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Is CoPilot the right solution for trip planning on a netbook PC?
tcassidy
I found that CoPilot does save routes as trp files and will attach a simple one I just created from Ladysmith to Nanaimo BC. I changed the extension to txt to attach it as it just a text file anyway. As Malaki pointed out elsewhere, CoPilot saves everything in NA>North America>Save. I just couldn't track down the reference!

Now that I think about it, CoPilot,like many non planning navigation programs, doesn't need a start point except where you physically are (per the GPS). You might need something with more route points to translate this.

Terry
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File Type: txt Costco.txt (5.4 KB)
OneRVer
I have planned a trip when I was out and about to bring my self back home. Before it would start tracking I would have to pick GPS Location under ADD STOP. This is, I believe, new for this version. In version 10 it would start at my location automatically.
tcassidy
Try this one with more route points. I even put one at the beginning to make it more readable.

Terry
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test-route.jpg  
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File Type: txt Test.txt (9.2 KB)
OneRVer
So tc, would you find that file in the SAVE under PLAN OR EDIT TRIP after you upload it into the Copilot save file?
tcassidy
Make sure you change the extension from .txt to .trp and then place in NA\North America\Save folder in CoPilot. Then it will appear under Load tab in Plan or Edit Trip

Terry
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load.jpg  
tcassidy
MrGadget, I have attached a gpx produced by MapSource that roughly matches the stops on that route for comparison.

Terry
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File Type: gpx Test.gpx (137.4 KB)
MrGadget
@tcassidy: Thanks for the files. As expected, they are loaded with settings and details specific to CoPilot, none of which S&T exports in any equivalent form, nor could I "fake" them reliably in a generated file. I have a module that takes what little S&T exports to GPX, cleans the bad <time> tags (RegEx is sooo lovely), and that leaves me with route points containing name, lat, and lon only, which I could pump out in a CSV or OV2 format (or others). It would still be up to CoPilot to have the capability to render a bare bones trip of those points, supplemented with the various settings and details from your driving profile and its own data resources.

So far, it sounds like CoPilot treats OV2 files as POI's, and nothing more.

It's a shame really, as GPX is a published, mature, extensible standard, and S&T has barely dipped a pinky toe into leveraging it, and CoPilot ignores it completely in favor of Tom-Tom's proprietary format (OV2).
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