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Re: Service software updates and changes

Postby Paul Webster » Tue Apr 17, 2018 8:25 am

Thanks. I've checked that traffic on the gps planner is normal. I suspect the problem may be in the cache on your tablet - I'm not sure how to force clear on an ipad as I've never used one. Try whatever you know to force refresh all files; if not then the cache will empty eventually.

Hopefully I've removed all those unintended links on Hewitts and Wainwrights.
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Re: Service software updates and changes

Postby nigheandonn » Tue Apr 17, 2018 11:19 am

You're a star :)

The GPS planner links seems to be working again, possibly because you looked at it sternly (this happens quite often at my work - I have a gift for making things start working by going and looking at them...)

The other link I clicked on more or less by accident, because I was logging stuff on the hill-bagging site, which does do English regions, at the same time - I don't think I'd ever thought to try it for a Scottish hill!
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Re: Service software updates and changes

Postby Alteknacker » Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:49 pm

Hello Paul,

I've just come to write up some reports, and discovered that the maps do not reproduce at the level of detail on the OS maps, as they used to.

This is the typical level of detail now shown...
map - new format.jpg

(and the link to open the map is now entitled "Open full screen"

... as compared with what it used to be, like this...
map - old format.jpg


Moreover, checking old reports I find this now happens with maps in them also, so I'm supposing that it's a system issue.

Can you advise whether I can do anything about it? The old format is pretty useful if you want to look at potential problem areas in a walk that someone has covered in a report.

Many thanks.

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Re: Service software updates and changes

Postby BlackPanther » Tue Apr 17, 2018 7:16 pm

Hi Paul, I have the very same problem with my maps as Alterknacker. Basically, the 1-25k maps don't work for maps from users walk reports, even if I open them in a separate window.

Please, please, please, could you fix it? I find the 1-25k maps very useful. Many Grahams and subs don't have official WH routes so I rely on those posted by other Walkhighlanders.

Cheers, BP
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Re: Service software updates and changes

Postby Paul Webster » Wed Apr 18, 2018 8:53 am

Thanks. The maps as displayed on the forum have never zoomed to the OS 1:25k - but they could be viewed at 1:25 when you clicked the open planner link.

I've amended the open full screen link so that this too shows them at 1:25k.
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Re: Service software updates and changes

Postby Alteknacker » Wed Apr 18, 2018 4:29 pm

Paul Webster wrote:...
I've amended the open full screen link so that this too shows them at 1:25k.


Many thanks Paul. It 's working fine now.

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Re: Service software updates and changes

Postby BlackPanther » Wed Apr 18, 2018 7:07 pm

Thanks for fixing it :D Really appreciated.
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Re: Service software updates and changes

Postby BlackPanther » Wed May 09, 2018 12:54 pm

Hi, it's me again and a small request about maps. Since the "big change" I noticed that it is no longer possible to download GPX waypoints from maps in users trip reports, unless they are pre-recorded GPX files (like in my reports, we record our routes with Garmin). So if somebody has just drawn his route in TR manually, I can't download it :(

As I mentioned earlier, we are into more obscure hills these days and very often, there are no official WH waypoints to use, so routes from other Walkhighlanders posts are very helpful for us... At the moment, I have to copy each route manually in the GPS planner and create my own file. Which is OK but it would be so much easier if the "download as GPX track" function was available.

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Re: Service software updates and changes

Postby Paul Webster » Wed May 09, 2018 2:48 pm

Thanks for the feedback. We could make this available - but would you want to download a route that isn't something that's actually been walked? Having looked through, those drawn with the GPS planner are often very rough, go over crags etc... a couple of folk have asked for this, but would you want a route file that had only been put up by sketching on a PC?

I'm ready to make the change if people want it, just want to understand.
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Re: Service software updates and changes

Postby kmai1961 » Wed May 09, 2018 3:06 pm

Paul Webster wrote:Thanks for the feedback. We could make this available - but would you want to download a route that isn't something that's actually been walked? Having looked through, those drawn with the GPS planner are often very rough, go over crags etc... a couple of folk have asked for this, but would you want a route file that had only been put up by sketching on a PC?

I'm ready to make the change if people want it, just want to understand.


As one of the couple of people who've asked about this, I'd like to see it available again. As BP said, it's pretty handy for borrowing (ok, stealing :wink: ) routes that others have used to get to places that aren't currently covered by WH descriptions, or for alternative routes. If there's not an accompanying "official" GPX file, I pay close attention to where the route actually does go -- that is, if it's just a straight line drawn between point A and point B that goes straight over a cliff, I'll take that into account, and know that the original walker probably didn't actually go that way, and that I need to find my own way for that particular section. It's all part of my research and planning, but these freely drawn routes often offer a good starting point -- and the only one, if no officially-walked GPX has been uploaded.

(does that all make sense?)
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Re: Service software updates and changes

Postby Paul Webster » Thu May 10, 2018 8:49 am

You can now download any gpx file from the walk reports pages. :D
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Re: Service software updates and changes

Postby BlackPanther » Thu May 10, 2018 3:17 pm

Paul Webster wrote:You can now download any gpx file from the walk reports pages. :D


Thank you!!!! :-D :-D :-D It makes life so much easier!
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Re: Service software updates and changes

Postby Chris Mac » Thu May 10, 2018 6:06 pm

Previously when viewing a recorded GPX track and opening in full screen you got options to hit play and watch the walker do the route at the speed of your choice. This is no longer available but I really liked it, can it be added again if possible? Cheers.
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Re: Service software updates and changes

Postby kmai1961 » Fri May 11, 2018 8:07 am

BlackPanther wrote:
Paul Webster wrote:You can now download any gpx file from the walk reports pages. :D


Thank you!!!! :-D :-D :-D It makes life so much easier!


Ditto that! :clap: :thumbup: :D
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Re: Service software updates and changes

Postby BlackPanther » Tue May 15, 2018 9:37 am

I spotted one more small map error. The list of names of people who climbed the hill on hill pages slips under the map, I checked a few random Munros, Corbetts and Grahams and it's the same everywhere:

error1.JPG


BTW I much prefer the WH maps on hill pages (and personal hill-bagging maps, too) rather than Google maps :D
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