Naming of Points


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By Robin Stanaway on 16/08/15 at 12:22pm

As a newcomer to WalkLakes, how can I make the best use of the facility for attaching names to points on my routes? While experimenting I have found that the names do not appear on the map when viewed on the computer-screen, nor on a print preview. I am looking for a way of cross-referencing the map from a written set of instructions for a walk.


By TallPaul on 16/08/15 at 5:22pm

As a newcomer to WalkLakes, how can I make the best use of the facility for attaching names to points on my routes?

When you create a route1 each waypoint can have a name. When you save the route as a GPX file, load it onto your GPS and then navigate using that GPX file then, as it directs you from waypoint to waypoint, most GPSs will show the name of the next waypoint. That's what the waypoint naming facility is for.

I have found that the names do not appear on the map when viewed on the computer-screen

When viewing on screen the names you've entered are shown in the "Your route" box and, if you hover over the "Delete" link next to any waypoint, then the corresponding waypoint on the map changes from a blue circle filled with white to a blue circle filled with red. I'm not really sure what you were asking for but it does let you quickly identify which waypoint is which.

nor on a print preview

And for the same reason they won't appear in a print preview.

I am looking for a way of cross-referencing the map from a written set of instructions for a walk.

We're not entirely convinced that we've understood what you're trying to do but if the answers I've given above still leave you unclear perhaps you could explain in more detail exactly what you're trying to do.

  1. A route describes where you are intending to go, point by point. For more information click here.

By Robin Stanaway on 18/08/15 at 11:46am

We're not entirely convinced that we've understood what you're trying to do but if the answers I've given above still leave you unclear perhaps you could explain in more detail exactly what you're trying to do.

I'm a volunteer Walks Leader for Age UK Gateshead, and devise my own routes within the local area, which seem to be much appreciated. I would like to document these walks, partly to refresh my own memory when I come to repeat a walk after a couple of years or so, but mainly so that someone else would be able to take over, with a supply of ready-made routes, if for any reason I were unable to continue.

For each walk, I would like to be able to supply Age UK Gateshead with: a printable map of the route, with key points along the way marked in some identifiable way; a set of written instructions, with paragraphs labelled so as to show which of the key points they relate to. I don't use a GPS device, and it's most unlikely that the budget would run to getting one.


By TallPaul on 18/08/15 at 7:22pm

OK. Well, in that case that isn't really what the application is for so it probably isn't the right tool for you. Sorry.



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