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Old 08-18-2013, 07:09 AM   #9166
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We are going to a rally in Turkey soon,and have upgraded our old 276's(which were great for these events)
However,on a try out day,using the new Montana 650,using a route we had loaded up with saved waypoints,if we got off-course,it did not seem possible(as witrh a 276) to go into Route Planner,then Edit Route,and manually select a waypoint,then Go To,the function did not appear.
This meant the only way I could do it was to go into Waypoint Manager & find the Waypoint required,which is a PIA,any ideas,or I will be back to the trusty 276!!!!!!
You might use a different process for "correcting" your off-course. When you're on an active Route, use WhereTo? to add an intermediate point to the route. With the Montana you only get one intermediate waypoint per route.
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Old 08-18-2013, 10:24 AM   #9167
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Emmbeedee thanks a lot

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The answers I have for you are in the body of your text. I don't use a Zumo so I can't really answer those questions. I do have a Nuvi in my car, and that's as close as I want to get to the Zumo. Most of us are here because we like the Montana for its flexibility and adaptability. The Zumo is dumbed down in many respects, but some people like it that way. Some people say the Zumo actually has some advantages over the Montana. You should ask what those are in a Zumo thread, though.
That's a very comprehensive response, much appreciated.

Couple short questions,

Can more than 1 map be enabled at a time.

If I create a Garmin folder on the data card will it be seen as an extension of the Garmin folder in the main memory. Will I be able to see the content in the Maps set up.

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Old 08-18-2013, 10:33 AM   #9168
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Can more than 1 map be enabled at a time. Yes, but there's no reason to do so. Maps are not transparent layers, and their data is not really "cumulative" in any useful way so I think it's best to create a Profile for each map, and make shortcuts to each profile so when you're in a particular profile, you can get to the others easily.

If I create a Garmin folder on the data card will it be seen as an extension of the Garmin folder in the main memory. Will I be able to see the content in the Maps set up. Yes, if you create a X:\Garmin directory on the card and add your map img files there, they will be seen by the gps.
Here's an example of one of my profiles, with Shortcuts to other Profiles/Mapsets.

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Old 08-18-2013, 12:44 PM   #9169
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Here's an example of one of my profiles, with Shortcuts to other Profiles/Mapsets.

What is an 'Enhanced Basemap'?
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Old 08-18-2013, 01:18 PM   #9170
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What is an 'Enhanced Basemap'?
Isn't that getting a little personal...
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Old 08-18-2013, 01:38 PM   #9171
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What is an 'Enhanced Basemap'?
Sorry, it's only in Canada, eh?

The Canada Enhanced Basemap is an older map which is awesome on the Montana because it shows this kind of secondary road detail right out to the 5 Km zoom level:



This makes it much easier to see if a road really does go all the way through an area since at the 5K zoom level, you're seeing about 50 km on the screen at one time.

This is Garmin's web page on the map.
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Old 08-18-2013, 02:19 PM   #9172
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Thank you, MBD.

One of the advantages of a real paper map, until you have to refold it :)
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Old 08-18-2013, 02:34 PM   #9173
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Huh? Who's using a paper map?
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Old 08-18-2013, 02:36 PM   #9174
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Huh? Who's using a paper map?




Both have their uses, as you well know
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Old 08-18-2013, 02:39 PM   #9175
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Both have their uses, as you well know
Of course, but the Enhanced Basemap is not the folding variety.
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Old 08-18-2013, 03:07 PM   #9176
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Hey! You need to be careful who you accuse of using paper maps around here lady.

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Old 08-18-2013, 03:49 PM   #9177
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Hey! You need to be careful who you accuse of using paper maps around here lady.

Careful there with SWMBO. :)
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Old 08-18-2013, 03:54 PM   #9178
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Careful there with SWMBO. :)
Ah, the family that navigates together....seldom gets lost because of SWMBO.
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Old 08-18-2013, 04:18 PM   #9179
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Ah, the family that navigates together....seldom gets lost because of SWMBO.
Unfortunately that rule doesn't apply to the city of Montreal. On our trip to the Garmin repair depot last week we managed to turn a 20km distance into a 60 minute tour of various freeways, subdivisions, box store parking lots.... this in spite of an excellent road atlas and two Montanas.
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Old 08-18-2013, 05:31 PM   #9180
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Huh? Who's using a paper map?
Perhaps I should have elaborated...

One of the advantages of a paper map is being able to see how far a road stretches and what it connects with, without need for zooming in and out to make it appear.

That said, I still prefer my GPSr, not that there is anything wrong with a paper map.

Please accept my apology for any confusion I may have inadvertently created.
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