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What's the difference between "route" and "track" in terms of navigation? Is there a conceptual difference or only a technical one?

For example OruxMaps treats the two terms differently: enter image description here (source)

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Waypoints, routes and tracks come from the GPX format specifications. The difference between routes and tracks is as follows:

  • Routes are simply a sequence of waypoints for navigation. For example, it can calculate the bearing or the distance to the next point.

  • Tracks are the actual recorded path. It is where you've been and when.

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    So a "route" is a private case of a "track"? – Sparkler Sep 4 '16 at 22:26
  • Well, kind of, I think. They are both connected points that forms a line. They serves different purposes though. – Gob Tron Sep 4 '16 at 22:38
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    A route shows where you plan to go. A track shows where you actually went. – Peter Bennett Sep 5 '16 at 3:23
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1 A route shows where you plan to go. A track shows where you actually went. – Peter Bennett Sep 5 '16 at 3:23 This is Correct~!~

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