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Old 09-19-2014, 06:39 AM   #1
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Shirley is not human

When I ask Shirley (Garmin 2455) to show me the way to Marietta she tells me to take Violet Ave to Cumberland St. To Rinaldi Blvd. etc...
I, as a human, need to know that I should look for Rt. 103 to I 55 to County Rt. 19.
Is there a way to teach Shirley think like a human?
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Old 09-19-2014, 06:40 AM   #2
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You're kidding right?
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Old 09-19-2014, 06:46 AM   #3
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The hi way near my house is NY 44/55.
Shirley tells me it's Columbus Ave.
How do I get her to call it 44/55?
I know she knows the route numbers as well as the road names, they are displayed on the map.
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Old 09-20-2014, 04:15 AM   #4
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How do I get her to call it 44/55?
Hack her database.
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Old 09-22-2014, 03:37 AM   #5
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Tthe road names are part of the map data. In order to get your GPS to refer to the roads by their numbers you'll need to put the numbers into the map data or find maps that have road numbers instead of names. That may be difficult.

Before E-9-1-1, there were numbered roads without names. Since E-9-1-1, every road that has buildings on it is supposed to have a name also -- i.e. every road except freeways. The standard may have been implemented a little differently by different states.

From Garmin's point of view (and Navteq) the name works more often. In most cities the route number is not in common use; people go to "Main Street" not "that bit of State Highway 22 between Elm Street and Oak". In many cities a state route will use several named roads so the route numbers don't describe one line. For most users in most cities, the name is more significant than the number. In rural areas, the name is sometimes a recent addition.
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