This is a quick tutorial on how you can find routes in our database to start to navigate them.
**** UPDATE JULY 16, 2015 ****
It’s now much easier to create routes. Read this blog post (incl “how to” video) to see how.
This video shows you how you can import a Google Maps Route into MotoMap in just 3 steps.
***** UPDATE July 1st, 2015 *****
As of June 25, 2015 Google blocked the feature enabling track creating from their URL. I found another way of doing this, quite similar to the Google Maps way. Please see here for the video on it.
BIG THANK YOU to Rod who posted this as a comment to my other blog article “3 ways to import GPX files into MotoMap” and Sam who also pointed out the importance for Motorcycle Riders to be able to do this.
What do you want the Perfect Motorcycle Navigation App to do?
While MotoMap is a great app (if we may say so ourselves) and offers a lot of Motorcycle Specific functionalities, it’s not perfect YET. We are currently working on a complete overhaul of MotoMap so tell us what you would like to see and we’ll look into adding it!
This article attempts to explain the concepts behind Motorcycle GPS Navigation and explain why it is so difficult for navigation systems and regular navigation apps to guide us along the best motorcycle roads.
What do Motorcycle Riders actually want from their GPS?
Well, that’s a good question. I’ve been in this “scene” for quite a while and I think I have a pretty good idea on what we want when it comes to Motorcycle GPS Navigation. Having said that, it depends a lot on the situation and the kind of Ride you want to do. In this context you could distinguish 4 (or actually 5) kind of rides: Continue reading
This article will show you how easy it is to import GPX files into MotoMap.
Before we get into the details there is one important thing to know about MotoMap and GPX files. GPX files can contain Routes, Tracks and Waypoints. MotoMap works with Tracks so a GPX that contains only Routes and/or Waypoints will not be imported. If you want to know more about this check out our Navigation Dictionary.
Now…to get into the details. Actually there are 3 ways to import GPX files into MotoMap.
Why use your iPhone as Motorcycle GPS?
- It’s cheap! Regular Motorcycle GPS units will set you back as much as $500.
- It saves you carrying around a second device.
- It’s easier to find and load motorcycle tracks & routes.
These are very prominent advantages. Having said that, you’ll need to consider some things when choosing to use your Phone as Motorcycle Navigation. You can go the cheap way and put the phone in your pocket, but if you want to mount your device there are some more things to consider.
UPDATE Aug 2, 2016
My new app Scenic was released in the App Store just last week. It has full turn-by-turn and voice guidance, you can make any GPX navigable, create your own routes and track and documents your rides. Feedback of users has been awesome so far. Give it a try if you want. It’s free to download. https://itunes.apple.com/app/id1089668246 and here is a video of the app in action: https://youtu.be/rKavcXRm4P0