Create a route with the Old RoutePlanner
Table of contents
- Old RoutePlanner vs New RoutePlanner
- Video tutorial
- Step by step
- Activate the Routeplanner
- Select the type of routing you want
- Find the start of your route on the map
- Indicate the start of your route
- Reposition your map
- Create an extra Waypoint
- Not pleased with the result?
- Print your route
- Save your route!
- Do even more with you route
- The RouteSuggestion
- Other option/method to create a route
We suggest you to have a look at creating a route with the New RoutePlanner. Here below you will find info about using the Old RoutePlanner.
To activate the Old RoutePlanner, you need a Plus account. If you have a Plus account, you can find the link to the Old RoutePlanner at the top right above the New RoutePlanner.
The planner has many options/functions. These functions are called Modules which you can activate. Each module has its own set of functions. Important to know is that the actions you do on the map (e.g clicking), has a different effect depending on the active module. Example: When the Planner module is active, clicking on the map results in creating a Waypoint. When the Create POI module is active, clicking on the map results in creating a POI.
- The Planner module: This is the main and most important module. It allows you to plan a route. This module is automatically activated when you open the RoutePlanner)
- The Print module
- The Save route module
- The POI module: To view POIs on the map
- The Create POI module: To create and add your own POIs
- The MapReporter module: To send a remark about missing or wrong info on the map
The Routeplanner allows you to calculate and plan based on a specific type of routing:
- the shortest as recreational cyclist
- the nicest route with a road bike (race cyclist)
- along node networks as a pedestrian or cyclist
- the fastes as motorbiker....
To indicate the start of your route, you better zoom in on the map near that position. There are a few options to get there:
- Method 1: Just above the map, you see a field "Search". Enter an address (as complete as possible: e.g. Highstreet, Aberdeen, UK) in the field next to it. Hit the button "Search". The map zooms in on the area
- Method 2: Zoom in (read more about it here)
- Reposition the map by panning the map.
Click once on the map. The result is a red dot on the map. This is a Waypoint (in this case a start point). On the left, you will see the point in the list with an address in the Planner module.
Click again on the map. The result is that between the previous Waypoint and this Waypoint a route is calculated with a specific Routing method (read here more about Routing methods and options). Depending of the type of Planner you use, the default Routing method might be different. In most cases, the default Routing method is "Bike - nicest (- unpaved) = we calculate a "nice" route for a cyclist and avoid unpaved paths. Obviously you can change this option (read here more about changing Routing methods and options)
You will first see a straight line and very quickly you will get to see the calculated route.
Every time you click you create a Waypoint and you will also see this in the Waypoint list on the left in the Planner-module.
- Country not yet activated for routing: it could be that in this specific country we don't have yet the possibility to "route". Here are the countries we currently support. In the case we don't support routing in your country, you can still manually digitize a route manually(read more about it here).
Although we suggest a routing with the Routing options we provide, you can adapt the track you created so it completely follows the routes and paths you want (even if we don't have those paths!).
This is how you can do this:
- Reposition a Waypoint (read here how to do this)
- Add an extra Waypoint at the place you want to pass (read here how to do this)
- Change the routing method (read here how to do this)
- Manually draw your path (read here how to do this)
There is also the option to delete a Waypoint: select left in the list a WayPoint and remove it by clicking on the red cross.
Select the module on the left "Print your route". This provides you a basic print or QuickPrint. See for more options of printing the possibilities when you Save a route (see below).
To save your route, you can activate the "Save your route module" (left).
After entering the required info, you get to a page to add additional info:
- Make your route private or public
- Add extra info about your route by linking the route to groups (characteristics, themes,...)
- Add POIs from the RouteYou POI-collection using the POI-PUSH
Your route is now being processed. During that process a lot is going on:
- Conversion to a visible format so the route can be shown in the RouteViewer (read more about it here)
- Calculation of a height profile (read more about it here)
- Calcalution of statistics (read more about it here)
- Adding POIs in case you activated the POI-PUSH (read more about it here)
- Conversion to an extensive Print-format (read more about it here)
- Conversion to several GPS formats (read more about it here or about GPXM)
- Made available in the search (read more about it here)
Read here how to
The RouteSuggestion is a module in the RoutePlanner that allows you to create very quicky a route.
You can also record a route with a GPS. In that case you can upload a route (read here more about it)).
Or you can record a route with Smartphone apps such as OrbitCycling and upload them directly from your phone.
For a list of the RouteYou functionalities per type of account: have a look at the RouteYou Functionality Overview per accounttype.