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Split/merging/joining and other bits and bobs
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To the creators: I have just installed and started using RouteConverter.  Congratulations, the tool works on Linux and looks very  cool! Now, if I may, I have two important suggestions: 

  1. The use cases need to be expanded and perhaps embellished with pictures to help total beginners
  2. Your forum sucks in terms of performance.  Far too slow to refresh and when I searched using an English word I got back a large number of German posts (I tried learning German a while ago but never got to a decent level, sorry) which is discouraging me from continuing to use the tool

To anybody who can help: I am a total beginner with GPX and I don't even know what is the difference between a route and a track.  Nevertheless, I managed to load two GPX files (routes? tracks?) with the intention of creating a new route taking segments from both files.  I started by deleting everything I did not want which was quite easy (see attachment).  For simplicity, I shall use letters to denote points in the first route and numbers to denote points in the second route.  So, after my trimming I ended up with something like

a, b, c, d, e, f, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

The problem I have is that the tool somehow linked point f with point 1 automatically.  I have been trying very hard to break this link in order to link point f with point 7 and later try to link point a with point 1 to create a circular route.  Could anyone explain to me how to achieve this using "instructions for dummies"?

My sincere apologies if the answer is already there in the forum but as I informed above, the speed and search facility makes it very unworkable.  If someone answers this question I should get a link on my inbox.  I am counting on that and I take this opportunity to thank you in advance.


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(10.04.2022, 10:12)quiet-ranger Wrote: To the creators: I have just installed and started using RouteConverter.  Congratulations, the tool works on Linux and looks very  cool!

Thank you, very much appreciated!

(10.04.2022, 10:12)quiet-ranger Wrote:
  1. The use cases need to be expanded and perhaps embellished with pictures to help total beginners
  2. Your forum sucks in terms of performance.  Far too slow to refresh and when I searched using an English word I got back a large number of German posts (I tried learning German a while ago but never got to a decent level, sorry) which is discouraging me from continuing to use the tool

I know. I've got a new server since last autumn and I don't find motivation to set it up so it can replace this very old one. Maybe there is a volunteer to step up...

(10.04.2022, 10:12)quiet-ranger Wrote: To anybody who can help: I am a total beginner with GPX and I don't even know what is the difference between a route and a track. 
someone answers this question I should get a link on my inbox.  I am counting on that and I take this opportunity to thank you in advance.

Have a look here: https://www.routeconverter.com/routes-tr...ypoints/en

(10.04.2022, 10:12)quiet-ranger Wrote: The problem I have is that the tool somehow linked point f with point 1 automatically.  I have been trying very hard to break this link in order to link point f with point 7 and later try to link point a with point 1 to create a circular route. 

Could anyone explain to me how to achieve this using "instructions for dummies"?

Breaking up the lines between positions in a track won't work. And since it's just a visualization, it doesn't matter.
What's important is the order of the positions in the position list since that's exactly the order that is written to the GPX file.

Linking point a to point 1 means you have to revert point a to f:
  • select point 1 and call Positionlist/Split to get the remainder out of the way for reversing
  • call Positionlist/Reverse completely on the remaining list
  • select point a and call Positionlist/Merge and select the remaining list
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Christian
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(10.04.2022, 10:31)routeconverter Wrote: I know. I've got a new server since last autumn and I don't find motivation to set it up so it can replace this very old one. Maybe there is a volunteer to step up...
(10.04.2022, 10:12)quiet-ranger Wrote: Unfortunately setting up server is not my forte so I couldn't help you here.

Have a look here: https://www.routeconverter.com/routes-tr...ypoints/en
(10.04.2022, 10:12)quiet-ranger Wrote: That one page was really helpful, thank you.  All we are missing now is a term for the individual points in a track to differentiate from waypoints.

Breaking up the lines between positions in a track won't work. And since it's just a visualization, it doesn't matter.
What's important is the order of the positions in the position list since that's exactly the order that is written to the GPX file.

(10.04.2022, 10:12)quiet-ranger Wrote: I figured that out after opening the GPX file in a text editor.  With a bit of massaging and patience I eventually arrived at what I wanted.  Thank you for the clarification anyway.


Linking point a to point 1 means you have to revert point a to f:
  • select point 1 and call Positionlist/Split to get the remainder out of the way for reversing
  • call Positionlist/Reverse completely on the remaining list
  • select point a and call Positionlist/Merge and select the remaining list

(10.04.2022, 10:12)quiet-ranger Wrote: I will try this next time.  Thank you!
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(10.04.2022, 10:31)routeconverter Wrote: Have a look here: https://www.routeconverter.com/routes-tr...ypoints/en
(10.04.2022, 10:12)quiet-ranger Wrote: That one page was really helpful, thank you.  All we are missing now is a term for the individual points in a track to differentiate from waypoints.

I've christened them "Position" in the software and on the website.
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Christian
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