New Garmin Montana

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

  1. snooker

    snooker AttitudeIsEverything

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    Corruption sounds like the correct cause, rather than me actually deleting it manually through some goofy menu choice. Thanks for all the details I will try this!

    I must say I am honored to be the "cause" of your very first post to ADV ! ?

    Welcome to the ADV community, the place that never ceases to amaze me... :freaky
  2. Emmbeedee

    Emmbeedee Procrastinators

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    And we have 8 Garmins in this house. Sounds like Garmin's strategy is translating into sales for them. :lol3
  3. dresda

    dresda shut up and RIDE!

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    Yep, if you've spent any time at all looking at an area using a MAP then North up is the least confusing way, certainly when zoomed out enough to actually see where you are.

    If zoomed way in and following someone else's track that you've downloaded, and you've got 20 guys on bikes following you then track up is better :rofl
  4. Emoto

    Emoto Sure, why not?

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    Interesting that people feel this way. When I was doing a lot of hiking and backpacking, I always took the time to orient the map (spin it to match the surrounding terrain) which is the equivalent of "track up" because that is how it made sense to me. I would know which direction to go on the ground in order to reach a point on the map... :dunno
  5. Albie

    Albie Kool Aid poisoner

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    We're just sheep at the mercy of the corporate formula. :lol3
  6. Albie

    Albie Kool Aid poisoner

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    Most of my paper map navigation was street and hiway. I never really used one for hiking, we would just hike as far as we wanted to go, then turn around and hike back, same for hunting, never used maps.

    Anyway, hard to read street/hiway names on a map if it's turned 90* or upside down. :lol3
  7. mbabc

    mbabc Curmudgeon trainee

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    The torx screw on my rugged mount has crapped out. I saw the thumb screw mod and took it apart, looked like the clip around the screw had moved up onto the threads so I moved it back down. Didn't fix the problem. I like the torx screw idea so would like to stay with it (if possible). Can't return it as I've re-wired it with an SAE connector.

    Guess I'll have to do the finger screw thing. Just venting....
  8. Emmbeedee

    Emmbeedee Procrastinators

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    You can buy Torx security screws in different sizes in better tool and hardware stores. I was staring at a wall of them just yesterday.

    If you can't find any locally, I can send you a couple.


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  9. mbabc

    mbabc Curmudgeon trainee

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    Thanks Emmbeedee. Does the mount use a special type of torx? Seems I remember there's a divot or something.
  10. Emmbeedee

    Emmbeedee Procrastinators

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    There's a groove which you can likely create yourself as bli55 did in his post.

    This is the wall I was in front of yesterday:

    [​IMG]

    These are all standard sizes but they also had metric.

    Or maybe you were thinking of the security part of it, the little pin in the head of the screw which keeps a standard Torx driver from working? These "Tamper Proof" ones have that pin.
  11. dvmvm

    dvmvm Adventurer

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    I have translated some solutions on this ADVrider forum to the Dutch forum. I'm glad to do something back!
  12. Timmer

    Timmer Curious Adventurer

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    You can't insert via points in uploaded routes. If you do, it wipes out all the other via points except the destination. Also, one can't edit an uploaded route.

    Just this past 4 days I got lots of practice with this while riding in a rally.


    Tim in Burien, WA
  13. joefromsf

    joefromsf Dark Happens

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    Are you serious? I'm a "route" person and this was a common use case for me using my 276C.
  14. mbabc

    mbabc Curmudgeon trainee

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    Wow, neat hardware store! I'll check around town. My local mom-n-pop doesn't have them, nor Radioshack.
  15. Emmbeedee

    Emmbeedee Procrastinators

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    Let me know if you can't find 'em. I will be back in town on Thursday so I can get you a couple.
  16. Emmbeedee

    Emmbeedee Procrastinators

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    Anyone else seeing this problem? Anytime I try to simulate driving a route, I end up in the Atlantic ocean south of Accra.

    My software version is 4.70 and it doesn't seem to matter which maps I have enabled. This happened on various profiles with different maps in each.
  17. atlas cached

    atlas cached OX Ambassador

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    WHat are the exact coordinates in the Atlantic Ocean?

    I have an erroneous track file that took me out to the coast of Africa and back at MACH 10,000 (super high speed). Of course, I never really was there. I'll have to find the GPX and compare the coordinates if you can share yours :)
  18. Emmbeedee

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    This is it:

    [​IMG]

    And it even takes me into tomorrow. :lol3
  19. atlas cached

    atlas cached OX Ambassador

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    Awesome! Doesn't look like a DeLorean, but you apparently have a Time Machine!

    Here is my Glitch: Look slike it goes tot he SAME PLACE. Why do Garmin GPSr want to go there so badly?

    Oh, and look! I was doing 812,700 MPH! (Now that's a FAST time machine!)

    [​IMG]
  20. TravellingStrom

    TravellingStrom Been here awhile

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    You know, that nearly looks like a default number, with that northing of nearly 0, it just seems strange, like something went belly up, the easting also is strange, as I assume you are in the states.

    It nearly looks by the map that the point is directly south of the Garmin Europe HQ and on the equator

    Just a thought?

    Cheers
    TS