Check Out Garmin Junction View
Check out Garmin Junction View
Many users have complained that they have never seen a "Junction View". That may have been true, but, with each map update, there are more and more "Junction Views" being added. Indeed, there are now two "Junction View" (.jcv) files available. Usually, one must download the large "Junction View" file separately from the map update.
Note that there are now several types of Junction View - a PhotoReal Junction View and a BirdsEye Junction view. The Photoreal version shows the upcoming interchange from the perspective of the driver of the vehicle. Bird’s Eye junction view offers a detailed view of interchanges, looking down as if from overhead (ie., from a bird's eye)
CraigW did a posting that had links to various views
Birdseye and standard PhotoReal JV:
Active lane Guidance:
PS—with the 3597 and other devices that offer a 3D Digital Elevation Map (DEM), you should see a shaded relief overlay on the standard City Navigator map. Driving along the South Rim of the Grand Canyon along Hwy 64 may be the best example.
3D DEM overlay in Monument Valley:
A simple way to see what your Junction View file will display is to "Go" to some place several hundred miles from your current location where the "route" the unit chooses will proceed on Interstates through one or more large cities.
Once the unit calculates the route, the green top line on the screen changes from the "Calculating" to the "next turn" notification. Tap this green bar.
What will then be displayed depends on the age of your unit.
My 765 displays the next three (3) turn instructions. At the bottom of the screen are three (3) choices. On the left is "Back"; in the middle is "Show Map" and on the right is the "down arrow" (and when pressed, an up arrow will appear on its left).
Pressing the first turn instruction gives a three (3) part screen. On the left half of the screen is a zoomed in map (200 ft) showing the purple line and nearby streets. The right half of the screen is divided horizontally into two (2) parts. The top shows the turn instruction; the bottom shows miles to the turn over the time.
The middle of the bottom bar has changed to read "Lane Assist". If it is "greyed out" there is nothing to show. Otherwise, pressing "Lane Assist" will show a "Junction View".
So - pressing the down arrow until the "Lane Assist" is selectable will get you to a "Junction View". Hit the "Back" button to return to the "turn by turn" instructions.
Continue pressing the down arrow to find all of the possible "Junction Views" along your route.
My 2595 displays almost five (5) turn instructions. At the left of the screen are four (4) choices. The top choice is the three horizontal bars (indicating settings). When pressed, the unit offers to "Show Map"; the next two choices are the up and down arrows; the bottom choice is the "back" curled arrow.
Pressing any turn instruction, gives a three (3) part screen. On the very left of the screen are three navigation arrows - the up and down arrows and the "back" curled arrow. The left half of the display screen is divided horizontally into two (2) parts. The top shows the turn instruction; the bottom shows time next miles to the turn. On the right half of the screen is a zoomed in map (.2 mi) showing the purple line and nearby streets.
Pressing the down arrow will move through the turns and, if there is a "Junction View", it will appear in place of the map.
Note: There may be units where the displays differ from what is indicated above. If so, I would appreciate knowing the differences so instructions may be added. You will be given credit for the addition.
jgermann - Mar 28, 2015
3/28/2014 added info on various junction view types.