Table of contents
- What is the RouteViewer?
- The components of the RouteViewer
- The RouteViewer on your website
- The RouteViewer with map layer combinations.
- Your own map layer
What is the RouteViewer?
The RouteViewer is the detailed, interactive representation of a route.
The components of the RouteViewer
A route page consists, on the one hand, of a map with the route's trajectory and possibly linked places of interest. In addition, the RouteViewer also includes an informative section with substantive and practical information about your route as well as access to functionality to continue working on your route. The map view is on the right, the informative section on the left.
1/ The map
- For more information about the map icons and their functionality, click here.
- For more information about the map's visualization options, click here.
- The POIs of a route are an interactive feature: clicking on a POI shows the details and media of the POI.
- The start and end of the route are indicated by and . Click on them to see the nearest address.
- The route is represented by a blue-green line with white arrows that visualize the direction of the route. if you zoom in, the route line becomes transparent at some point so that the information of the underlying map layer is also visible.
2/ The informative section
This consists of several items that you can open and close except for the summary information.
A. The summary information
Here you get a visual representation of:
- the route media
- the author of the route
- an indication of whether a route has been verified
- the "Recommended" label if applicable
- the route score
- the length of a route
- the number of ascent meters
- the average time to complete the route
- the difficulty level, shown here respectively from easy to extremely difficult
B. Route information
- number of times the route has already been viewed,
- whether the route is public or private
- a description by the author
- some useful buttons leading to direct actions:
- "Navigate on your smartphone"
- "Print the itinerary"
- "Navigate to starting point"
- Start and end of the route
- Any linked characteristics, themes and groups
- Region in which the route is located
Here you get some basic statistics of the route:
- the difficulty level
- the total ascent
- the maximum gradient
- the length
- the average grade
- net ascent
- the total descent
D. Places of interest
Here you get a list of the places of interest associated with your route. This list appears in the order in which you encounter them along the route.
Thanks to the handy button you can also immediately "Print the guide" here.
If you are the author of the route, you can choose to disconnect certain sights/POIs from the route. You do that by clicking on the disconnect icon at the POI information. Read more about removing sights from a route here.
Here you can possibly leave a comment for the author of the route. It can be a compliment, a comment or a question about the route.
The first response you get to a route is always one from RouteYou itself. This is what we call the RouteYou StarTracker. A short message with a lot of practical input regarding the route.
Here you can check who has already done the route and when. Or you can also indicate yourself when you plan to do the route or when you have done it and how long it took you. More information about this can be found on this page.
Here you get input on interesting routes, places to stay overnight and services near your route.
3/ Sticky buttons: Getting started with your route
At the bottom of the left column you will find a bar with quick selection buttons. This bar and its buttons are 'sticky' which means that they remain visible and on top of the information presented in the left column. This is to keep them as accessible as possible. Through these quick selection buttons you can directly access certain functionality:
- Navigate: open the route in the RouteYou app by scanning the QR code or using the route code (read more here.) or download the route for external use.
- Print: choose in which format you wish to print the route (Learn more about printing options here.)
- Download: choose the appropriate format from the download options. (To learn more about 'downloading routes'? Click here.)
- Share: If you've found or created a great route, let friends, family, acquaintances, ... join in the fun. (Click for more info.)
- Edit: Adjust the route. (Read more about the different options here.
The RouteViewer on your website
We are happy to offer others the opportunity to integrate a route into their own website or blog as well.
Follow these steps to display a route on your website or blog:
- Go to the route you want to place on your own website.
- Click on the Share button .
- Click on Integrate.
- Copy the code in the text field.
- Paste this code into the HTML code of your own website where you want to see the RouteViewer..
For more information and options, check out the documentation for the RouteViewer 3.0 plugin.
The RouteViewer with map layer combinations.
On the RouteViewer's map, you can create combinations of map layers.
Some examples of
- base maps:
- Google Maps
- Satellite/ Aerial picture
- Topo map
- additional map layer:
- Hiking nodes
- Cycling nodes
- Motorcycle network
Parties that have a RouteYou Pro account can set (or have set) their own map combination by default.
Your own map layer
In addition to the map layers RouteYou offers by default, you can always offer your own map layer. Contact sales[at-r.].