wow, that is a totally unexpected pleasure.
Thanks a lot
JAAG: Just Another Average Guy
A. Most of the waypoints I put on the road when preparing a tip are just that, a waypoint, and at that moment I do not care what name it has, this may come later in the route making process when I am closer to finalising the trip.
Hence, could we please remove the pop-up at waypoint creation that reads “What do you want to call this waypoint?” and just call it “waypoint” . The option to rename the waypoint is already in the pop up clicking in the “waypoints” menu and it is annoying having to click confirm all the time.
B. Could we get a magnifying glass on the route page to help putting our waypoints exactly on the road with web MRA.
I dream of something like: with the magnifying glass option enabled, I click on the road where I want to set a way point, immediately a magnifying glass (2? centimetre diameter) pops up and gives me a 20? meter circle around my click, I click again on the exact spot where I want the waypoint, the magnifying glass disappears, and the waypoint is set.
That would kill the cumbersome and time consuming process of verifying if each waypoint is exactly on the road, and not in the river next to it (I can’t swim very well, and my motorcycle can’t either).
@Drabslab Thank you for sharing your insights, I'm adding this to The Great Suggestion list as a viable suggestion for an overall POI/Favorites rework. This specific scenario doesn't ring a bell, however, rest assured that at the office we've talked quite a lot about the complexity of having different types of points (POI, Fav, Waypoint, Stop point, etc) and using their behavior to the fullest within Navigation, TomTom, Here and all other navigation devices.
In my opinion, a point of interest is nothing but a waypoint stored outside a route and identified by its coordinates, and probably for the sake of human readability, an address, a short title, and a few other standard elements.
In addition, it can have a series of tags allowing to put it into categories the same way as it is common for photos.
Filling in those tags will always have an element of subjectivity. For instance, I may consider my address as “home” while all others mark it as “stay away from there”
A minimum set of tags should be obligatory when entering a poi:
• Public/private: this poi is for personal use only, or, this poi can come on the public list for everyone to see
• General/specific: this tag is always relevant for me (favorite?) or this poi is only relevant for me for this particular trip.
• A type from a limited drop down list (garage, pass, hotel, museum …)
• And personal tags that also may go public (airplanes, excellent, …)
The usual problems with tagging will also apply here: difficult to have a coherent set of tags, and simple enough as not to create a heap of admin for all users.
This should not prevent this point from getting a specific role in a trip such as point of departure, arrival …
Which brings me back to the starting point
When I enter an interesting place (ex: the parking of the Chateau de Savigny les Beaune aircraft museum) as favorite then I can add it to a route as waypoint but it disappears between all other waypoints
When I enter it as favorite then it gets a beautiful special symbol on my web MRA router page but I can't use it as waypoint for a stop on my route.
As far as I know, I can't share any of these with other MRA users.
With my TomTom Rider:
This thing seems to have a different idea about favorites; I have plenty of them like my home address, the home of some friends, places I visit regularly, but I can't manage syncing these automatically with MRA favorites or selected points of interest.
Hence,would it not be a good idea to merge all this?
That is more or less what I mean. If I could myself "upgrade" a personal favorite to become an MRA poi, adding a few tags such as country or what the favorite is actually about (restaurant, museum, hotel ...) adding a small text explaining why i add it similar to making trips public then everyone could use this, and up or downvote it depending on their experience with it.
My suggestions have been allowed. Snif, this is a very emotional moment, snif
If I am allowed an extra comment/ suggestion (a big one) then in general I would to see a better integration of all services.
For instance, to be able to store all favorites only applicable to a x days trip in the routefolder of that trip, to connect a blog post with a specific trip, to integrate blogs with the forum etc...
Most certainly, I miss a few of the original (or current) intentions of having all these different features, and there may be very good reasons not to do all this (not in the least because it is a heap of work), but I can't help but mentioning it.
The risk of all these feature requests,although probably all improving things, is that when implementd on a case by case absis it may lead to "spaghetti" code and a totally incoherent site.
So probably, MRA should take a step back, ask for all suggestions related to a specific subject, and implement in an organised way.
So, I was not that far of the mark.
Now, my motorcycle garage is not amongst the general point of interest "motor winkel/garage" list. Can I add it to the list, or can I only put it in as a personal favorite?
Reason for asking is actually that I stopped last year in a crazy "mexican" pub/restaurant in the middle of France last year. It was a total surprise and actually a perfect spot for lunch on a tour. I would love to be able to mark such nice encounters here for anyone coming in that neighbourhood. it just appears that a message on the forum is a bit inadequate for things like this. Adding it to a poi list, with a nice comment aside i that would be possible, would be much better. Or is there a good way to do this?
I have some difficutlies between understanding the difference between favorites and points of interest.
In my (poor?) understanding, favorites are points of interest only relevant to me, while points of interest are favorites of one user or another who have been made accessible for all MRA users because they could be useful by more people. Or, batches of POI have been imported from elsewhere?
Now, if I am totally wrong, please explain me
If not, would it not be a good idea to merge both concepts?
Idon't know whether the following qualifies as "discussion of the list itself, its' structure and possibly its' level of accuracy" as I am basically adding to the list but I have the following additional requests:
A download option for all our routes in one go, respecting the folder structure, as backup
Integration of our MRA account and profile, and the forum account and profile with options to decide what we want to make public and what not