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Directions from "B" to "C"

 

I like to do a route in segments: A to B, and then B to C, etc. (separate files)over a period of two days (or more, ...I assume the same routine would apply to multiple trips/routes).

The A to B route is simple.

Is there a simple way for me to do a B to C route (without being at location/point B? )

Hope this makes sense. In other words, how do I let the Garmin know that I want to start at a different location than I am presently at (I am at point A not point B) and then do a route from point B to C.

Nuvi 250.

Waypoints

If you are planning a trip out in advance, it is better to use Garmin's Mapsource DVD to plan your trip or you can use something like Google Maps to pick the key points and then load those points into your Garmin as Favorites or a Custom POI.

Then when you start your trip you pick point A. Once there you then pick point B, etc.

If you simply want to see how the Garmin will calculate the route with out being at the location, then what you do is go to the Wrench, Settings, Navigation, then set the simulator to ON (or just be somewhere where you don't get sat signals). Now find, for example, your point B, pick to Show Map, then Set Loc. will put you there (in simulation mode). Now you are at point B in the virtual simulation. Use the Go To to pick the next point and hit GO to route it. Answer NO when it asks if you want to simulate driving the route. Now you can tap the map and see the route (might have to zoom out) or view the turn by turn directions.

PT

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Garmin nüvi 200 (my first GPS) & 780. And a Mac user.

B to C is no problem, Its C to D

You just need to do a route from A to C and then use B as a via point. But that is all that you can do.

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Charley - Nuvi 350 - Bel STI Driver - Cobra 29 w/ wilson 1000 - AIM: asianfire -

Waypoints only on Nuvi 250

You can’t insert Routes into your Nuvi 250. You can create one Waypoint and add a via point as asianfire has mentioned. Example:

asianfire wrote:

You just need to do a route from A to C and then use B as a via point. But that is all that you can do.

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nüvi 3790t & nüvi 3590LMT "always backup your files"

Waypoints and C to D, etc.

Thanks for the info on using the wrench settings. I was hoping for an easy solution to plan several days of travel. Along with the information in the other posts, I think I am now able to tackle a mutiple day trip using the Garmin nuvi 250.

When planning a route I also use Streets and Trips, but the route often differs from the Garmin route. Is there some software that will duplicate the Garmin route for me (i.e use the same algorithm/logic) ? Just wondering ... ???

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Consecon wrote:

When planning a route I also use Streets and Trips, but the route often differs from the Garmin route. Is there some software that will duplicate the Garmin route for me (i.e use the same algorithm/logic) ? Just wondering ... ???

Mapsource, it is the same as what you have in your unit and easier to see in a PC or "MAC"

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Garmin 38 - Magellan Gold - Garmin Yellow eTrex - Nuvi 260 - Nuvi 2460LMT - Google Nexus 7

Google Maps and TakItWithMe

As I said in my original post, you can enter in waypoints as custom POIs or as favorites after you plan your trip out in Streets and Trips then those points can be uploaded to the Garmin.

Go to simulation mode and have it show you the routes it picks between each of the points you put in there. If the route matches what you planned, then go onto to the next two points. If it doesn't match, then you need to go back to Streets and Trips and add additional points in-between those two points to try and force the Garmin into routing the way you want.

One nice way to add places to your Garmin either as Favorites or as a Custom POI file is to use maps.google.com and plot all your points. Assuming you have a google account (create one if you don't) you can save the map and work on it as you have time and also modify it later. Then use...

http://www.takitwithme.com/

to load in your google map and you can have that side either automatically put the points into your USB connected Garmin directly (it will put them in favorites) or use the GPX file generator instead where the GPX file can then be uploaded into the Garmin with the POI Uploader tool. This second option is probably better since you can easily remove that trip by removing the GPX file from the Garmin or overwrite it with updated versions. If you put things into favorites, your only two options to remove points are either to do it one favorite at a time or clear the entire favorites list by resetting the unit.

If you watch the little instructional video at TakItWithMe they should you how. Although note that the little routing lines they add to the map are NOT supported on the Garmin 200/250, so there is no point adding them unless you want them for your own use in google maps.

PT

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Garmin nüvi 200 (my first GPS) & 780. And a Mac user.

Google Maps and TakItWithMe

An in-depth response. It is very much appreciated. I will explore your suggestions and see what works best for me. Again, many thanks.

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