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    Erect member since 1953 cccorlew's Avatar
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    Lots of GPS files on one map

    I'm doing a Ride Every Road project. The riding is grand, but the GPS part presents a problem.
    I've posted about my projecthere
    Curtis Corlew in Bicycle Land: Ride Every Road: It's now a "thing" #RER

    Really, not a blog shill,I just don't want to recreate my post on the forum.

    Anyway, if you're a GPS/mapping person, maybe you can help me out.
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    Make believe it 1990 and use paper maps and highlighter to plan and record your travels?
    Ride more. Fret less.

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    Erect member since 1953 cccorlew's Avatar
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    With my crazy city, trying to do this on paper would be a real pain and no fun.
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    I've been covering all the roads in my city as well. After several months and several thousand km of riding I think I only have 2 weeks left. Unfortunately I messed up my hip on the weekend so I won't be doing any riding for a while.

    If you use Strava, this site will let you overlay all your rides onto a map. Strava Multiple Ride Mapping Tool | Strava Tools The actual application is a blue link in the first sentence. I find it looks better than the Strava heatmap (which is also only available to premium members). 18 months of files might be a bit much for the site.

    For the actual tool I like to set opacity to full opaque, trace size to 1 pixel and use a single colour. One problem with it is if you have rides where you stopped your gps and forgot to turn it back on. A straight line will be drawn directly between the stop and restart point. The Strava heatmap manages to filter those out.

    After a while you start to develop strategies for covering roads. When zig zagging through roads aligned in a grid, I plan it so I make right turns on the busier of the two end streets. When there are medians on both end streets I skip a road on one end and back track on the other so I can make right turns on both ends.

    I picked a zoom level I liked then combined a couple print screen captures.
    Last edited by gecho; 06-23-14 at 11:33 AM.

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    In Garmin BaseCamp you cam make a list and put all your tracks in it. When you click on the list they will all display. You can make different tracks different colors if you would like to code the rides by type etc. If you click on a track within the list it will be highlighted. If you don't have BaseCamp it can be download from Garmin for free.

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