Unsure which category this post belongs in, Support but also possibly Ideas?
I have been really enjoying routes. Instead of stopping to check node finder and see what roads are uncovered in my lifemap, I plan a route before I go out and I stick to it. I run with my phone in my hand and location tracking on, so I glance down at it often but I don’t have to stare at it. The purple route line is easy to follow my blue GPS dot along.
The problem is that my hands are a bit sweaty, and my fingers or the edge of my hand might tap another pat of the screen, such that sometimes I inadvertently change the page in Chrome. Then, on the run, I have to go back, or reload the page. In a city, this is inconvenient; in the countryside, where my 4G can be very spotty, this can be a massive hindrance. This problem could be solved if I could view OSM maps offline and overlay my routes gpx, preferably in an app rather than Chrome.
I tried checking the Android App Store for an OSM Viewer app that could upload the gpx traces we can export from the CS route viewer, but the only app I found that seems like it should be able to (OsmAnd) doesn’t seem to be able to import the [name].gpx.xml output from CS Routes download button, and the appjust seems very busy anyways with a lot of functionality I’m not interested in. So…has anyone else found a good app for viewing OSM on mobile, with offline maps and ability to import and overlay gpx traces?
I know there’s already an idea posted Create a CityStrides app which, if culminated, would probably solve this problem! Maybe with the increasing functionality of CityStrides there is a growing impetus to do this?