Custom routes via POI

 

I am thinking about going to Buffalo (may fly) NY next month and routed it. I want to be on major highways all the time, even if it is the longer route. However, it takes me on secondary roads.

So I thought, why not make a multi-point POI and go to each point and then go to the next one, that way, I can stay on the highways. Has anyone done this?

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

I'm curious...

...asianfire, what route did it give you?

ML

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You could probably do it

You could probably do it that way, but what I'm curious about is ...

1)what avoidances you have set and

2)is it set to shortest or fastest?

I don't have any avoidances

I don't have any avoidances besides dirty roads. It took me the best way, but not the way I want to go. It took me up 15 through PA and I want to stick to the Interstates, just cause I like them better. The way that i want to go isnt the fastest nor is it the shortest, but just the way I want to go.

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

Just go your own way

And ignore the voice telling you to go another way until it realizes you know where you're going. That's what I do.

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Here is the route

Mike L. wrote:

...asianfire, what route did it give you?

ML

It took me up 95
around DC
I-270
US-11
US-22
US-15
and then back on Interstates

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

Me too

kch50428 wrote:

And ignore the voice telling you to go another way until it realizes you know where you're going. That's what I do.

That is what I usually do as well, but I am not familiar at all with that area and wanted some guidance going from one interstate to the another without any paperwork.

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

Wow, that's a long, long way

Wow, that's a long, long way around if you only want to go on Interstates.

Select Buffalo as your

Select Buffalo as your destination and then select Pittsburgh, PA as an enroute destination. As you approach Pittsburgh, select Buffalo as a new destination so as to stay off city roads into downtown Pittsburgh.

Based upon my presets, inserting Pittsburg adds five miles and 8 minutes (via downtown Pittsburgh) to the route.

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Try Google Earth...

...to get a broader picture for yourself. It chose a route that was mostly (if not all) interstates when I typed in the locations of VA and Buffalo, NY.

asianfire, make sure you see the 'Falls' when you're there - and don't go over 'em in a barrel either!smile

Good luck!

ML

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After a few months with

After a few months with NUVI, I now have all the paper maps back in glove compartment. I hate the feeling of getting somewhere and back without any ideas where I have been. Too much technology often make us forget the basics.

I make custom routes a lot

If I have time to plan a trip, I use Mapsource to investigate my trip. I look for a route that works for me - which is usually not the fastest, nor the shortest.

It may include a side visit to a POI, or maybe a stop at a restaurant slightly out of the way, or avoid a known traffic problem area.

So, I play with Mapsource, adding waypoints when needed to direct the route where I want. When satisfied, I download that route and use it. With my GPS, I can still make on-the-fly route changes and get a recalculated route.

If I don't have time to plan a trip - I let the GPS guide me how ever it wants.

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Customizing routes using POI's

Absolutely ...this is the best way to set up long, cross country routes. I use GPS Visualizer to set up my Custom POI's everywhere there is a bypass around a city or where I know best. Can't always rely on GPS routing. This really sets up waypoints for you and keeps you in control of where you're going.

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Yeah, the falls are pretty

Mike L. wrote:

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asianfire, make sure you see the 'Falls' when you're there - and don't go over 'em in a barrel either!smile

Good luck!

ML

Yeah, I have been there before, I took my fam a couple of summers ago up there to see the falls when I had a business trip up there. Now I go tuhree every year to do Year End procedures for the client. I think I am going to fly after all.

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