The Route


How We plan to track our route

We intend to track our actual route using a Maps Me app on a tablet which has GPS.  It should then show where we have actually gone, against the planned route.  We can also drop a bookmark each evening.  We can then take a screen shot and upload the progress made into this blog. The route has been planned in Google Maps and the file was exported as a .kml file.  The file was saved into the Samsung Galaxy S2, where the Maps Me app had been installed.  It is then possible to upload the .kml file from the tablet into Maps Me.  It appears in Maps as a bookmark set with the given file name.

The test set below, should be a mirror of the map above, showing the Maps Me bookmark version.  

As we travel, it should be possible to download the free maps into maps me.  Then more detail should be available on the screenshot. We will see!

First screenshot 16th December 2017

first route map.png

We are using a Garmin Inreach tracker which gives up to the minute information about our route and location.  The location is pinged through to the following address every 10 minutes.  You should be able to see where we are, if it is switched on and also where we have been.  The plan is to have it on whilst we are travelling.  Click on the following link and it will take you through to the address:

https://eur-share.inreach.garmin.com/oursilkroadroute