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Can different icons be used for different stops when planning a route?

Matt4321Matt4321 Posts: 7 [Apprentice Seeker]
Hi, I'm planning a multi-day route around a bit of Spain for this year on Tomtom MyDrive. I've added in the places that I want to see and now I'm planning my overnight stops. When looking at the map it is hard to see which are 'visiting stops' and which are 'overnight stops' because both sets of stops are just numbers - I would like to differentiate between the stops. Is there anyway to do this?

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  • YamFazManYamFazMan Posts: 18,463
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    Hi
    @Matt4321

    Further to my earlier reply... The later/latest NAV4 & NAV5 (Wi-Fi) have NONE of the Stop/Waypoint options for a .ITN Route compared to the early NAV2 Devices...On a NAV4/5 device a Stop is a simply a Stop....

    ATB YFM
  • Matt4321Matt4321 Posts: 7 [Apprentice Seeker]
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    Hi
    @YamFazMan

    Thanks, that answered my question.

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  • rider1riderrider1rider Posts: 345 [Supreme Pioneer]
    which device?
  • Matt4321Matt4321 Posts: 7 [Apprentice Seeker]
    Hi, I’ve got a Rider 450 but the question is more about the icons on MyDrive (although different icons on my TomTom would be useful...)
    Thanks,
  • YamFazManYamFazMan Posts: 18,463
    Superusers
    Hi
    @Matt4321

    The later/latest NAV4 & NAV5 (Wi-Fi) have less Stop/Waypoint options for a .ITN Route compared to the NAV2 Devices on a NAV4/5 device a Stop is a Stop you have to pass through it....

    Wikipedia .ITN (Showing the full set of .ITN Stop options)
    See... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Itinerary_file

    An .ITN Route will will respond to Live Traffic and any route deviations BUT an .ITN route will doggedly follow the stops in the order they were created, if you miss a stop, the device will continuously attempt to guide you to the missed stop... You have to cancel the problem stop on the device to avoid it

    Maybe Useful....

    If you use the Save & Sync option on the MyDrive Web Route Planner
    Here... https://mydrive.tomtom.com
    The Save & Sync option save a .GPX Track... its basicly a bread crumb track that you follow

    A Route planned directly on the device is a .ITN Route, a .ITN Route uses Stops and the device plans the route between the stops... An .ITN Route will will respond to Live Traffic and any route deviations BUT an .ITN route will doggedly follow the stops in the order they were created, if you miss a stop, the device will continuously attempt to guide you to the missed stop... You have to cancel the problem stop on the device to avoid it

    Using a .ITN Route planned on the MDW Route planner...
    The latest version of MyDrive Web Route planner now uses 'Send Destination' or 'Send Stops' to send an .ITN Route
    The MyDrive Web Route planner only sends the route to the device as a Destination... Or if you add Stops it send it as a Route (But it's is not automatically saved in MyRoutes)
    If you are using .ITN route and 'Send Stops'
    see my workaround below

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    Complex Muti Stop .ITN Route Rider 400
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    Be Aware....
    If your starting point IS NOT your present location there's a BUG
    When using the 'Send Stops' option, during an "A" to "B" route transfer where 'A' IS NOT your present location... The device drops Location "A"
    This bug also applies also to Multi-Stop/Waypoint routes... 'A' to 'B' to 'C' to' D' to 'E' etc...


    For more info See... https://discussions.tomtom.com/en/discussion/comment/1198253/#Comment_1198253
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    This is the workaround method I use....

    The Tomtom MyDrive Web Route Planner....
    Get it Here... https://mydrive.tomtom.com

    (1).... Plan my Route with the MyDrive Web Route planner (With or Without Stops as required)

    (2)... Zoom in... Place a Sacrificial stop close to the Start Icon

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    (4)... Choose the 'Send Stops' option... The route will sync to your device

    (5)... The device will calculate your route from your 'Present location'
    (5.1)... The device will calculate your route using Stops in the order that you placed the Stops in the route
    (5.2)... If the planned Start of the Route is your 'Present location'... Then skip Bullet-point... (6)

    (6)...When the route has calculated, Pinch zoom to the correct start of your Route (The Sacrificial Stop Icon) 'Long Tap' (Tap and hold for +1 second) on the Sacrificial Stop Icon --> A quick menu opens --> Tap the 3Dot icon --> Choose 'Use as a Starting Point'
    The device will calculate your route from your new location

    (7)... Saving the Route
    'Quick Tap' anywhere on the Route --> A quick menu opens --> Tap the 3Dot icon --> Manage route --> Add to my Routes.... Edit the route name as required or simply Tap Add
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    Note... (1) A 'Quick Tap' and 'Long Tap' of the screen gives different menu options
    Note... (2) The MyDrive Web Route planner will sync a route with a Max of 20 stops

    ATB YFM
  • Matt4321Matt4321 Posts: 7 [Apprentice Seeker]
    Hi
    @YamFazMan

    Thanks for that - very detailed and it helps explain about .ITN routes, I'll try out your workaround on the way to work to see if it keeps trying to route me back to one of my Stops. What I was really looking for was a way to tell the difference between various types of Stops on MDW Route planner (or even on my Rider!). You see I have planned a 5-day route with quite a few 'things to see' stops and a sprinkling of campsites and I'd like to visually see where the campsites fit into my route - at the moment the 'things to see' stops and the 'camping' stops are just blue numbers - can change the colour or icons of the different types of stops?

    Thanks,
  • YamFazManYamFazMan Posts: 18,463
    Superusers
    Accepted Answer
    Hi
    @Matt4321

    Further to my earlier reply... The later/latest NAV4 & NAV5 (Wi-Fi) have NONE of the Stop/Waypoint options for a .ITN Route compared to the early NAV2 Devices...On a NAV4/5 device a Stop is a simply a Stop....

    ATB YFM
  • Matt4321Matt4321 Posts: 7 [Apprentice Seeker]
    Accepted Answer
    Hi
    @YamFazMan

    Thanks, that answered my question.
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