Adding more information to your Travel Plan
By adding some 'codes' to your routepoints in MRA, the tool can even extract more infomation for your travel plan.
Prefixes (start a routeppoint with this coding)
- POI: Point Of Interest
- PTS: Place To Stay
- GAS: Gas station (very usefull in remote area's, like the Scottish Highlands)
- FER: Ferry Crossing (Add this code to the point where the ferry starts. Also add a point at the end of the Ferry trip to see time needed to cross)
- ALT: Alternatieve route, plus optional the extra time needed for this extra route between parentheses: (1:00h)
Note: It's not possible to give a routpoint two main tags (like GAS and PTS). Simply solve this by adding two routepoints to the map.
Skip one or more routepoints
Other relevant 'tags'
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]
Add the following tags between brackets to the routepount (eg '(Lunch)') and the routpoint will be recognized as important (and also marked as POI):
- Koffie, Coffee, Break
- Dinner, Lunch
- Supermarkt, Supermarket
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'.
Any ideas? feedback is always welcome!