mapping routes in deveoping countries.

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1. Posted by haempi (Budding Member 4 posts) 18w Star this if you like it!

Hi
In different countries, more likely in developing, mapping
a journey often doesn't work using the bus sighn.But it works using the "by car". Any chance to do it properly?
Another problem I had mapping my Trekking in India. It doesn't work ecept I will map 2 or 3 Kilometer at a piece.
But on Google map it works. Any recommendations?
Thanks and where ever you are, safe travels!
Haempi

2. Posted by Peter (Admin 7209 posts) 18w Star this if you like it!

Hi Haempi, we use routing information from Rome2Rio to get the specific routes. If there is no known bus route in their system, then there is nothing for us to suggest.

Switching to Google's routing information is prohibitively expensive and not an option. Nor is it always better. In particular Rome2Rio does very well to handle routes that take multiple modes of travel in.

The solution provided for this is the ability to create your own custom routes. You can you read a bit about that here

Alternatively, you can also use the car route if it is good enough. In that case you can select the route - then change the mode of transport afterwards to Bus and it should still show as a bus trip. But of course that only works if the car route is accurate as well.

3. Posted by haempi (Budding Member 4 posts) 8w Star this if you like it!

Quoting Peter

Hi Haempi, we use routing information from Rome2Rio to get the specific routes. If there is no known bus route in their system, then there is nothing for us to suggest.

Switching to Google's routing information is prohibitively expensive and not an option. Nor is it always better. In particular Rome2Rio does very well to handle routes that take multiple modes of travel in.

The solution provided for this is the ability to create your own custom routes. You can you read a bit about that here

Alternatively, you can also use the car route if it is good enough. In that case you can select the route - then change the mode of transport afterwards to Bus and it should still show as a bus trip. But of course that only works if the car route is accurate as well.

Hi Peter
After my last trip,that went throught the Balkan and Iraq, I try to do accurate mapping.
Now , I think in the website there are some small changes.
The problem I mentioned to you was solved.Bu now with the new updates, I can't switch back from car to bus. The option is not there anymore" custom ".
Any suggestions?
Thanks and have e a great New Year!
Haempi