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iantj
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 31, 2014 11:53 am    Post subject: Map display on latest Nav engine Reply with quote

Having been a TomTom use for some year I brought a Garmin Nuvi last year... and am now looking to move back to a TomTom because of the map display.

Can anybody confirm that the latest Nav software hasn't updated the display of the road ahead ?

My past experience has been that if there is a noticable bend ahead, then the TomTom map displays seem to show it. Unfortunately the Garmin seems to see this as a distraction and most bends just don't appear - instead the road is nearly always straight.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 31, 2014 12:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well I'm not sure which Garmin you have nor which maps you're using but my Garmins (and I've had a few) always show bends ahead, so your post is very confusing Confused

Here's a screenshot from one that clearly shows a bend on what could easily be displayed as a straight road, but isn't ...

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 31, 2014 12:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mine is the same, all bends are shown as I expect them.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 31, 2014 12:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It might depend on the level of zoom you have - certainly in 2D view a TomTom can also look pretty straight at times.

Plus which, TomTom have been reducing the "accuracy" of bends over the years - see my post, about 11th one down, HERE
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 31, 2014 1:12 pm    Post subject: should have been clearer that I meant 3D view Reply with quote

[quote="sussamb"]Thanks for feedback sussamb & others.

I should have been clearer that I meant 3D view (road ahead).

My Garmin is a Nuvi 2595, just over a year old.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 31, 2014 1:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok, well it doesn't make any difference ... here are some shots in 3D mode of the same area ... bends clearly shown.



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 31, 2014 1:53 pm    Post subject: So, could I be missing a setting ? Reply with quote

Without driving the road, the posted screen shots (garmin) look fine.

So what could I be missing ?
I have tried with and without Auto Zoom.
I haven't checked for updates in about 9 months, but feedback suggests there hasn't been a software problem anyway.

I should probably have mentioned that I have European mapping. Presumably that could mean less detail, but seems an odd saving.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 31, 2014 2:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have European mapping also. You could try a master reset https://support.garmin.com/support/searchSupport/case.faces?caseId=%7B80716120-c922-11e0-cf56-000000000000%7D

That normally resolves issues when devices aren't working as expected.

Is your Map Detail set to Most?
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 31, 2014 2:28 pm    Post subject: will try at weekend Reply with quote

Thanks - will try a reset at weekend.

It is likely that detail is set to most but I don't have access to the sat nav at present (it's the wife's, I use TomTom iPhone app).
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