Initially, I just wanted to add off-trail travel.
Once that was working, I was dissatisfied with the major drawback--that there were no labels on the elevation profiles for the off-trail segments. To add labels to the off-trail segments would require a total revamp of how the profile labels were generated. Total revamp--no problem. I dug in.
I soon1 had that working, and with a bit of algorithm massage, reduced the amount of time it took to generate the profiles to a palatable amount.
"Cool," I thought, "Time to share this with all the people that care about Sierra Mapper2!"
But I didn't, because then I decided that adding kml importing should be pretty easy--I had the labelled profile problem solved for arbitrary paths, after all. And how about a route database? And in that database, can I include links to useful things?
Oh, and the on-the-fly route calculations--I should improve that.
So I did all that. But I didn't stop along the way to fix the bugs, and still haven't done it because fixing the bugs will be a lot of work, and if this isn't moving in the right direction, there's no need to spend my free time chasing out-of-whack counters and sluggish Ajax requests.
So--intrepid mapper--take the alpha for a spin. There's a link to it above (and also here: OMG!).
I'll detail the added features, how to use them, and the known bugs in upcoming posts.
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