What is a "Plan"?

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When creating a route for yourself on Outdooractive, the details will first appear under the heading "Plans". You can access these in your profile under "My Page" -> "My Content" -> "Plans".

How to create a plan

To create a plan, you either first open the Route Planner or go to "My Page" -> "Plans" -> "Start planning". Now you set your waypoints A, B, C, etc. and then save them by clicking "Save plan".

Any GPX tracks you import are also initially saved as "plans".

 

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Plans form the base of a “route” and cannot be published. The second stage involves turning this plan into a route, which you can then publish if you want. As soon as a route is created from a plan, the plan is deleted.

The advantage of this two-step process is that it provides you with a useful and quick overview of where you are in the development of the route. You can also use this feature to create a simple interim plan when you are out and about and then edit it later in detail to create a route which you can then publish.

 

What defines a "Plan"?

  • It was generated either via the Route Planner or…
  • Created by uploading a GPX track
  • It forms the basis of creating a route
  • Comprises only a title and track geometry
  • It cannot be published
  • It is deleted as soon as it becomes a “Route``

You can find out more about how you can convert a plan into a route here.

Please note: In order to plan or create a route you must first be registered with us. If you do not yet have an account, you can register here.

 

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