Tips for creating a detailed Linear Map

  • Always zero your speedometer at the start point to ensure accurate readings for all turning or reference points.
  • It would be wise to check your speedometer against stated distances during the first few kilometers of your trip. Few speedometers register exactly the same over any appreciable distance, and any discrepancy should be allowed for.
  • When planning your route try where possible to drive the route using the same vehicle or same type of vehicle you will use on the day to ensure greater speedometer accuracy.
  • When determining route times, try where possible to drive the route at the same time the principle will be travelling the route. This will ensure that you are able to provide your client with more accurate timeframes for his trip.
  • The route heading will be a description of the route to be travelled and will start with the departure point and end with the destination i.e. "Royal Hotel to Heathrow Airport". If you are unsure of the destination distance the 100 km/mi default will be applied until this is updated once you have reached your destination.
  • If you have prepared multiple routes to an end destination each strip map should be allocated an additional notation to the route description to indicate a primary or secondary route. e.g. "Royal Hotel to Heathrow Airport - Route 1"
  • If you want to create a similar route to one that has already been created the quickest way to do this would be to create a "duplicate" route and then just edit the route name and any other relevant points or descriptions.


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