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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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kiwiant shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
Started  ·  Adminkomoot Team (Admin, komoot) responded  · 

Hello everyone,

The time has come: We have come up with a solution that will enable you to route, plan and navigate outside of the regular road and path network. Some of you may ask yourselves why this update has taken so long. Well, as we understand that you love komoot for its simplicity and reliability, we wanted to build nothing less than a perfect solution that would fit in seamlessly with our app. There are enough fiddly solutions that only partially work out there.

So stay tuned: You’ll find the new features on all platforms come spring. Simple, seamless, reliable – just like the rest of komoot.

We’re looking forward to it!


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  • Zisper 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.

  • Giuseppe 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.

  • David 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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