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Offline MartinD

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Route Planning Advice
« on: Jun 20, 2019, 12:19 PM »

I used to use www.motogoloco.com to plan routes and then import to my Garmin GPS, it was sooo simple to do... but the service is no longer offered due to some contract issue with Google Maps...  :138:

Whats the easiest way of planning routes and uploading them to a Garmin GPS? I tried BaseCamp but I didn't find it user friendly AT ALL....

Any tips?

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Re: Route Planning Advice
« Reply #1 on: Jun 20, 2019, 01:12 PM »
I use MyrouteApp which allows me to plan a route / all the NVM routes on a Smartphone / Tablet / Windows PC under one account.

This program can also save the route in all known GPS formats and directly to a connected GPS / PC. (Garmin, TT, H&D, BMW etc)

For instance, I can plan the route on the PC,
As it also is account linked to my Smartphone, I can then view the route on that as well.
Then I save the .gpx file via the App to the phone, and my Garmin "Smartphone link Software" on the phone then automaticly picks the new .gpx file up and connects to my Zumo 346/396 LMT via bluetooth and loads the route automatically into it, ready to be followed  :biker1:


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Re: Route Planning Advice
« Reply #2 on: Jun 20, 2019, 02:45 PM »
Thanks for tip TowerMan, I will give it a try.  :028:

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Re: Route Planning Advice
« Reply #3 on: Jun 20, 2019, 06:54 PM »
Martin, call me OLD fashioned, but paper maps do it for me.   :008:
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Re: Route Planning Advice
« Reply #4 on: Jun 21, 2019, 05:34 PM »
*Originally Posted by 100milesaway [+]
Martin, call me OLD fashioned, but paper maps do it for me.   :008:
There's a strong argument for paper maps, some technology drives me around the bend!  :008:

But so far so good with MyRouteApp

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Re: Route Planning Advice
« Reply #5 on: Jun 21, 2019, 08:33 PM »
I use TyreToTravel (aka Tyre for short).

Itís the predecessor to MyRouteApp, from the same developer.

Free download available online for your PC. The TomTom originally came with a free lifetime Ďproí membership.

Iím pleased to say the membership is still valid and the developer still regularly updates Tyre and I swear by it.

Itís a bit more old school compared with my route app and less flashy, which suits me as a tech dinosaur!

Iíve planned routes around the UK as well as trips around Europe and itís never let me down.

You can save files in TomTom or Garmin friendly format and upload straight from your computer.
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Re: Route Planning Advice
« Reply #6 on: Jun 22, 2019, 06:38 PM »
Paper maps for me also. I want to sit with the map and visualize how the countryside and roads are laid out. I also put the list of L's and R's and road numbers on a sticky note and stick it on my phone and mostly go from that. And use the sun for a compass, and am also capable of getting good and lost if I stray off course under a solid overcast.  :015:

Neuroscientists say using GPS devices is shrinking the part of the brain we use for spatial orientation, just like calculators have retarded the part of the brain we use to lick the end of a pencil and do math operations by hand.

Of course, using autos and motorbikes has weakened the parts of the body we used for walking for frostbitten hours through the snow to get anywhere, but it's hard to regret missing out on that.  :124:
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Re: Route Planning Advice
« Reply #7 on: Jun 23, 2019, 06:11 AM »
I used to enjoy using maps but I can't remember road numbers now it's an age thing so I use a sat nav but always have a map with me just in case
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Re: Route Planning Advice
« Reply #8 on: Jun 24, 2019, 11:17 PM »
+1 for MyRouteapp can't fault it.

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Re: Route Planning Advice
« Reply #9 on: Jun 25, 2019, 01:26 PM »
I usually use a map for an overall view and then just put the route into the Garmin direct, often just a handful of well chosen points will do the trick and Michelin Maps also highlight the scenic roads too.
I think the myroute app in web based so is fine if you have good wifi, but when travelling that is not always the case.
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