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A bit O/T - question re car satnav & route planning
« on: April 06, 2014, 09:18:08 pm »
Does anyone know of a car satnav that allows you to save a route, or to input one & tell it to follow it?

Every one I've seen chooses its own, subject only to setting of waypoints (a tedious & error-prone procedure) & perhaps some selection criteria.
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Re: A bit O/T - question re car satnav & route planning
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2014, 10:11:06 pm »
All the Garmin ones.

You need to take them out of the car, and plug them into your PC, and use MapSource to plan your routes and waypoints.

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Re: A bit O/T - question re car satnav & route planning
« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2014, 09:56:32 am »
Interesting.  I have a Garmin nuvi and have just tried loading a route with both BaseCamp and Mapsource City Navigator.  All the waypoints transfer over to the nuvi and I can find them in favorites but routes don't appear to.  Any idea where I should look for them?

Re: A bit O/T - question re car satnav & route planning
« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2014, 11:17:30 am »
All the Garmin ones.

You need to take them out of the car, and plug them into your PC, and use MapSource to plan your routes and waypoints.
Ah, I see. You have to buy it, by buying a map which it's bundled with.

It'd be nice if Garmin didn't have dead links on its website.
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Re: A bit O/T - question re car satnav & route planning
« Reply #4 on: April 07, 2014, 11:46:48 am »
MapSource has been replaced by BaseCamp, which is available to download for free. As standard, BaseCamp includes a not very detailed basemap, but it should read any maps loaded on the GPS device that's plugged in.

For loading planned routes on the Nuvis, this depends on the model. Some are rather simplified, so don't allow this. Though you can transfer waypoints (aka favourites) to most of them.
I'm not sure which current models allow loading routes.

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Re: A bit O/T - question re car satnav & route planning
« Reply #5 on: April 07, 2014, 12:07:43 pm »
Can Basecamp use OSM sourced maps like the Garmin itself?
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Re: A bit O/T - question re car satnav & route planning
« Reply #6 on: April 07, 2014, 12:14:49 pm »
It can. Check the map's website on how to install.