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PC created Trips


How do I save a trip created on my PC and then transfer the itinerary to my GO 600?

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You use MyDrive to create the map and sync with the device. See here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PIs5tGFhQIA
Thank you for your reply, but I am not sure it addresses my specific question. I ordinarily plan a trip consisting of several weeks and as many "destinations" as 100. These are input into one of several mapping programs (for example TYRE) and then saved to my hard drive. Is it possible to load these as one or more itineraries into my Tomtom? If I need to enter each of these destinations individually into either MyDrive or my Tomtom, that is a terrible inefficient method of trip planning and travel.
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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.....

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





Routes Transferred.....

ATB YFM
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Or you can open two file Windows on the PC.
1 where the route are stored
2 window showing the main menu on the unit.
Then drag and drop the route onto the unit.
It's easier and quicker this way
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@tugman
ron4adams wrote:

How do I save a trip created on my PC and then transfer the itinerary to my GO 600?

tugman wrote:

Or you can open two file Windows on the PC.
1 where the routes are stored
2 window showing the main menu on the unit.
Then drag and drop the route onto the unit.
It's easier and quicker this way

Not on a GO 600

ATB YFM
Yes, the drag and drop procedure has been the one I have been using on my old Tomtom, but it had a folder marked "itn" and that is where I would drop it. As I understand the new Tomtom's do not have such a folder (have not purchased my new Tomtom yet so can not look at it), and I do not know where to drop the trip. The solution suggested by YamFazMan seems fairly easy to perform. Thanks
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Only the Latest Rider 4xx Range of models will give you direct access to a small buffer/transfer area of the Rider 4xx Main Memory... You can also access your Micro SD Card, you can drag & drop your .ITN or .GPX route files directly to the Rider 400 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 Rider 4xx
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.....

(1)... Connect Your device via USB and this screen appears on the Rider 4xx


(2)... Tap the Import route Icon and the Rider 4xx connects to the secure "Easy route upload"


(3)... On your PC filing system you should see "Tomtom Rider 4xx" where you can drag and drop your route files directly into the Rider 4xx main memory or the Micro SD Card


(4)... If you haven't got a Memory card installed it only shows the Rider 4xx Main memory


(5)... Drag & drop your route files to the device or the Memory card


(6)... When your done tap "Done"

You can also use a Micro SD Card as a transfer medium

ATB YFM
Thanks for the help. Using TYRE for my trip planning I have the option of saving as either .gpx or .itn. Any advantages to one over the other. I ask because the gpx is associated with Garmin and itn with Tomtom (according to TYRE save options). Also, after loading all the tracks to my Tomtom is there a screen which asks which track I want to use on any given day? In your example the last screen seems to offer two options, share tracks or edit list. I assume I could wait until I get my device and look for myself, but thought I would ask. And finally, for any reading through this thread, are there other mapping programs other than TYRE which allow saving an itinerary to the hard drive? I am happy with TYRE but also like to look at alternative software.
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Obviously, there's the Tomtom MyDrive Web (v2) Route planner... With a maximum number of Stops 20 syncing over the air, 30 Stops using a Micro SDHC Card....
https://mydrive.tomtom.com/en_gb/

You could try the MyRoute App by the people who wrote Tyre, as with Tyre the MyRoute App has free and Gold versions... The Subscription MyRoute App uses Tomtom Maps + some extra features
Get MyRoute App...
https://www.myrouteapp.com/en

I prefer .ITN routes to .GPX... See Example 50 Stop test route using the MyRoute App (Gold) using the Save As .ITN file type and saved to the desktop
The route transferred via Micro SD
The Tomtom Rider 4xx models have the Quick route transfer option over your PC filing system

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GO 5000 showing the 50 Stops


I also like the Free, slightly quirky, but very good ITN Converter
It has a huge number of Map types including the Tomtom Routes Map, the ITN Converter also Saves/Exports a huge number of route file types, it will also export straight to the Tomtoms MyDrive Route planner... But I use the Save/Export to my Desktop
The ITN Converter is quirky because it uses It uses two Windows, one with all the save/export options the other, being the "Editor Window" where you plan your routes
Get ITN Converter here...
http://www.benichou-software.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=4&itemid=3&lang=en
I think the ITN Converters ViaMichelin and the Nokia OVI Maps also appear to be a good match to Tomtom Maps
There is a Tomtom Map but the zoom level is a little restricted

ATB YFM
I am familiar and have used ITN Converter. I liked it and it worked fine, but I finally got tired of my virus protection software warning me each time I opened the Converter software that it was not safe to use. Not sure it still would warn me since I have changed protection software but probably will not take the chance. I think I will continue to use the free version of Tyre to build my trips and save as itn. Then use your recommended use of an SD card for transfer to my Tomtom. On the newest Tomtoms is the number of stops (destinations + waypoints) still limited to 48? The last trip my wife and I took in our RV I had 11 itineraries with between 35 and 48 destinations, so for a typical trip I would probably put 5 or 6 itineraries on the SD card and then during the trip delete the used ones and add some more from my hard drive.

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