CityGuide DMS - Documentation - Individual Routes

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The new route functions allow you create individual routes with ease. You can include your own waypoints and the various algorithms enable you to design routes for pedestrians or cyclists or with accessibilty in mind.

Further details can be found in the following sections. We draw your attention to the important information at the end of this page ...

 Routing - Functions

The following functions will become available, once the routing mode has been activated. Please click on any of the numbered areas for more details ...

(1) Routing Menu
(2) Routing Toolbar
(3) Details and Elevation profile
(4) Routing Overview
(5) Routing Controls
(6) Info about the current waypoint

 Routing - Menu

This is the menu "Routing" from the CityGuide application ...


Routing off

Turns off routing mode.

Create a new, individual route via the properties panel.
Opens a previously saved route.
Save ...
Saves a new or re-opened route to your computer.
Save as GPX ...
Saves a new or re-opened route to your computer in GPX format. These files can then be transfered to mobile navigation devices.
Elevation profile
Turns the elevation profile of a route on or off, depending on whether a digital ground model is available to the current routing grid.
Jump to waypoints
Go directly to a waypoint or travel along the route until it is reached.
Opens the properties panel of a new or previously opened route.
Direct help ...
Opens the program documentation.



 Routing - Toolbar

Once the Routing Mode has been activated, the following toolbar will appear at the top of the map window...

The individual tools have the following functions ...

Opens the properties panel for the current route, to enable you to modify any aspects of your route you wish.
Turns the elevation profile of a route on or off, depending on whether a digital ground model is available to the current routing grid.
Navigates to the starting point of the current route.
Navigates to the previous point in the current route.
Navigates to the next point in the current route.
Navigates to the end point of the current route.

The toolbar info text provides the following information ...

(1) The name of the routing grid currently in use.
(2) The name of the routing algorithm currently in use.
(3) The locally-saved filename of the current route.

 Routing - Details and Height Elevation

This part of the map window provides detailed information about the current route. There is also the option of turning the elevation profile of a route on or off, depending on whether a digital ground model is available to the current routing grid ...

The individual fields have the following meanings ...

(1) Length = Total length of the route in km.
(2) Height difference = The sum total of the route's entire vertical distance.
(3) Time = The duration of the route in hh:mm according to the stated speed.
(4) Max. grad. up = The maximum upwards incline within the route.
(5) Max. grad. down = The maximum downwards incline within the route.
(6) Max. height = The maximum height difference within the route.


 Routing - Overview

To aid navigation within a route and on the currently selected map, the Overview window displays the course of the route and its waypoints, as follows ...

Further, detailed information about the CityGuide Overview window is available in the chapter entitled "Program Interface" ...


 Routing - Controls

The Routing-tab on the program interface determines how the current route is displayed and / or controlled ...


(1) View = Choose between detailed directions or a list of waypoints for the current route.
(2) List = Select and control points within a route.
(3) Jump to waypoints on/off = Specify how a route is to be navigated.

 Routing - Info about the current waypoint

The map window displays the current position from the list of points in a previously created or opened route in the following manner ...



 Routing - Properties panel

All the neccessary parameters for the creation of your route are configured via the properties panel. Examples are the prefered routing grid, the individual algorithms
and the start, end and waypoints


You can edit the waypoints, and the order in which they are listed by using the "Edit", "Add", "Delete", "<<" and ">>" buttons.  

Finally, click the "Start" button to recalculate the route, using the changed parameters and close the properties panel.

Once the route has been created, the properties panel may be opened again at any time to

change the route's parameters.


 Important Information

Please take note of the following informations, when using the routing functions ...

  • The routing functions specified are not available in every CityGuide DMS application.
    Whether certain functions are included, is dependant on the operator of the particular version in use !  
  • Once you have activated routing mode for the first time, create a new route and play around with the parameters in the properties panel and the toolbar a little. You will soon realise how simple it is to navigate a route.
  • Your routes, including directions, can be printed out. Select the Print View in the CityGuide application, to open the program's print preview.
  • It is possible that the topography of the area will not allow you to choose the maximum incline measurement in the properties panel. If this occurs, the program will automatically calculate the incline nearest to your chosen value and will display the following ...


In case you have questions or suggestions regarding this subject, feel free to contact our customer-support. We are looking forward to answer your questions.

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Last changed on 17.12.2015 by wmf


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