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Reference routes

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Who can use reference routes?

'Reference routes' is available for users with a [help = 484]RouteYou Plus account [/ help] or higher.

What are reference routes and what is their purpose?

The 'reference routes' function gives you the option to make other routes in the system, both yours and others, visible in the route planner as a map layer. This allows you to use them as a reference when planning a new route and gives you the opportunity to easily build on the expertise and input of others. It also allows you to easily combine (the best parts of) two or more routes. 

How does it work?

  1. Start the RoutePlanner via 'plan/create a route'. 
  2. Choose 'change map style' via the map layer icon  at the top right of the map.
  3. At the bottom of the list you can activate the 'Routes' map layer.
    • When this map layer is activated, a route finder module appears in the right-hand column. This contains all kinds of filters that allow you to create a custom list of reference routes.
    • If you want to know more about a specific route, you can click on it. The system will then open the detail page of this route in a new tab.
    • You can choose to visualise all of the filtered routes at once by using the 'Select all' option. Or you can select only the routes that are relevant to you.
    • Moreover, you have the option to allocate a specific colour to each selected route. 
  4. You can always return to the route planner module by using the ‘Continue planning’ button. The selected routes will remain visible as long as the map layer 'Routes' remains active.
    • If you want to change or adjust the selected routes, you can easily do so by reopening the map layer list and then clicking the filter icon  next to the map layer 'Routes'.

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