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Customising group visualisation

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Access

This feature is accessible to users with a Premium account or higher upgrade.

Customising a group’s visualisation

Group visualisation lets you customise the map view of a select set of routes and/or places of interest based on your preferences.

Where can I find it?

Read more about finding and modifying a group here.

What can I customise?

Show route lines

The RouteYou default is to hide route lines on overview maps. Routes are always depicted with an icon. The route line will appear if you hover over the icon. Why do we do it that way? To keep the map image as clean and clear as possible and avoid a confusing tangle of cluttered lines. It also seriously speeds up and improves our platform’s performance.

As a user, you can create your own collection of routes in a group. It’s also up to you how you visualise them.

The ‘Default’ box will always be ticked when you create a group. Consequently, that means that no route lines will be displayed. However, you are free to toggle the ‘display route lines’ option.

Route clusters

Route clusters are an overlay grid applied to the map where each box in which a route appears also displays how many routes populate that box in total.

The ‘Default’ box will always be ticked when you create a group. Consequently, that means that no route clusters will be displayed. However, you are free to toggle the ‘display route clusters’ option.

Sort routes

This option allows you to prioritise how listed routes are sorted.

The ‘Default’ box will always be ticked when you create a group. Where sorting is concerned, default means by ‘Relevance’.

Maximum number of routes

Specify the maximum number of routes to display on the map and related list here. Which routes are included are also determined by your sorting setting.

For example, if you select route length and set the maximum number of routes to ‘10’, then the ten longest routes in your custom set will always be shown.

The maximum limit is 100.

Route link

This gives you the option to enter your own custom link (URL); clicking a route on the list or map will take you to this address. In other words, instead of going to the route’s description page on RouteYou, you will be redirected to the URL you entered.

Several placeholders can be embedded in the link to be replaced by the clicked route’s parameters:

POI clusters

POI clusters are an overlay grid applied to the map where each box in which POIs appear also displays how many POIs (places of interest) populate that box in total.

The ‘Default’ box will always be ticked when you create a group. Consequently, that means that no POI clusters will be displayed. However, you are free to toggle the ‘display POI clusters’ option.

Sort POIs

This option allows you to prioritise how POIs are sorted in a list context.

 The ‘Default’ box will always be ticked when you create a group. Where sorting is concerned, default means by ‘Relevance’.

Maximum number of POIs

Specify the maximum number of POIs to display on the map and related list here. Which routes are included are also determined by your sorting setting.

For example, if you selected score and set the maximum number of routes to ‘15’, then the 15 best scoring POIs in your custom set will always be shown.

The maximum limit is 100.

POI link

This gives you the option to enter your own custom link (URL); clicking a POI on the list or map will take you to this address. In other words, instead of going to the POI’s description page on RouteYou, you’ll be redirected to the URL you entered.

Several placeholders can be embedded in the link to be replaced by the clicked POI’s parameters:

Show header logo

This option doesn’t affect a group’s visualisation on the RouteYou platform. Groups can also be embedded in external websites with a plugin. In that case, you could enable a logo to display in the header generated by the plugin.

Text before legend

This option doesn’t affect a group’s visualisation on the RouteYou platform. Groups can also be embedded in external websites with a plugin. Use this text field to enter more text in the legend.

Map bounds

Two options can be configured here:

Map background (base layer)

Decide which map background is used to display your group’s routes and/or places of interest. You must select a single option.

The ‘Default’ box will always be ticked when you create a group. For map backgrounds, that means OpenStreetMap is enabled.

Additional map layers (active overlays)

Several separate map layers can be displayed over a map, in addition to the map background. Multiple map layers can be activated simultaneously.

The ‘Default’ box will always be ticked when you create a group. No additional map layers will activate if Default has been enabled.

Route rules

This module allows you to set rules to ensure a dynamic route display.

A wide variety of elements can be customised. First, you define the condition that must be met. Then, you can select the image (icon) and line styles. For instance, if your group includes a mix of cycling and walking routes, then you can configure the cycling routes to appear in blue and the walking routes to appear in orange. Or, for example, you could give all routes longer than X km a thicker line than shorter routes.

There are several different colours to choose from for the image, but you can also upload a personal image by selecting ‘Other’. You’ll then need to enter three URLs for the three states (default, hover & highlight, selected).

You can also define how a line displays under different conditions:

Lastly, you can add a description here. This option doesn’t affect a group’s visualisation on the RouteYou platform. Groups can also be embedded in external websites with a plugin. Use this text field to add another description to the legend.

POI rules

This module lets you set rules to ensure a dynamic POI (places of interest) display.

First, you define the condition that must be met. Then, you can select the image (icon) styles. For instance, you can configure a particular place of interest to pop out or assign all POIs of a specific type a different colour.

There are several different colours to choose from for the image, but you can also upload a personal image by selecting ‘Other’. You’ll then need to enter three URLs for the three states (default, hover & highlight, selected).

Lastly, you can add a description here. This option doesn’t affect a group’s visualisation on the RouteYou platform. Groups can also be embedded in external websites with a plugin. Use this text field to add another description to the legend.

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