Users who support us get early access to new features. Here's a list of where we are with new features. We will update it as we add more features.
We always welcome any feedback on these features: as a supporter you are probably one of the more active users of the software so your views are invaluable. You can do that either directly or by posting a new topic on this forum.
Here's the list. These are roughly in chronological order so the more recently you signed up the more you will already have been told about.
Uploading track offers to update log book
When you upload a GPX containing a track the software checks the track for any tops you've passed over or near and then offer to update your log book. As it knows the date and time you also get the date recorded if you use this feature.
Full details, including a screen shot, can be found here on the forum.
This feature only appears when you're logged in and is currently only for supporters.
It's optional and you can turn it on and off from the "Settings" option in the menu.
Speed field in walker mode
When you're looking at a track we have added two new fields to the "Your Track" box:
Elapsed which gives you the total time for the track in days, hours, minutes, and seconds.
Ave. Speed which show you the average speed for the track in both miles per hour and kilometres per hour.
For supporters only we've also added some extra information. If you're in track mode then the "Walker" information now shows an extra field Speed which shows you the average speed immediately around the point where the walker is currently placed.
This is all described here, including a screen shot.
Direction arrows on tracks
For supporters only at present we now show direction arrows on tracks. Again it's optional and you can turn it on and off from the "Settings" option in the menu.
OS benchmarks layer
Adding to the water levels layer we now have all the OS benchmarks as a layer in the mapping which you can turn on and off. This was discussed here on the forum and this was originally only available to subscribers but when we added the Photos layer (see below) we made this layer available to everyone.
Reloading your GPX files
As we revealed on the forum this week we have been saving GPX tracks you've uploaded to, and the GPX tracks and routes you've downloaded from, our software since the start of the year. Since the start of this week we've also saved GPX routes you've uploaded.
We've been doing this for everyone but now supporters can re-load those GPX files and look at the routes and tracks again. This forum post has more details, including screen shots.
View tracks and routes in 3D
Supporters can view both their tracks and routes in 3D both on WayMaps and using aerial photography.
Supporters can choose from any of the many hill bagging classes present in our database, e.g. Wainwrights or Munros, and have their locations displayed as a layer on the map. If they've "bagged" any of tops in their log book then those are shown in a different colour.
Supporters can turn on a layer which, at zoom 9, lets then easily view the photos which have been uploaded to Geograph® Britain and Ireland at every location on the currently viewed map. Geograph is the closest thing you'll find to Google StreetView when out walking away from roads and we find it invaluable when planning new walks. This layer was originally announced here on the forum.
We are continuing to look at ways we can improve the software. Possible enhancements include:
adding more layers like the water level gauges, OS benchmarks, photos, and tops if we find interesting and useful data sets
the ability to have your own layer so you can add useful notes to the map which only you can see
the ability to have the aerial photography and map layers both visible at the same time with one overlaying the other and being partially transparent (of varying opacity)
But if there's anything else you think might be useful then do post it on the Supporters forum and see if people think it's a good idea.
Anyway thanks again and good walking!
Paul and Beth