Satmap Xpedition is an online mapping tool for planning and creating routes on detailed topographic mapping of Great Britain and Europe. Routes can be downloaded to the Active 12 GPS via SatSYNC Software.
SatMap Xpedition requires Microsoft Silverlight to be installed on your computer to work. Silverlight is a completely free plug-in for web browsers. You may be asked to install Silverlight when using SatMap Xpedition for the first time. It is quick and simple to install – just follow the instructions given on the screen.
* Internet Browser issues please see notes below
*Internet Browser issues
SatMap Xpedition is no longer supported by Google Chrome and there are some issues using Explorer and the Windows Edge Browser.
We recommend that you use Mozilla Firefox or if using a MAC Safari as your browser when accessing Xpredition Planning Software on the Internet.
Solution to use the latest version of Firefox Browser with SatMaps Xpedition Software
The latest version of FireFox (v.52.0) disables the Microsoft Silverlight functionality meaning Xpedition planning software will not load.
Please find below a work around below to re-enable Silverlight in the new version of Firefox:
It is advisable to keep your route organised that under My Xpedition your create folders / sub folders to save you walking routes, cycle rides etc. to.
In the example below I have created a Folder named ‘Walks’ and a subfolder within this called ‘Northumberland’
Select the ‘Planner’ tab from the top menu
You can display measurements in Xpedition in imperial or metric format. For example, distances can be displayed in either miles or kilometres. To switch between the two measurements formats click on the Settings icon on the Extras tool palette in the map screen to display a Settings dialog box. Click on the tab for Units and select the preferred measurement unit for all the different elements. Click Apply followed by OK (see below).
1. Select the ‘Planner’ tab from the top menu.
Double click on your required location that appears in the ‘please select a location’ window and your Map will now be centred at the selected location.
Once you have navigated to an area where you would like to create a route. We recommend you zoom in to a level where the mapping displays roads, tracks and paths to enable you to draw along them with the Create route tool.
Pan and move around the map
The simplest way to pan and move around the map in the Planner tab is to click and hold your left mouse button down and drag the cursor in any direction over the mapping.
You can also use the pan tool icon at the top of the zoom in and out slider, which shifts the map north, south, east and west in measured increments.
4. On the Plan tool palette click on the Create route icon (see below). The icon will change to an orange/red colour to show it has been activated.
5. Position your mouse cursor where you would like to begin your route. Left click on the mapping to add a starting waypoint. Keep clicking points (waypoints) along your chosen path to create a route.
When you first mark a waypoint at the start of your route a yellow marker / green dot symbol will be displayed, at each subsequent waypoint marked a green dot will appear and they will be linked together with a blue line, at the end of your route a yellow marker / green dot will be displayed.
6. To finish creating your route click the Create route icon again in the Plan tool palette to deactivate the tool. The colour of the icon will revert to white to show it has been deactivated.
Extend your route
1. Move your cursor over the route and the route colour will change to a bold blue, right click with your mouse and in the menu selection that is displayed select – Resume Adding Points Position your mouse cursor where you would like to add your next waypoint – Left click on the mapping to add each new point.
When finished as before click on the Create route
Add extra waypoints within your route
2. Move your cursor over the route to the position that you would like to add a new waypoint at, the route colour will change to a bold blue, right click with your mouse and in the menu selection that is displayed select – Insert Point
A new waypoint will now be added as a green dot symbol.
Move a waypoint position
Delete a waypoint
To save the Route in Xpedition
To download the Route as a GPX file to your desktop or a folder that you create on your PC.
Watch the GPST Video – Xpedition Planner Overview
Tel: 01669 621044