Author Topic: VeloViewer Explorer Score and Max Square  (Read 36885 times)

Re: VeloViewer Explorer Score and Max Square
« Reply #50 on: June 19, 2018, 09:08:17 pm »
My incremental squares are easy to calculate:

1 square will take me from 16 to 19
4 squares will take me from 19 to 20
4 squares will take me from 20 to 21
5 squares will take me from 21 to 22
7 squares will take me from 22 to 23

After that I need to do some big blocks.

Re: VeloViewer Explorer Score and Max Square
« Reply #51 on: June 19, 2018, 09:31:33 pm »
50k on the MTB this evening to pick off four squares.  With hindsight I could have got them all on the road bike but where's the fun in that ?

Max square increased by 1 to 15 and max cluster now 1100.

Re: VeloViewer Explorer Score and Max Square
« Reply #52 on: June 19, 2018, 11:45:04 pm »
Greenbank and "I've got some scripts" go together like "Peas and Carrots" or "Bacon and Eggs"  :thumbsup:

Go away before I replace you with a small shell script.

./random_smiley.sh
"Yes please" said Squirrel "biscuits are our favourite things."

Re: VeloViewer Explorer Score and Max Square
« Reply #53 on: June 21, 2018, 11:00:35 am »
Slightly extended commute this morning to bag two extra tiles over in Bermondsey. That added 17 to my max cluster.

Sunday morning might be a quick 20km jaunt out to get one tile to increase square to 9x9 and add another 5 to max cluster.
"Yes please" said Squirrel "biscuits are our favourite things."

quixoticgeek

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Re: VeloViewer Explorer Score and Max Square
« Reply #54 on: June 21, 2018, 10:53:04 pm »


Just added 6 tiles to my tile count, without leaving the sofa. On long straight roads, veloviewer often only counts the end, and even tho there is a line drawn, you don't get the tiles in the middle. This is because as default, veloviewer only loads the overview version of the ride. Doing a detailed view of a couple of ride added some more tiles as it added a more complete version of the rides.

Might be something others need to do something about.

J
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Re: VeloViewer Explorer Score and Max Square
« Reply #55 on: June 22, 2018, 04:25:52 pm »
An 80k loop on the road bike to fill a few holes.  The one bridleway was pretty jiggle-tastic.  Max square bumped up by another 4 to 19.

fboab

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Re: VeloViewer Explorer Score and Max Square
« Reply #56 on: June 22, 2018, 11:13:33 pm »
#hooked
TSS is not Total Sex Score, Chris!

Re: VeloViewer Explorer Score and Max Square
« Reply #57 on: June 24, 2018, 11:42:31 am »
Anyone else use the Explorer Helper app on Android? If so, are you having trouble syncing it with your VV data? Ours both seem to have stopped updating  ???

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Re: VeloViewer Explorer Score and Max Square
« Reply #58 on: June 24, 2018, 01:54:29 pm »
Didn't know there was an app.

Nice ride out yesterday combining a DIY with a jump in max squares as well... It's getting a bit harder now to pick off squares
Regards,

Joergen

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Re: VeloViewer Explorer Score and Max Square
« Reply #59 on: June 24, 2018, 02:10:46 pm »
Just tried app, it runs vv update and show activity but nothing shows on the map.
Regards,

Joergen

fboab

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Re: VeloViewer Explorer Score and Max Square
« Reply #60 on: June 24, 2018, 02:23:33 pm »
I've emailed the developer - it was a really useful app.
TSS is not Total Sex Score, Chris!

Re: VeloViewer Explorer Score and Max Square
« Reply #61 on: June 24, 2018, 07:15:18 pm »
#hooked

Yep.

Another 60k on the MTB today picking up 6 key tiles but...

...the GPS only recorded the first 2k :(

Looks like a good excuse for another bike ride :)

Re: VeloViewer Explorer Score and Max Square
« Reply #62 on: June 24, 2018, 10:24:38 pm »
#hooked

Yep.

Another 60k on the MTB today picking up 6 key tiles but...

...the GPS only recorded the first 2k :(

Looks like a good excuse for another bike ride :)

Rookie mistake! Run Strava or something on your phone alongside your GPS. DNAMHIKT.

Re: VeloViewer Explorer Score and Max Square
« Reply #63 on: June 24, 2018, 10:26:38 pm »
I've been poking at this for just over a year, but I only took it moderately seriously after Si S mentioned he was trying to chase me down ;D

I'm not convinced it's my fault you know...but thick skin and sloping shoulders and all that.


You jabbed my competitive urge, just a little bit :)

I'd have probably done it anyway, but probably not as swiftly.

Re: VeloViewer Explorer Score and Max Square
« Reply #64 on: June 25, 2018, 02:54:15 pm »
Slightly extended commute this morning to bag two extra tiles over in Bermondsey. That added 17 to my max cluster.

That was 8x8 and 107 max cluster.

This afternoon's 40km ride moved me to 10x10 and 117.

A few carefully routed 100km rides could add significant chunks to my max cluster as I could connect up with areas to the West and North of me where I've done quite a few Audaxes.

A picture will explain it better than I can:-



[EDIT] Just plotted a 75km route from home that fills in most of the gaps in the slice between 9pm and 10pm from London (South of Ruislip, North of Eton) finishing at Datchet station (where I can get a quick train back home). Should be a nice boost to max cluster.
"Yes please" said Squirrel "biscuits are our favourite things."

jiberjaber

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Re: VeloViewer Explorer Score and Max Square
« Reply #65 on: June 25, 2018, 03:16:26 pm »
This is quite a good resource, saves having to search each authorities PROW map

http://www.rowmaps.com/

Regards,

Joergen

Phil W

Re: VeloViewer Explorer Score and Max Square
« Reply #66 on: June 25, 2018, 03:42:24 pm »
Or you can bring up Ordnance Survey maps on Bing to get rights of way https://www.bing.com/maps?FORM=Z9LH3

jiberjaber

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Re: VeloViewer Explorer Score and Max Square
« Reply #67 on: June 25, 2018, 04:27:55 pm »
Or you can bring up Ordnance Survey maps on Bing to get rights of way https://www.bing.com/maps?FORM=Z9LH3

TBF, you can do that on VV already as well... what we could do with is a way of exporting the squares to a planning tool that also shows OS / PROW  Closest I've got so far is with OSM maps in Basecamp and a KML export of 'squares not yet got' from VV. 

Alternative is to use the Strava plug in and plan the route in Strava (with global heatmap and OSM), but I am no lover of Strava planning.... (my prefered weapon of choice being RWGPS)
Regards,

Joergen

fboab

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Re: VeloViewer Explorer Score and Max Square
« Reply #68 on: June 25, 2018, 04:37:21 pm »
OSM =/= OS, though.

I flip between VV and RWGPS when I'm planning.

Mr Smith is more patient than me and plans on the OS website- but it's utter pants so I don't.

TSS is not Total Sex Score, Chris!

Re: VeloViewer Explorer Score and Max Square
« Reply #69 on: June 25, 2018, 04:48:30 pm »
OSM =/= OS, though.

I flip between VV and RWGPS when I'm planning.

Mr Smith is more patient than me and plans on the OS website- but it's utter pants so I don't.

my bold.

There is a chrome plug-in for the strava route planner that overlays your completed squares on the map, it does mean you have to put with strava's glitchy route planner though, no good if you don't use chrome either.

fboab

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Re: VeloViewer Explorer Score and Max Square
« Reply #70 on: June 25, 2018, 05:19:11 pm »
yebbut the strava route planner is shite. And I like the ordnance survey.
TSS is not Total Sex Score, Chris!

Re: VeloViewer Explorer Score and Max Square
« Reply #71 on: June 25, 2018, 06:10:53 pm »
I have VV on one screen and gpxeditor.co.uk on the other and I just make sure I'm clipping the appropriate tiles by hand.

Having a route planner (that isn't crap) that would show my existing visited tiles and colour new tiles visited on the route a new colour would be great, but it's not really necessary.

I'm sure I'll slip up one day and miss a square I was aiming to visit but it'll just be an excuse for a future ride. If it's close it'll be easy to revisit, if it's far away it's unlikely to matter for a long while (whilst my max square is only 10x10).
"Yes please" said Squirrel "biscuits are our favourite things."

quixoticgeek

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Re: VeloViewer Explorer Score and Max Square
« Reply #72 on: June 25, 2018, 06:53:48 pm »

If you have chrome, or chromium as your browser, install the veloviewer plugin. It allows you to superimpose the veloviewer tiles over the strava route planner. Very useful for plotting routes.

J
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Re: VeloViewer Explorer Score and Max Square
« Reply #73 on: June 25, 2018, 07:26:27 pm »
The Strava route planner is awful.

Having to use it is more of a backwards step than having VV tiles overlaid is a forward step.

[EDIT] Latest planned route also ticks off the Cranford Cross, Harlington and Sipson tiles. These may be a bit trickier in future years depending on the vagaries of Government.
"Yes please" said Squirrel "biscuits are our favourite things."

Phil W

Re: VeloViewer Explorer Score and Max Square
« Reply #74 on: June 25, 2018, 08:16:46 pm »
You might be able to generate a kml grid matching the Veloviewer squares using this tool.

https://www.binaryearth.net/KMLMultitool/

You could then overlay in your favourite mapping software including those that show OS mapping.