You can also view a full list of the app's premium features on the Upgrades screen: tap the map's Info icon, then "Upgrade / Restore Purchase", and tap any row to view its full details.
|Bosnia and Herzegovina||Guadeloupe||Montenegro||Thailand|
* Route elevation charts are currently limited to latitudes 56°S to 60°N.Last updated: March 27, 2016
For each place:
Then, to start a new route use the same Action/Share icon > "Clear..." > Remove Route
Saved routes and pins can be reloaded from the Bookmarks icon at the top-right of the map (under the tab named "Bookmarks").
Or, tap the map's Draw icon and draw around the pins. Then, from the available actions, select "Remove from map".
Routes and pins can be shared using iCloud sync or as a .GPX file:
You can also share individual steps or legs of your route. This can be useful for sharing a leg to Apple Maps to view road closure details, or to share an interesting road along your route. Tap the map's List icon and select any row to highlight it on the map, then verify the step or leg you'd like to share is highlighted in red on the map, and select "Share Step" or "Share Leg" from the top bar.
With a Premium or Pro upgrade, there are no limits to the number of places that can be imported from GPX and KML files, but XLSX/TXT/CSV files are limited to 100 places (Pro upgrade) or 25 places (Premium). This is because XLSX, TXT, CSV files contain addresses that must be converted to map coordinates, which cannot be done on the device, and map providers limit the number of conversions that can be done at one time. The free version is limited to 5 places for all file types.Formatting
The format is flexible. An import interface will appear allowing you to specify which columns of the spreadsheet contain the address (or coordinates), and which columns to use for naming the pin. Each row of the spreadsheet will be converted to a pin on the map, with the address and name specified.
For example, a simple spreadsheet could include the following two columns. With just one row after the header row, only one map pin would be created. More commonly, the address is split across multiple columns, for example Street, City, State, and Postal Codes. The import interface will allow you to specify which column(s) to use for the name and address.
|Acme Engineering||1234 S Main St, Seattle, WA 98144|
GPX files can contain several types of location information, for example "route", "waypoint", and "track" types:
inRoute can also generate GPX files (with Premium or Pro upgrade) that can be transferred to other inRoute users or to other compatible navigation apps: Tap the map's Action/Share icon (bottom-center), then either AirDrop, Mail, Messages, or "Export GPX to..." will generate a GPX file.
Like GPX, KML files can contain several types of location information. In all cases location information must include latitude, longitude coordinates (not solely addresses). KML "LineString" and "Point" data types are supported. LineString types are treated similar to GPX tracks above (automatically filtered to 100/25 locations if needed). An example KML Point may look like the following:
TXT or CSV
Similar to the XLSX section above, you can import addresses and/or coordinates from TXT and CSV files. However, importing from TXT or CSV requires a more specific file format than importing from XLSX.
With CSV files, the first column of the file can optionally be used to set the names of the imported map pins, with the remaining columns used to specify the address or coordinates. If a name column is used, the name does not affect the search performed ("Joe Smith, 123 Main St" would be the same as searching for "123 Main St" within inRoute's search box). The example spreadsheet above in the XLSX section may be used for CSVs with the first column being used for the pin's name.
For TXT files, each line of the file is used to specify an address or coordinate. Unlike XLSX and CSV, there is no option to name the resulting map pin when importing from TXT files.
When complete, repeat the save/clear procedure above for any further routes needed for your trip. Routes are saved to the Bookmarks icon at the top of the map. When loading a route bookmark you can choose to leave the previous route's pins on the map, but only up to 100 at a time will show an active route.
To set a place as an overnight stop (e.g. leave at 7am), first add the pin to your route by setting it as a WayPt. Then tap the Route icon at the top-left of the map, tap the pin in the list, and set a "Leave at..." layover of 7am (no "full days" should be added to leave the next morning).
If there were any gaps in the search results, you can use the "Route from selected pin" search option, which performs just one search X hours from a pin in your route. First, tap the route pin on the map before the search gap (generally a waypoint pin), then tap the Search field and select "Route from selected pin". Change the search by +/- 0.5 hours (7.5, 8.5, etc.) or more, and repeat the search to find additional places near the gap along the route.Additional options
You can also find places to stop near sunset using inRoute's charts. Tap the "Distance/Time" label at the bottom to switch to viewing a chart against time. Sunset markers are shown on the chart and, as with any point on the charts, they can be tapped to briefly flash that point along the route on the map. Zoom the chart or the map near the sunset/time you wish to stop. Then tap the search field and select the "Route shown" or "Map" options and enter a search for "hotels", "campgrounds", etc, to find places to stay overnight.
2) Customize Routes with the ALT Button: You can create your own custom route from available alternates for each leg by tapping the ALT button on the green Start pin (or any route pin). After selecting an alternate (if available), tap the "Next" button and repeat for the next leg, building up your route. Alternates can be compared by their leg label, which in addition to showing time and distance for that leg, also show images corresponding to any of the Standard Custom Routes that the leg is included in. For example, the images can tell you which of the alternate legs has the Least Elevation Ascent or the Most Curvy roads, if you have these "Custom Route" types enabled.
3) Customize Routes by Dropping Pins: Custom routes and user-specified alternates (the ALT button) generally do not increase the location-to-location leg time by more than ~25% compared to the fastest leg. If you prefer a different alternate than those available, you can drop a pin to coax the route along your preferred road. To drop a pin on your preferred road, use a long press on map. You can drag dropped pins (purple) as needed to place them along your preferred road. Finally, add the pin to your route by setting its Waypoint checkbox.Using data charts
You can also compare alternate legs with inRoute's charts by Curviness, Elevation, or Weather. Each chart's Info button shows the chart's Max/Min/Average (as well as Ascent/Descent for the Elevation chart). Note that when you first show a leg's alternates (e.g. with the ALT button), the range of the chart's x-axis will also show that leg only, allowing detailed comparisons of legs (using the "Range Shown" section of the Info statistics).
After adding it to your route, you could use the same pin name as the original pin, e.g. "Hotel X", by changing it on the pin's details screen (tap the map pin's name label, then tap the name field).
Since these two pins are next to each other but you don't want to visit them in order, disable "Optimize Waypoint Order" under the Route icon and instead use the manual reorder controls (3 horizontal lines at the right of each location).
For a problem with route directions, such as not showing a faster route between two locations:
In your Settings app, time zones are generally set to update automatically when the device has an internet connection. You can test this by changing your time zone settings in your Settings app under General > Date and Time > Time Zone (uncheck Set Automatically to manually change), then return to inRoute.
As an additional backup, we also recommend saving your routes and pins to inRoute's Bookmarks (map's Action/Share icon > "Save"), which can be automatically synced to iCloud as well as your other devices with the Premium and Pro upgrades.
The route itself (directions as opposed to map images), your pins and notes, are all stored locally by inRoute, so they can be accessed while offline. During navigation, off-route recalculation isn't possible without a data connection. In this case, the navigator will speak once that internet/recalculation isn't available and continue to show your location and the previously calculated route on the map, until you either return to the route or a connection becomes available.Maps
Your device automatically stores Apple's map data (which inRoute uses) in a temporary cache, depending in part on when it was last used and device free storage. In advance of a trip, you can influence the maps that are stored locally by panning the map through the route at the zoom level needed (e.g. tap "Go" and pan the route). Verifying a map area is cached can be done in Airplane mode. Since night mode for navigation uses the Hybrid map type, if you plan to drive at night using night mode, use the Hybrid map type while panning the map. Apple's map data does not currently support saving a map area to ensure it will always be available when offline. If a cached map is not available during offline navigation, the map will show empty gridlines, although the blue route line will still show and turn instructions will continue.
If you're using an Agenda Nav app for navigation, you can return to inRoute's List icon where you'll find buttons for sending a location again, or skipping a location.
If needed, you can also skip route locations with the "Skip" button at the top-right of the map (e.g. you resume a route but decide you need to advance to the next waypoint).
On your device home screen, access Spotlight search (swipe down on the middle of the screen), then enter or dictate the name of the saved route or saved place, and tap the inRoute result from the search results. The route or place will load and, if using a Premium or Pro upgrade, navigation begins.
Apps available for use with Agenda Nav include Apple Maps, Google Maps, Waze, and TomTom ("TomTom Go Mobile" does not yet support inter-app links used for Agenda Nav).
For Agenda Nav options, when transferring a route from inRoute to a target navigation app, inRoute will alert you if the first leg contains an alternate route (e.g. avoiding tolls) so that in the target navigation app you can similarly specify the alternate route, if available. Similarly, the iOS notification that is posted at each location in your route may refer to an alternate route, if within inRoute the next leg of the route is an alternate.
Updated: 2017/09/13 13:07