Using GPS on the Carinyah Circuit

Please note: My information is a compliment to the official maps (if available), not a replacement for them

To access, simply go to the "Route Sheets" tab, and select a ride then click on the "Download GPX file" and "Download Route Summary Sheet".

You can use your smart phone as a GPS on all the rides on my website, by using my .gpx files.
Although the Carinyah Circuit is short, I suggest that .gpx files loaded into your GPS or smart phone are not used as your primary navigational device. Use the official map (on Munda Biddi map 1) and the markers on the trail as your main navigation tool, with a hard copy of my route sheet summaries or GPS as a back up. The GPS will only tell you if you are on the Trail or not. It will not show any other Munda Biddi relevant info - that is on the maps. Tracking your route on a smart phone only will chew through the battery, whereas maps and my route sheet summaries don't need batteries. You shouldn't need mobile phone service to use the GPS function on your phone.

To get the route on your smart phone:
Go on to my website using your computer and access the ride you want. If you use your phone it will automatically open the downloaded file and this will be harder to save.
Go to the "Route Sheets" tab.
Select the entire route e.g. Map 1 or Carinyah Circuit.
Click "Download GPX File" button underneath the map. (For info on Route Summary Sheets, see separate page).
In your downloads file, select the downloaded files and send them to your phone - I usually attach them to an email that I send to my phone.
Once my .gpx email is open on your phone, tap on the .gpx attachment and save it in your navigating tool ( eg Cyclemeter). My iPhone asks me what applications I want to save it to, but I am not sure about yours. It is now saved in the "library" of routes.
When you want to cycle that saved route, in Cyclemeter I select the route from the "library" and it will load the route on the screen. The map will tell you if you are on the route or not. You are navigating from the MBTF map and route markers, and the GPS is just a back up, so you should only be referring to your smart phone occasionally.
If you get stuck..... I can email you the .gpx files.

See a short video on how to do it see the below Youtube clip I found on the Internet:

Please do not contact me with "how do I do...." questions in regards to apps and smart phones- I do not know. Please Google it. I just record the data on the trails!

Remember, navigating with your smart phone will chew through the battery. Be prepared, and always have maps as your primary navigational source.  Turn off all background apps and keep your phone in Airplane mode – you’ll still be able to access the GPS. This will prolong the life of your battery.

Note: my iPhone will switch off if sitting in the sun on a hot day, because it has over heated. It last happened in Dec 2015, on a 34 degree day. Obviuosly, you want the phone where it is visible, which means it gets the Sun. But if it overheats, it is then useless.

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