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« on: August 21, 2017, 06:22:07 pm »
I bought a bunch of Butler maps for an upcoming trip.  I asked the company about getting the waypoints that show on the map at each end of a Gold roads in a file that I could upload to the gps.  So far they have not done that but they did offer something I have not ever heard of before.  I did a search here and it did not come up so I am thinking none of you know about it either.

It is a web site and phone app called Rever.  The web address is rever.co    no m...  In the free version you can make a route by just clicking on the map and it also drags and drops.   It helps drop the points ON the road which is great.  After you save the route you can then open the app on the phone, call up the route and go.   I found the entire thing no better than some of the other programs that offer the same thing like Tyre.

The kicker is when you pay for premium service.  Note that I have not yet.   They have a partnership with Butler Maps.  When you upgrade and pull up the map you can see all the suggested gold, red and orange Butler roads and it is easy to make a route that includes them.  With paid account you can also make that into a gpx file and upload to your gps unit.  This looks like it would make it easy to see where the best roads are and get them into a route.

My issue was that I have already paid for the maps and the data on them.  I was not wanting to pay for that again to join the service.   We will see if they offer something where I do not have to pay twice for the same thing.  Other wise I will be entering the ones I want by hand.  If you do not own the maps though it may be as cheap or cheaper to access the data this way depending on how many states you really want or need and how you plan on doing routes.
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Re: Rever
« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2017, 06:54:11 pm »
I just wanted to add a note about this Rever thing that I left off the first post.

After playing some more one of the strengths of this application is the user community.  I went to the area where you can see other members submissions and was surprisingly shocked by how many routes were shared by others for my area.  After you make a route you can share it with the other users or keep it privet.  This kind of feature is only as strong as the number of people actually using it but as I said I was shocked at how many fun usable routes were already there for my area.  You can access these in the free version.
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Re: Rever
« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2017, 07:06:12 pm »
It is not the same data, the data sets are shared but the developments are independent.

1. One prints maps
2. The other uses the map data in a phone app

Why does buying a paper map entitle you to another development and someone's livelihood?   :confuse:

Now, if a bundle is sold, that would make sense........
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Re: Rever
« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2017, 07:28:55 pm »
Irregardless of them sharing the way points with me or not I am just sharing the existence of another routing program that is available.   

In my mind though it IS the same data.   It is printed on the map but as you said shared with Rever to help them get subscribers.   All I have to do is transcribe it off the map by hand.  Them sharing way points with me just saves me having to do it by hand.  I  can see that they may not want to share because it is like our membership directory.  How do you control some guy from sharing that with the world and bypassing the cost.
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Re: Rever
« Reply #4 on: September 01, 2017, 08:51:59 pm »
It is not the same data, the data sets are shared but the developments are independent.

1. One prints maps
2. The other uses the map data in a phone app

Why does buying a paper map entitle you to another development and someone's livelihood?   :confuse:

Now, if a bundle is sold, that would make sense........




Hahahaha...you think printing data is different from app data? It's the SAME data - the maps are printed from that data.

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Re: Rever
« Reply #5 on: September 01, 2017, 09:26:41 pm »
It is not the same data, the data sets are shared but the developments are independent.

1. One prints maps
2. The other uses the map data in a phone app

Why does buying a paper map entitle you to another development and someone's livelihood?   :confuse:

Now, if a bundle is sold, that would make sense........




Hahahaha...you think printing data is different from app data? It's the SAME data - the maps are printed from that data.

The data applications are different........the media is different.........that's the essence of what I was saying, sir.
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