Bikely - map not working

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PRL
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Bikely - map not working

Postby PRL » 7 Apr 2019, 2:25pm

I have used Bikely for some years to plan routes but in the last few month get an error message :
This page didn't load Google Maps correctly. See the JavaScript console for technical details

I have tried using Firefox and Edge browsers.

Has anyone else had this problem ?

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RickH
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Re: Bikely - map not working

Postby RickH » 7 Apr 2019, 3:00pm

PRL wrote:I have used Bikely for some years to plan routes but in the last few month get an error message :
This page didn't load Google Maps correctly. See the JavaScript console for technical details

I have tried using Firefox and Edge browsers.

Has anyone else had this problem ?

It's a Google problem.

Google has started charging for use of (at least some of) their mapping. Bikehike had a similar problem & largely solved it by ditching Google mapping.

PRL
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Re: Bikely - map not working

Postby PRL » 7 Apr 2019, 4:51pm

RickH wrote:
PRL wrote:I have used Bikely for some years to plan routes but in the last few month get an error message :
This page didn't load Google Maps correctly. See the JavaScript console for technical details

I have tried using Firefox and Edge browsers.

Has anyone else had this problem ?

It's a Google problem.

Google has started charging for use of (at least some of) their mapping. Bikehike had a similar problem & largely solved it by ditching Google mapping.


Thanks; life is seldom simple - I will have to try to learn how to use Bikehut. At least I seem to be able to transfer my routes .

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Re: Bikely - map not working

Postby PRL » 7 Apr 2019, 5:43pm

PRL wrote:
RickH wrote:

It's a Google problem.

Google has started charging for use of (at least some of) their mapping. Bikehike had a similar problem & largely solved it by ditching Google mapping.


Thanks; life is seldom simple - I will have to try to learn how to use Bikehut. At least I seem to be able to transfer my routes .


Downside is that map clearly shows car-free routes (OSM) but they can only be incorporated in straight line sections.

Does anyone know of a better alternative ?

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cycleruk
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Re: Bikely - map not working

Postby cycleruk » 7 Apr 2019, 8:20pm

Have you looked at RideWithGPS. I don't know if you can transfer your rides to it.
I use a motorbike App' that also has stopped using Google maps so now use RwGPS for all my planning.
RwGPS still has the "little man" so easily can see road conditions etc.
Choice of various map formats such as OSM, Satellite, etc.
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Re: Bikely - map not working

Postby PRL » 7 Apr 2019, 9:01pm

cycleruk wrote:Have you looked at RideWithGPS. I don't know if you can transfer your rides to it.
I use a motorbike App' that also has stopped using Google maps so now use RwGPS for all my planning.
RwGPS still has the "little man" so easily can see road conditions etc.
Choice of various map formats such as OSM, Satellite, etc.


Thanks - another one to try.