Route Planning Via 135 - Help

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    johnash

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    I have made a horrible mistake and upgraded my old GO 135 to a Via 135, tempted by "lifetime maps".

    We will soon be setting out on a month-long trip to USA when we will be driving some pretty complicated routes. To my horror I find I can no longer use and save .ITNs and am resticted to just 3 way points on a route. And there is no way of preparing a series of routes in advance.

    I have done some preparation by building sets of POIs with the waypoints for each day but it's going to be a complicated business setting up the route before we set out each day.

    I would really welcome any hints or tips I can take advantage of to make this nightmare a bit less of a nightmare.

    Thanks
     
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    Here's a suggestion that has helped quite a few who are old *.itn users and trying to sort this out.

    Create POI categories for various sections of your trip. For each section, use a format that will force the sequence of the individual entries into the correct order in the list.

    For example, for a given day's route, name them as follows so that the list remains ordered when viewed:

    01_West Denver
    02_Idaho Springs - Annies Antiques
    03_Idaho Springs - Beau Jos Pizza
    04_Central City - Lodge Casino
    05_Central City - KOA Camp
    etc

    The same sort of tools (e.g., POIEdit) that are useful for *.itn can also be useful for this purpose.
     
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    That's a good idea, indeed. Thank you.

    Another annoying thing is I can't go straight to the POI file I need. It's either "POI near me" or "In City" and they are then listed in order of distance from the point rather than the order I would like to force, as suggested.

    I never even thought to check before buying this sorry machine whether the same basic functions would still be there. It never entered my head that TomTom would take such a huge step backwards in its software,
     
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    True - and again, not like Nav2 units. Kind of annoying, and a feature that was requested approximately 12,876,998 times to no avail. I doubt it will ever appear on the even newer Nav4 units, either.
     
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