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Weird blue lines on Nuvi 760

 

Just noticed a few days ago that the area around my "home" location has a series of weird light blue lines going in all directions, centered on the end of my driveway. I haven't seen this any other place....any ideas??

Thanks

MacMan

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Garmin Nuvi 465T

trip log

petevw wrote:

... weird light blue lines going in all directions, ....any ideas??

Sounds like the trip log (track log) has been enabled. The Nuvi always keeps a log of where you have traveled, but you can choose to display it or not, and you can clear it at any time (but it will just start a new log as soon as it is cleared). You could try turning off the display option, clear it, or just leave it be.

The random lines going in any direction thing tends to happen just as the GPS comes on and acquires lock, and tends to settle down pretty quickly so that the random lines only occasionally show up where the GPS is first powered on or where it first gets a lock. After that the blue line tends to follow the road pretty well (also a feature of road-lock in Nuvi units, although I don't know why road-lock doesn't prevent the random burst of lines at the beginning).

As the Nuvi only stores so many points before it starts discarding the old ones, if you don't clear the trip log then eventually the random blue lines will go away, or at least be replaced by other ones. This may take a month or so, maybe more, depending on how much you use the GPS.

sounds like the trip log to me...

It's basically a breadcrumb trail of where you've been. If you are stationary, it will leave these kinds of points randomly since your position will jump (and be recorded in the trip log) even though you are stationary

First, hide the trip log:
Tools>Settings>Map>Trip Log: Hide

Next, clear the trip log if you have not used it or have any need for it:
Tools(arrow down)>My Data>Clear Trip Log

Clearing the trip log will also allow the nuvi (in some cases) to boot quicker and will allow much quicker connection to your PC...the long progress bar wait time on the nuvi (as the it's connecting to the PC) will be reduced to almost nothing. That is, until the trip log fills up again.

There is no way to disable it, only to hide it from the map view.

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nuvi 760, nuvi 765T, nuvi 855, nuvi 3790LMT, nuvi 3490LMT - SoCal area

Weird blue line

...sounds like two votes for the trip log...but just to be safe, first check to see if any of those weird blue lines connect with Roswell, NM...especially if any of them are flashing wink

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"It's not where you start, but where you end up." Where am I and what am I doing in this hand basket?

Line

Are they following roads and where you have been (then it is the tracklog).

Do you have multiple maps in your gps, an older firmware, and the lines straight? If so, upgrade your firmware.

Thanks For The Tips!

I hadn't paid much attention to that function. Clearing the trip log really made a difference. Thanks for the tip!!

Gotta Love It

It's great how you can get such good help here. It's weird though, that Garmin won't let you turn off the trip log. On my 76CSx I can turn it off completely but on my nüvi 760 I can only hide it. I periodically delete it and never have it show on the screen.

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GPSMAP 76CSx - nüvi 760 - nüvi 200 - GPSMAP 78S

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thrak wrote:

It's great how you can get such good help here. It's weird though, that Garmin won't let you turn off the trip log. On my 76CSx I can turn it off completely but on my nüvi 760 I can only hide it. I periodically delete it and never have it show on the screen.

Don't tell your wife that there is a detailed record of where she's been, when she was there and how fast she was going . . . could you use the information is a court of law?

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Currently have: SP3, GPSMAP 276c, Nuvi 760T, Nuvi 3790LMT, Zumo 660T

Thanks everyone!

I appreciate the info. I'll be turning it off (hiding, I guess), but not before I clear it out. Interesting feature, but I don't see when/why I'd need it.

Thanks again!!

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Garmin Nuvi 465T

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I found it useful in fighting a speeding ticket.

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Currently have: SP3, GPSMAP 276c, Nuvi 760T, Nuvi 3790LMT, Zumo 660T

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Don't tell your wife that there is a detailed record of where she's been, when she was there and how fast she was going . . . could you use the information is a court of law?

How do you see where and when? I can see the trip log but don't know how to find where or when.

I can not understand why Garmin did not make a manual for their GPS. Wouldn't it be nice to know everything our gps will do.

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Nuvi 750 (gave to son) Nuvi 2450

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mgarledge wrote:
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Don't tell your wife that there is a detailed record of where she's been, when she was there and how fast she was going . . . could you use the information is a court of law?

How do you see where and when? I can see the trip log but don't know how to find where or when.

I can not understand why Garmin did not make a manual for their GPS. Wouldn't it be nice to know everything our gps will do.

OF COURSE there's a manual;

http://www.garmin.com/manuals/nuvi750-GPS-Atl_OwnersManual.p...

And there's one for Mapsource too:

http://www8.garmin.com/manuals/MapSource_MapSourceUsersGuide...

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Currently have: SP3, GPSMAP 276c, Nuvi 760T, Nuvi 3790LMT, Zumo 660T

Import to MapSource

mgarledge wrote:

How do you see where and when? I can see the trip log but don't know how to find where or when.

Import the Track Log into MapSource and your funny blue lines show the exact date and time of day, as well as your speed and altitude along each segment of the Track Log.

or Google Earth

johnc wrote:
mgarledge wrote:

How do you see where and when? I can see the trip log but don't know how to find where or when.

Import the Track Log into MapSource and your funny blue lines show the exact date and time of day, as well as your speed and altitude along each segment of the Track Log.

You can also import it into the free version of Google Earth now.

Glad I saw this post

I am glad I saw this post. I was setting up a friends Nuvi 265T this afternoon and after the initial satalite lock we noticed blue lines appearing on the map. Thought it was a fault with the unit but now all is revealed. Switch of the track log.

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Nuvi 2555LMT,Nuvi 1490LMT, Nuvi 265WT, Nuvi 260, GPSMap76S. Captain Cook was a Yorkshireman too.

Thank you so

bramfrank wrote:
mgarledge wrote:
Quote:

Don't tell your wife that there is a detailed record of where she's been, when she was there and how fast she was going . . . could you use the information is a court of law?

How do you see where and when? I can see the trip log but don't know how to find where or when.

I can not understand why Garmin did not make a manual for their GPS. Wouldn't it be nice to know everything our gps will do.

OF COURSE there's a manual;

http://www.garmin.com/manuals/nuvi750-GPS-Atl_OwnersManual.p...

And there's one for Mapsource too:

http://www8.garmin.com/manuals/MapSource_MapSourceUsersGuide.pdf

Thank you so much. I guess this is easier for Garmin than putting it in the box!

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Nuvi 750 (gave to son) Nuvi 2450

Thanks

Frovingslosh wrote:
johnc wrote:
mgarledge wrote:

How do you see where and when? I can see the trip log but don't know how to find where or when.

Import the Track Log into MapSource and your funny blue lines show the exact date and time of day, as well as your speed and altitude along each segment of the Track Log.

You can also import it into the free version of Google Earth now.

I use Google Earth with the Mapsource (View in Google Earth)a lot. Love to look at where I am going before I go. Will try these tips.
Thanks.

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Nuvi 750 (gave to son) Nuvi 2450

Thanks again

I finally got the time, and turned off the "weird blue lines" tracker, and also cleared it out....what a difference in the loading time!

Thanks again everybody!!!

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Garmin Nuvi 465T

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