QuickRoute Features

Import of data

Garmin Forerunner 305 Garmin Forerunner 405 Garmin Forerunner 910XT Gpx file format Garmin Training Center OCAD

In order to create a QuickRoute file you need the map saved as an image file (in the jpeg, gif, png or tiff format), as well as GPS data. For best results, scan in the map or export it from OCAD with a resolution of 150 dpi or higher, but a digital photo will also work. There are several different ways to input data from GPS devices and data files.

Adjusting the route to the map

The route line is adjusted to the map manually. Three points along the route need to be dragged to the corresponding points on the map. If needed, more points can be used.

Color-coded route line

Color-coded route line

The route can be color-coded by the value of one of the following parameters.

Color range with starting and ending values

The color coding can be adjusted, both with regard to colors and to their corresponding values. A semi-transparent color range that goes from green to red via yellow is used by default for the pace parameter.

Split times

Split time information

Split times taken with a Forerunner clock are automatically downloaded. It is also possible to add, edit, or remove split times. For each split time, length and pace are shown, in addition to time. The pace and length are calculated both along the route and as the crow flies. Additionally, the difference between the length of the route and the distance as the crow flies is shown in percent, and the average direction deviation during the split.

Waypoint information

Waypoint information

When you hover over a point along the route or in the line graph with the mouse, the values of the following parameters are shown at the bottom of the program window.

Pace during the session as a line graph

Pace during the session

The current pace, or any of the other route parameters, is shown as a function of time in colors corresponding to the color coding of the route.

Pace histogram

Pace histogram

The distribution of pace values, or those of any other parameter, can be shown per split time or for the entire session. The distribution is shown in a histogram, whose colors corresponds to the route's color coding. The width of the histogram's bars can be adjusted.

Integration with Google Earth

Google Earth Google Earth screenshot: Bymarka, Trondheim

QuickRoute is thanks to the kmz file format tightly integrated with the free Google Earth software. This gives great opportunities to display map images and routes on top of Google Earth's satellite images and terrain models. Google Earth version 5.0 or later has to be installed on the computer in order for a successful integration.

This feature makes it possible to show and replay one or many routes simultaneously in Google Earth. Replay of multiple routes can be accomplished using individual start or simulated mass start.

More information about how to use QuickRoute in combination with Google Earth.

Crop route

It can often be convenient to cut away uninteresting parts of the route, such as warm-up or cool-down. QuickRoute has a function that does precisely that.

Export of data

QuickRoute can export data in the following formats.

Upload maps to DOMA

QuickRoute can automatically upload maps and corresponding information to a web-based DOMA map archive.

Undo and redo

QuickRoute supports undo- and redo-functions for multiple actions.


QuickRoute is available in English, German, French, Swedish, Russian and Norwegian versions.