Displaying Town Names in MyDrive map

MattSH
MattSH Registered Users Posts: 4
Apprentice Traveler
Hi

Is it at all possible to display more detail on the MyDrive app, in terms of town and street names? The level of detail on the MyDrive web map is just awful. It is practically impossible to plan a route accurately unless you're taking a direct route between major towns and cities.

In my case, i want to plan a motorcycle route through the countryside.

Help and guidance appreciated.

Answers

  • rider1rider
    rider1rider Registered Users Posts: 1,410
    Exalted Pioneer
    which locations are you looking for, some examples here will help.
  • MattSH
    MattSH Registered Users Posts: 4
    Apprentice Traveler
    which locations are you looking for, some examples here will help.

    Village and town names. The names of streets and roads when you zoom in. Just like any map really.
  • DougLap
    DougLap Posts: 9,827
    Superuser
    edited May 2020
    Hi @MattSH

    The names of the Villages around me appear dependant upon how Zoomed in and out I am. Ie if I the My Drive App with my location showing the village name is not there but it appears as I zoom out then disappears when the Map area begins to cover a much wider area. Then Larger towns appear as I zoom out further until they disappear as the map gets even bigger.

    Doug
  • MattSH
    MattSH Registered Users Posts: 4
    Apprentice Traveler
    Thanks that’s my experience but some simply don’t appear. Looks like I’ll have to revert to 3rd party route planners and import GPx into MyDrive

    Come on TomTom; your maps are pretty awful compared to the competition
  • DougLap
    DougLap Posts: 9,827
    Superuser
    HI @MattSH

    Can you name a couple of towns/villages as examples.

    Doug
  • TigerRider
    TigerRider Registered Users Posts: 169
    Exalted Navigator
    Yep. Found the same problem. Clearly more detail appears as one zooms in but the road number going through a little or village seems to appear way before the place gets named. Makes planning a route using the big picture a whole load more difficult.

    A lot has to happen with this App before I give more than just a PANTS rating. It could be so much better if the guys that produced it got out and used it instead of modelling it in the office.
  • Roger_the_Dodger
    Roger_the_Dodger Registered Users Posts: 2
    Apprentice Traveler
    There is so much wrong with MyDrive and the missing names of places and street names is appallingly bad. The worst thing about this forum site is TomTom appear to be oblivious to its existence and never respond to issues.