Using MapDrive routes

Marek_MkZ Registered Users Posts: 83
Supreme Trailblazer
How it is? If I plan a route im MapDrive and save this route then I'll have this route in TTGo as a trace. And If I start navigation with this saved route then will I obtain suggestion of better route in case of traffic incidents/jams? Today I've started to navigate with saved route and there was huge traffic jam on it (over 40 min delay) and there was no suggestion - I've cancelled the route and started new navigation using only endpoint (then routing was great avoiding this traffic jam) - should I wait longer?


  • YamFazMan
    YamFazMan Posts: 20,823
    edited January 2021
    A Route planned directly on the device generates a .ITN Route....

    A Route planned using MyDrive Web Route planner and saved to the device using the 'Send Destination' or 'Send Stops' option is a .ITN Route....

    A Route planned using MyDrive Connect and saved to the device using the Save & Sync option is a .GPX Track... A .GPX Track is basically a Breadcrumb track that you follow....

    I prefer .ITN Routes....
    A Route planned directly on the device is a .ITN Route
    An .ITN Route uses Stops and the device plans the route between the stops... An .ITN Route 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

    If you want to force a different route you simply add more stops
    Note...When you add the extra Stops Max Zoom right into the road
    Don't put the stop on the wrong side of a dual track road (Journey loop back errors)
    Don't put the stop up a side-road... It may guide you though a built-up area via side streets back to your route, instead of a u-turn
    Don't put the stop on a traffic Island always place a guidance stop further up road on the route after the required traffic island exit....

    Using the MyDrive Web Route planner....

    Using a .ITN Route planned on the MDW Route planner...
    The latest version of MyDrive Web Route planner....
    For .ITN Routes with NO Stops... The Menu Shows 'Send Destination'
    For .ITN Routes with Stops........... The Menu Changes to 'Send Stops'
    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 is not automatically saved in MyRoutes)
    If you are using .ITN route and 'Send Stops'
    see my workaround below



    Complex Twenty Stop .ITN Route Rider 400

    Be Aware .ITN Routes....
    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 and when 'A' IS NOT your present location...
    The device drops Location "A"
    This bug also applies to Multi-Stop/Waypoint routes... 'A' to 'B' to 'C' to' D' to 'E' etc...

    For a more detailed info about the 'Dropped 1st Stop Bug'
    Click on the Link...

    This is the workaround method I use....

    The Tomtom MyDrive Web Route Planner....
    Get it Here...

    (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

    (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

    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

    Stay Safe... ATB YFM
  • Marek_MkZ
    Marek_MkZ Registered Users Posts: 83
    Supreme Trailblazer
    Thank You very much for detailed instruction (I know the difference and way how to set it up) but - in my case it's not usable - present version of TTGo doesn't have the possibility to get stops from MapDrive - the only way to transfer route is saving it - and You've got trace - and that was the reason of my question. If saved trip is really 'hard coded' and not changeable by traffic then, at least for now, using MapDrive portal with TTGo is mainly restricted to backup/set up my places. Of course - I can try to save all stops after route planning in MapDrive and try to restore the trip in apk as a workaround but it isn't very convenient way and it will clutter my places.