Mapquest route to Nuvi 750

 

I mapped out a route point A to point B and then dragged a small part of the route to avoid several streets. Sent it to my 750, imported the file but when I look at the route, the changes are not there. Tried it several times but it is always the original route.

unfortunately

Thats because the nuvi will recalculate the route every time. The only way to work around it is to set via points along the way.

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etrex vista, Nuvi 350, Nuvi 650, Nuvi 750(3)

Try setting some via points

Try setting some via points on at the start and end of the segments you want to take on the mapquest route. Otherwise, mapquest is only sending the start and end points and the nuvi is going to calculate it's own route.

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Fletch- Nuvi 750

via points

Any idea how to add via points in Mapquest? I couldn't find a help file to do this. Thanks

Mapquest calls 'em

Waypoints when making a route.

**oops - my bad - we're talking mapquest here - not mapsource... which I have not actually used since I went Mac - and have Garmin Road Trip. smile

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*Keith* MacBook Pro *wifi iPad(2012) w/BadElf GPS & iPhone6 + Navigon*

Create waypoint tool

I use the create waypoint tool (green flag) on the tool bar. I add a waypoint at an intersection I want to go by. Insert that into the route.

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etrex vista, Nuvi 350, Nuvi 650, Nuvi 750(3)

Create waypoint tool

Are you sure you are talking about Mapquest and not Mapsource? I cannot find any type of flag in Mapquest.

mapsource

I was talking about mapsource

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etrex vista, Nuvi 350, Nuvi 650, Nuvi 750(3)

In Mapquest, when you "drag"

In Mapquest, when you "drag" the route to where you want it, there should be a red dot where you actually dropped the route. Put your cursor over the dot and a "balloon" will pop up. The first option is to "Make It A Route Stop" click on that and it will turn to a star. It should now appear as a waypoint, via point or whatever you want to call it along your route to get to your final destination.

You may have to add several, depending on how long your route is. Otherwise the GPS will keep trying to get you back on what it thinks is the fastest or shortest route (depending on your settings.)

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Fletch- Nuvi 750

Mapquest does not send Routes

RTCharlie wrote:

I mapped out a route point A to point B and then dragged a small part of the route to avoid several streets. Sent it to my 750, imported the file but when I look at the route, the changes are not there. Tried it several times but it is always the original route.

Mapquest does not send route information to your GPS, only the waypoints. To get an actual route, you'll need to use Garmins MapSource instead.

I believe this is incorrect

johnc wrote:
RTCharlie wrote:

I mapped out a route point A to point B and then dragged a small part of the route to avoid several streets. Sent it to my 750, imported the file but when I look at the route, the changes are not there. Tried it several times but it is always the original route.

Mapquest does not send route information to your GPS, only the waypoints. To get an actual route, you'll need to use Garmins MapSource instead.

if I am not mistaken, and as a still relatively new user that is certainly possible, I have sent routes to my 765T from Mapquest. You can't send routes from Google Maps, but you can from Mapquest.

can anyone else confirm this?

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— (Garmin nuvi 765T) — "people who say money can't buy happiness, don't know where to shop"

Mapquest Routes

johnc wrote:

Mapquest does not send route information to your GPS, only the waypoints. To get an actual route, you'll need to use Garmins MapSource instead.

Right, but you can "force" a route by creating via points along your prefered route between your start and end points (see my post above.)

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Fletch- Nuvi 750