Episode 33 | Digital Route Planning
Dec 18, 2020 at 12:22 pm #3689705Backpacking LightAdmin
@backpackinglightLocale: Rocky Mountains
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Andrew and Ryan discuss some digital tools useful for planning your route effectively. Also: An interview with FATMAP founder Misha Gopaul.Dec 22, 2020 at 9:56 am #3690236Mark WetheringtonBPL Member
@markwethLocale: Western Montana
Great episode. I thought it was really interesting (and admirable) that FATMAP was trying to configure the algorithms to try and disperse use and not “promote” trails/routes that are the most popular (and thus being the most impacted).Dec 29, 2020 at 1:54 pm #3691274Stewart LogieBPL Member
I was waiting to hear discussion about inaccuracies of elevation gain, but only heard about mileage inaccuracy. Any experiences on that? Elevation gain can be an important factor in estimating the effort needed for a section.
I’ve noted some drastically poor results (tested on graded public roads to reduce “noise” effects) from GaiaGPS on this and the company appears to acknowledge the weakness, but there isn’t much hope for improvement. I guess it’s more profitable to add “features” than improve quality because they already have your subscription.
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