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Can tomtom do this? Multiple stops, calculate best route

TjobbeTjobbe Posts: 1 [New Traveler]
edited January 2019 in Travel lounge
Hi! Can tomtom satnavs calculate the best route between multiple stops?

My Dad is a delivery driver and stops at multiple locations, he'd like to load in some postcodes and have the satnav decide the best route for him. I s this possible?

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  • VikramKVikramK Posts: 12,678 Moderator
    Hi Tjobbe

    Welcome to the community:)

    On new generation devices, you can plan a route to one destination and then add stops as per the travel requirements.

    You can also plan routes in advance using the MyDrive website and then transfer them to your device.

    Also, check this user guide to learn more about advance route planning using MyDrive website.

    Hope this information will help..

    Regards
    Vikram
  • StomStomStomStom Posts: 630 [Sovereign Trailblazer]
    Tjobbe wrote:
    Hi! Can tomtom satnavs calculate the best route between multiple stops?

    My Dad is a delivery driver and stops at multiple locations, he'd like to load in some postcodes and have the satnav decide the best route for him. I s this possible?

    No, but as long as only 'some' destinations are involved, the 'mapbased interface' makes it quite easy to rearrange a route.

    btw Anyone @ tomtom that thinks anything beyond a few upto 255 waypoints don't need numbers with those waypoints: You need a thorough spanking.
  • YamFazManYamFazMan Posts: 20,053
    Superusers
    Tjobbe wrote:
    Hi! Can tomtom satnavs calculate the best route between multiple stops?

    My Dad is a delivery driver and stops at multiple locations, he'd like to load in some postcodes and have the satnav decide the best route for him. I s this possible?
    Hi
    @Tjobbe
    I find OptiMap to be very useful…..
    http://www.gebweb.net/optimap/

    The OptiMap seems to make a very good job of optimising the route before you load it into the Tomtom device
    By using .ITN file type, the Tomtom device will also announce the Waypoints/Stop points

    Run OptiMap.....
    You can type postcodes or addresses into the 'Add location by Address box'
    Or Left Click on the Map to make a Waypoint/Stop
    Left Click ON a 'Waypoint/Stop' to edit/delete/rename etc

    When you have made your Itinerary

    Click on Calculate the Fastest round trip
    Or
    Click on Calculate the Fastest A-Z trip

    After OptiMap has calculated and optimised the route

    Click on Export
    Choose Send to Tomtom

    Right Click on the option 'Download itinerary file
    Select > Save Link As > Choose your location (I used Desktop)
    if you wish, rename the file to a more suitable name
    Select > Save the file
    The .ITN file should be on you desktop

    Note... After OptiMap has calculated and optimised the route, if you scroll down to
    Below the MAP there is a detailed route Intinerary
    _____________________________________________

    To transfer the .ITN route file to the latest Tomtom NAV4 devices using a Micro SD Memory Card : See.....
    https://en.discussions.tomtom.com/mydrive-connect-apps-474/mydrive-ability-to-add-waypoints-1007398?postid=1103601

    ATB YFM
  • No1OilBaron_No1OilBaron_ Posts: 3 [Apprentice Seeker]
    What a faff
    Running a 15yr old snooper trucknav that can do this automatically although it is limited to only 16 postcodes or addresses but you can have multiple routes saved for when you use all 16, so you just start another one.
    You can also set multiple vehicles and dimensions.
    Only other downside is it doesn’t have live traffic
    But some have a built in tv 👍
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