Now that I have a GPSr that allows one to create routes, I've done just this on my preferred routes from my house to the Interstate system. I found that before this, depending on my destination, the unit would route me in what it thought was the best way and its trying to get me to turn at each and every block I passed to turn me around gets old almost immediately. Using these preferred routes makes for a much quieter and pleasant first or last 5 or 10 miles of my trips.
I can see other uses for building specialized routes, especially if I were still driving professionally, but I figured it might be interesting to put the question to the group; What routes have you created and use?
I have created about a dozen "routes" around a number of local golf courses. I use these each time I play golf at any one of these courses. There are at least 18 "via points" on each route. Some have more, including water hazards and such.
Does this mean your golf ball has a beacon and it stops moving it becomes a POI in the GPS on your route?
I have made routes for christmas light displays that we go look at with the extended family. The local paper publishes addresses and pictures, so you can preview. It has made it a lot more enjoyable as I now only have to worry about the traffic, and not so much where I am going in new areas of town.
I find the stored routes invaluable on road trips. We like scenic routes and there are many times that a custom route is the only way to get it to take the scenic overlook roads.
And yes, like you mentioned, I developed a custom route for to and from work. This made the traffic receiver look at exactly the way I'm going.
We go through St Louis at least once a year, so I set up a route for the by-passes I want to use. We have went through there enough that I don't really need it anymore, but I keep it on the GPS anyway.
I am also a geocacher so I set up temporary routes for the most economical way to go when I'm going out to do a bunch of caches.
...I developed a custom route for to and from work. This made the traffic receiver look at exactly the way I'm going.
This is an excellent idea!
When driving from Long Island over one of three bridges to the north and west of New York City, I don't usually use a route. There are so many different roads the GPS doesn't know which way I am going, and can't offer traffic info unless I enter a route in advance.
Created them for the wife's 760 to and from work. Only way for us to make the traffic work with the route she wants to go rather than the route the GPS chooses.
I have found out that routes created before I install a new map release are not useable after that new release is installed. Has anyone else found the same thing?? I have a Nuvi 750.
Made a route of the back way to Port Aransas. Kept off the interstate and it was a relaxing trip!!
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