mapRoute updates The latest application updates for map-route.co.uk https://map-route.co.uk/ Mon, 08 May 2017 19:00:00 +0000 Copyright (c) 2017 map-route.co.uk Encoding Geocache search names (minor) Several small fixes and enhancements including: Geocache name and owner searches can now contain special characters. i.e. The Ship & the Needle Stripped spaces from Geocache Code search. These are often included in copy & paste. Geocache filters are now permanently visible. Moved several commands (which were previously only available via keyboard shortcuts) to the menu to help beginners. Changed Additional Waypoints menu option to be prefixed with Show or Hide. The Image arrow which appears after a cache search is now removed if the cache is deleted. Removed V8 from the title bar. V8 refers to the Bing Maps versions rather than mapRoute. Separated FIT code out to it's own module as I am currently working on it. https://forums.map-route.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=2#2019-01-06 2019-01-06 Sites of Special Scientific Interest (minor) Fixed Personal Note export, so it always appears as the first log. Configured Gazeteer data so dual language names are found without a wildcard. i.e. Abergavenny required a search of Abergavenny% as Gazetteer stores it as Abergavenny/Y Fenni. Now just Abergavenny will find the town. Imported all official SSSI polygons for Wales and England. VIP users can now display this on the map. Intended use is for planning Geocaches to highlight additional permission requirements. Select Load SSSI from the menu to display all SSSIs within the viewport. Up to 100 SSSIs can be loaded at a time. Select Clear Static Layer to clear SSSIs. https://forums.map-route.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=2#2018-11-25 2018-11-25 Select Geocache download name (minor) All priviledged users can now use Geocaches along a route. Made Settings->Geocaching Trackables clickable. This will take you to the Groundspeak trackable page in a new tab. Also the full name of trackable is now shown on hover (when cursor is positioned over the trackable name) as these are often too long to display. Geocache download will now use the active route name in the download name when present. Tip: Create dummy route and name it as you want the Geocache download to be named. Otherwise you get the centre point of all downloaded Geocaches as it appears on the map. A few bug fixes. https://forums.map-route.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=2#2018-07-19 2018-07-19 Bulk add Geocaches to Ignore List (minor) Privileges members can now bulk-ignore caches. Select the caches you want to ignore in the Geocaches tab and click the Image button at the bottom and the selected cache will be added to your Ignore bookmark list. Note: Because the API generates an error if you try to ignore an already ignored cache mapRoute firstly loads your ignore list so it can disregard any caches that are already in the list. https://forums.map-route.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=2#2018-05-25 2018-05-25 Geocaches along a route (minor) This release introduces Geocaches along a route, but only to VIP members at this stage. This functionality is useful only for long, linear routes. Load a route then right-click the GO button on the Geocache tab to load caches along the route. The route is bounded by a series of rectangles. The caches within each rectangle are loaded. Rectangle size is partly dependent on route length. Currently the Groundspeak API allows 10 calls to load Geocaches before a 60 second wait. Also this release puts in place a mechanism for monitoring how many Bing Maps sessions a user is using per day and per month. While it is currently not envisaged that these limits will cause a problem the mechanism allows controls to easily be added in the future if necessary. A few other bug fixes have also been included. https://forums.map-route.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=2#2018-05-18 2018-05-18