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Title: Elevation signs on track
Post by: locuscycling on February 25, 2014, 11:19:47
Gennerally i don't like Garmin software but there are few interesting solution for cyclists (not only), mostly in ,,Altitude area.

See screens
(https://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/352x440q90/829/6v2h.png)   (http://images64.fotosik.pl/694/a808c3ec692fb914med.jpg)   (http://images65.fotosik.pl/693/fa468b274bc36dafmed.jpg)
 
There is a pink track  and little icon = signs of elevation. Signs are on the top of  the hill or on the bottom.

Then when we make zoom bigger( compared with screen 1)  we can see like this:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/xyrzlrtg9j8m7hp/2779%20paint.jpg  (https://www.dropbox.com/s/xyrzlrtg9j8m7hp/2779%20paint.jpg)   
https://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/352x440q90/62/x3bk.png  (https://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/352x440q90/62/x3bk.png) 
https://www.dropbox.com/s/je5b7xkkvj3sr94/2779.bmp (https://www.dropbox.com/s/je5b7xkkvj3sr94/2779.bmp)    All screens  raster maps in jnx format
 
Or on vector map

https://www.dropbox.com/s/ab7qs0qlt5uiu9c/7531%20%20paint.jpg (https://www.dropbox.com/s/ab7qs0qlt5uiu9c/7531%20%20paint.jpg)
https://www.dropbox.com/s/wge41p9k4dhwyal/7734%20%20paint.jpg (https://www.dropbox.com/s/wge41p9k4dhwyal/7734%20%20paint.jpg) 
https://www.dropbox.com/s/ab7qs0qlt5uiu9c/7531%20%20paint.jpg (https://www.dropbox.com/s/ab7qs0qlt5uiu9c/7531%20%20paint.jpg)
https://www.dropbox.com/s/ktdrhb0dgrzimeh/7734.bmp (https://www.dropbox.com/s/ktdrhb0dgrzimeh/7734.bmp)
https://www.dropbox.com/s/khyp2bcnni6ldzl/2888.bmp (https://www.dropbox.com/s/khyp2bcnni6ldzl/2888.bmp)

Here https://www.dropbox.com/s/07jaiiqarkde08o/526%20paint.bmp (https://www.dropbox.com/s/07jaiiqarkde08o/526%20paint.bmp) sign shows end of Downhill (begining of uphill).

Of course signs are not always  100% corectly placed it depends of Srtm/Dem files, but it is nice to see this elevation signs when cycling especilally in hilly regions.
 

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Title: Re: Elevation signs on track
Post by: Christian on February 25, 2014, 17:35:24
Do you know settings for track color depending on altitude in Locus?
You don't need any additional signs.
Title: Re: Elevation signs on track
Post by: szebenyib on February 25, 2014, 18:07:48
Sometimes I'm wondering how many features are in Locus that I don't know of :-P
Title: Re: Elevation signs on track
Post by: Christian on February 25, 2014, 18:42:22
Yes, me too ;)
Title: Re: Elevation signs on track
Post by: locuscycling on February 25, 2014, 18:46:05
Do you know settings for track color depending on altitude in Locus?
You don't need any additional signs.

Sory I dont know how it works.To say true i have problem to set colours of the track in Locus. I wanted for ex, red but on map i see orange.
 I remember something like this ( coluor depending on altitude)  in Two Nav  on Pc in CompeGps Land but it was not so readable. In my opinion signs are easier to interprate.
I don't need altitude on every points of the track it is enough  only to see where there is top or bottom of the climb.

(Ok, to have coloured track we can assume where is the Top of the Hill or where is the Coll but we have to .. think a little bit.)
Title: Re: Elevation signs on track
Post by: szebenyib on February 25, 2014, 19:23:01
Try: Track > edit  > appearance > mode > altitude / speed, etc.
Title: Re: Elevation signs on track
Post by: locuscycling on February 25, 2014, 19:39:18
Can you show little screen how it looks like.
Today i don't have Android with me, can not try.
Title: Re: Elevation signs on track
Post by: gynta on February 25, 2014, 19:40:22

(http://s18.postimg.org/uhotrmz7p/2014_02_25_193953.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/uhotrmz7p/)
Title: Re: Elevation signs on track
Post by: Christian on February 25, 2014, 19:49:16
...  only to see where there is top or bottom of the climb....
Interesting. Never thought about this.
If you need information about ascending have a look into the track -> diagram.
Title: Re: Elevation signs on track
Post by: locuscycling on February 25, 2014, 19:59:17
Thx Gynta
This is exactly what i saw on TwoNav. Once tried then I  forgot about it.
But still i think ''elevation signs'' can be at least  complementary to this colours.
This ''winter'' I made few bicycle trips with my brother Etrex 30, since then i like  ,,elevation signs''  very much.


Moment -
Red colour means we are on the top of the hillon our track  or we are just on  high altitude  in this case more then 2000 meters ?

For ex when you created route  ( on normal poved roads) from Insbruck then Solden to Tiefenbachgletscher on about 2800. How it would looks like ? 


@Christian
I know in Locus we can see information about the track , chart ascent, descent etc .
But this little icons we see  on the map we don't have to seek, think and click anywhere.
In Garmin they are appeared automatically after you press ,,GO'' along selected track.
 ( Unfortunatelly tracks  can not be created  in Etrex  they  have to be imported for ex from BaseComp or..... Locus what i did.)
 
Title: Re: Elevation signs on track
Post by: Christian on February 25, 2014, 20:17:58
Every track is rendered similar:
top is red, bottom down is blue, independing of real altitude / Höhenmeter.

I'm not sure if i support introducing of additional signs. May be there is more clever solution....
Title: Re: Elevation signs on track
Post by: locuscycling on February 25, 2014, 20:34:31
Thx,  good that it is independing of real Altitude.

I have to try .
Interesting how good it is on small lets say 1-2 km hill.
Garmin sometimes catches even small difference.
Title: Re: Elevation signs on track
Post by: Menion on February 27, 2014, 08:03:28
I'm always glad if I read how nice this community works :) Enjoy coloring and new nice symbols you may set along track ;)
Title: Re: Elevation signs on track
Post by: air7 on April 18, 2014, 12:13:35
thx, I love this feature!
Just found it by reading through this post.
this will be my default from now on :-)
see screenshot (Mode "change of altitude" )

(http://s24.postimg.org/l5xupx8b5/Screenshot_2014_04_18_13_05_30.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/l5xupx8b5/)
Title: Re: Elevation signs on track
Post by: fingret on June 02, 2015, 21:39:27
I love this feature too, but I wonder if it is possible to show the altitude color changes when navigating (navigation line)? Now I can see the altitude on a track, but as soon as I start navigation, I get the normal solid colored navigation line.