Sweep wrote:Can I ask about your methodology for plotting routes on the android tab climo?
I have OSMand on my lenovo 7inch tab (prefer it as tougher) but may get a 10 inch in time after my very favourable impressions of Lenovo.
Your experience with OSMand android may be particularly useful as (maybe you don't know) android apps can also be run on more modern chromebooks. OSMand android will run on my large chromebook but not, unfortunately, on the 11 inch one I ride with. If I can produce reliable offline routes on OSMand I may get a more modern 11 inch chromebook.
Apologies for my ignorance - have had OSMand a while but have only just discovered it's apparent ability to manually plot and then edit routes - it is a great package but not exactly intuitive.
You're right about osmand. Fantastic app by by god it's perverse. I'm always impressed by the amount of info it contains.
I've bought the Lenovo P10 tablet (new and reduced on ebay) so haven't used it on tour. Normally I'd plan online using the excellent cycle.travel and transfer it to the phone. The tablet is useful for altering or creating new routes, finding campsites or other POI's and a wider view - bit like a paper map!. Here's what I do though I'm sure there's easier ways like doing it online!
To change an existing gps route or track or whatever you want to call it. It's the same process if you're starting from scratch.
1 long press map on road you want to travel along to get orange & brown round marker
2 dialogue box press “marker”
IF you've put the marker in the wrong place then do 3-6
3 on map hit the marker flag, round marker appears
4 dialogue box press “Actions”
5 “change marker position”
6 move map and “apply”
Repeat to make a series of markers edit the name to 1 or 2 as you need to add them in sequence
7 hit “directions”
8 look at the “from” and “to” and next to the “to” destination is a + sign, hit that
9 hit “add” then “markers” to get a list of markers, add them in sequence
10 hit “Apply” to rebuild the route
11 Go back to map, hit “Directions” then “Details”
12 Top of dialogue box there are very small symbols. The tray with the arrow is “Save” and the “Share” symbol will let you send via bluetooth to your phone if they are paired. It’ll go into the bluetooth folder so copy it to the net.osmand.plus / tracks folder
Hope that helps