Hi there. I am heading down to the Alps in May, and I have a question about file formats.

Grievesey
Grievesey Surrey, UKRegistered Users Posts: 4
Apprentice Seeker
edited February 23 in RIDER
I have the option of downloading GPX (1.1) or ITN files. As I will be there in May, it's possible that some of the higher passes may not be open, so I think that the ITN format will enable the GPS to route around a blocked / closed road, whereas the GPX will not.
Is that correct ?
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  • DougLap
    DougLap Posts: 9,862
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    Hi @Grievesey

    .GPX are basically a Breadcrumb route in that the TT unit will religiously try to follow it and it will not respond to any Traffic data the unit may receive.. A .ITN route will respond to Traffic data so will offer faster routes if available.

    Doug
  • Grievesey
    Grievesey Surrey, UKRegistered Users Posts: 4
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    Doug, thanks. I'm not looking for faster routes, just hoping that the Rider will help if the roads ahead are blocked by snow (or anything else) !
    So the reality is that I should always use ITN files, so that the smart functions of the Rider can navigate around closed roads etc ?

    So, what happens if there are only GPX files available, then, the GPS wont re-route ?