Altitude Profile (in route planning) - gradient colours and zoom
The altitude profile is critical to all bike riding. Presently this is difficult to view on the route planning page.
1. Expand or zoom would be better to view in detail
2. Colour coding for different ranges of gradient would be extremely useful
thanks a lot for this interesting idea!
On our route planner on the komoot website, you can now select segments of the altitude profile to display more detailed information, such as the elevation in percentage, or the surface at this particular stretch of road. You can also save the selected segment as a separate Tour and thus plan your Tours even better based on their elevation details.
Have fun planning: https://www.komoot.de/plan/
This would be extremely useful. Currently it's very difficult to estimate gradient of a given climb.
David Schachter commented
Rather than color coding, which is hard to see in sunlight, how about changing the width of the line? Or use a black outline of variable width to indicate the incline.
Enable zooming in on the Altitude Profile window during planning and navigation.
The Altitude Profile should only show the section of the trail shown on the main map view
fuly agree. this is a major flaw in the tool. otherwise excellent.
john varghese commented
Right now it is possible to see the altitude profile after the planning but it would be great to see it when adding the waypoints. That helps the user choose which trail he/she wants to ride.
When planning a route I am interested in the gradient of each climb. The elevation profile allows you to visualize the grade, but in order to estimate the effort for the hill it would be useful to be able to hover over the elevation profile and see the gradient. Currently to do this I export the GPX file and then load it into RideWithGPS which both shows the grade at any given point and reports on the maximum grade of the ride.