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News about Route Generator

News about Route Generator

5 July 2020: Version 1.9.1 released

Several bugfixes and improvements:

19 April 2020: Version 1.9 released

For Linux users: the new version is now also available as AppImage!

The following new features have been added:

Because projects can now be opened and saved, the toolbar structure has slightly been changed. The open button now opens a project instead of a map image. The same counts for the save button, which now saves a project instead of a map image. For opening and saving map images, 2 new buttons have been added to the toolbar.

17 November 2019: Version 1.9-alpha-5 released

Saving/loading project files (rgp extension) now implemented

22 September 2019: Version 1.9-alpha-4 released

GPX import now supports multiple tracks in a GPX file (track can be selected)

31 July 2019: Version 1.8.1 and 1.9-alpha-3 released

The pixel format of output video's is now always set to yuv420p (instead of yuv444p), which is more commonly supported by video players and editors.

Also released 1.9-alpha-3 with new or unfinished features, see download section.

15 July 2019: Version 1.9-alpha-2 released

New alpha version with partially or finished features:

14 June 2019: Versie 1.8 released

For the rest no new features have been added, but ready for the future.

5 March 2016: Versie 1.7.1 released

In this version the Zeranoe FFmpeg generator is included and will by default be activated after installation on Windows. By using FFmpeg, the conversion of HD video's will go faster and result in a higher quality of the output video. It is still possible to switch back to the Bmp2Avi generator by re-activating it via Edit → Preferences → Advanced tab.

Thanks to Kyle Schwarz, the builder of the Zeranoe FFmpeg Windows builds.

2 Februari 2015: Version 1.7 released

It took some time, but finally released a new version of Route Generator. This new version doesn't contain a lot of new features, but hopefully some people will find them useful:

These new features will be explained in more detail from the Help > Tutorial menu, under the topic New in version 1.7.

3 January 2014: Version 1.7 under development

Started developments for version 1.7 of Route Generator, see new Code rss feed page to monitor the progress.

10 November 2012: Version 1.6 tutorial added

The Route Generator v1.6 installer, didn't contain the tutorial. I've added a patch installer that will add the tutorial to the currently installed Route Generator.
It is still a litlebit outdated, but overall the process is still the same.

The tutorial patch can be downloaded from the Download section.

28 April 2012: Version 1.6 released!

Version 1.6 of Route Generator has been released, with the following new features:
(Thanks to the co-efforts of Fabien Valthier)

The new version can be downloaded from the Download section.

4 April 2012: New version almost ready.

A new version will now soon be released, with the following new features:
(Thanks to the co-efforts of Fabien Valthier)

Now still improving some final issues, so have a littlebit more patience please.
See development log for technical details of current status.

For the rest I would like to get rid of bmp2avi on Windows (for movie generation), because some people are running into problems with it. Would like to find out if I can use FFmpeg on Windows as well (like on Linux), but I don't think I will make it to get it into the next version.

9 June 2011: New website layout

16 January 2011: Released version 1.5 of Route Generator.

Mainly thanks to the contributions of Fabien Valthier (a new developer for Route Generator from France), the following features have been added or improved:

28 November 2010: Released version 1.4 of Route Generator.

This version contains the possibility to import a map from Google Maps to use as background map for your route (see Help->Tutorial for further explanation).

28 March 2010: Released version 1.3.1 of Route Generator.

In this minor update a few issues have been resolved:

23 August 2009: Released version 1.3 of Route Generator

This version contains the following new features:

29 July 2008: Released version 1.2 of Route Generator

16 May 2008: Start-up of!

Today came available for my use, so I moved all the stuff from my homepage to this location.

05 May 2008: Released version 1.1 of Route Generator!

First release of Route Generator published on and

29 April 2008: Released version 1.0 of Route Generator!

See background section for more details.