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: (source)
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.
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~!~