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Old 05-18-2012, 02:59 AM   #1
mazman808 OP
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Nuvi 500 and TOPO issue's, some questions.

Hey guys, how are we?

Im having issue's with my Nuvi500 ( i think very similar to nuvi 550 as well), and using mapsource with Shonky maps, I'll try to explain and see if someone has some simple answers, im fairly new to this so it may be simple but not for me.

Going on a trip soon, a friend that also has a Garmin GPS did all the work routing our way and then he sent me the file via email, i downloaded it and had a browse of it on mapsource program.
A few things i didnt like so i modified it, added more waypoints.
All up there are 10 days of routes, so 10 different files, all named differently etc...(day1, day2 day3 etc)

Tried sending it to my GPS and it stated all good, when i went to import them from my gps(import file) some of the files worked, and some did not.
The ones that did not gave me this message:
1). Cannot calculate the route.No roads near the starting point
2). Cannot calculate the route. No roads near the destination.
So those files failed to be imported so i cannot use them in my GPS.

Does anyone know what the above two mean and if it can be solved, and how please?

Another problem:
I have say a route with 400 waypoints( nuvi 500 says can do 500 waypoints), and when i try to do the same thing, import the file to use it, i get a cannot import, too many via points!

If this GPS cannot do something simple like this, do you guys know if the GPS60, gps62 would? would these one be able to do tracks(that you do on your mapsource software) and then load it to your gps and it wont have waypoints etc issues?
How does Tracking work? my nuvi500 wont download tracks, so cant experiment, do tracks have via points/waypoints? or do you simply draw a line where you want to follow and then thats what you see on your gps screen?

So hard...
Thank you to anyone who can help/explain.

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