/ printing a map from .gpx

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GrahamD - on 23 Aug 2017
I'm looking for some help ! I'm organising the course for a bike ride across into Europe. Courses for riders to use can easily be dealt with using both the Garmin page and distributing the .gpx files, but I want something more tangible to give the guys driving the support van.

What I'm looking for is a free tool that allows me to print road atlas style maps into which i can import the .gpx. I'm looking for an atlas style road map rather than the washed out google maps or open source maps which pretty much lose anything below an A road, like the ones we are using, into a pastel background.
Joez on 23 Aug 2017
In reply to GrahamD:

http://www.gpsvisualizer.com/

Lots of options on background maps
balmybaldwin - on 23 Aug 2017
In reply to GrahamD:

Use Bikehike.co.uk or bikeroutetoaster(.co.uk?) to upload the gpx onto a map, and then print
GrahamD - on 23 Aug 2017
In reply to Joez:

Thanks. Certainly some better options than Google maps but I'm probably being a bit dense but I can't spot the print option ?
GrahamD - on 23 Aug 2017
In reply to balmybaldwin:

Thanks, I can only find the google or open source maps on bikehike (the OS option is a bit too detailed to print a day or half a day on one page)
GrahamD - on 23 Aug 2017
In reply to balmybaldwin:

Actually bike hike does a good job but its only the UK (which is only 1 out of 5 days!)
balmybaldwin - on 23 Aug 2017
In reply to GrahamD:

Think this does Europe: http://bikeroutetoaster.com/
captain paranoia - on 23 Aug 2017
In reply to GrahamD:

Any mapping app that can import GPX files, and use OpenStreetMap mapping, or any of the OpenMapping series derived from OSM data; I recently used OpenTopoMap for a TMB circuit, using OruxMaps to hoover up the tiles for the entire Mont Blanc massif area so I could use it offline.

Joez on 23 Aug 2017
In reply to GrahamD:
You'll need to use the website to generate an image file, then after that like you would a photo.

You might need to play around with the dimensions to get something that prints well.

http://www.gpsvisualizer.com/map_input?form=png

They also have a great help section.

http://www.gpsvisualizer.com/help.html#format
Post edited at 14:57
GrahamD - on 23 Aug 2017
In reply to GrahamD:

Thanks all, I think I've got something usable now from opentopomap.

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