activity.

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