Tracking travel

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1. Posted by Kat25 (First Time Poster 1 posts) 8w Star this if you like it!

Hi everyone!

I’ve been doing more and more 4wd adventures in remote areas of Australia. I’m wondering if there’s any gps or similar that will allow me to drop pins on a map so I can follow the same track again? Usually I’d just use google maps but without services that’s not an option. Hopefully that makes sense to everyone.

2. Posted by Peter (Admin 7192 posts) 7w Star this if you like it!

The mapping on Travellerspoint is only manual at this stage. You can map out custom routes if you want to either before or after a trip.

It sounds like you need something different though that would allow you to also view maps offline etc.

3. Posted by Sander (Moderator 5983 posts) 7w Star this if you like it!

komoot might do. It's fully aimed at (mountain)-biking and hiking, so the discovery function won't be of much use to you, but as long as you pay attention yourself to the type of trails you use when planning a route, you should be able to use its planning functionality. Do note that its UI is quite full-featured and initially hard to come to grips with, so be prepared for some frustration there before you start to find it useful. I know it has an app, but I'm not 100% certain the app has offline maps capability. I'd assume so, though. Finally, it's just a front-end for openstreetmap, and I have no idea how good the data quality on 4wd roads is for Australia. You can use something like overpass-turbo to find known 4wd-only roads in the area where you're at (zoom and pan, then press the run button) to gauge that for yourself. (Note that it's also possible that the roads are there, without being mapped as 4wd_only, but only with smoothness=horrible or somesuch.)

[ Edit: Edited on 9 Oct 2023, 07:44 GMT by Sander ]