We added a way of saving a cycle route to a GPS device following requests when we demonstrated the system in Manchester in May.
We have changed this now, so that:
- Both the Quietest and Fastest routes are included in a single exported .gpx file.
- Only the first point on each street is named. Previously it was every point and we were told this produced too much clutter on the screen.
We’ll continue to review this feature as we receive more feedback – do get in touch if you have more suggestions.
I (Simon) have been doing some mapping of my own recently – of my home town, Hinckley in Leicestershire. The town has been mapped, already but mostly of the main roads. I was able to add all the cycle routing detail to two areas in the north of the town, and a few useful country links, when I go there again I hope to have the chance to do more. All this activity has made me understand better the perspective of the CycleStreets system from the mapper’s point of view. It has made me realise the need for a page on our site to explain clearly how we interpret OpenStreetMap.org data, and what tags we pick up that help improve the quality of the generated routes.