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Do You Use "Itineraries", or Just "Navigate to"?

 

Not counting short trips around your local area, do you use itineraries on longer distance trips or just "Navigate to"?

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Shooter N32 39 W97 25 GO 930, VIA 1535TM, GPSmap 60CS, Android w/Google Maps & TomTom USA, BMW built-in

I either use Go To or go to

I either use Go To or go to Mapquest, find the address I am looking for, then go to the top left and hit Send To GPS. Of course, you have to have your GPS hooked up to your computer, but it is nice.

Trip Planning

Shooter wrote:

Not counting short trips around your local area, do you use itineraries on longer distance trips or just "Navigate to"?

Itinerary planning, if intermediate stops are planned.

Shooter wrote: Not counting

Shooter wrote:

Not counting short trips around your local area, do you use itineraries on longer distance trips or just "Navigate to"?

I just navigate to. I do add poi's from google maps to my favorites for stuff that I'm interested in the area.

Do You Use "Itineraries", or Just "Navigate to"?

Just navigate to. Then use local POI's to find businesses, attractions, etc.

for real trips, plan it out

I use MapSource to plan out any trip that is not around town. Always want to look at my choices, plan the route, and download it to my GPS. Many times I find the route selected by the GPS is not the one I would select, so I plan it out most of the time.

If it is just around town, but a new destination, then I just click on it and go.

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It depends

On if there are hotel reservations, all inclusive details like that,then yes.
If just driving till tired then check in, then no itinerary.

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Mapsource

rigel wrote:

I use MapSource to plan out any trip that is not around town. Always want to look at my choices, plan the route, and download it to my GPS. Many times I find the route selected by the GPS is not the one I would select, so I plan it out most of the time.

If it is just around town, but a new destination, then I just click on it and go.

Why comment about a Garmin product in a TomTom question thread on a TomTom Forum????

Mostly I use Go to

Mostly I use Go to. I've used the itineraries a few times, but the one thing that seems to be missing, is a pause time. So every time I arrive at the itermediate waypoint it wants me to go on to the next point.

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tendriver wrote:

Why comment about a Garmin product in a TomTom question thread on a TomTom Forum????

I don't recall seeing the original poster say, TomTom People with TomTom units, need only reply?

Guess I missed that too...

Fluxuated wrote:
tendriver wrote:

Why comment about a Garmin product in a TomTom question thread on a TomTom Forum????

I don't recall seeing the original poster say, TomTom People with TomTom units, need only reply?

Only thinking of the question, I might have responded also, in spite of the fact that I don't own a TomTom either. That's because my basic Garmin doesn't have an "itinerary" capability, but my Mio does. If we're just talking about the functionality of an itinerary capability, if I have even one intermediate stop I enjoy using the feature for two reasons: 1) I figure that I know from the outset that I've got the most efficient route mapped; and, 2) I know that I won't be tempted to mess with the itinerary once I'm underway.

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Clarification

I guess since I wrote the original question, I'll clarify my intent. I was originally thinking of TomTom users, hence the terms "itinerary" and "Navigate to". However, the comment is general enough that other users are welcome to join in.

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Shooter N32 39 W97 25 GO 930, VIA 1535TM, GPSmap 60CS, Android w/Google Maps & TomTom USA, BMW built-in

Both

I use my GPSr for work and personal use. Some of my trips I do routes and for others just use a single addy or location.

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John_nuvi_

Itineraries / Tyre

Anything outside of town I generally use the Tyre program to plan the route, setting waypoints then copy it to my TT. I find this especially useful when I'm towing the 38 ft. RV.

Itinteraries are kinda lame...

I'm setting up an itinerary for my roadtrip and unless you have certain destinations set as POI's already, you have a hard time mapping your route.

I have my itinerary on paper and will plug in the address as necessary.

Like most - short trips

Like most - short trips don't need a route or itinary / unless I want to force the gps to go a certain route when it selects another. Long trips with multiple stops is where a route or itinary shine.

But have you noticed - if you make the route to long it takes a long time to recalculate when you deviate?

Navigate

Shooter wrote:

Not counting short trips around your local area, do you use itineraries on longer distance trips or just "Navigate to"?

I use the "go to" to get to most places. I really should use itineraries but I usually plan that far ahead.

Recalculating

timlitw wrote:

Like most - short trips don't need a route or itinary / unless I want to force the gps to go a certain route when it selects another. Long trips with multiple stops is where a route or itinary shine.

But have you noticed - if you make the route to long it takes a long time to recalculate when you deviate?

I have not noticed that problem. It does take a few seconds whereas in town in happens almost instantly. The longest trip I've been on using an itinerary is ~800 miles. Maybe it would be an issue on longer trips?

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Shooter N32 39 W97 25 GO 930, VIA 1535TM, GPSmap 60CS, Android w/Google Maps & TomTom USA, BMW built-in

Tyre, Itineraries and POI conversion

There doesn't seem to be much reference to Tyre on this site, and I've found it very useful.

Tyre (Trace your Route Everywhere) started out as a neat way to plan your trip in Google maps and upload itineraries (and it is specific to Tom-Tom in that respect.)

Lately Jan has added POI updating. You can get it at http://www.janboersma.nl/gett/.

My only reservation is size, Itineraries are restricted to 48 destinations and the POI editor gets really slow after you have 100 or so (so you need to break up some of the larger ones.)

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Charles

"Itineraries" vs "Routes"

tendriver wrote:

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Why comment about a Garmin product in a TomTom question thread on a TomTom Forum????

I don't have a TomTom, but I related the question to Garmin's "Route"s like others, and am now wondering ..

Are TomTom "Itineraries" functionally the same as Garmin "Routes"? Anyone have both & know?

..btw I usually use go to unless I mod a driving route that I like, and then I save it as a "Route" ("itinerary"??). Route is easier for me to spell, too. mrgreen

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Use Both

I use both depending on the trip. Itineraries are nice if you need to make a number of stops on your route. Once and while I let it optimize for me as well if the stops times are not pre determined.

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Come on people. Tom Tom

Come on people. Tom Tom Vs. Garmin? It's about Change people. Were all here to help each other find ourselves...and Places.

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I usually make a poi file.

I usually make a poi file.

Open a iten.csv, put Lat/long. Then use dumpov2.exe to create iten.ov2 and then transfer to TomTom.

Now I just select "Nav To" to one of those POI in iten. It is much better this way then a real itenerary.

I have been on trips 2000 miles and 2400 miles with multipls stops on the way. Just select the net POI from iten (POI).

plan, when possible

I plan my route, when possible, and download it to my GPS.

It helps me become familar with the area - after all, something could go wrong with the GPS - then what would I do?

Also, I usually like something between what the fastest route is and what the shortest is. Most of the time, I find a route that is almost the fastest, but is shorter and avoids higher risk roads.

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___________________ Garmin 2455, 855, Oregon 550t

Yes, TT Itinerary = Garmin Route

JD4x4 wrote:

I don't have a TomTom, but I related the question to Garmin's "Route"s like others, and am now wondering ..

Are TomTom "Itineraries" functionally the same as Garmin "Routes"? Anyone have both & know?

..btw I usually use go to unless I mod a driving route that I like, and then I save it as a "Route" ("itinerary"??). Route is easier for me to spell, too. mrgreen

Yes, I have both and a TomTom Itinerary is the same as a Garmin Route. Having had a Garmin first, it took me awhile to get used to "Itineraries". rolleyes

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Shooter N32 39 W97 25 GO 930, VIA 1535TM, GPSmap 60CS, Android w/Google Maps & TomTom USA, BMW built-in

MAD Maps

I recently purchased some MAD Tour Maps for my Garmin. Pretty Cool.

Anyone knows how to create a route with comments like MAD Maps do? Does is require a special app?

I use "Nav to" most of the

I use "Nav to" most of the time but will try the other option if there are stops in b/w

Nav to

Nav to laugh out loud

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Re: Do You Use "Itineraries", Or Just "Navigate To"?

I check the built-in Poi database in my GPSr and if the Poi isn’t there, I use Google maps to add the Poi, to my favorites...

Regards,

Tailspin

Nüvi 670 & 880
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Shooter wrote: Not counting

Shooter wrote:

Not counting short trips around your local area, do you use itineraries on longer distance trips or just "Navigate to"?

I use them all the time.

I'm on a quest to travel every road in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan thats on the state road map.

The ONLY way to reasonably do this is with itineraries, tyre and tomtom. Works great.

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