This week in “Did you know that…”, we show you how to create your own e-Roadbooks and add all kinds of information to them. Forget about paper!
WHAT’S A ROADBOOK?
For those who don’t know, a roadbook is a route guide with all kinds of information on the route: coordinates descriptions, diagrams and more. They are generally written on paper and describe waypoints along the route and maneuvers that make it easy to navigate.
This tool is normally used both by rally drivers and hikers who want to navigate with complete confidence in unknown terrain. Here’s a sample roadbook for rallies:
Digital, or e-roadbooks, leave behind the paper world and use specialized software to customize routes and include very useful information (diagrams, enhanced descriptions, photos, links to external websites, etc.).
So forget about paper and create your e-Roadbook at home on your computer with just a few clicks!
HOW DO I CREATE AN E-ROADBOOK WITH LAND?
Next we’ll show you how to transform your tracks into e-Roadbooks. These are the materials you’ll need to make the most of your adventures:
- The route track
- Any notes you’ve taken along the route (waypoints, landmarks, maneuvers, images, etc.).
- Land software (lets you turn tracks into e-Roadbooks)
We’re attaching a video to show you how easy it is to create your own e-Roadbooks using Land:
Tutorial: How do I create an e-Roadbook?
To summarize, these are the steps to follow to customize:
- Step 1: Create roadbook points on the track (waypoints and landmarks).
- Step 2: Add diagrams and comments to each point in the roadbook (maneuvers to make or important details to note).
- Step 3: Once you’re done editing, save the track in the *.BTRK format.
It couldn’t be easier. Now it’s time to practice.
- Download Land (30-day Premium trial version)