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post #1 of 31 (permalink) Old 22-01-2020, 11:07 Thread Starter
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Route Planning software

We were a big fan of Autoroute, but that is no longer. Now we generally use Google Maps, but I wonder what others are using. The idea is to plan a route with several stops, over days, or weeks, locate places to stay for the night or longer, then track and keep a record of the entire trip. What is the best program.

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I still use Autoroute 2001 on an old laptop John, it is the best since sliced bread nothing to beat it. If you want a copy PM me and I will post it to you.

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AR 2010 for me.

The maps may be a little bit out of date but it gives me a good idea of where I can or cannot go. It has CCC, CAMC, aires etc plumbed in and selectable via AltG.
AltD lets me build a route and make changes, read milages etc.

I used to link it via a dedicated satellite receiver to give me a satnav experience and also to record the route, but the battery tended to run down unless it was connected to the cig lighter socket, which entailed various other leads across the passenger area.

When we get home I "draw" the route in a colour and then transfer that data to an "overall" map showing all of the places we have been.

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Also still using Autoroute 2013 I think although Ive not transferred it to this laptop yet since my old one fell to bits and loads of people have had issues getting it running on W10 although I managed eventually.

It will be well out of date though now but still useful. I liked it as the vast array of motorhome and travel related POI lined up with my TomTom Sat nav.


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.... loads of people have had issues getting it running on W10 although I managed eventually.
I don't suppose you documented how you did that Barry? Haven't used mine in years tho I would like to.

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Well interesting that nothing new has come along. I bought AR 2013 but can't find the flile now need to look some more. I might resurrect an old laptop that has it. Also my GPS receiver does nothing when I plug it into my new computer with latest version of windows. So I need to do some research.

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Mine runs happily on W10.

I recall a couple of times that we had to "register" but that worked quite easily.
Other than that, no problems what-so-ever.

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My current system that we use also in the car is to use Google maps, I can either type the destination in on the phone or plan a route on the computer then send it to the phone which we use for navigation. If you let it you can look on your Google timeline and see all the trips you have made going back in time, kind of creepy, but if you have nothing to hide as they say leave it on.

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