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Last years installment of the Euro Tour!
 #1622801  by Turbo5
 Mon Jun 25, 2007 6:37 pm
Tom Tom and other systems are fantastic Satelite Navigation aids, But like any computerised programme it only does what it's programmed to do, which is: find the quickest route or the shortest route.
Basically this satisfies what 99% of people want it to do , except on this occasion we want it to follow a particular route.
So when planning the route in Autoroute we put in lots of waypoints on the particular roads we want to take.(also I have put the hotels has start and finish points so it should take you directly to the hotel door. The programme ITNConv converts the autoroute waypoints into longitude and latitude cordinates which are then loaded into Tom Tom as an itinerary.Tom Tom then calculates the route and includes these waypoints forcing it to take the roads we have chosen.
Here are some instructions on how to load the ITN into Tom Tom.

Make sure you have backed up a copy of your Tom Tom before trying this.and if you have just bought your tom tom make sure you keep a copy of your registration number and load the software etc.

1) Detach the latest ITN conv files which I sent you onto your desktop.
2)Connect your Tom Tom with the USB cable to your computer
3 )Switch on Tom Tom
4) Your computer will start to read the Tom Tom and the screen on your Tom Tom will tell you to wait.
5) Once it has finished open up my Computer on your PC and find your Tom Tom drive
6)Open Tom Tom in my computer and make the screen half size top right hand corner in between the Minimize and close.
7) Then drag the files off the desktop into the ITN folder
8,) The tom tom will tell you to wait until it downloads these files.
9)Once finished use the safely disconnect hardware icon button in the bottom right corner of your PC screen.
10) Unplug the USB cable from the PC and Tom Tom
11) Switch on Tom Tom.
12) Wait for the splash screen to change to the map
13)Bring up main menu 2 of 2
14) Press itinerary planning
15)Press options
16)Press load itinerary
17) look on the screen for the route you want to load press it (the one you want to use )
18,) Navigate to

NB the route will navigate you from your current location upto the start point. eg I am in Manchester so it will route from Manchester to the start location of the downloaded file then it will follow the route we have loaded.
Here is a website which gives step by step instructions but its in french. but follow the pictures with my instructions if you struggle with the French http://www.webazar.org/tomtomrider/itineraire.php

Hope this helps, give me a shout if you are struggling
 #1622989  by Cat
 Mon Jun 25, 2007 8:37 pm
OK ...

How do I detach ITN files when I don't seem to have any files? :scratch:
My email just has a load of random numbers and names of places, no attached files ... am I being especially dumb here?
 #1623054  by evilowl
 Mon Jun 25, 2007 9:15 pm
The .itn files attached to the email are the files you need to copy to the TomTom

Also don't forget to delete the starting point on each day :thumbup:
 #1623098  by Middle
 Mon Jun 25, 2007 9:46 pm
Catz wrote:OK ...

How do I detach ITN files when I don't seem to have any files? :scratch:
My email just has a load of random numbers and names of places, no attached files ... am I being especially dumb here?


Yeah that happened on my email - I've converted them back to .itn files which you can download below...

http://rapidshare.com/files/39337176/Eu ... 7.zip.html

Three days to go :WOOT
 #1623214  by Turbo5
 Mon Jun 25, 2007 11:23 pm
Middle wrote:
Catz wrote:OK ...

How do I detach ITN files when I don't seem to have any files? :scratch:
My email just has a load of random numbers and names of places, no attached files ... am I being especially dumb here?


Yeah that happened on my email - I've converted them back to .itn files which you can download below...

http://rapidshare.com/files/39337176/Eu ... 7.zip.html

Three days to go :WOOT

Thanks Ben :-D useful for anyone suffering from their email client opening them rather than keeping them as an attachment
 #1623415  by SharkyUK
 Tue Jun 26, 2007 8:43 am
Just a question for someone more au fait with TomTom satnav than myself... might sound like a dumb question but...

How detailed do I need the European maps? I have the Western European map DVD and they provide several map options...

For example:

- GB
- GB with major roads
- FR
- FR with major roads
- Alps
- Europe*
- etc...

The maps with major roads are a fair chunk larger in size as I imagine they contain a fair bit more data and more road details.

*The Europe install takes 1GB. Would that be sufficient for the trip?! Or would I need the more detailed maps and keep switching between them at border points?! :scratch:

Cheers,
Andy
 #1624208  by mossta
 Tue Jun 26, 2007 5:52 pm
evilowl wrote:Just do Europe mate, my TomTom 710 does door to door throughout Europe and is detailed enough


Agreed - last year i had major roads in Europe - and that was just about good enough (except when we were on minor roads in Europe & it looked like I was going across fields)

So this year i'm taking my dvd, and will load up the different countries the night before,and delete the ones i don't need if space becomes an issue
 #1624270  by SharkyUK
 Tue Jun 26, 2007 6:56 pm
evilowl wrote:Just do Europe mate, my TomTom 710 does door to door throughout Europe and is detailed enough


:thumbup: Thanks mate - appreciated.