Q-Route is based on an Atari ST program (Route Finder by Brian Henderson) and allows you to find the best route between two places, using the map of Britain supplied. You can find the shortest or quickest route and display it graphically on screen or as a list of the roads which you need to take.

The on-screen map is generated from the database of roads, which avoids some of the common problems with other Route Finder software, where the map may show you a different route to the printed directions.

You can enter your own preferences for speeds on the various road types and even ask the program to find a route which avoids certain roads or places. The final output can be printed directly from the program (or through another package if you wish) and the program supports Text87, Perfection, Xchange and Quill printer drivers, so there is little setting up to be done.

As well as the standard Britain map, various other maps have been created for use with the program:

  • BIG Britain Map (more details)
  • Scotland Area Map
  • North East England Area Map
  • North West England Area Map
  • South & West Yorkshire Area Map
  • Wales & Derbyshire Area Map
  • London Area Map
  • South Britain Area Map

International Maps:

  • Ireland Map
  • Belgium Map
  • Catalonia Map

Screenshot of Sinclair QL Q-Route Route Finding Program
Title: Q-Route
Language: SuperBASIC compiled with QLiberator, with 68000 Machine code tools
Author: Rich Mellor
Publisher: RWAP Software
Platforms Suitable for: All Sinclair QLs and emulators with min 896K and HD disk drives
Commercial Status: Commercial
Sources Available from: n/a
Latest Version available from: RWAP Software

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