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Old 05-09-2012, 08:51 AM   #3331
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Are you using the v4.03beta? I've had a bit of unstable operation with this beta. Very few issues that were repeatable - just "glitchy".

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Yes, 4.03. And I agree, it was very hard to find a pattern to the problems.
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Old 05-09-2012, 08:53 AM   #3332
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for those that want, i've been converting OSM maps to be garmin montana compatible (using mkgmap). so far i have maps done and they seem to work - they are routable but they aren't searchable. i think i've corrected that and will know tomorrow (when i load a fresh batch). the POIs from OSM are not anywhere near as comprehensive as the garmin maps (no surprise).

i unfortunately don't have anywhere to host these files but if someone would like them and can provide a way to move them i'd be happy to share what i have.

so far i have:

new york
new jersey
connecticut
pennsylvania
west virginia
massachusetts
new hampshire
vermont
maine
ontario
quebec

this is still very much a work in progress for me and i'm still playing/learning. use at your own risk yadda yadda
What is the difference from what you can create/download here http://garmin.openstreetmap.nl/
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Old 05-09-2012, 09:00 AM   #3333
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theoretically nothing (except my source data is based on newer OSM data). i wanted to learn how to do it myself
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Old 05-09-2012, 09:06 AM   #3334
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theoretically nothing (except my source data is based on newer OSM data). i wanted to learn how to do it myself
The only issue with "newer" data is that it may actually be less accurate than data pulled from last month, or prior, due to the data cleansing for the new licensing. Lot's of data was removed in the US.

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Old 05-09-2012, 09:10 AM   #3335
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According to the Montana Team. . .

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Is there a way to set the map to be the startup page for a given profile? I seem to recall there was some way to configure that, and in the event that I manage to maim another one (which I certainly hope not to), I'd like to be able to at least continue navigating whatever route I'm on (or at least see where I am).
There is currently no way to setup the Montana so that the unit boots to the Map Page.

My personal interpretation of the word "currently" is that if we ask we might get that feature.

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Old 05-09-2012, 09:30 AM   #3336
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I have a question for the gurus, or anyone that knows the answer.

I am riding, usually following a route so I see a magneta line, usually with the Nuvi dash.

I am also wanting to do Geocaching. Is there some way of riding along with the above AND have all the loaded Geocaches show up, so as I ride past I can see one over there about ten km or do and can choose to visit it or not?

At the moment I have to try and work out which cache is in front of me and still not lose my route which makes for many profile changes while riding. If I stopped every time I would get nowhere!

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Old 05-09-2012, 09:37 AM   #3337
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I have a question for the gurus, or anyone that knows the answer.

I am riding, usually following a route so I see a magneta line, usually with the Nuvi dash.

I am also wanting to do Geocaching. Is there some way of riding along with the above AND have all the loaded Geocaches show up, so as I ride past I can see one over there about ten km or do and can choose to visit it or not?

At the moment I have to try and work out which cache is in front of me and still not lose my route which makes for many profile changes while riding. If I stopped every time I would get nowhere!
If you're using the Nuvi Dashboard you can't see the Geocaches near you. But if you switch to the Geocaching Dashboard, you can. The way I choose to do this is to have a shortcut to a clone of the Automotive Profile, with Geocaching attributes applied to it, so that the right Dashboard shows up anytime I want it. Then, when I'm finished caching, I can use the Automotive Shortcut to take me back to the Automotive Profile with Nuvi Dashboard, etc.

This is my Montana in Automotive Profile:



The "Geocaching Mode" shortcut does not take me to the Montana's Geocaching app; instead it switches to the Geocaching Profile, and opens up the app from there.
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Old 05-09-2012, 09:51 AM   #3338
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After several ride with no problems, last night while heading home, the Montana had a mind of it's own. Losing maps, data not updating, rebooting, white screen It just wouldn't stop or should I say, it just wound't stay up and running. Sure hope the Garmin get this worked out before the real riding season starts
Did you have anything holding your battery in place, like a foam earplug or tape around it? Sounds to me like the kind of problems you might see with the battery bouncing around.

Speaking of batteries, I taped an extra uSD card to mine, in case the uSD card in the gps is ever corrupted for whatever reason.

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Old 05-09-2012, 10:01 AM   #3339
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Did you have anything holding your battery in place, like a foam earplug or tape around it? Sounds to me like the kind of problems you might see with the battery bouncing around.
No I don't have any foam on the battery. I had thought if that was the issue I would have seen the problem when I was riding on dirt roads earlier in the day. This occurred at night on a Interstate (flat & smooth). Maybe I should try the foam trick after a test ride today to validate I still have the problem.
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No I don't have any foam on the battery. I had thought if that was the issue I would have seen the problem when I was riding on dirt roads earlier in the day. This occurred at night on a Interstate (flat & smooth). Maybe I should try the foam trick after a test ride today to validate I still have the problem.
Taking any bets on this?
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Old 05-09-2012, 10:14 AM   #3341
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Taking any bets on this?
Sure - one foam (slightly used) earplug
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Old 05-09-2012, 11:31 AM   #3342
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Sure - one foam (slightly used) earplug
Yuck. You're going to need it, though.
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Old 05-09-2012, 05:47 PM   #3343
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Yes, 4.03. And I agree, it was very hard to find a pattern to the problems.
I'm using 4.03 too, and so far the only problem I've encountered was that the profiles did not transfer properly...once I reset them to my original setups, they seemed to stick. Not overwriting with the good ones, but setup each one again wherever I found a setting that did not save correctly. (Maps, some fields in compass)

No white screens, no shutdowns,(didn't mess with Altimeter yet) I'm keeping all fingers and toes crossed 'cause I'm going to Utah for 10 days. (76C for backup)

I'm beginning to like Autorouting! It got me from the hotel to several shopping centers, restaurants, and offices and back without a single wierdness on yesterday's trip to Boise.
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Old 05-09-2012, 07:27 PM   #3344
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I loaded an older version of Metro Guide in my new Montana 600. It still gives me the dreaded route calculation error, maps do not have routable roads in this area. Will City Navigator solve this problem?
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I loaded an older version of Metro Guide in my new Montana 600. It still gives me the dreaded route calculation error, maps do not have routable roads in this area. Will City Navigator solve this problem?
City Nav will solve the problem, but so will the OSM maps mentioned earlier.
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