Blog

  • Major Update

    Major reworking of the application and the web site.

    The application has been rewritten to use the OpenLayers mapping API and makes strong use of data from the Open Street Map project.  We have also taken the opportunity to modernize the interface.  The interface is now totally customizable, the different parts of the interface are resizable and can be dragged and dropped to different areas on the screen.

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  • New elevation data

    Changed to use new source of elevation data which should be faster and more accurate.

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  • Added data from Open Street Map

    Migrated to a new server which should be able to handle the load better at peak times.

    Also changed to use a new source for elevation data which should be faster and more reliable.

    Integrated some stuff from the OpenStreetMap project. There are two new map views that can be selected: OpenStreetMap and OpenCycleMap. The OpenCycleMap is a topological map based on data from the OpenStreetMap project that also shows bike paths.

    When using auto routing you now have the option of using data from …

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  • More auto routing options

    Added more options for auto routing. You can now choose whether you want the shortest or fastest route and if you want to avoid highways.

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  • Various minor fixes and a few new features

    Various minor bug fixes and a few new features:

    GPX files containg routes as well as tracks can now be uploaded.

    Option to add elevation data when uploading GPX.

    Download directly to GPS using the Garmin Communicator Plugin.

    New terrain map view.

    Support for more browsers

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  • Added Cue Sheets

    You can now create cue sheets from courses created with BikeRouteToaster.com. Cue sheets can be printed directly or downloaded in Xml or CSV format for import into other applications.

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  • More Auto Routing features and create course from GPX

    Extra features have been added for modifying and deleting course sections created with auto routing.

    If the route created by the system is not as desired then it can be modified by dragging one of the intermediate points to a new location, when the point is dropped a new route will be created through that location.

    The 'Delete Last' function will delete the whole of the last created section and the 'Delete' funciton will delete the whole of the selected section. This only works while auto …

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  • Auto Routing Available Again

    The auto routing part of the system has been modified to now use the routing functions in the Google Maps API. Also the method of creating routes has been returned to the original method. Changes in this release are as follows:

    Google API now used for auto routing. Route queries are performed faster, however routes are calculated based on the fastest route by car which is not always ideal. Also point density is higher which will create more accurate routes, but at the expense of performance. …

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  • Major Release

    Many new features have been added to BikeRouteToaster.com in this major release of the application. These include:

    Much better editing functions. Ability to move points, insert points etc.

    Save courses and then reload them later.

    Changes to how Auto Routing works. See the examples for more details.

    View an elevation profile of the route.

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  • More Features

    A number of changes have been made to BikeRouteToaster.com since the last release:

    New collapsible/moveable control box to increase available screen space.

    Download in Training Center format.

    Create tracks at the side of the road when auto routing. This can solve problems in some GPS units when creating an out and in track on the same road.

    Add Course Point Warnings. Some GPS units don't tell you that you have arrived at a Course Point until you are right on top of it or even passed it. …

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