Schematic view supported by which GPS?

Discussion in 'GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me' started by cug, Sep 13, 2010.

  1. cug

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    Hi,

    I was wondering which GPS models still support the schematic view like this:

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    Or even better the older version:

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    Going to be a long list. I would call that a plan view, the other type a 3D or road/driving view.

    My Garmin 60CSx has a plan view & no 3D view.
    My Garmin NUVI 500 has a default 3D view but can be switched to plan view.

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    As long as there is no map at all on the screen - that would be it. But a 2D map is still a map. So, do the Garmin devices support that?
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    Your schematic view or 2D are what I am referring to as a "Plan View", a term that I think is accepted when viewing architectural blueprints and mechanical drawings which show multiple views of the same object.

    In any case I assumed you were asking about an overhead, looking down map view as opposed to the 3D oblique map view.

    Or are you asking only about the turn-by-turn navigation pop-ups and how they look?

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  5. cug

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    I wasn't. When you look at the images above, this is what a TomTom device (at least the older ones, not sure about new ones) show when you completely turn off map view.

    This is 3D map view:

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    This is 2D map view:

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    This is schematic view:

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    I'm looking for devices that are able to display schematic view all the time. Something I absolutely prefer when being on the motorcycle. Not those teeny tiny maps and symbols that vibrate and are barely readable and audio instructions I won't hear through environment noise and ear plugs.
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    Thanks for the clarification. I'm a Garmin guy who is a little slow at times.


    Short answer for Garmin products; not that I have seen.

    They have a navigation page/screen which lists upcoming turns of a route and does show a small turn symbol but it is very small, 1/4" X 1/4" on my NUVI 500. Looks to be about 7 angles of right turn and the same left turn plus straight. Can't remember if the page refreshes on it's own as you drive along the route. The page will refresh when returning from another page/screen. Also being a symbol you only have the distance number to tell how close you are as no position indication. Selecting one of the turn symbols or text brings up a 2D zoomed in map detail of that intersection, which I understand is not what you are looking for.

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    I call his schematic view "Roll Chart" page.
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    That's similar to the Highway and Turn Preview screens found on my Garmin Legend HCx, and many other Garmins like the GPSMap 60 and 76 series.
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    The Garmin turn preview screen and pop-up approaching turn screens are based on a zoomed in 2D or 3D map view. If I understand correctly, Cug has been asking for a 2D with no map which also means no current position indicator.

    Not sure why. Would seen to be turning the GPS into an expensive 'Roll Chart" as Countdown noted but it's his thread.

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