I recently plotted a course in MS streets and trips,downloaded it to my 250W and when I started my trip it changed the route to the shortest but very slow way.It used to be the quickest but all the speed limits have been lowered.I wanted to take the scenic way.
Look in your options and you may be able to change it back to the quickest. Sometimes MS will use something different than what you have set if you open a new map when you imported the file over.
The 250 doesn't do routes, so you had to download the waypoints and set it to navigate from point to point. In this mode the unit will go by the settings you have on the unit, fastest, shortest, and off-road.
Streets & Trips 2010 will only accept the waypoints, whether your Nuvi does routes or not. You can calculate the route in Streets & Trips but it will only download the 'stops' as 'favorites' to the Nuvi using the Send to GPS function. You can also use S&T's Data - Export to GPX File to save the 'stops' and use POIloader to install them on your device as Custom POIs.
You can send the route to BING Maps and from there send it to your unit as a route. I've built a couple of routes so far using S&T 2010 and sent them to BING. From there I've transferred using both the USB connection and the over-the-air interface. They are loaded as routes and not waypoints in favorites. BUT your unit has to support routes. You need to have MSN traffic to send OTA.
My point was that S&T doesn't transfer the route directly. I use "Data - Export to GPX File" and then open the saved file in Mapsource and use the 'Send to Device' to get it to my Nuvi. You often need to have Mapsource recalculate the route but that's the only extra step.
How to you transfer the route from S&T 2010 to Bing. I see a "show in Bing maps" command but not a Send to there. Using "Show in" I don't see the route on the map screen. What am I missing?
I am certain I did it earlier this week but I may have been in BING setting a route rather the S&T. I know once you have it in BING, it transfers directly.
Much easier than using a Google mashup.
Thank you for your input, I guess I lose as it can't handle routes.
Yes a_user, creating and transferring the route in Bing is easy and works great with the Nuvi.
If your using S&T 2010, try saving your route as a GPX file and then transfer it to the Nuvi using Mapsource. It works really well with a minimum of steps but make sure you right click on the route entry to the left of the map in Mapsource and select Recalculate Route. The transferred route is 'straight line. The recalculate forces the route to follow roads.
It's still a great way to add the S&T route stops to your Nuvi as favorites or as Custom POIs.
Create your route in S&T 2010, hook up your Garmin with the USB cable, click on Data, Export to GPX, select the GPX folder in your Garmin, name the route, and send it right to the Garmin. Works perfectly, and only 1 step.
Yes, but be sure to transfer it to the Garmin\GPX folder on the Nuvi and you'll need to do a Tools - My Data - Import Route from File before you can use the Route.
Streets & Trips 2010 is able to send a route (or more accurately a series of ordered route points). But what you end up with on your Garmin largely depends on: a) what method you used (USB, MSN Direct or my favorite the GPX manual copy to the Garmin)
b) what model of Garmin device you have.
I just sent a route via MSN Direct to my 885 and it worked great.
Unless you have one of the latest Garmin models you best chance of success to transfer route info versus just the waypoints is to:
1. export to GPX then
2. plug in your Nuvi
3. open it up on your laptop and find the GPX folder.
4. Copy/Drop the GPX file that came from S&T in there
Now when the Nuvi starts up you'll have a route availble for importing (if your Nuvi supports that) or if your model doesn't support this you will still get the waypoints in your favorites. Either way it beats manually entering them in both.
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