1. In advance
The TomTom Toolkit is part of our TomTom map type and greatly appreciated by our TomTom users. The TomTom Toolkit can (in a comprehensible manner) help edit your route for the ultimate riding experience. To access the TomTom Toolkit you must first converge your route to the TomTom map. This is achieved by:
1.1 Clicking on your map type
1.2 Clicking on 'TomTom"
Your route is now converted to TomTom
2. The Toolkit
By clicking of any of these features your route will be adjusted. When reopening the Toolkit there will be a check behind the feature you've previously selected. If you would like to undo the changes made to your route, you can click on any of the features again. This will in turn set your route back to the original state without the previously selected functionality and remove the check behind said function.
Here is a summary of all the functionalities that the TomTom Toolkit has to offer:
When hovering your mouse over 'Avoid' a new window will appear with possible objects you would like to avoid on your route:
Hovering your mouse over this functionality enables you to pick the following options: low, average and high:
These options come in handy when you are for example creating a route through mountain terrain (i.e The Alphs). Route riders looking for a more exotic route can for example check the 'High' option. Riders preferring a more steady route can check the option 'Low'.
Hovering your mouse above the feature 'Windingness' once again gives you the options between low, average and high. By checking any of these options your route will either me expanded or reduced by extra curves. Riders looking for a more sightseeing type of road can be very pleased with this functionality. Be mindful that a more windinged type of road creates a longer traveling duration.
Clicking on 'Weather' displays the actual weather forecast related to your route.
Enabeling this feature causes your route to be drawn as a straight line from point A to point B. In other words the route calculation will not follow direct roads.
Expand refers to the expanding of the amount of way points on your route. A route with a larger amount of way points could affect your route in a positive way during traveling. When you click on 'Expand' the following prompt will appear:
Inside this window is where you can give the input for the amount of extra way points you desire (max 100 way points).
Enables you to flip your route around, making your starting point your end point and vise versa. This functionality may come in handy when you also want to plan a returning route trip.
3 Extra functionalities within the Toolkit
Extra functionalities are options that are available throughout all our Toolkits (Google Maps, TomTom and HERE)
3.8 Fit screen
Clicking on 'Fit screen' will zoom out your screen to the ideal format for viewing your entire route.
3.9 Ask for waypoint name
By enabling this functionality you'll receive a pop-up screen every time you place a new way point with the question on how you would like to name said way point. Disabling this will make it so that anytime you click on a new point on your map, a new way point will be added automatically.
3.10 Compare route calculation with (Gold)
For a detailed explanation on this feature you can view our manual: Compare route calculation with inside our 'tips and tricks' folder.