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Hoping this is an easy one...

I want to build a web/mobile app for a college project which allows the user to enter a start point and a distance to travel e.g. distance to travel = 6km and the site would then plot a 6km circular route which brings the user back to where they started without (if possible) backtracking on any of the route already travelled.

I've been looking at Open Street Maps and Open Layers or Leaflet.js.

I'm not sure if this explains it very well but I suppose the app might work by calculating a 3km "end" point with a 1.5km waypoint on the east and a 1.5km waypoint on the west. Prefer to use open source technology.

I'm new to this so appreciate advice. Thanks!

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closed as not a real question by blah238, Get Spatial, whuber Nov 4 '12 at 20:48

It's difficult to tell what is being asked here. This question is ambiguous, vague, incomplete, overly broad, or rhetorical and cannot be reasonably answered in its current form. For help clarifying this question so that it can be reopened, visit the help center.If this question can be reworded to fit the rules in the help center, please edit the question.

Welcome to! I strongly suggest reading the FAQ on how to ask questions such that they can be answered in a reasonable amount of time. That means doing some initial research on your own, sharing that research, making clear any requirements or limitations answers should follow, and generally framing the question within an answerable scope. Currently this question is far too broad IMO. – blah238 Oct 31 '12 at 4:52
Also, if this is a programming question, consider instead of, or in addition to, this site. – blah238 Oct 31 '12 at 4:53
Thanks blah238 - I'm new to the board and realised what the FAQ post was just as I posted so I will have a good mooch through it. I've been looking at OpenStreetMaps and leaflet.js for the mapping solution but yes - will also have a look on Thnks! – Aimee_MFT Oct 31 '12 at 8:33

BikeHub already has an App (iPhone/Android) that has a leisure mode that includes circular routes

Bike Hub Site (with Video)


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