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Offroad planning / Allow planning off the trail

Often there may be a small piece of track missing or someone goes off trail for a summit. Allowing the route between waypoints to be set as direct would help with this.

I would see this as having an auto route setting that can be turned on/off while adding waypoints. Users would then go into the list of waypoints and toggle the auto route setting for each waypoint as needed.

Inserting waypoints would inherit the setting from the previous waypoint.

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Later on  ·  komoot TeamAdminkomoot Team (Admin, komoot) responded  · 

Hello everyone,

we’ll look into how we can improve the direction of travel of our map display in both apps in the future – we’ll keep you posted here!

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  • ultrasqirlultrasqirl commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Absolutely need this. What good is a "hiking" app that requires you to stay on "official" routes?

    Gaia is buggy, and Komoot would be my holy grail -- except for this critically important feature.

  • Sergi SalesSergi Sales commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Hi all,
    I just bought the entire package willing to plan over a bunch of GPX I have for following them on my huawei smartwatch, but no.. The planning feature tries to match the map with their routes, having the same problem Joe has.

    Sadly I found this knowlegge base article too late..
    "We'll try to match the GPS track you’re uploading to our path database. Note that the match isn't necessarily exact! You'll see the original track as a red line in the planning interface and the closest matched Tour in blue. You can further customize the planned Tour by adding waypoints manually. After you’ve saved it, you can use Offline Maps and voice navigation for your planned Tour"

    Can we do anything?


  • JoeJoe commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I think I am having the same issue as others on this thread, but I have only used the app for a few days. Am I missing something?

    I am trying to plan a 12 mile loop starting at the trail head, summiting peak A, a class 3 traverse to peak B, and back to the trail head. My problem is the app doesn't recognize the traverse as an option. Instead it is insisting I go almost the entire way back to the trail head (where the trail Y s) and then regain the ridge from the opposite side of Peak A. My total mileage is almost double what it should be. The traverse is only 3/4 of a mile and a fairly well know route.

    Am I missing something? Can I override this?

  • AlanAlan commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This is really annoying! and is the only reason why i'm thinking of moving to another app.

  • AlexAlex commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Strongly agree that this important feature should be added. In some areas (e.g. in Japan, where I live) road/cycle path intersections are not shown correctly in OSM, which results in long detours. I have been updating OSM as well, but that doesn't seem to solve the problem.

  • OdedOded commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This is a very important feature and I would strongly suggest adding it

  • ZisperZisper commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Any idea on timing for this? It'd also be very useful for adding tracks along the beach, which typically don't exist in OSM.

  • GiuseppeGiuseppe commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I was going to ask the same question as sometimes I could see a small part of tracks missing. The routing would result to a big detour.

  • DavidDavid commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I have tried to do a city tour of my city (Bath UK) and have found that the auto route goes around a street that I would like to include. It can be navigated by foot and bike in the real world but auto route goes around it. It would be great to have an option to manually include a section into your route.

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