SPRINT ROUTE



SPRINT ROUTE

OVERVIEW

SprintRoute has two views:

In Course View you may draw and edit the course. In addition you can view routes over all controls, for instance the shortest route or all routes together. The view is always northbound.

Course view
Course view, always northbound

In Leg View you can see only one leg at a time. Here you may draw and edit different routes between two consecutive controls. Note that the view is always towards the next control.

Course view
Leg view, towards the next control

In both views map zoom, pane and tilt are available. Use mouse wheel or icons in the top row for zooming. Drag the map in all directions using mouse.

MAP ZOOMING AND COURSE NAME

Show zooming icons
Zoom to 100%
Zoom in
Zoom out
Zoom to scale 1:3000
Zoom to scale 1:4000
Zoom to scale 1:5000
Zoom to course area
Input course name

DRAW THE COURSE

Draw start by clicking the map with mouse. Draw controls one at a time clicking again. Add finish by clicking the orange button [Course done].

Move control by dragging it with the shift key. Delete control by clicking it with the ctrl key.

Insert control by clicking the button [Insert control] and then click on the leg line, where you want to add the new control. Then move the new control to the right place.

Continue course by clicking the button [Continue course] and click the map for the next control.

Remove the entire course by clicking top row icon Remove course

DRAW ROUTES

First open Leg Wiew by clicking the button [Leg view].

Draw the route by clicking step by step along your path. No need to click the start triangle!

Complete the route by clicking the tiny coloured point inside the control circle. Pressing button R also completes the route.

Open the completed route by clicking the route label with the shift key.

Edit route first opening the route. Then move any step point with mouse by dragging it with the shift key pressed. Delete step point by clicking it with the ctrl key.

Close route editing by clicking the tiny coloured circle inside the control circle.

Insert a new step to any route by first opening the route. Then click the button [Insert step] . Click the step line you want to add the new step and move the new step point (small circle) to the right place. Finally close the route by clicking the tiny coloured circle.

Delete any step of the route currently being drawn by clicking the route step point with the ctrl key. If you want to delete a step on the completed route, you must first open the route by clicking the route label with the shift key.

Delete the whole route by clicking the route step point with the ctrl key.

Remove all routes on screen by clicking top row icon Remove routes

Return back to Course View using the button [Course view].

VIEW ROUTES

Show route icons:

View routes in several modes:
only the blue route
only the shortest route
only two shortest routes
all routes
hide all routes

View route lines and route labels (names and lengths)
View / hide route lines
View / hide route labels
View / hide table of overall route distances

All routing icons are common in course view and leg view. eg. if you view the blue route in course view, you will see only the blue route in leg view before you use other route icons.

NOTE: The total route length is set in parenthesis, if the route of this colour is missing on any leg (except the last on). The length of the shortest route is used instead.

NOTE: The total route length is marked with asterisk, if there is no route in some leg (except the last one). The length of beeline is used instead

TIP: You may move route labels dragging them with the SHIFT key.

TIP: You may draw your own route or your favourite route with blue colour and other routes with other colours.

ROUTE PROPERTIES
Beeline: direct distance between controls
ER index: extra running index
 = leg/route length divided by the beeline. NOTE: the last leg is excluded in ER index.
RC index: route choice index (will be available in future versions). NOTE: the last leg is excluded in RC index.

ROUTE LABEL POSITION

 COURSE VIEW
 LEG VIEW
Reset label positions

TIP: You may reset single route label position by clicking the label with Alt key pressed.

ROUTE LABEL FONT SIZE

 COURSE VIEW
 LEG VIEW

VIEW, SAVE AND LOAD DATA FILE

You may save your data as a text file (.txt).

Save data file (only in course view)

View data file (only in course view)

Set the name of the course

[File select] (in Finnish; [Valitse tiedosto]) Open data file

EXPORT ROUTE IMAGE

You may export route image in both views. In course view the image is horizontal and in leg view it is vertical.
Export route image. The image frame will be open. Continue clicking the button [Export image] , [Cancel] or [Reset course name].

NOTE: Before you export, drag the map left on screen so that the route area you want to export is inside of the frame.

 COURSE VIEW
 LEG VIEW
Route image text Show Hide

MAP SETTINGS

Change map settings, e.g. scale and scanning accuracy (dpi). Note that the popup window always suggests default map settings.

Change map dimming. You can do it also on the menu below.

 COURSE AND LEG VIEW

SHORTCUTS

Key R - During route drawing completes the current route instead of clicking the tiny dot on control circle