|07-16-2013, 07:53 PM||#1|
Trans-Global Chook Chaser
Joined: May 2004
Location: Rotoiti, New Zealand
MMMMM 2013 GPS Data
Hi All, GPS route attached for the 2013 MMMMM ride, 27-28 July.
Notes from the Nav Mistress:
They are designed to run with the NZ Open GPS Project maps, and have been tested on the maps created on July 11th (Having up to date maps is very important, the routes may not work with older maps). Maps can be downloaded here:
The maps either run through Mapsource, or, for newer GPSses (e.g 62s) you can copy the *.img files straight from \Program files\NZ Open Autorouting GPS project\ into the appropriate directory on the GPS.
I will attempt to help out if anyone is having problems getting the maps and/or routes onto their GPS. But if people are having trouble, I would respectfully suggest that they also carry the routesheets as a backup.
Other than Fuel in Wairoa, and the Matawai pub, there are no there-and-back sections on the route, so if your GPS/mapping program is displaying a few dead-end side trips, it is quite likely not displaying the route properly. Having routing set to ‘avoid unsealed roads’ can be a culprit sometimes. I have tried to add lots of waypoints to coax the route into going the right way.
There are seven routes, and a variety of waypoints. Some waypoints are useful things like fuel and food, some are just for navigation. I’ve also included a few waypoints for petrol stations that aren’t on the main route.
Since we’ll be corner-manning through the Waipunga first thing on Saturday, the routes all start from where we regroup in Minginui.
The routes should be fairly self-explanatory:
Sat AM Fuel – for people who need to go to Wairoa for fuel
Sat AM No Fuel – for people who do not need to go to Wairoa for fuel
To avoid confusion, I’d recommend deleting the route you don’t intend using.
The lunch/fuel stop at Waikaremoana is marked as a waypoint (hopefully a little knife and fork, but who knows)
Both routes end up at the pub in Tiniroto. From there, it’s time to choose a new route:
Sat PM Short – the (slightly) more direct route to Matawai
Sat PM Long – incorporates an extra gravel loop on the way to Matawai.
Both end up at the Matawai pub.
Sun AM Long – takes in the detour through Whakarau Rd that we did last year
Sun AM Short – goes straight down the Motu
Both end up at the Hot Bread Shop café in Opotiki.
Sun PM – Takes you back to Clint’s place via some nice gravel roads.
I will be running GPS tutorials in the pub on Friday night. NOT.
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