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Sat nav help!

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8y, 1m agoPosted 8 years, 1 month ago
My partner is a gas engineer and has to visit several houses a day in a large area. Are there any sat navs on the market which you can input several destinations and it will out them into order so that he travels the least possible distance. I know its a long shot but its worth asking. Thanks
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8y, 1m agoPosted 8 years, 1 month ago
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Yep, Many Sat Navs have this capability now, especially TomTom. On TomTom its called an itinery, whereby you enter several locations one after the other and it will create a preplanned journey for all of them from one to the next until you have visited/skipped them. I havent tried any other ones other than TomTom and it worked fine for me. Cheers.
#2
Yep ! You can do this in Tomtom ....it's called 'Itinerary Planning'.

You can read what it does here :

http://www.gpsreview.net/tomtom-itinerary-planning/

I'd suggest getting a Navigo for £54.99 from Ebuyer.com and modding it with the latest Tomtom V7 software ! :thumbsup:

http://www.ebuyer.com/product/146672
#3
You can also do it on the turbodog software that comes on the navigo above.:thumbsup:
#4
I don't think i have seen this feature, could be the processing power may be a bit limited on portable machines for this as it means not only calculating the shortest route to each destination or waypoint but then comparing them.
Would be very interested if you did find one. itinerary planning is only following the list the way they have been entered, appears you like me would want it to actually sort the order of the list based on optimal travelling.
let us know if you find one!!
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maddogb
I don't think i have seen this feature, could be the processing power may be a bit limited on portable machines for this as it means not only calculating the shortest route to each destination or waypoint but then comparing them.
Would be very interested if you did find one. itinerary planning is only following the list the way they have been entered, appears you lime me would want it to actually sort the order of the list based on optimal travelling.
let us know if you find one!!


Aha .....you mean 'Route Optimization'............Tomtom does not support 'Route Optimization'. :roll:

I believe the Garmin Nuvi models do though. ! :thumbsup:

Here's what it does :

Route Optimization

Once you have multiple destinations laid out in one route, some GPS devices have a feature called “route optimization which will take the waypoints you have entered, and sort them in an order based on how close one waypoint is to another. This would be useful in the example of a sales rep. However, take this feature with a grain of salt and understand the limitations.

I learned the hard way that route optimization doesn’t necessarily mean it will find the most efficient order to visit each location. Instead, what the GPS will do is look at your current position and then find the first waypoint (destination) that is closest to your current location. Then it will find the next waypoint that is closest to the first waypoint, and so on. This doesn’t necessarily produce the most efficient order. So as of now when you hear “route optimization”, take that feature with a grain of salt.

UPDATE : The new Nuvi 700 series including the Nuvi 760 do include TRUE route optimization.
#6
Yes sorry the questions not very clear but It is route optimising that he need I just didnt know the term for it. I will let my partner know and then find the best value one and then thats one xmas present sorted! thanks for all your help.

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