Buc-ees POI File Question

 

I am the maintainer of this file and have been receiving several emails about the Luling-TC location showing to be 4 miles away when passing it on I10 West (it is located on the east bound feeder road side of I10 (south of I10).

I have geocoded it several times and not found any issues with the Lat / Lons. We I finally made a trip to San Antonio this past weekend from Houston and finally saw what is happening.

I use a Garmin 765T and the Garmin 2013.30 map-set. When I was approaching the exit the GPS indicated 4 more miles to my destination as reported by others BUT it appears the map doesn't realize there is a west bound exit to Hwy 183 and tries to take you 2 miles down I10 to the next exit (Hwy 80) and do a U-turn and go back 2 miles to Bus-ees (hence the 4 miles left to go indication on the GPS).

Strange part is when traveling West to East the routing has you exit at the correct east bound exit for Hwy 183.

Just checking to see if anyone that has experienced this was using something other than a Garmin GPS. I am assuming this to be a Garmin map issue.

Thanks for any insight to this behavior.

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(formerly known as condump) RV 770 LMT-S, Nuvi2797LMT, Nuvi765T

DOH!!!!

I just figured it out (as I bang my head on the table). The problem is being caused by the entrance location I set in the POI file. The location has both a feeder road entrance (the one the POI file uses) and an entrance from HWY 183.

When I changed the POI location in Basecamp to the Hwy 183 entrance the routing was corrected!!!!! Now both approaches seem to route correctly. I will fix that and re post the POI file.

Sorry about that.

Gastx

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(formerly known as condump) RV 770 LMT-S, Nuvi2797LMT, Nuvi765T

How I do it

Gastx wrote:

...The problem is being caused by the entrance location I set in the POI file. The location has both a feeder road entrance (the one the POI file uses) and an entrance from HWY 183...

Gastx

For what it's worth, 100% of every custom POI that I put in my Nuvi 1450 (and that's several hundreds of them) is prepared by me using Google Earth to map the exact location of the place's driveway/parking lot (others may prefer a different location). The way I look at it, a location's latitude/longitude that's correct down to six decimal places is close enough for me.

Phil

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Phil in Mentor, Ohio -- Garmin Nuvi 1450

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Gastx wrote:

I just figured it out (as I bang my head on the table). The problem is being caused by the entrance location I set in the POI file. The location has both a feeder road entrance (the one the POI file uses) and an entrance from HWY 183.

When I changed the POI location in Basecamp to the Hwy 183 entrance the routing was corrected!!!!! Now both approaches seem to route correctly. I will fix that and re post the POI file.

Sorry about that.

Gastx

Hey, don't sweat it. These things can happen, especially when divided roadways are involved.

...and stop banging your head on the table: you might hurt the table! grin

Many Thanks

Thank you for finding the problem and fixing it so quickly. Your efforts are appreciated.

New Buc-ee's location

I came across this new location to add to your file.

Buc-ee's #36
506 W I-20
Terrell TX 75160

-96.322758, 32.716533

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"There's no substitute for local knowledge" nüvi 750, nüvi 3597

New Buc-ee's

Terrell location added, thanks for the update.

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(formerly known as condump) RV 770 LMT-S, Nuvi2797LMT, Nuvi765T

New location

Buc-ee's No.37
15901 N Freeway
Fort Worth, TX 76177

Ft Worth

Location was added, thanks

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(formerly known as condump) RV 770 LMT-S, Nuvi2797LMT, Nuvi765T

Katy Location Open

The Katy location has opened now

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(formerly known as condump) RV 770 LMT-S, Nuvi2797LMT, Nuvi765T

League City Location

Corrected coordinates, thanks to Lbaitland.

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(formerly known as condump) RV 770 LMT-S, Nuvi2797LMT, Nuvi765T

Denton, Tx Location Opens

Rev "U" Adds Denton, Tx Location, thanks to TXRVer for the notification.

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(formerly known as condump) RV 770 LMT-S, Nuvi2797LMT, Nuvi765T

1st out of Tx Location Opened

Rev "V" Adds Robertsdale, Al Location, thanks to EV Driver for reminding me of this addition.

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(formerly known as condump) RV 770 LMT-S, Nuvi2797LMT, Nuvi765T