Generate a nice travelplan from your GPS route in MRA

Generate Travelplan

Info

MyRoute-App (MRA) is my prefered tool to create routes for my trips. It can generate GPS files for any device and if you use the Gold version you can also use the maps from all big GPS manufacures to check your route against (driving times can differ between the maps you are using). The only thing I was missing is a 1 or 2 pager with all important information to read at the start of the day (POI's, gasstations etc). The tool on this page solved this problem by transforming your route to a nice travelplan.

Generating Travelplan

By copying the source code from the page of your route in MyRouteApp to the form below, the tool can generate a nice overview for you. Take the following steps:

  • Open your route in MyRouteApp
  • Rightclick the mouse on a random routepoint on the left and select 'inspect' in the dropdown menu
  • A part of the sourcecode becomes visible: Rightclick the mouse on '<div id="waypointscontainer">' and select 'Copy' -> 'Copy Element' in the dropdown menu
  • Paste the HTML code in the form below (control-v) and click the 'Generate Travelplan' button



Adding more information to your Travelplan

By adding some 'codes' to your routepoints in MRA, the tool can even extract more infomation for your travelplan.

Prefixes (start a routeppoint with this coding)
POI: Point Of Interest
PTS: Place To Stay
ALT: Alternatieve route, plus optional the extra time needed for this extra route between parentheses: (1:00h)

Activity
Time of an activity at a routpoint, for instande a hike or a museum. Put the expected time of the activity beteen parentheses (2:30h) at the end of the routepoint, including an 'h'.

Gasstation
Add '(Gasstation)', 'Gasstation' of 'Tankstation' at a routpoint, and it will be visible in the travel plan.

Skip one or more routepoints
It's always good to have some 'escapes' in your route, in case of bad weather for example. This is the only thing that cannot be calculated automatically in MRA, but, once the information is saved in the a routepoint, the routepoints that have to be skipped can be calculated.
To determine the time that can be saved, write down the total trip time, delete the 1 (or more) routepoints and calculate the time saved based in the new total trip time (don't forget to fix te route again with those just deleted routpoints). Now add this time betweem brackets at the end of the first routepoint that can be skipped: [1:00] or if 3 routepoints need to be skipped: [3p 1:25]

Other relevant 'tags'
Add the following tags between brackets to the routepount (eg '(Lunch)') and the routpoint will be recognized as important: Koffie, Coffee, Dinner, Lunch, Supermarkt, Supermarket

Example route

Example coding

Name of routepoint Explanation
POI Super Wood Forrest (1:30h) Tags the routepoint as a Point of Interest and shows a activity time of 1:30 hours
PTS Auckland Tags the routepoint as a place to stay overnight. It calculates automatically the travel times and milage between the place to stay.
Gas station Tags the routepoint as a gas station. It calculates automatically the travel times and milage between Gas stations.
PTS Auckland (Gas station) Tags the routepoint as a place and a gas station.
POI Super Wood Forrest (1:30h) [0:30] Tags the routepoint as a Point of Interest with an activity time of 0:30 hours. If this routpoint is skipped, 30 minutes of travel time will be saved.
POI Super Wood Forrest (1:30h) [3p 0:30] Same as above, with the difference that 3 routpoints need to be skipped to save the 30 minutes of travel time.
POI Super Wood Forrest (Tankstation) (1:30h) [3p 0:30] Same as above, with the difference that the Point of Interest is also a gas station.
ALT Castlepoint loop (2:45h) Starting point of an alternative route (different GPS file), with a duration of 2:45 hours extra.