Do the mapping/trip planning features require an active internet connection? — TomTom Community

Do the mapping/trip planning features require an active internet connection?

17-MVA17-MVA Posts: 3 [Apprentice Seeker]
Can I install the mapping/planning program onto my computer and use it offline, without an active internet connection, to create new routes and then load them into the GPS units, such as the Rider 550?

Can the GPS unit records tracks of where we go, and transfer them to the Computer for viewing and reviewing the routes taken, in the same sort of way that Garmin units interact with their BaseCamp program?

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  • YamFazManYamFazMan Posts: 19,475
    Superusers
    edited November 2020
    Hi

    Welcome to the site....
    You can plan a journey directly on the device....

    I you have a suitable Route planner with on-board Maps installed on your PC to create the .GPX Tracks/.ITN Routes....
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    The NAV4/NAV5 (Wi-Fi) Rider 4xx & 5xx
    also have the "Easy route upload" option....
    My Rider 550
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    The Rider 4xx/5xx will give you direct access to a small buffer/transfer area of the Rider 4xx/5xx Main Memory... You can also access your Micro SD Card, you can drag & drop your .ITN or .GPX route files directly to the Rider 4/5xx Memory buffer/transfer area or the Micro SD Memory card over a secure system
    NavCore Version 15.302
    Released on 3 July 2015
    This update applies to the Rider4xx/5xx
    With the "Easy route upload"... You can connect your TomTom Rider to your PC using a USB cable, then drag and drop your route files directly to and from your device’s memory using a file explorer program.....

    The example below is my Rider 400... The Rider 550 uses the same "Easy route upload"
    (1)... Connect Your device via USB and this screen appears on the Rider 400
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    (2)... Tap the Import route Icon and the Rider 400 connects to the secure "Easy route upload"
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    (3)... On your PC filing system you should see "Tomtom Rider 400" where you can drag and drop your route files directly into the Rider 400 main memory or the Micro SD Card
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    (4)... If you haven't got a Memory card installed it only shows the Rider 400 Main memory
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    (5)... Drag & drop your route files to the device or the Memory card
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    (6)... When you're done tap "Done"
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    Note...Mac OS X....
    TomTom Rider uses the USB Media Transfer Profile (MTP) for transferring routes. On a Mac you need to install a program that supports USB MTP, such as Android™ File Transfer.

    Once the program is installed, connect your Rider 4xx/5xx to your Mac and select Import routes. This switches the device to MTP mode. Route files such as GPX and ITN can then be copied to the internal memory of your device or a memory card using the MTP program.

    See Tomtom FAQ...http://au.support.tomtom.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/20584/~/how-do-i-transfer-tracks-and-routes-to-my-tomtom-rider-device
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    You can also use a Micro SD Card as a transfer medium
    To transfer a route to your NAV4/5 device using a Micro SD Memory Card.....
    Format your memory card on your PC to FAT32 format
    Copy your .GPX or .ITN route file to your Memory Card

    My GO 5000 showing no routes installed.....

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    Insert the SD Memory card into the Card Slot the device will recognize the Memory Card.....

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    Routes Transferred.....
    Stay Safe... ATB YFM
  • 17-MVA17-MVA Posts: 3 [Apprentice Seeker]
    ...so is the short answer: "No, I require an active internet connection to use the TomTom route/trip planning map tools"?

    Trying to plan a trip on a 4" screen is hard work, as you cannot easily see alternative roads. We sometimes "modify/update" routes on the units, but never plan one from scratch.

    Does TomTom endorse/recommend any particular "offline" route/trip planning software?

    What program would you suggest is "a suitable Route planner with on-board Maps installed on your PC to create the .GPX Tracks/.ITN Routes"?
  • YamFazManYamFazMan Posts: 19,475
    Superusers
    Hi
    @17-MVA
    What type of PC are you using for the Offline Maps ???
    Stay Safe... ATB YFM
  • 17-MVA17-MVA Posts: 3 [Apprentice Seeker]
    YamFazMan wrote: »
    Hi
    @17-MVA
    What type of PC are you using for the Offline Maps ???
    Stay Safe... ATB YFM

    We use Windows 10 based computers.

    As we are often in areas without Mobile coverage, we can't use the Internet, so preinstalled mapping for offline planning is required.

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