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Written on 14/06/17 by Paul Oldham

More Improvements to our Mapping App

We've made a couple of improvements to our GPS mapping application recently which will be of interest to you have registered and you then log in before using it.

Route/Track Line Colour and Thickness

Two of our supporters ThinArthur and saraofglencoe both asked if they could have an option to change the width of the line drawn for tracks and routes and we said that was a good idea and we would also add the option to change colour.

We've now done this and here's an example of it in action.

This is our walk Fleetwith Pike via Fleetwith Edge but the track, rather than being 2 pixels wide and purple, is now ten pixels wide and a rather lurid shade of green.

You will note there is a reset button, for which you may be grateful!

Tile Selection

In the past which tiles you were shown depended on whether or not you were logged in, you either saw WayMaps everywhere (to zoom level 8, so effectively 1:50,000) or OS tiles for Great Britain and Waymaps tiles for Ireland.

We had a request from our supporter Lancashire Lad to be able to switch between the two when logged in, so we've done that. We've also given logged in users access to zoom level 9 which is effectively our 1:25,000 tiles.

You do this via a new menu option "Tiles" as shown below:

In closing it's worth mentioning that it's our supporters who really help drive this: both in giving us ideas for way we could improve the application and also supporting us financially.

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