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2 days ago

Canalplan AC

Well I guess you can't please all the people all of the time. ... See MoreSee Less

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4 days ago

Canalplan AC

C&RT asset IDs integrated into Canalplan. ... See MoreSee Less

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5 days ago

Canalplan AC

So are the Canalplan lock numbers wrong or is C&RT wrong?

Also we seem to have lost bridge 98, but then again the canal does seem to be missing a lot of bridges.
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1 week ago

Canalplan AC

The developer of GPS Logger for Android is implementing an option to load configuration files either from a URL or directly from a button on a website. I'm testing this for him at the moment so hopefully soon I'll be able to fully implement it into the boat tracking feature in Canalplan (and also into the boat location functionality in the Canalplan Plugin for Wordpress) ... See MoreSee Less

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2 weeks ago

Canalplan AC

I think this is just about ready to push live. More mapping symbols, and - crucially - I'm using them to decide which items to prioritise showing. There are more improvements possible, and needed, but I think it's looking very good indeed.

See how the junctions, and as many locks as possible appear, with bridges only if they fit into the spaces.
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2 weeks ago

Canalplan AC

So I thought that I could use the C&RT assets to make the stoppages parsing code a lot more efficient (there are a lot of duplicate C&RT location names). So using the C&RT canal to get the Asset code (SH, LL) etc to limit the location search seemed an obvious thing to do.

But surprise, surprise - the C&RT stoppages do not use the same Canal descriptions as their assets system.

So in the C&RT assets we have:

Leigh Branch (L&L Canal)
Wakefield Branch (Aire & Calder)
Sheffield & South Yorkshire Nav

But in the stoppages we have:

Leigh Branch (Leeds & Liverpool Canal)
Wakefield Branch (Aire & Calder Nav)
Sheffield & South Yorkshire Navigations

Arrrggghh!!!!
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2 weeks ago

Canalplan AC

A completely "lost" "canal" ... See MoreSee Less

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2 weeks ago

Canalplan AC

While half the team is reconciling our and CRT's data, the other half is looking to improve how we show it on maps.

Still not in public beta, and there are several things missing (only one bridge type - the pipe bridge demonstrates this) and some questions (is the winding hole too prominent, are the bridges not prominent enough?) but also several important fiddly bits (the lock points the right way, the bridges cross the canal at a suitable angle).
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2 weeks ago

Thanks for all the effort you put into this extremely useful planning tool. I use it for all my boating holidays.

I also have a question: if I define a route, does the results page list EVERY lift bridge automatically? for instance I see several (three?) listed and linked on a route from Braunston to Oxford. Can I be (reasonably) sure these are all of them on the route?

I plan my next boating holiday and as I will be single-handed, I am looking for a route with as few liftbridges as possible as they can be difficult to operate by oneself.
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2 weeks ago

Canalplan AC

Mapping C&RT assets to Canalplan locations has thrown up some interesting details - for example : The individual locks in the Wheelock flight have their own names. ... See MoreSee Less

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