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  1. Rick of Rick and Peg

    Wikiloc oddities, searching, tips, help

    I'm currently on a camino and I've been using Wikiloc. I've discovered a few oddities that I want to report. 1) Not discovered on the camino but an oddity none the less is the red square at the bottom on the display. I believe that there is some ISO standard that says that a square is to...
  2. G

    Map of Stages for Camino Portuguese

    Hello I’ve walked the Camino Frances twice and plan on walking the Portuguese one in March. Does anyone have the map for the Portuguese route they can share like the one you get from the pilgrim’s office in St Jean?
  3. islandwalker

    LIVE from the Camino Wikiloc help needed (now solved)

    ## RufokF_Map ## In our first five days, we’ve had good luck in resolving most of our glitches, but one problem has us stymied: we are recording our track each day to post in our journal, and we can’t figure out how to get my daughter’s Google Pixel 3a phone to continuously record our track...
  4. B

    Maps and directions.

    I see some specific questions about maps that show Portuguese coastal route and how to acess, but no definitive answer that I can find. We just finished first leg because we had directions from our hotel finding company that were very bad. Is there an easily accessible way to view the route on a...
  5. BobM

    Need a map creation app

    I want to build a fairly simple schematic map (eg no topo information) from scratch using say a generic OSM base map but adding my own layers for places, roads, POI etc and deleting pre-set layers that I don't need. It is a pretty tedious task to do all that manually, so I am looking for an app...
  6. D

    Apple iWatch 4 and GPS app?

    I'm considering using my Apple iWatch with a stand alone GPS app, WorkoutDoors. It seems to have everything you could find in a GPS app for a phone and can download free Openstreetmap maps for anywhere around the world, and can import GPX tracks if so needed. Has anyone else tried this...
  7. C

    Polar m430 and Instagram questions.

    Hi there, doing the Camino Francés in April 2020 and the plan is to use a polar watch combined with Instagram to show my progress to the homefront. I want to record my daily walks using the polar and share the results on Instagram. I'm still trying to figure out what's the best way to do that...
  8. K Turner

    GPS coords PLS! SJPP

    I'm in SJPP, it's dark, no one is out except drunk people. I think Google Maps has me turned about. Where is the start of the Camino?? I think I'm on D933. Signed, Standing here lost.
  9. LesBrass

    What3Words App for Safety

    My husband sent me this link and suggested I download the App What3Words. The developers have mapped 3 metre squares across the globe. Every square is identified by three random words. If you can send those words to any emergency service they will know where you are. Here’s the article ...
  10. Bluemoonjim

    Map to Celebrate Your Camino de Santiago

    Personalised map of your Camino de Santiago
  11. kiwiDavid

    Via Francigena KMZ files for Google Earth (Besancon-Rome)

    Just started planning for the Via Francigena for next year (mid August on) - Besancon to Rome. Have tweaked a few GPX files from the Via Francigena Official site so they can be opened in Google earth (they will leave a red line overlay outlining the Official route on to Google Earth). First...
  12. peregrina2000

    LIVE from the Camino Last minute mistake—now what?

    After a lovely time with @annettelondon in a Ponferrada cafe, I am back getting things ready for the Invierno adventure. I want to walk to Peñalba tomorrow and from there to As Médulas the next day. For some inexplicable reason I do not have the GPS tracks for Peñalba to Médulas on my garmin...
  13. Holly Mitchem

    Camino del Norte GPS

    We are headed out on the Norte in mid-June. On the Frances we just used the maps in the Brierley guidebook and when we had questions about yellow arrows. So far we have the Cicerone guide, and Camino Places and Gronze apps. On the Norte, we are hoping to do some of the coastal alternatives. I...
  14. JoHill

    Walking and GPS apps

    There are so many new apps to track my walk that I need help in deciding which is best for the Camino Francés. Any advise would be helpful - I leave May 6 so not much time in practicing with a new app. Which one? Relive works with Strava, Endomondo, Garmin Connect, Suunto, Apple Health...
  15. J

    What's the best map for an overview of the Le Puy Route?

    Hi all. I start my Camino at the end of April and I'm looking for the best map and best apps (android) of the Via Podiensis
  16. A

    Your GPS Is Wrong and the Guidebook is Right

    At least 2 - 3 times a week, I read a post where someone complains that the guidebook s/he’s using (Brierley is most often singled out for the blame) understates the distance actually walked, as measured by the poster’s supposedly reliable gps. And in fact, since my wife started carrying a gps...
  17. O

    Batch Reverse Geocoding

    Anyone come across an online tool that will do batch reverse geocoding by uploading a csv or txt file? I know of plenty of sites that will do single coordinates but want to do a bunch at a time. Not looking for pinpoint precision; town is good enough for me. Thanks.
  18. peregrina2000

    GPS tracks — still need help HEARTFELT THANKS

    I have managed, thanks to @islandwalker and others, managed to get GPS tracks for the mountain alternatives (called the Saiatz alternative) on the Vasco, as well as a circular track that shows me how to get from the Saiatz track down to the Casa Rural in Errezil. That same track also goes from...
  19. VNwalking

    Can someone with tech skills _please_ help??

    I am trying to install a kml file (from @evanlow - thank you!) on my android to use offline, and I am having two problems. These are the instructions I am following: The kml file is downloaded to both my phone and my computer. Easy. Then.................... When I tried to open the file on the...
  20. El Mayordomo

    Publishing daily walk online

    I am building a blog for MyLongWalk2019 - - and want to add a link for followers to see my daily walk details which I can upload at the end of the day from my Garmin Edge 810 or the Vivosport devices I have. Currently both of the mapping services, Strava and...