After following a pre-planned GPX route on a bike, I’d like to move parts of it if it turned out there was a better alternative.
I’ve tried RideWithGPS and (deadware) GpsTrackEditor, but they won’t let me change some part of a route: I can only upload/open a file without actually changing a route to make it go through a different way.
I didn’t find a Full Screen button. But anyway, the problem is 1) that window cannot be hidden and is taking way too much screen real estate and 2) it’s way too slow if I have to manually move waypoints instead of simply pulling the route to go through another way.
Besides Cycle.travel and BaseCamp, it looks like QGis supports editing a GPX file, but I don’t like it either because it’s a beast.
As for JOSM, I haven’t found if it supports pulling a route to make it go through a different way: Apparently, after opening a GPX file and turning it into a data layer, 1) JOSM is unable to simply jump and follow a way like when you plan a route originally, and 2) you have to manully move each and every node that make a track:
I have a similar workflow, but none of the tools worked for me:
I have planned a cylce trip of ~3000 km (~50000 gpx points). I watch it on different maps and in Google Earth and sometimes I decide that
an alternative way might be better. So I create a new gpx track for that alternative and now I want to replace the corresponding part
of my old trip with the new one. It is possible with GPX Editor , but quite a lot of mouse clicks are needed to remove overlaps and
join the parts, and this tool tends to make errors when combining parts :-(, so I sometimes use a simple text editor to do that.
I should be rather simple to code a (batch) program which does this, maybe I’ll do that before I plan my next trip.
I use JOSM or Basecamp for this. With JOSM the advantage is that it has a whole bunch of layers (satellite images, free topographic sources, OSM layers, Strava etc). You can convert your gpx track into a layer and split it, combine it with other gpx tracks etc. It does not route though but for small sections you can draw a route manually. For very quick editing and routing I use Garmin’s Mapsource but it is very limited compared to Basecamp.
When I have made a gpx track in Ridewithgps, I drop it in JOSM to fine-tune it.
You dont need to move all points to the other road. Just cut it and remove that unwanted part.
And draw some new points, for a track it does not have to be so accurate anyway, just four new points will do.
For small adjustments this works fine: