Official (final) version of KML and GPX files containing marathon stages tracks and waypoints are available for download and use in a GPS device.
File version: Final v20082016
Download ZIP file here.
MAPS FOR GARMIN DEVICES
Detailed OpenStreetMap (Openfietsmap) of TDM 2016 area can be found here. ZIP file contains gmapsupp.img that has to copied to GARMIN folder of GPS device or onto GARMIN folder of SD card. More info on using this img file can be found here.
APPS FOR ANDROID DEVICES
Out of many apps for navigation for Android devices, you should choose one that can display a previously downloaded map, so its functionality does not depend on internet connection, as wellas to have an ability to display GPS track. Our recommendation goes to OsmAnd app available here. Be sure to get familiar with your navigation app, and make sure you have a map and TDM tracks downloaded to your device before you arrive to marathon start.
GPS DEVICE AND TRAIL SIGNAGE
Use of GPS device is mandatory in this year’s marathon. Although, you will not have to use it constantly to navigate the route, each individual must have a GPS device in order to start any stage of TransDinara marathon. One GPS device per team also qualifies. For the most of the time, in order to successfully navigate through marathon stages, you’ll be able to rely on 4 kinds of trail markings and signs, including 150 permanent signs like these:
Due to total marathon lenght of 226km, weather conditions, and various kinds of human interferences, marathon track displayed on your GPS device will give a you straight answer in situations where there is confusion or lack in trail markings. Further more, GPS device will come in handy as you approach urban areas, where clear visual marking of the route may become difficult to achieve.
Regarding GPS devices, you are free to use any kind, but we highly recommend that chosen device is:
– shock resistant
– installed firmly on the bike
– powered by a battery that can last for minimum of 12hrs (or that the battery can be changed on the field)
Most mobile phones are equipped with a GPS module, but do not fit mentioned characteristics, and therefore should not be your primary choice. However, we leave this decision up to you. If you do choose a mobile phone as your primary GPS device, please be sure that it can display marathon route (tracks and waypoints) independently from the mobile provider service (internet connection). Places that you are heading to do not have an internet connection.
WE WILL PROVIDE:
– stage tracks for download (available on this site)
– send all the GPS data needed to all registered participants via email 10 days before marathon starts
– tech support with GPS data transfer to your device on-site (at info desk)
– possibility to purchase alkaline AA, AAA and CR2032 batteries (at info desk)
– 220V grid connection to charge your device within joint accommodation