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RouteBuddy | Professional Map Software

…the differences between Web Maps and Offline Maps

Offline Maps provide you with better map technology, faster to use, more editing tools and a wider range of maps. You only pay once for the maps.
Web maps offer less choice, basic tools, slow to use and you have to pay an annual subscription to use them.
3 samples to compare…
  • OS - Ordnance Survey Leisure (web only)
  • VR - ViewRanger’s myViewRanger (web only)
  • RB - RouteBuddy’s offline maps for PC & Mac

OS

Web only

ViewRanger

Web only

RouteBuddy

OFFLINE

Feature score

28

19

55

Drag routepoints

Y

Y

Y

Add routepoint info

Y

Y

Y

Toolbar

Y

Y

Y

Export to industry standard gpx file

Y

Y

Y

Sync to app software on iOS

Y

Y

Y

Import industry standard format GPX file

Y

Y

Y

Sync to app software on iOS

Y

Y

Y

Import GPX file in standard format

Y

Y

Y

Sync to app software on iOS

Y

Y

Y

Print Routes and Track created by you

Y

Y

Y

Print to fit page

Y

Y

Y

Print route card

Y

Y

Y

View elevation profile

Y

Y

Y

View route/track statistics and detail

Y

Y

Y

View route in any free map or map you own

Y

Y

Y

View route in satellite imagery

Y

Y

Y

ViewRanger features end…

OS

VR

RB

Insert routepoints

Y

N

Y

Change colour of route

Y

N

Y

Change the route line thickness

Y

N

Y

Print Routes and Track created in other software

Y

N

Y

Print to scale

Y

N

Y

Print routepoints (waypoints in OS and VR)

Y

N

Y

Choose Landscape or Portrait

Y

N

Y

Allow software to auto-paginate the route

Y

N

Y

Ordnance Survey features end…

OS

VR

RB

Delete routepoints

N

N

Y

Change the route style line, dots, dashes etc

N

N

Y

Duplicate Routes in software

N

N

Y

Add additional Routepoints to any Route

N

N

Y

Add additional Waypoints to any Route

N

N

Y

Continue route at either end of route

N

N

Y

Reverse Route

N

N

Y

Split Route

N

N

Y

Remove sections of route

N

N

Y

Join new and old sections of route together

N

N

Y

Duplicate a Track

N

N

Y

Split a Track

N

N

Y

Join Tracks

N

N

Y

Simple, speedy right click drop-down menu

N

N

Y

Export to industry standard kml file

N

N

Y

Sync directly to other devices e.g. Garmin

N

N

Y

Import industry standard format KMLfile

N

N

Y

Sync directly to other devices e.g. Garmin

N

N

Y

Import KML file in standard format

N

N

Y

Sync directly to other devices e.g. Garmin

N

N

Y

Print waypoints (not part of the route)

N

N

Y

Route style printing options

N

N

Y

Apply different scales to print choice

N

N

Y

Choose print overlap size

N

N

Y

Choose to print with or without OSGB grid

N

N

Y

Choose to print with or without Lat / Lon grid

N

N

Y

Full manual control of printing choice

N

N

Y

Print route/track over more than one map type on same sheet(s

N

N

Y

Export route card to csv to apply custom formatting

N

N

Y

View multiple routes, tracks and waypoints in one file

N

N

Y

Easily copy a route from one folder to another

N

N

Y

Safe and secure storage of Route Data on your own offline hard drive

N

N

Y

Compare your recorded track on the same screen as your route

N

N

Y

Can Imix and layer maps from other UK Map Companies?

N

N

Y

Can I mix with maps from anywhere in the country or world?

N

N

Y

Can I mix with maps of different scales in the same map screen?

N

N

Y

Are the topo maps modernised to the same modern datum that Google and Microsoft Bing use?

N

N

Y

Can I save maps to my computer?

N

N

Y

Can I keep the maps I buy on my own hard drive for as long as l like?

N

N

Y

Can I upgrade to newer versions of the same maps?

N

N

Y

Can I upgrade to larger map areas from the smaller maps I have bought?

N

N

Y

Am I free from annual map charges for the maps I use?

N

N

Y

Feature score

28

19

55

The bottom line…

Use RouteBuddy for all your mapping needs.

OS

⬆︎
WEB

VR

⬆︎
WEB

RB

⬆︎
OFFLINE

iPhone users
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