Category : Outdoors

Outdoor Route Planning

We’ve just launched some cool stuff at work. So anyone interested in individual hiking routes should check out the Outdoor-Routing-Planner – unfortunately, outdoor routing only works for Germany so far and you have to deal with a German UI, but if that is not stopping you, I highly recommend you check it out and have a go- good fun!

outdooractive Outdoor Routing

In order to not get lost, here are the key steps:

  1. Type in a German place name, e.g. „Berchtesgaden“
  2. Start your route by clicking in the map
  3. Extend your route by clicking in the map again and again…
  4. When you’re happy double-click to end your route
  5. Hit the save button (Speichern) to save your route.
  6. Now you can click on the GPX link to download a GPS Track
  7. Or you can click on the PDF link to download a PDF document, including a map of your route

New travel planning tools to virtually prepare my next trip

In the last few days, I discovered a few neat new tools for planning my next trips.

Now I just need to find out whether I can be bothered sitting in front of my good „old“ P4, 1.5 GHz, with not even 1 GB of RAM and torture myself, waiting for all the javascript code to load and parse and eventually allow me to actually DO something… Sometimes I really wonder how it was possible to play all those great graphics computer games on a Commodore 64 almost 20 years ago? Today I have to cross my fingers and hope that my machine will win the performance battle and finally let me draw a line with a few hundred points, without making me start swearing and arguing because it is taking ages for all this to happen. Do I need to adopt and get myself a dual or quad core processor machine that can cope with state-of-the-art requirements of the Web 2.0 world or shall I get some books and a printed map instead. Oh dear I so want my C-64 back!