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Attackpoint - performance and training tools for orienteering athletes

Discussion: a clue, freely given :)

in: Fer_Fun'k_Sake!; Fer_Fun'k_Sake! > 2015-12-26

Dec 28, 2015 3:20 AM # 
When uploading a GPX track to Routegadget, it is possible to specify an offset before asking RG2 to "Autofit". It appears that the offset is limited to 10 seconds, which might not be enough in this case.

One thing to try before uploading your GPX track is to look at it with another mapping tool. An easy one to use is GPS Visualizer.

Another one is QuickRoute. You will need to install it on Windows PC but it's quite good. There are a few tricks that I do when fitting my track to the map, but it's generally straightforward to use.

From the Routegadget2 web site:

(scroll down for links to documentation and "how to" videos)
Dec 28, 2015 4:41 AM # 
I DID IT! Thank you, Mike. That video really helped to see how to rotate and resize my route. This is quite the adjustment to share (ahem!*admit!*) my routes. But, it does seem to be a very good learning tool to see my route right along-side better orienteers' (said RJ years ago!)
Dec 28, 2015 5:55 AM # 
This is quite the adjustment to share (ahem!*admit!*) my routes.

One thing (of many) about orienteering, it enforces humility ... Think of Routegadget, Attackpoint, and the like as forms of group therapy: "Hi, I'm Mike and I really messed up on #17." Collectively they are means to improvement.

As for making mistakes, even the best orienteers make 'em, even en route to winning a championship. When they prevail it's by keeping their mistakes few in number and minor in consequence, and by not dwelling on them during the race.

From your Routegadget track, it looks like you didn't make any really major mistakes, and you seemed to have recovered quickly enough from even the larger ones. So: well done (and welcome back).

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