Export features and drawing between points on map

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1. Posted by Littlefeat69 (Budding Member 2 posts) 45w Star this if you like it!

How do I get the Export feature to work? I click on the export button and nothing happens.

Also, when I choose Rail, Bus or Car travel between points on a map, these appear on the map as straight lines. How do I get these to plot as curved lines that confine to the roads, similar to some of the embedded map backgrounds shown? Even when I choose the Streets or Voyager features, the result is still a straight line.

Is there a way to choose my own Destinations, and then using the Bus or Car feature between those points, then be able to draw a route that corresponds to the road?

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Cheers!

2. Posted by Sander (Moderator 5584 posts) 45w Star this if you like it!

Quoting Littlefeat69

How do I get the Export feature to work? I click on the export button and nothing happens.

What should happen is that your browser visits this URL: https://www.travellerspoint.com/map/#/export/, where you can pan and zoom the map until it's to your liking, and then click the green "Save as PNG" button to get a screenshot of your map.
If that doesn't happen to you: Which browser on which OS are you using?

Quoting Littlefeat69

Also, when I choose Rail, Bus or Car travel between points on a map, these appear on the map as straight lines. How do I get these to plot as curved lines that confine to the roads, similar to some of the embedded map backgrounds shown? Even when I choose the Streets or Voyager features, the result is still a straight line.

Is there a way to choose my own Destinations, and then using the Bus or Car feature between those points, then be able to draw a route that corresponds to the road?

To make a section of your trip follow the roads, do the following:
Make certain the left sidebar shows the trip overview. Then click on the bus or car icon between two destinations (this is pretty non-obvious, and easy to miss). That will expand the transport mode to its own line. Then click on the distance shown to the right of the icon, which will allow you to choose the route to show, with "straight line" and "curved line", but also (if both beginning and ending destination are known and on a road) an option "Drive". (It also shows public transport options and the like, which can be really handy when you're still in planning mode.) Sadly if there's multiple driving routes you could've taken, you can't pick between them (it always shows the swiftest), so if you really care about showing the exact roads you used, you might have to add some dummy "stops" along the way.

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6. Posted by Littlefeat69 (Budding Member 2 posts) 45w Star this if you like it!

Thank you.