How can I split a route or concatenate fragments?

TrailRunner mini offers options to work with route fragments:

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Trim
Select a route and also select a range in the elevation chart. Then choose the command to trim the route to the selection in the chart.

Split
Select a route and also select a location in the elevation chart. Then choose the command to split the route at the selection into two route fragments.

Reverse
Select a route and choose the command to reverse the course direction. In other words to make the end point the new start.

Concatenate
Select two route fragments and choose the command to join the two fragments into one concatenated route.

Adjust starting point
Select a route, preferably a round trip, and select a location in the chart. Then choose the command to set the starting point of the round trip to the select position making the old start point a simple transit location on the course of the resulting route.

Extended Route Notes

With TrailRunner mini 3.6 and above, you can add additional notes and attachments to routes. These are multiple images, text fragments and links to websites or any file on your hard drive.



To use this feature, select a route. In the right info area select the notes icon. Then either drag anything into this area or add a container by clicking the top right + icon.
Once you have added multiple containers you may reorder them by clicking and holding within the background area of a container until the container starts hovering and then dragging the container to reorder it.

This feature is free to all users that have bought a subscription and for users that have bought a lifetime license for TrailRunner mini 3.6 and above. Users that have bought a license prior the 3.6 release have to buy a subscription.

How can I backup my files?

Problem: It's not really obvious to me where TrailRunner mini stores the main document containing routes. How can I backup these files?
Solution: TrailRunner mini stores files in the following locations:

The main container is here:
__yourhome__/Library/Containers/com.berbie.trailrunnermini/Data/Library/

within that container, the following files are being stored:
Application Support/TrailRunner mini/TrailNetworkStore.sqlite
Application Support/com.berbie.trailrunnermini/com.berbie.trailrunnermini.log
Preferences/com.berbie.trailrunnermini.plist
Caches/com.berbie.trailrunnermini


Hint: The __yourhome__/Library folder is invisible by default. But just hold down the option key while pulling down the Finder's "Go" menu to get there. Or you can make it permanently visible using the following terminal command:
chflags nohidden ~/Library/
or you can open it by typing the following into the Finder menu item Go > Go to Folder box:
~/Library



How can I add a trail that is missing on the map

Problem: TrailRunner mini uses the OpenStreetMap network create routes along the transit locations you set. But sometimes the OpenStreetMap data is not complete, misses a link between two paths or has wrong path attributes like planning along a seemingly public way though the way is private or blocked in reality. This may lead to strange routes being calculated by TrailRunner mini.

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Contribute: OpenStreetMap is like wikipedia for maps. Everyone can contribute, extend and correct the maps. There is a very convenient editor existing you may use to edit the open openStreetMap maps.

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After making changes to OpenStreetMap, it takes a couple of hours until your changes have have made it into the routing engine of TrailRunner mini. If that's not the case, remove the TrailRunner mini Cache from your hard-drive.

Alternatively you can build a local missing link by creating an off-road section within your planned route.



How can I edit an imported route

Problem: You have imported a course recording and want to edit the course.

Files imported in the format GPX, KML, TCX or FIT are typically recordings. These recordings are immutable in a way that they contain many recorded points with no logical connection to the OpenStreetMap network that underlies the TrailRunner mini routing editor.

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So when you try to edit such a route, TrailRunner mini gives you the option to create a routable approximation of the route by guessing good transit locations that resemble the original as much as possible. You can even choose to display the original recoding as a background route to compare and make corrections to the approximation.

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If you prefer to retrace the imported route from scratch you may also mark the imported route as flagged and start creating a new route. Flagged routes are always visible in the background. Then manually place and move your transit pins as needed.

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