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Chris S
(csteutterman) - F

Locale: San Francisco Bay Area
National Geographic TOPO! Software on 03/29/2012 11:50:07 MDT Print View

I have an older version of the California maps that I recently starting using again and am wondering a couple things.

- Is it possible to create the entire route for a trip, then break it up into individual days so that each day is a different color or do you need to create each day separately? I was hoping to create the full overview with the elevation profile for the entire trip, then break it up so the days were color coded and I can have a separate elevation profile for each day. I noticed that I was able to split a route into 2, but it wouldn't let me split those 2 any further.

- Is there a way to just export the images of the elevation profile without the map itself? I'm sure I can figure out a way to get just the elevation profile by using some other image editing software, but wondering if I can do it directly in the topo software without needing any additional steps.

Bob Gross
(--B.G.--) - F

Locale: Silicon Valley
Re: National Geographic TOPO! Software on 03/29/2012 13:06:32 MDT Print View

Yes. You can create an entire route for a trip and then save that with one filename. Then you can save it again with a different filename. For one of them, you can "break" one route using the right-click tool "Split Route Here." Now you have separate route segments, and they can be color coded or dealt with independently.

You can export any map to an image editing program like Photoshop. When the map is exported, the elevation profile will go with it if that feature is enabled.

I use old version 2.7.7

--B.G.--

Chris S
(csteutterman) - F

Locale: San Francisco Bay Area
Re: Re: National Geographic TOPO! Software on 03/29/2012 13:27:08 MDT Print View

Thanks, Bob. I did notice the right-click tool "Split Route Here" feature, but after splitting the full route in 2, it wouldn't let me split those 2 routes. I'll have to try again when I get home. It's entirely possible I did something wrong.

Edit: Yep, I'm not sure what I did wrong the first time, but it worked just fine when I tried again.

Edited by csteutterman on 03/30/2012 10:53:00 MDT.

Steve S
(idahosteve) - F

Locale: Idaho
Re: Re: Re: National Geographic TOPO! Software on 04/02/2012 22:00:28 MDT Print View

you should be able to continue to split the route over and over again. Try clicking out of the route, then go back to it, and it should let you do it again. At worst, just add a short bit, then erase, or otherwise mess with it, and then you should be able to split it again. Using the save as will protect one complete route, then go and cut till you get what you need....