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Postby bramble43 » Wednesday 4 May 2011, 08:45

Not been mentioned for a while, how do you do yours?

I often use google maps if i'm on laptop but is often less than actual mileage, must be down to the world being a smaller place with the interwebz.

Tomtom have a good mileage calculator which is much closer to reality but doesn't do 'via' routes
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Postby Chris Barnes » Wednesday 4 May 2011, 08:49

I use Microsoft Autoroute. I've found it fairly accurate and good to use especially when putting in a few via's.
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Re: Mileage calculations

Postby mackem jon » Wednesday 4 May 2011, 08:54

bramble43 wrote:Not been mentioned for a while, how do you do yours?

I often use google maps if i'm on laptop but is often less than actual mileage, must be down to the world being a smaller place with the interwebz.

Tomtom have a good mileage calculator which is much closer to reality but doesn't do 'via' routes

I have a Tomtom i can get via routes on it
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Re: Mileage calculations

Postby bramble43 » Wednesday 4 May 2011, 08:57

mackem jon wrote: I have a Tomtom i can get via routes on it


Sorry, didn't make it obvious i was referring to their online route thingy.
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Re: Mileage calculations

Postby MK BIKER » Wednesday 4 May 2011, 13:34

Normally on my Tom Tom , I'm usually no where near a puter at the time someone rings me!
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Re: Mileage calculations

Postby johng » Wednesday 4 May 2011, 14:28

Have Full Autoroute 2010 loaded on laptop ( also use it as sat nav with GPS ariel )
So have it with me at all times
As Above mileage about 2% lower compared with vehicle mileage
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Re: Mileage calculations

Postby J H Sameday » Wednesday 4 May 2011, 16:02

I use Google maps on the computer at home and Garmin sat nav when I am out, most of the time they are more or less the same but just occasionally I get a wild variation, odd don't you think. :suspicious:
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Re: Mileage calculations

Postby Callum Mc Gillivray » Wednesday 4 May 2011, 19:14

Autoroute and TomTom, also have Navteq and Google Maps on my phone, so belt, braces and binder twine!
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Postby AlunL » Thursday 5 May 2011, 01:33

Autoroute 2010 on laptop, Tomtom in van and Garmin on bike. Funny how they can vary so much. But always Autoroute to price up work.
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Re: Mileage calculations

Postby Callum Mc Gillivray » Thursday 5 May 2011, 11:56

I also used to use this one as it did everything for you.

http://www.same-day-courier.co.uk/courier-pricing-map.php

but don't use it so much now, as it gives a large amount of errors for place names and post codes, saying
" directions response NOT_FOUND"
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Re: Mileage calculations

Postby ray valentine » Thursday 5 May 2011, 20:29

I take a wild guess and add ten. when i check i am normally within 100 miles.
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Re: Mileage calculations

Postby stuart webber » Thursday 5 May 2011, 21:36

I'm with Google maps, not normaly to far out and if need be you can alter the route to suite.

Milages might be out if your not using a calibrated speedo. Till i got a bike with one i didn't realise how far out they are, and over a long distance will cause a massive descripancy.
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Re: Mileage calculations

Postby MK BIKER » Thursday 5 May 2011, 22:02

stuart webber wrote:Milages might be out if your not using a calibrated speedo. Till i got a bike with one i didn't realise how far out they are, and over a long distance will cause a massive descripancy.

I had a big bust up with a subbie over this, I'd work out what he was due and he'd say it was £50-£60 more, "I clocked my mileage!" he'd say, :roll:


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Re: Mileage calculations

Postby Peter Shram » Saturday 14 May 2011, 06:58

I've got Nissan's, well, Renault's, built-in Carminat satnav in my van. Just checked its mileage from my home to Goodison Road, Liverpool - 244 miles. Checked it on http://www.driving-distances.com/uk-route-planner-mileage.php and it was 243.7 I'll have to compare those with my TomTom if I can find the :censored: thing!
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Re: Mileage calculations

Postby J H Sameday » Thursday 19 May 2011, 18:56

An interesting anomaly :?: Today I had to go to Bedwas in South Wales, I go to this area regularly, but when I check the route on Google maps it always plots the route over the Severn crossing and not the shortest way (from my neck of the woods) M5,M50 and down through Ross and Monmouth..Strange..... :suspicious:
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Re: Mileage calculations

Postby IRMA777 » Friday 20 May 2011, 09:58

Shortest is not always quickest, which might be of concern when dealing with time critical loads.
Having said that my sat nav did exactly that, going from wales to birmingham last week :lol:
( I of course went shortest route :D )
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Re: Mileage calculations

Postby J H Sameday » Friday 20 May 2011, 10:18

The M50 and A449 are good roads, ok you have to slow down a bit through Ross and Monmouth but other than that its foot down all the way to the M4...... :)
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Postby AlunL » Friday 20 May 2011, 15:05

Just be careful in the lay-bys and picnic areas on the A449...
If you pull in for a pee you may get more interest than you wanted...
I always use this route for the Midlands/North... I only really use the satnav for the final mile.
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Postby J H Sameday » Friday 20 May 2011, 16:27

I never stop along there.....now I never will................ :yikes:
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Re: Mileage calculations

Postby J H Sameday » Saturday 25 June 2011, 13:58

bramble43 wrote:Not been mentioned for a while, how do you do yours?

I often use google maps if i'm on laptop but is often less than actual mileage, must be down to the world being a smaller place with the interwebs.

Tomtom have a good mileage calculator which is much closer to reality but doesn't do 'via' routes


Since reading this post I have been using it as you say its much closer to reality... :D
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Re: Mileage calculations

Postby ray valentine » Saturday 25 June 2011, 20:50

Only if you go the same way that it has calculated.

If i asked TomTom for a route to Glasgow it would tell me to go via the A14 M6, but that route is longer and slower than A1 A66 M6, changing to shortest route is no good as it will take you down any lane that saves a yard. I find a good way is to sit down and work out the distance from base to city centres, and carry these in a note book for quick reference, of course this is no good for jobs that are not from base, but once a mileage has been worked out put in the book for the next time.
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Re: Mileage calculations

Postby Darren » Saturday 25 June 2011, 20:54

Beats me why people are so het up on mileage rates :?

I know how much i want to go to say, Manchester form any of my customers bases. It has no resembalance on what the mileage is :?
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