New Garmin Montana

Discussion in 'Mapping & Navigation' started by AugustFalcon, May 18, 2011.

  1. moto-treks

    moto-treks Back Home

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    Ya mean like this :evil

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  2. moto-treks

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    Just add separate GPI files to the POI folder on the Montana. I loaded the POIs with Garmins POI loader and then just renamed the .gpi file

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  3. Nut Clutch

    Nut Clutch was Steve Lavigne

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    Can you send those files my way? :freaky
  4. moto-treks

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    Sure. If you want the raw files that will require you to use Garmin's POI Loader then you can download the KTM list from my website

    and the raw brewpub files (undated when downloaded) at Brewpub and Brewery POI's

    or PM me and I'll send you the gpi files
  5. Nut Clutch

    Nut Clutch was Steve Lavigne

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    Excellent. Thank you very much. I will definitely make use of this.
  6. Emmbeedee

    Emmbeedee Procrastinators

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    Do you also have the poi list of U-Haul depots?



























    :hide

    Sorry, couldn't resist!
  7. DRTBYK

    DRTBYK All Things GPS

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    It has come to my attention that the Touratech Mount for the Montana Series can be configured for either the Landscape or Portrait position. You will need to do a little disassembly/assembly to make the switch but none the less it is doable.

    Below is the original Landscape setup:

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    And, here is the re-configured Portrait setup:

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    Just make sure that you have clearance for the "clamshell" to open and for the Key to be used in either case.

    Cheers,
  8. moto-treks

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    :rofl

    No but POI Factory does :lol3


    Edit: I't all about priorities! I need to know where to get parts for my bike and where to wait while it gets fixed :freaky :lol3
  9. Nata Harli

    Nata Harli Cunning Linguist

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    Yeah, if I just wanted brewpubs - which isn't a bad idea.

    But here's more of what I'm trying to do. Here's my "Where To?" screen before I load custom POIs:
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    And, here it is after I load custom POIs:
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    Every custom POI of every type seems to load under "Extras".

    What I'd really like to do is replace "Extras" with "Brewpubs" and then under "Brewpubs" have this screen show up:
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    Then, at the same level as "Extras" have another folder with something like "Wineries" and have a list of winery POIs under it, etc.

    I'm working on a system of renaming my POI .csv files to make it a little better but, to me, custom folders would work a lot better in conjunction with the renaming. It would look something like this with "BP" for brewpub, "CG" for campground, "WI" for winery, etc. (this is my 2nd best option):
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    (As an aside, I notice there are a few brewpubs located in Spokane. I'm coming through there the end of August. Any recommendation?)
  10. Nut Clutch

    Nut Clutch was Steve Lavigne

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    I guess I must still be missing out on this aspect of the KTM experience. If you are afraid of a wrench, a KTM might be a frustrating bike to own. The one time my KTM had to ride in a truck was because of a broken rider, not a broken bike. :cry
  11. RFlagg42

    RFlagg42 One hoopy frood....

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    And not to beat a dead horse, but four of the holes on back are spaced to accept the standard AMPS plate, so you can attach a RAM ball to the back, allowing you to switch from portrait to landscape at a moments notice....
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    RFlagg42 One hoopy frood....

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    I agree and I wasn't trying to be argumentative. I use the TT locking mount, have used both the RAM ball & TT clamps, and was just trying to help out. To be honest, I just can't picture anything that would be on a bike which would be convenient to attach the clamps to when in a "portrait mode" configuration.

    Eric
  13. DRTBYK

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    Sorry, I should have rotated the "portrait mode" picture. The bar clamps would of course be for a horizontal bar. My only concern with using a RAM Ball/Arm/Clamp with the TT Mount would be the weight of the combined Mount & GPS on the end of the RAM configuration. It might work just fine but I haven't tired it.

    Cheers,
  14. RFlagg42

    RFlagg42 One hoopy frood....

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    :rofl I'm a dumb ass. I see it now.

    RAM arm works great for me but I keep the arm almost vertical. I think the combined unit would be slightly too heavy to have the arm closer to horizontal and you would have to keep the arm clamped down so tight that you wouldn't be able to make minor adjustments. Although most of the weight is due to the Montana, so if it works for a Montana in a rugged mount, I am confident it will work with the TT locking mount.

    Eric
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    DRTBYK All Things GPS

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    As you know, ALL Custom POI's will be listed under Extras. But, you can have "categories" under Extras and you can pick the names. You just need to organize your POI's on your computer into Folders and Sub-folders. Then point the POILoader to the top-level Folder for your Categories.

    In the screenshot below, my "categories" are the folders under POI so I point the POILoader to my POI Folder:

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    The result on the Montana:

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    And under the RoadFood category, a separate GPX (CSV) file for BurgersBurgersBurgers, GreasySpoons, etc.:

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    Yes, I do like my "RoadFood" :eek1

    Hope that helps you out a little. . .

    Cheers,
  16. BobM

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    Seeing as Garmin place all the POIs under Extras, to eliminate one step in the "Where To / Extras / {select Brewpubs, Camping, etc}, create a Shortcut to Extras and place it beside "Where To" on your Main Menu. One tap on the shortcut and you're right at your Custom POI Categories.

    Bob
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    I was jesting, of course. Often, broken bikes are a sign of 'defective users'. Doesn't matter who makes the bike.

    I'm not afraid of wrenching.
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  19. TravellingStrom

    TravellingStrom Been here awhile

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    Can someone help me here with what I think is a simple issue but I am confused.

    Ok, I want to import a pocket query of Geocaches and I do so. Now, I then highlight them all and right click 'send to' and I select my SD card as destination but when I am riding there are no caches to he found so why is that?

    I thought by adding them to the card rather than internal memory would make the gps load faster. Well it does because it does not load the caches

    So, should I forget about loading anything to the SD card except maps or what?



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  20. Callahan

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    Hey Bazza (TravellingStrom),

    Not meaning or wishing to Hi-Jack your post with questions. Just felt this might be an extension of your question and hope this double display prompts a quicker answer and extra answers on the same topic.

    If any of you, when answering TravellingStrom, could also extend this little bit of needed wisdom to include or incorporate within you answer ;
    - what is best stored on and used from the microSD(SD) card ?
    - what is best stored on and used from the GPS internal memory ?
    - is there any crossovers for storage, where it does not really matter if stored on the microSD(SD) card or on the GPS internal memory ?

    Thanks