Why do I always get stupid routes ??
I'm new to sat nav and have been trying a couple of packages out to see what works well with my laptop based setup. So far, I've tried ViaMichelin's Mapstore and D3 with MapMonkey. In both cases I often get stupid routes - i.e. taking me through a town centre to get to the other side when there is a perfectly good bypass ! I understand that ViaMichelin's problem is the poor quality of road categories (i.e. fast dual-carriageways are put in the same category as a lot of 'A' roads and therefore get assigned the same speed rating, and naturally it chooses the quickest route as it sees it), but I can't figure out why D3 does it.
There doesn't seem to be any way of setting preferences for types of roads, like you can in MS Autoroute. All I can find is the 'avoid roads' option, which isn't quite the same !
Are all navigation packages this annoying ? !!!
How does D3 decide on what constitutes the 'quickest route' and do we have any say in that ?
I'm not asking for much - I just don't want to be led down farmers lanes or through busy town centres just because the software *thinks* it's the quickest route!
If D3 is as bad as ViaMichelin then what else can I try on the laptop ? I've heard that TomTom works well with routes, but of course... not on a pc ! :nutz: