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Or, email us using the app, which automatically includes app information helpful for troubleshooting: map's More icon > Help/Tutorial > Contact Support (on Mac, Help menu). If you're unable to access the app's Help menu, email us by tapping here.
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|Bosnia and Herzegovina||Guadeloupe||Montenegro||Thailand|
* Route elevation charts are currently limited to latitudes 56°S to 60°N.
For each place:
To start a new route, use the map's Clear/New icon (on Mac, the File menu > Clear/New), then "Remove Route".
Saved routes and pins can be reloaded from Bookmarks (Book icon on iOS).
Routes and pins can be shared using iCloud sync or exported as a .GPX file:
With a paid 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 150 places (Pro upgrade). 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
Include a header row at the top, and during import you will be prompted to choose the columns that contain addresses (street, city, etc.), then the columns that contain the name to use for each map pin (first name, last name, business, etc). The format is flexible, so a single column list of addresses works as well. Each row of the file creates a pin on the map, and the resulting route is automatically optimized if that is enabled under Route Options (on iOS, the icon at the top-left).
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 paid upgrade) that can be transferred to other inRoute users or to compatible navigation apps: Tap the map's More icon (on Mac, the File menu), then "Mail Route" to attach a GPX file (or "Share", and choose from AirDrop, "Export GPX to...", or "Save to Files").
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 150/25 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, but CSVs should not include a header row.
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" tab (on iOS, under the icon at the top-right 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 150 at a time will show an active route.
To set a place as an overnight stop (e.g. leave at 7 am), first add the pin to your route by setting it as a WayPt. Then tap Route Options (on iOS, the icon at the top-left of the map), tap the pin in the list, and set a "Leave at..." layover of 7 am (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/waypoint on the map before the search gap , then tap the search "Type" button 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 force 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, then tap the popup that shows name/ETA).
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:
Waypoint departure times can be set by tapping a waypoint in the list (on the "Leave at" tab), and these also use the time zone at that waypoint's location. For example, setting a "Leave at" time of 07:00 means you plan to depart from the waypoint at 07:00 local time. To make planning across time zones easier, the time in the route's departure time is also shown when setting the time for a single waypoint.
Calculated arrival/departure times for the route are shown under Turn-By-Turn List (on iOS, the List icon at the bottom of the map), or on the map by showing a pin's details. By default, arrival/departure times are shown in local time zones for each route location. At the top of the list, a "Time Zone" button allows changing these times to use the route's departure time zone instead.
As an additional backup, we also recommend saving your routes and pins to inRoute's Bookmarks: tap the map's More icon (on Mac, the File menu) > "Save". Bookmarks can be automatically synced to iCloud as well as your other devices with inRoute Pro.
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. 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).
The system volume can be adjusted with the device's volume buttons: first tap the turn instruction at the top of the screen to repeat the last instruction, then use the volume buttons to increase/decrease volume while the instruction is still playing (this ensures the volume adjustment applies to inRoute and not the ringer, alerts or a different audio port).
The ability to use "Hey Siri" depends on your device's settings (Settings app > Siri and Search). Instead of activating Siri with "Hey Siri", you can also hold the the home button to activate Siri (or the side button on iPhone X).
When using the "Go" button to resume navigation along a route, inRoute offers a dialog to choose which waypoint you want to resume towards. However, using Siri to start a route will automatically choose what it believes is the next waypoint in your route, so that no interaction with the screen is required. Should it choose a different waypoint than you prefer, you can use Siri to skip to the correct waypoint.
When using Siri to load from your Bookmarks, any routes or pins that you have saved can be loaded (e.g. those saved with the map's More icon > Save). The route or place will load, and if using a paid upgrade, navigation begins.
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 paid 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: 2021/01/24 12:00