doodah wrote:I suspect the answer will be -"No". So here is the question.....
Can Archies Campsite app be imported / overlaid into cycle.travel?
"Why?" I hear you ask. The reason is that I make my route on ct and then export it as gpx to Basecamp where I have Archies imported.
I then open the route and overlay the Archies app of the country that I will be cycling through. This then shows all the campsites. I select all the campsites on and near my route and put them as waypoints into my route and save.
When I open my route - using Garmin Oregon 600 - I have a gpx route with all the waypoints (campsites) nearby. Each campsite has all the info eg. telephone number, opening times inc seasonal, location co ordinates inc elevation and facilities. A boon.
Brilliant when I was doing the first half of the EV6 and going from Narbonne to Europoort last year.
The problem I have now is that my Mac has been updated with Big Sur and consequently made Base camp reallllly sloooooow - not just for me but for all users. It may seem a faff to some of you but it works a treat for me and gives a lot of flexibility and confidence to stray from your chosen route, if so desired.
So can Archies be imported / overlaid into cycle.travel?
Phew! Thank you.
My "workflow" (horrible word) when touring (where I create a route each evening plus backup for the following coupe of days) is to use my iPad to select a sensible destination, then create the route in cycle.travel. Apps I use are iPad/iPhone specific (sorry) so if you don't use iPad alternative apps I'm unaware of would be needed.
Using https://mapout.app on the iPad I load Archies gpx int that app (which it handles really easily) and select a good destination site (and MapOut has some excellent tools to help in that regard incl. altitude plots, contours, etc.). Once destination chosen I use cycle.travel to create a route to the destination and download it gpx -> MapOut on iPad & iPhone and .tcx to Garmin. The gpx to iPad & iPhone is not really necessary, more of a backup.
cycle.travel does seem to show campsites but the icons are small and not too clear and have no details and (nothing to do with cycle.travel) - you have to zoom in a fair level. I suspect there are more marks than exist in the real world (cycle.travel can only show what OpenStreetMap data indicates).