OSM Navigation

Discussion in 'Mapping & Navigation' started by Brennan, Mar 25, 2013.

  1. Brennan

    Brennan Food & Bikes

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    I'm shit at this and headed into Istanbul tomorrow with a garmin Montana 600 I ordered on the fly in Bucharest. I've got some silky smooth maps loaded on the device but it won't use the maps to navigate me to a wayloint, POI, etc. Just a straight line from my current location to Istanbul, Sinbad Hostel.

    Any guidance would be much appreciated.

    p.s. Yeah I slipped a guidance in there, I'm without shame.
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  2. TrotterD

    TrotterD Geek

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    Hello, hope you are well.

    It sounds like to me you have routing set up as Direct Routing. If so try changing it in the settings. Open the Draw ^ then Setup -> Routing. Change the Activity setting to Motorcycle Driving or Automobile Driving.

    This may work for what you want.

    Regards,

    Dave
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  3. dlh62c

    dlh62c Long timer

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    Make sure the maps are 'Enabled' on the Montana.

    daryl
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  4. 9Dave

    9Dave Bazinga!

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    Not familiar with "silky smooth" maps - but whatever they are, if they must be created as routable maps by the manufacturer. Otherwise, you will just get a straight line.

    Nothing will fix the issue if they are not routable maps.

    And my guidance is don't buy a GPS and plan to rely on it on the go. It won't be easy, you will get furstrated, or worse have an accident while fiddling with it instead of paying attention to the road and surroundings.
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  5. worwig

    worwig Long timer

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    I assume your maps do not have routing data.
    It sounds like you would be better off, and likely cheaper, putting OSMand on an Android device. Then load OSM maps with routing data.
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  6. vintagespeed

    vintagespeed fNg

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    about all you can do without a routable map is to lay down a track instead. sucks, but it's better than nothing.

    some OSM maps are routable, some/most are not.
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  7. Brennan

    Brennan Food & Bikes

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    That was the answer, thanks dude! I forget the stock setting on the Montana that I had to change to "Automotive" but now I have routable OSM maps that worked in Bulgaria and Turkey.

    Thanks for the all of the input everyone. For now I have routable maps but I'm not sure if that will still be the case when I head further east.
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