can u reverse a route ?

Discussion in 'Mapping & Navigation' started by DockingPilot, Dec 12, 2005.

  1. DockingPilot

    DockingPilot Hooked Up and Hard Over

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    Does anyone know how u can reverse a route that is already loaded into the Garmin 26010 ? To b clear, I have a route already in the unit, now I want to invert it, can I and how ? If anyone knows.
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  2. waypointX

    waypointX GPS Addict

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    I'm not currently aware of a tool to do this, but I'll be happy add it to my tool. If you want to PM me the GPX file I can use it to test the feature and send you the reversed route.
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  3. DockingPilot

    DockingPilot Hooked Up and Hard Over

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    Well. what I was looking for was to be able to do it on the road from the unit. I can reverse it on my Mapsource but I want to do it from my Nav II.
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  4. R-dubb

    R-dubb Dubbious Adventurer

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    For whatever reason, reversing routes has been a controversial subject at Garmin. A few of the more recent units do it. The 60C, for example, has a reverse route function. Most of the units, including the 276 and the 2610, do not include a reverse route function. With the 2610 you can resequence the via points. This in effect allows a route to be reversed, but it takes work if there are a bunch of via points.
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  5. spagthorpe

    spagthorpe Long timer

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    I thought the 276C would do it. Now I have to go check.
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  6. DRTBYK

    DRTBYK All Things GPS

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    Nope, only in Mapsource. I have wanted to make use of that [missing] feature on my 276c several times in the last couple of years. It would definately lessen the consuption of Route storage on the GPS.
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  7. CA Stu

    CA Stu Thanks Super Moderator

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    I suggest you download the latest version of software for your GPS.

    My eMap can do it on the fly.


    Thanks
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  8. DockingPilot

    DockingPilot Hooked Up and Hard Over

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    Thanx fellas.
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  9. Kingsqueak

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    An interesting reason this isn't an included option on a lot of the nav systems is simply one-way streets and a liability concern if people weren't sharp enough to realize that reversing their route would send them the wrong way.

    I found mention of this on some other forums and frankly it makes sense if you consider the IQ of the average citizen these days.
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  10. dizave

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    In a GPX file, a route is just an ordered set of waypoints, which would lead me to believe the GPS calculates the route between points, so the above shouldn't be an issue. Does garmin transmit extra info in a route?
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  11. R-dubb

    R-dubb Dubbious Adventurer

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    Be carefull of what you say. eMap does not calculate routes at all, therefore reversing a route is simple. The units we're talking about are autorouting and just don't do it.

    I read a Garmin response once that said something to the effect that they will never do that because of issues relating to freeway ramps and one-way streets leading to bad routes. I guess if a via point is stuck in a bad spot that could be an issue. So why then do the 60c and a few others have that function?
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  12. cbmwgs

    cbmwgs Retired Adventurer

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    I have a 76C autorouting color unit that will reverse route.

    Just highlight the route on the 76C screen and then hit menu and the 2nd item down is reverse route.

    Used it more than once.
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  13. BirdmanH54

    BirdmanH54 Been here awhile

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    The 376c does it.
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  14. R-dubb

    R-dubb Dubbious Adventurer

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    How about the Quest or Quest II? Anyone know?

    So far we got:

    GPS V - no
    276 - ??
    2610 -no
    60c - yes
    76c - yes
    376 - yes
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  15. spagthorpe

    spagthorpe Long timer

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    Specs off the Garmin site for both the 276C and 376C says:

    :dunno
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  16. tbirdsp

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    My V doesn't do it.
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  17. RoughRider

    RoughRider elderly windbreaker

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    How about Quest, will Quest do it? :ear
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  18. CrackerJim

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    Birdman,

    What menu do you find the reverse on (in auto mode). I couldn't find it on my 376 and emailed garmin. Their reply was that it couldn't reverse (in auto mode) due to the fact it was an autorouting unit, simply pick the waypoint on the other end and have it autoroute.

    Jim
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  19. BirdmanH54

    BirdmanH54 Been here awhile

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    It is in the Track menu. If you save the the track you can select trackback....or you can select Nav, then select navigate track.
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  20. PhilSpace

    PhilSpace The Gov Administrator

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    That's not really reversing the route, it's just following your tracklog back from where it started - no route recalculation.

    Also the streetpilot series doesn't have that function damnit :baldy
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