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How To Find Attractions Along A Route During Your Road Trip

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We highly recommend to enable the turn instruction nodes for this feature (Settings→Routing→Turn instruction nodes). When you plan a route you will see yellow dots along the route. These are the points where you have to perform a turn. Click on the yellow dot and you will see a popup. This popup contains turn information for the current turn and summed up turn information of the complete route (in parenthesis).

In the screenshot below you will see the total distance (39.8 km) and the total time (43 min). This can be a helpful indicator when planning a route to time meetings or fuel stops. It is important to note that this follows the road book standard, the shown distance is the distance at the next turn.

If you don't want to enable turn instruction nodes, you can use the route menu (Routing→Route), but this is less comfortable. You can use a similar approach on the website as well. These values are also helpful when generating a roadbook on the website.

If you are looking for the overall distance / time of the route you can:

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Finds places along your route

To quickly find points of interest that are along your route:

  1. Tap Search . You will see the categories that are most useful for drivers. Choose the appropriate one. Or tap the microphone icon and say what you’re looking for. Or tap …more and enter your search in the field that appears. Places that are found will display on the map as .

  2. Tap one of the options. A panel will open showing the distance to the chosen location and its business hours. Tap Route and select one of the following: Via to make the selected point part of your route. To to plot a route to the chosen point. To cancel your selection, tap somewhere on the map outside of the panel.

Note. You can also choose a point on the map. See also Change the start or end point of a route.

Solution Structure:

Google Maps was the favorite and almost the single geolocation services worldwide for a long time. Especially for developers, Google Maps API has for years been the go-to choice, but their expansive database of geographical changes this fact and pushed them for looking for cheaper alternatives provide the same services.

For this app, I’ve found several viable alternatives to Google Maps API to get geolocation data, such as TomTom, Mapfit, OpenLayers, HERE and Mapbox

You can find quick comparison among them in this article 5 Powerful Alternatives to Google Maps API

Here we are going to use TomTom api

TomTom API main features:

  • Pretty Maps.
  • Good satellite navigation.
  • Provide good functionality such as display maps, locations search, traffic density and route finding
  • Price:
    1. Free for 2,500 requests daily.
    2. $0.42–$0.50 for each subsequent 1,000

Using TomTom maps we will provide app’s users a pretty map that shows his current location. By providing the desired place category ex: cafe, car wash, etc. and destination location, the app will show all possible options for the selected category along his way.

Find more actions while navigating

To find more actions while you’re navigating to a place, go to the information card at the bottom of the screen and swipe up. To hide the menu, swipe down on the information card. 

  • Share trip progress Search along route : Find a place along your route: Share your live location until you arrive. Learn more about real-time location sharing. 
  • Search along route Learn how to search along your route: Find a place along your route, like a restaurant or gas station. Learn how to search along your route.
  • DirectionsShow traffic on map(while Driving only): find traf: Get a list of step-by-step directions.
  • Show traffic on map(while Driving only): find traffic delays along the way, such as crashes or construction work.
  • Show satellite mapSettings : Change your settings, like switchi: Review the map in more detail, using satellite images.
  • Settings : Change your settings, like switching between miles and kilometers or avoiding toll roads.

Hear voice directions

When you navigate to a place, you can hear voice directions. Learn how to fix voice navigation problems.

Change the volume level

On your Android phone or tablet, open the Google Maps app . Tap your profile picture or initial  Settings  Navigation settings Voice level. Choose Louder, Normal, or Softer.

Mute, unmute, or hear alerts

On your Android phone or tablet, open the Google Maps app . Start navigation. At the top right, tap Sound . Then, choose one of the following: Mute: Tap Mute . Hear alerts: Tap Alerts . You’ll hear alerts like traffic, construction, and crashes. You won’t hear turn-by-turn directions. Unmute: Tap Sound .

Mute voice directions during phone calls

If you get a phone call while navigating somewhere, you can answer the call, but you’ll hear voice directions unless you mute it.

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Google Maps app Tap your profile picture or initial   Se.
  2. Tap your profile picture or initial Turn on or off   Settings  Settings Turn on or off  Navigation settings Navigation settings.
  3. Turn on or off “Play voice during phone calls.”

Change the voice

You might be able to switch to another voice from your phone or tablet’s text-to-speech settings.

  1. Go to your phone or tablet’s settings app.
  2. Tap Language and input.
  3. Tap Text-to-speech output.
  4. Under “Preferred engine,” select another text-to-speech option.
  5. Voice navigation uses the voice you select. This changes the voice in other apps too.

Change the language

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Google Maps app Tap your profile picture or initial  Settings.
  2. Tap your profile picture or initial Under Settings  Settings Under  Navigation settings Navigation settings.
  3. Under “Sound & voice,” tap Voice selection.
  4. Select a language.

Hotels along a route, even when you’re on a motorcycle

Using Hotel Route Planner isn’t just for people with cars. Even if you own a motorcycle or want to travel by foot, we can find you a place to stay. It’s really easy to find hotels along a route with our hotel route planner. You can use the tool to not only find, but also to book hotels. Going on a last-minute trip? No problem, we even cover that.

Planned overnight stays

Some trips can be easily made by airplane, but where’s the fun in that? When you travel by car you get to experience the sights on the way. There’s a big sense of adventure in taking a good, long road trip. Enjoying the trip to your destination is all part of the fun! Want to get there well rested? Search and book a hotel along a route with our planner.

Break out the map

Whether it be digital or paper, get the old map out and start tracing all the different routes you can take to your final destination. You want to have a few options in case of construction, road closures, or the route you planned doesn’t turn out like you thought it would.

Now that you know the areas you will be passing through, you can narrow down your search for roadside entertainment even further.

Usage

  • The output table can be a .dbf file or a geodatabase table.

  • When the Input Features parameter value is points, the Event Type value must be set to Point. When the Input Features parameter value is lines or polygons, the Event Type value must be set to Line.

  • The best results will be achieved when the input features and the target routes closely overlay.

    Caution: Using a large search radius or cluster tolerance to overcome discrepancies between the input features and target routes can produce unexpected results.

  • To reduce the number of input features that will be processed by this tool, you can input layers that have selections.

  • The output table can be displayed in a map using the Make Route Event Layer tool.

Examples

Search for burger joints along a route

Sample Response

Status code:
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