New Mapping Software

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By TallPaul on 11/01/22 at 1:12pm (last edited 24/01/22 at 9:24am)

We have just updated the GPS mapping app so that it is now running on the latest version of our mapping software. This is a complete rewrite to use the Leaflet mapping library in preference to OpenLayers which previous iterations of the software have used. Leaflet provides a much more stable, and more lightweight, foundation for the app. The aim in writing it was to produce a new app which looked similar to the old one - to make it easier to move over to using it - while adding new functionality.

You should find it very similar to the old app but there are some significant changes:

Screenshot of route up Catbells on new mapping app







As usual we welcome any feedback you have on our software or tiles. You can do that either directly or posting on this forum, perhaps as a comment to this very post.

  1. A route describes where you are intending to go, point by point. For more information click here.
  2. A track records where you have been and when you were there. For more information click here.

By Chris Mac on 10/03/22 at 8:41pm (last edited 10/03/22 at 8:42pm)

I Just wanted to say how much I have been enjoying your changes to the map. Zooming in on the cursor instead of the centre of the map is just how I like it, Waymaps is superb and the option to switch between it, OS maps (of which your zoom views are perfect for 1:25k and 1:50k) and two satellite imagery ones is so useful for how I use it. Waymaps showing a more topographic higher zoom, compared to OS, is also great. I also love your mid-zoom which still has lots of details and finding specific forests on Waymaps is much easier than OS. Not to mention that you have so many more tracks/paths that are not on the OS.

I use your map as my default one now for doing various tasks, plotting, research, or just having a nosey, so thanks for all the hard work you have put into it. I only have one minor improvement I would add, the ability to save a route you have plotted as a kml in addition to gpx. Cheers!

By TallPaul on 10/03/22 at 9:17pm

Thanks for the praise. Always welcome. :D

As for download as KML I think we used to have this. I suspect we replaced it with the "View in 3D" link because we discovered it wasn't being widely used but if you'd find it useful I'll look at the code. If it's still there it should be fairly easy to resurrect.

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