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pko
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 08, 2004 4:12 pm    Post subject: mapsource autorouting Reply with quote

I recently aquired a Mapsource Metroguide v5, to replace my old version, as I wanted to use the autoroute feature to upload routes to my Streetpilot Colourmap. What I didn't realise, & what Garmin don't tell you, is that the Streetpilot will only accept 30 waypoints per route, with a max of 20 routes, so depending on the amount of turns in the route, this limits the length of the route. The effect is that when planning a route you have to split it into sections (making sure there are no more than 20 turns in it), load each section individually, and enter these sections as you reach them on route.. Not an ideal system.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 08, 2004 6:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You surprise me. When I use City Select to create automatic routes for my GPS V, I only nee to put in two waypoints (a beginning and an end!) and the routing is calculated and downloads to my unit no matter how many turns it has to make to do the job.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 09, 2004 1:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The same for a SP III and City Nav Europe.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 09, 2004 5:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

True, it's not ideal but remember that the Street Pilot Colormap is a fairly old unit now. Sad

Newer ones like the SPIII and GPS-V support autorouting in the GPS.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 13, 2004 4:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm surprised the Colormap cuts the route short, ideally it should just simplify the route and knock off a few corners. My Vista does the same. If I choose an Autoroute between two very distant waypoints within Mapsource, I get a very nice curvy route with many trackpoints on the screen. But when I upload it to the Vista I get a lot of shortcuts - i.e. if I included a route that joined the M25 at Junc10 and left at Junc27 it would show a perfect half circle route around the M25 on Mapsource, but on the vista would show a straight line diagonally across the centre of London between the two junctions. However, although the "goto" arrow on the Vista would be pointing off directly towards the next waypoint (25 miles away in a straight line), the route text would still say "stay on this road for another 60 miles, sucker". But the truncated route always includes the start and finish waypoints, it just saves space in-between up to the Vista's limit.
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