How Do You Find Interesting Routes

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How Do You Find Interesting Routes

Post by Circular Logic »

While looking for help finding interesting routes with light traffic I came across a mapping application called "Curvature." Basically, it analyzes the "twistiness" of a route and assigns a score. I was wondering if anyone else is familiar with this and has found it useful.
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Re: How Do You Find Interesting Routes

Post by Stu »

I tried it a few years ago and while the idea is good it seemed to see every single turning as an option to take which resulted in so stupid routes on "roads" you wouldn't take a 4x4 down :lol:

It may have improved over the years though
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Post by mbirth »

In Germany we have two rivalling products that work similar:

Kurviger - which is made by geeks, based on OpenStreetMap and a modified GraphHopper routing engine

and

calimoto - which works similar but seems to have more commercial interests


The Kurviger engine is also available on mobiles - they have an app for Android and on iOS it's integrated into the "Scenic" motorcycling app.

Calimoto has apps on both systems.

I've never actually tried calimoto, but used Kurviger a few times and always got routes as curvy as you can get in flat Brandenburg.
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Post by carolinarider09 »

I am a member of several motorcycle related forums. By watching what is stated there and asking questions I have found some good routes for trips.

I also use this website. Not great but helpful.
https://www.bestbikingroads.com

My riding videos are posting here.

https://rumble.com/vo50gv-traveling-south-on-ky-32.html
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I look at maps, I randomly pick roads, then I use Google maps to make sure they're all paved. How hard can it be?
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rbentnail wrote: 18 Jan 2022 06:24 I look at maps, I randomly pick roads, then I use Google maps to make sure they're all paved. How hard can it be?
Very, I imagine, when you don't have Streetview!
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colirv wrote: 18 Jan 2022 11:28
rbentnail wrote: 18 Jan 2022 06:24 I look at maps, I randomly pick roads, then I use Google maps to make sure they're all paved. How hard can it be?
Very, I imagine, when you don't have Streetview!
I use Google maps and drag & drop the little man over to a street. If it lights up blue, it's paved. If not, it's not. That's it. I also selected to avoid unpaved roads in both Base Camp and on my device. That helps some but Garmin doesn't update often enough to keep up. Or I don't. Whichever it is, it's not reliable enough to believe in.

I suppose Google Earth could be used. I've looked at that before. But I'm not one to plan every detail of a ride or trip. I don't feel the need to look at every turn and stopping place. I have a destination, I randomly pick roads and I go.
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Re: How Do You Find Interesting Routes

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rbentnail wrote: 18 Jan 2022 12:22 I use Google maps and drag & drop the little man over to a street. If it lights up blue, it's paved.
That doesn't work in Germany. @mbirth above lives in Berlin.
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colirv wrote: 18 Jan 2022 17:27
rbentnail wrote: 18 Jan 2022 12:22 I use Google maps and drag & drop the little man over to a street. If it lights up blue, it's paved.
That doesn't work in Germany. @mbirth above lives in Berlin.
Right. That's why I have to rely on OpenStreetMap (which Kurviger uses) and fix the road condition there if Kurviger sends me onto cobblestone.

And if I'm in a good mood, I'll also fix this on Here's MapCreator so it'll be avoided by my zumo - once Garmin pushes a new map update half a year later.
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Post by Hay0Rack »

Just tried Kurviger
Even the simple/ free version lokks excellent