Curvy Roads Naviagation

Discussion in 'Mapping & Navigation' started by Emoto, Apr 2, 2014.

  1. Emoto

    Emoto Sure, why not?

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    Over the past 6(?) months, Garmin has introduced a curvy road navigation feature to their GPSes, or at least some of them.

    I would like to hear from people who have tried this feature and are willing to share any tips, tricks, or pitfalls they have experienced in using the feature.
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  2. Cataract2

    Cataract2 Where to?

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    Which GPS got this?
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  3. Steve W

    Steve W Old Grouch

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    The latest BaseCamp (beta) also has "Curvy Roads" as a routing option. I only started playing with it but so far it appears to work.
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  4. Emoto

    Emoto Sure, why not?

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    Nav V
    Zumo 390
    Zumo 350 (added as a software update)
    Zumo 590

    There may be others, that I don't know about. I have made no extensive survey.
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  5. Twohondas

    Twohondas Long timer

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    Seems like something you want to play with before hand on a PC with a big screen.....would be an interesting routine to write with a lot of variables I would imagine.
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  6. pckopp

    pckopp Aged Adventurer

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    What menu is that option hiding under?

    Thanks.
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  7. DRTBYK

    DRTBYK All Things GPS

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    Win-BC: Options -> Activity Profile -> Routing -> Route Preference

    Mac-BC: Preferences -> Routing -> Calculation Mode.
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  8. pckopp

    pckopp Aged Adventurer

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    Ok thanks, Really is "beta", that doesn't show on mine and I'm current.

    I do like the ability to convert a route to a track. Nice.

    Thanks again.
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  9. Astolfo

    Astolfo Wicked Slow

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    man it works SO much better than the GA version! Wouldn't be nice to have a drag function like in Bing maps and others...
    BTW anyone knows why when I export a route from mapquest and import it into basecamp it shows as a straight line?
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  10. DRTBYK

    DRTBYK All Things GPS

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    You have always been able to click on a route segment and drag it to the desired road (just like online) but you need to use the appropriate TOOL to do so in the GA version of Windows-BaseCamp. In Mac-BaseCamp you simply press the ALT key and click on the Route segment and drag. Win-BC v4.3 will be using some of the Mac-BC options like the above.

    The Video Tutorials will help you.
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  11. Astolfo

    Astolfo Wicked Slow

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    I use windows, and watched the videos but still can't figure out how to "grab" a part of a route then "drag" it where I want it to go without having to manually add a ton of waypoints...
    I will keep trying and if I fail I will call Garmin.
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  12. DRTBYK

    DRTBYK All Things GPS

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    In Win-BC, [​IMG] this is the TOOL BAR you will use to edit Routes and Tracks. To drag the Route to a new road, select the "pencil with the +". That's the path edit tool. Read the Help file on how to use it.
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