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    dikkeknodel commented  · 

    And a personal assistant kicking you in the buttocks and telling you to pedal/run faster! :-P

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    dikkeknodel commented  · 

    Hi Roberto,

    The Komoot map is sourced from the data of the OpenStreetMap project. OpenStreetMap is a community driven project, and everybody can contribute information. I'm already doing that, but you can do it too.

    I just had a look at the data, and the road was accidentally marked as one-way two months ago. I've changed that today. I don't know how quickly komoot updates their maps with new data, so it may take a while before it is processed in your app.

    If you are also interested in contributing data when you find mistakes, have a look here:
    https://www.openstreetmap.org/help

    Cheers,
    dikkeknodel
    an OpenStreetMap contributor, not a Komoot employee

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    dikkeknodel commented  · 

    The Route Planner already has the option to reverse the waypoint order, so I guess the option is already there.

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    dikkeknodel commented  · 

    Do I understand you correctly that there are paths in your area that are not on the map in Komoot?

    Komoot uses data from the OpenStreetMap database, which is a community driven project. If you know paths, roads and whatever details that are missing you can contribute this information to the database and improve the map of the area you know.

    If you are interested, have a look here:
    https://www.openstreetmap.org/help

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    dikkeknodel commented  · 

    Hi Sam,

    Komoot uses OpenStreetMap as their data source. OpenStreetMap is crowdsourced, people from around the world are spending their spare time to contribute to this map (similar to Wikipedia for example). If you find inaccuracies, you can actually improve the map yourself on https://www.openstreetmap.org.

    Please make sure to follow the tutorial first, it will be presented somewhere in the registration process. In that way you can get started quickly :-).

    It would be good if Komoot would be a bit more open on the data they use and that users can actually contribute to making the map better.

    Cheers,
    dikkeknodel

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    dikkeknodel commented  · 

    It would be valuable to still be able to plan cycling tours over path where bicycles are not allowed, but then there should at least be information given that 500m of the tour should be walked.

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    Hello Gabriel

    thanks a lot for this interesting idea!

    We’ll see what we can do to implement it. Should there be any plans here, we’ll post a respective update.

    Please mind that we are unable to give you exact dates here. If you have entered the idea or voted vor it, you’ll be informed via mail as soon as we have updated the status here.

    Best regards
    Daniela

    dikkeknodel commented  · 

    OsmAnd uses the same data source as Komoot, OpenStreetMap. A lot of the signposted routes are already in the OpenStreetMap database.

    If your favourite routes are already in there is easily visible at https://www.waymarkedtrails.org. If not, you may consider to join the OpenStreetMap community and help making the map more complete.

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    I haven't used this functionality yet, but seen it. Since I am just registered on Komoot today I don't have friends yet, so didn't think about using.

    I really had to laugh out loud that this is actually how the "Invitation option" is implemented. What if everybody would not give a date and time for a birthday party?

    A little thought experiment just crossed my mind:
    Considering that you never added your birthdate to any social network, but most of your friends have a reasonable idea of your approximate date of birth (weren't you born in April?), I assume the data would be normally distributed.
    One early outlier might show up a week early. From then onwards each day there will be more people. Your actual day of birth there will most likely be the most people and then their number decreases again until nine days later the late outlier shows up.
    If you'd be lucky (or unlucky when you value your beer and wine collection) all of them will come early and stay late just to make sure that they have been at your special day...

    Anyway, I give it three votes!

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    Hello everyone,

    that is a useful and good idea. However, to add it to our system. there are a few things we need to mind: There are hikers and bikers who wish to avoid using ferries, while others specifically wish to add them to their Tours. On the other hand – and the problem also includes using lifts for instance – they might not be usable at all times of the day and year.

    So we can realize this idea to your best contentment we therefore need to consider quite a few things. We are however planning to look into this in more detail, and will keep you posted here when we are ready.

    Best regards
    Daniela

    dikkeknodel commented  · 

    A certain level of planning skill should be assumed of the person doing the tour. Looking into the ferry schedule is part of that in my opinion. Komoot reports in the tour description that there is a ferry crossing, so it should not be a surprise.

    Komoot knows from the OpenStreetMap dataset that it relies on that there is a ferry. Often this dataset also includes information about the name of the operator, and there website. This information could be supplied to the Komoot user.

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    dikkeknodel commented  · 

    When you are on the komoot website in the 'Plan' part, there is a box in the left column 'Search for Place or Address'. When you put the cursor in there immediately a list is shown to enable layers for camping, restaurants etc. So the data is already there (in the OpenStreetMap dataset on which Komoot relies).

    If you mean places to camp in the wild, which are off course not marked, then the highlights initiative below enables that. I suggest you put maximum votes on that :-).
    http://help.komoot.de/forums/213895-ideas/suggestions/20118877--highlight-visible-only-for-a-tour

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    Additionally, the general map would look a lot cleaner if the highlights would only be visible for the specific tour their made in.

    Komoot is using OpenStreetMap (OSM) data. I see a lot of highlights in my region that are actually duplicates of what was already shown on the map from Point of Interest in the OSM dataset. Like for example there are many restaurant at the top of mountains, which have been marked in OSM since long before Komoot was even thought of, but it is also added as a highlight for cycling and, sepately, for hiking. This is just wasting the overview on the map.

    I think however for a specific planned tour that it may be valuable to highlight such spot that you will pass (closely enought to make a detour). But for the general map it is just making a mess. You can enable the layer with restaurant and see it.

    At another place in this help site somebody actually requested the option to classify the highlights. That person probably had no clue that most of these PoIs are already in OSM and that such info should be contributed back to OSM (see http://help.komoot.de/forums/213895-ideas/suggestions/18819544-add-highlights-categories).

    Cheers,
    dikkeknodel

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    dikkeknodel commented  · 

    Komoot is using OpenStreetMap (OSM) data. All the information Giuseppe is asking for is already in that OSM dataset as Points of Interest. Apparently Komoot made the decision to not show that information.

    It would be a waste to have people enter this information yet another time, while it is mostly already in the dataset. If it is not in OSM, then it should be contributed to the OpenStreetMap dataset instead. Otherwise I would consider it parasitic behaviour, when you're only taking from OSM but not giving back to the community. OSM is used much more broadly than Komoot alone.

    I see a lot of highlights in my region that are actually duplicates of what was already shown on the map from OSM data. Like for example there is a restaurant at a top of the mountain, which has been marked in OSM since long before Komoot was even thought of, but it is also added as a highlight for cycling and, sepately, for hiking. This is just wasting the overview.

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