Are you wondering how you can customise your route path? Maybe you want to add waypoints to your route? Or change the route by adding specific points?
If you are plotting a trip with a route, the default is that it will plot the fastest route by the chosen mode of transport. We all know however that the fastest route is not always the most scenic, so there will be times when you will want to customise the route displayed.
How to use waypoints to change/customise the auto routed path
- In the right-hand panel, click on the pencil icon next to the route between the 2 stops.
- Hover your cursor over the blue line until you see the blue pin marker appear. Note: If you are too far zoomed out, this will not appear, you need to zoom in further.
- Click and drag the line to a point you would like it to go through. A pink line will appear to show you that you are now adding a waypoint.
- If you need to make additional changes, you can continue to drag the route using this method until the line follows the desired route. It is easiest to do it in the direction of travel (eg. make required changes starting from closest to the first stop)
These steps still use ‘auto routing’, which will still snap to the most logical path between your waypoints.
To remove or undo these waypoints, hover over them until you see the ‘remove waypoint’ label, then click.
How to plot a manual route using waypoints
Instances when you might need to plot a fully manual route could include;
- A route on water – kayak or boat
- A route or path that doesn’t appear on the base map
- In the right hand panel, select your desire mode of transport. Then from the drop down, select 'Draw route manually'.
- In the left map panel, zoom in until you get a blue map marker appear when you hover over the line.
- Drag the line to the desire position and let go to drop the waypoint.
- Move along your line and repeat the above step until you get to the end.
- Click 'Save'
- The line will be straight between each of your waypoints, so to get a curved line you will need to have more waypoints dropped.
- Drop the waypoints in the direction of travel, starting from stop 1 and moving to stop 2.