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Re: sat nav ?
« Reply #10 on: 10 August, 2020, 09:11:40 AM »
Nothing old school about paper maps they're about as good as it gets for the initial planning of those scenic country lane rides. Currently front and centre of my active books shelf is a pristine 1966 edition of the AA's 'Illustrated Road Book of England and Wales' picked up for 50p at a local charity shop. I wouldn't want to take it on a ride though it's about the size and weight of a pair of house bricks, for on the road use my top box is lined with a 10 year old copy of the  AA's Supreme Atlas of Great Britain.

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Re: sat nav ?
« Reply #11 on: 11 August, 2020, 06:40:20 AM »
I always carry a map a brilliant reference bible  :028: over the years i`ve plotted my route on back roads etc to avoid motorways and main roads wherever possible  Just these days evreyone seems to be using sat navs  and they seem to do the job very well
I just need to learn how to plan routes on PC and then transfer them to satnav etc
sounds very easy to some  BUT BLOODY difficult to me  :mfrlol: :087: :087: :087:
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Re: sat nav ?
« Reply #12 on: 11 August, 2020, 07:31:22 AM »
Trust me.......I was where you are. Took me ages to get used to the Garmin route planner. Switched to TomTom about 2 or 3 years ago.

Now, I can sit in my living room, iPad in hand (or Sat Nav depending on which device I’m using) connected to the house WiFi, plan my routes and send them to the Sat Nav (or iPad), phone or any other compatible device.

Some prefer Garmin, others TomTom (never used any other makes), plenty of videos about to do research. :028:


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Re: sat nav ?
« Reply #13 on: 11 August, 2020, 09:20:31 AM »
*Originally Posted by paul.chucky [+]
I just need to learn how to plan routes on PC

You can teach yourself with ITN Converter

Go to Benichou Software have a read and scroll down to 'ITN Converter is free, try it now !!' Click the link its free to download and free to use forever, have a play.

I found the programme mostly intuitive but some notes may explain the few quirks
To open a fresh map click the programme icon then click the 'editor' button. To open a saved route click the programme icon then the 'open' button to select a saved route. It helps here if you save all your routes and POI's to the same location, I created a folder called 'itinerarys' in the Windows MyDocuments folder and save most of my routes there..
Select your preferred map in the top right corner (Map openstreetmap is my preference for its detail)
By default ITN Converter names every route as 'Itinerary' change this in the editor window, just below the search results box, before exporting (saving) because this is the name your SatNav will use.
Before saving a route zoom right in to check the individual location points are in the right place, left click on the location and click 'zoom in' then click the zoom+ twice top left of map for full zoom, in cities this sometimes shows house numbers.
To save a route close the programme and hit the export button. Select 'GPS eXchange (*.gpx)' as the export file format to save the route as a TomTom file or select 'TomTom POI (*.ov2')' to save the route locations as a TomTom POI (there are other options for Garmin files etc)

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Re: sat nav ?
« Reply #14 on: 11 August, 2020, 09:32:09 AM »
Old habits, that's how I do it because it worked with my old TomTom One v7.

Another option to begin with is to use TomTom MyDrive Route Planner although this is dedicated to TomTom devices.