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If I want to save any point under "My Places", then I want the point and not the next possible house number.

The red arrow marks where I want to go, the blue arrow shows what the planner does with it. Of course, navigation takes place from the other side, so I basically wouldn't be able to see the large parking lot.
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I enjoyed using MyDrive for planning, but it's completely counterproductive. I would like to be able to save a few points before the trip. Unfortunately, the problem not only relates to “My Places”, but also to route planning itself. So apparently I can only go to places that have a postal address. Great if you travel a lot in areas where there are neither houses nor street names.

Is there any way to get around that? Coordinates don't seem to have any effect. But I think it's positive that you can upload your own POIs relatively quickly compared to MyDrive. The only negative thing about it is that you have to turn off the synchronization on the navigation system because otherwise it forgets POIs. But it's been like this for years and will probably never be fixed...
 
If you select the parking icon and then set it as the destination it should work.

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If you select the parking icon and then set it as the destination it should work.
Of course it does. But this was just an example. Normally you won't have any POIs by Tomtom in the middle of nowhere. Perhaps there is a way not to be told by TT where I have to drive to.
 
If you enter the coordinates of the point rather than an address, and then select that coordinate pair by hitting enter (and be mindful to ignore all of the proposed nearby addresses that will pop up below as associated with that set of coordinates), it's the point you selected that is used for your 'point'. There are some easy tools (like Google maps) that can quickly get you the lat/long coordinates for any point you specify on a map if you don't already have them.

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If you enter the coordinates of the point rather than an address, and then select that coordinate pair by hitting enter (and be mindful to ignore all of the proposed nearby addresses that will pop up below as associated with that set of coordinates), it's the point you selected that is used for your 'point'. There are some easy tools (like Google maps) that can quickly get you the lat/long coordinates for any point you specify on a map if you don't already have them.
Yes, but as I wrote, they mostly don't have any effect. The just do the same and "jump" to the next post adress. It's pretty much useless, if I want to drive to some exact point and TT navigates to the next house kilometers away.
 
e.g. 45.53467005556299, 13.607069964559233 which should end up at the parking lot but jumps to the next house.
 
e.g. 45.53467005556299, 13.607069964559233 which should end up at the parking lot but jumps to the next house.
Same for me, searching for a location via coordinates no longer works on the new Tomtom planner.

searching for a location via coordinates sends us to the nearest house.
 
As a retired Civil Engineer I can imagine instances for site visits, when preparing tenders, that would require navigating to somewhere proposed for say a new flood control structure which is a considerable distance from any house. If the programming team at TomTom think we only want to navigate to houses or businesses then the sooner they are disabused the better.
 
e.g. 45.53467005556299, 13.607069964559233 which should end up at the parking lot but jumps to the next house.
Ugh. Another good reason to prefer the older version of the planner.
I hadn't had reason to use coordinate entry for a couple of months, and didn't realize they had broken this.
I'll poke the bear and see if I can get any response to this.
 
I'm happy to see I'm not the only one profundly annoyed by the loss of this feature. I've always tried to put precise geocoordinated points in "my places", and since the move from mydrive to plan, this is totally broken. As stated in this thread, the geocoordinates get reverse geocoded to some postal address, which usually does NOT match the original point.

Side effect of this: if you want to put multiple points on a route that shares the same address reference (e.g. sightseeing points along a scenic route in the middle of nowhere), you can't add them, because it says you already have saved a point on that address.

This is just so stupid, especially when you provide geocoordinates, it should simple save those geocoordinates. Why doing some reverse geocoding that doesn't match ?

Only way I've found to work this around: enter the points on my phone navigation app instead. There I was able to put the places at the required points... But it would be much simpler to be able doing so on the PC webapp instead.

@canderson, any news from this one ? I tried to see if there are official channels to provide feedback on "plan.tomtom.com", but couldn't find any. I was asked to provide feedback in a survey, and hinted at the above annoying shortcoming, but didn't get any reply. I guess these surveys are just for fun, nobody reads them really at Tomtom... :-(
 
@canderson, any news from this one ? I tried to see if there are official channels to provide feedback on "plan.tomtom.com", but couldn't find any. I was asked to provide feedback in a survey, and hinted at the above annoying shortcoming, but didn't get any reply. I guess these surveys are just for fun, nobody reads them really at Tomtom... :-(
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