1. In advance
The HERE Toolkit is used within the HERE card. This card type is mainly used by Garmin and is known for its reliability. Furthermore, the HERE map (and Toolkit) is known for the possibility to include seasonal closures in your route. To use the HERE Toolkit you must first convert your card type to HERE.
Make sure that "HERE / Garmin" is selected here
Click here to open the Toolkit
2 De Toolkit
When you click 'Toolkit' (to the left of card type) the following window appears:
By clicking on one of the toolkit functions your route will be adjusted. The moment you open the toolkit again, a check mark will appear behind the function. If you prefer not to want a function to be applied to your route, you can click on the function again. This will remove the check mark and your route will return to the original state.
Here is an extensive overview of the possibilities that the HERE Toolkit offers for your route:
By hovering your mouse over 'Avoid' you will see a new window with possible parts that you would rather avoid on your route.
When you check one of these options, HERE / Garmin will try to avoid them on your route.
2 Disable seasonal closures
This functionality is unique to the HERE Toolkit. If you tick this option, it is possible for your route to plan your route through mountain passes, even if these mountain passes have been closed to traffic while the route is being made! Google Maps and TomTom usually send you around these road sections with a detour. As long as this functionality is switched on in HERE, you will be able to make your route through mountain passes in a normal way.
If you click on this, HERE / Garmin will draw a straight line from route point A to route point B. In other words, no route calculation on roads. Then you can place waypoints next to the road and find your way offroad by driving from route point to route point.
This functionality turns your route around, making the start of your route your endpoint and the old endpoint your starting point. This function can be very useful when, for example, you want to plan a route for a drive back.
When you click on this tool you get the possibility to divide the route into multiple parts. You will be shown a list of route points. Clicking on a route point will be the end point of one part and the starting point of the next part.
5.1 The default starting point (can not be modified)
5.2 This route point has been clicked to split it
5.3 The green part is route 1 and the orange part is the second and last part.
5.1 The name of the split route part 1
5.2 The name of the split route part 2
5.3 Split the route
6 Compare route with
Here you can compare your route with the calculation of another map service. The black line shown is the original calculation of your route, the other shows the calculation of the other chart service.
7 Fit screen
By clicking on the 'fit screen' option your screen is automatically zoomed out to the ideal format to view your route.
8 Ask for route point name
By checking this functionality, you will now be given a pop-up window during the installation of a waypoint with the question of how you want to call your new route point. If you want to change the name of a route point without using the 'demand for route point name', you can always click on a route point and click on 'Rename'.
9 'Place route point' button
By clicking on this button an extra button will appear in the screen together with an indicator where the center of the screen is. By clicking this button a route point is placed exactly in the middle of your screen. This way you can place a route point very precisely. This is very useful on devices with small screens such as tablets and smartphones.
10 Transparency route line
The route line runs on roads and therefore sometimes you do not see how a certain street is called. By setting the transparency here, it is possible to see this kind of information.