Print a route

Table of contents

With each route you will find a download button (see figure above). If you click this you will get the options voor "Download" and "Print".

Choose Print.

The different print forms

Overview

 

The Overview shows the route on one map sheet. This map is intended to give users an indication of the trajectory. The Overview is ideal to present or hand out during events. In some cases this map can also be used navigate along the route. For example if the route is short (5 to 10 km) or if it's printed as a Poster (A1 or A0). 

Elements of the "Overview printout"

With the exception of the map itself, you can also choose not to show the elements mentioned above. 

Additional map elements

  1. Distance marking on the map - optional

    If wanted, kilometer markers can be shown on the map as well as the elevation profile. The number of markers and equidistance is determined by the length of the route. 
    You can indicate your choice via the print options. 
     
  2. Street names on the map - optional

    If wanted, a limited number of street names are shown on the map. These can be useful in determining your location. 
     
  3. Nodes on the map

    If the route is planned via a node routing, the nodes are also shown on the printout. 

Roadbook

Contrary to the overview, the roadbook is constructed in such a way that you can easily take it with you to navigate. The map is completely split into smaller and more detailed maps. In addition, a street name and instruction list is included. 

Roadbook map tiles:


The Roadbook cuts the map into blocks that fit neatly on an A4.
This way you can print the entire route in an economical way. When you have finished your journey along the trajectory on map tile 1, you can proceed to tile 2, and so on... 

Street names and instruction list
Below the map tiles you will find an instruction list: 

It consists of 6 columns:

  1. Total: this is the total distance traveled along the route at the given location. 
  2. Type: symbolic representation of the start and end points, the instructions, the points of interest or the nodes.
    > If the points of interest are too close together, two consecutive points may have the same number. 
  3. Map number: this refers to the number in the top left corner of the map tiles. This way you can easily find the location of the point of interest, the junction or the instruction. 
  4. Information: this is a limited amount of information accompanying the item. This can include the following:
    • Street name: the street name the instruction refers to
    • Title of the point of interest: the name of the Landmark
    • Node: From-to node info
  5. Timetable 15 km/h: this shows the total time you were on the road at a given location. Assuming you are moving at a speed of 15 km per hour.
  6. Next: the distance to the next instruction.

Guide

The guide is a presentation of a route through an extensive folder, full of information.

When is the guide available?

  1. If you have Plus account you can print any route as a guide.
  2. Authors with a Pro account can make their routes available as a guide to anyone.

Content?

An interactive example:

TIP: If the route is long (> 10 km), you can also print the roadbook to follow the route in detail.

Node strip

The node strip is a simplified version of the instruction list you will find in the roadbook.

If the route was planned in whole or in part with a node routing, you can print the very compact node strip.
Please note (!) if you changed the routing while planning, the distances stated at the nodes my no longer be correct. 

Warning

Although a node strip is a beautiful and compact form to travel your route, it is prone to problems as mentioned in this testimonial:

"In the field we missed one node. Was it not there or did we not see it, we don't know. After the roundabout of Poelkapelle (Guynemer, stork). Near the Polygon Wood we saw that 2 nodes were switched and on the way from Nieuwpoort to Veurne they had node 66 look like 99. (the rascals)"

That is why we advise you to always bring a map print along with the node list.

Topomap Poster print

>> Available for free from a Premium account or higher. If you don't have a Premium account or higher, you can also purchase this poster print individually.

This is a digital map that shows the selected route on a topographic map background. It is intented for printing on a large format (A0/A1). The resolution (detail) is optimized for this purpose. 

Besides the paper size you can also make choices regarding orientation , layout and output format .

Download an example here (16.2MB).

A complete overview of the possibilities and conditions of this print form can be found on this page .

RouteYou Poster print

>> Available for free from a Premium account or higher. If you don't have a Premium account or higher, you can also purchase this poster print individually.

This digital map shows your selected route on a RouteYou map background and is intended to be able to make a print yourself (A0 or smaller). The resolution (detail) has been optimized in such a way that the quality is suitable for a A0, A1, A2 map.

Besides the paper size [/ help] you can also make choices regarding [help=47#orientation] orientation , design, place name size and output format .
The map is available in three color schemes:

  1. Grey: the map is in shades of gray and the route is in color, excellent for drawing attention to your route. DOWNLOAD an example here.
  2. Semi-grey: the map is gray with light pastel colors and the route is in color. DOWNLOAD an example here.
  3. Colour: the map is in color and so is the route. DOWNLOAD an example here.

A complete overview of the possibilities and conditions of this print form can be found on this page .

RouteYou Royalty free Routemap

>> Available for free from a Pro account. If you don't have a Pro account or higher, you can also purchase this poster print individually.

It is a digital map that shows your route with a RouteYou background map. It is intented for publishing on print (e.g. book, magazine, brochures, ...) or online (digital). The resolution has been modified for these purposes at A4 size.

When you purchase this map you get our permission to use this product Royalty Free.
Please note (!), this says nothing about the copyright of the route. In other words you may not use this product for a route for which you do not have the rights!

Besides the paper size you can also make choices regarding orientation , design, place name size and output format .
The map is available in three color schemes:

  1. Grey: the map is in shades of gray and the route is in color, excellent for drawing attention to your route. DOWNLOAD an example here.
  2. Semi-grey: the map is gray with light pastel colors and the route is in color. DOWNLOAD an example here.
  3. Colour: the map is in color and so is the route.  DOWNLOAD an example here.

A complete overview of the possibilities and conditions of this print form can be found on this page .

Print options

Basic options

Paper size

With this option you can choose the size of the print.

The resolution, detail of labels and icons are automatically adjusted according to your choice of paper size

Tip: If you don't have a plotter yourself, you can rely on services such as Vistaprint where you can upload your PDF or PNG.

Orientation

Depending on the shape and orientation of your route, it is better to print in landscape or portrait orientation.

Output format

There are two options here:

Advanced options

There are a lot of extra options under the "More option" link.

Detail level

This option is only available with the roadbook and determines the scale of your map. The higher the level of detail, te larger the map scale ande the more map tiles will be displayed.

Note (!): there is also such a thing as a minimum zoom level. The scale level can maximally be reduced till one side of the map tile is 1 km. For a short route, there may therefore be little to no difference between the different detail levels. 

Map

This option is only shown if there is a Topo map available for the location of the route. 

Style

RouteYou developed multiple styles in which you can print your map. Each with a different color palette.
>> Available for free from a Premium account or higher . If you do not have a Premium account or higher, you can also purchase a print in a specific style individually.

Layout

You can leave out a few things in the print:
>> From a Premium account or higher .

Place name size

This option affects the size of the labels on the map.
>> From a Premium account or higher .

Usage

There are two options:

  1. Personal: prints for personal use or in a limited group (as a rule we alow a maximum of 10 prints)
  2. Royalty free: printing on large quantities as maps, booklets, printing in magazines, books, ... (> 10 prints)
    • May be offered for free or for a fee
    • This is an option that can be used unlimited and for free from a Pro account or higher
    • This option can also be bought per map

Print Branding

>> From a Premium account or higher .

With Print branding you can easily brand the overview map with your corporate identity. 
This means that you can add a promo logo and/or banner to these print form. Every overview print that is made of your routes will be provided with your logo and/or banner.

TIP: You can also use the promo banner to display the logos of your sponsors.

Upload your promo logo and promo banner

  1. navigate to your Profile and then Public data.
  2. under Avatar, Logo and Header, which you can use to personalize your own MyRouteYou channel, you will find Promo logo and Promo banner.
    Upload the desired files here and then click 'Confirm' at the bottom of the page.

Custom Print Branding

Do you want even more than this? Then you can also opt for Custom Print Branding. In that case we will start up a process with you to integrate your own corporate identity even more: your own colors, font, ...
For more information onCustom Print Branding click here or contact sales@routeyou.com right away. 

Examples:

Professional prints

Do you want to edit your prints even more?

RouteYou offers professional cartographic services (more information here).


Of course you can also get creative yourself. The map prints in PDF format are structured in layers so that you can easily edit them further in programs such as Adobe IllustatorSVG-Edit and the like. This way you can make a custom map yourself.

Frequently asked questons

The printout of a route does not work, I see a blank page. How did that happen?

For long routes (several hundred kilometers), the print usually does not work because the calculations to display all instructions and maps take to long. A better method is to map out the route in several stages. This way you can generate a separate print for each stage.

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