Mapquest to GPS

 

Read some posts on sending MapQuest routes to a Garmin GPS. All seems to be working, but seems way too long. It has been 20 minutes and still processing. Started in Spokane ending in Tulsa with 3 with stops in between. Should it really take this long?

EDIT: Found the issue. There was a dialog box caught behind the main screen that wanted permission to allow Garmin Communicator to run. Once done, it took only a few seconds.

This prompted another question: Save as a Route or Waypoints. Differences?

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dferron wrote:

This prompted another question: Save as a Route or Waypoints. Differences?

The only difference between saving it as a route or waypoints is the Nuvi will calculate what it thinks is the best route between your starting point and the waypoints to the destination. Saving as waypoints means you get to play with the choice of roads when you ask for a route from waypoint to waypoint.

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will give this a try

I used to use Mapsource to create and store my routes, then download to the GPS. With my new GPS, I must use base camp, and can only create routes on the GPS itself.

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differences

rigel wrote:

I used to use Mapsource to create and store my routes, then download to the GPS. With my new GPS, I must use base camp, and can only create routes on the GPS itself.

One of the major differences between BaseCamp and MapQuest is BC will store the selected roads in the unit while Mapwuest only transfers the start, end and any waypoints. The other advantage is BaseCamp uses the same map as found in the Nuvi so it is keyed to that database.

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True

True but on the other hand the learning curve is a lot shorter using Mapquest. smile

I find that as long as you realize you may have to put a few more waypoints into Mapquest, you end up with the same route as you would have gotten using Basecamp and/or the maps on the Nuvi. Lots of times you get the same route with no additional waypoints.

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Mapquerst vs Google

I have mastered MapQuest wink, but Google Maps is giving me fits. I can create the route fine, but unable to find the send link in the top right corner.

Any help here?

Also, my 2460 will not recognize a route created gpx. ie POI Loader says there is no data. The waypoint works fine.

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Google "Send to GPS"

Google Maps has been missing "Send to GPS" for several months.

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POI

dferron wrote:

I have mastered MapQuest wink, but Google Maps is giving me fits. I can create the route fine, but unable to find the send link in the top right corner.

Any help here?

Also, my 2460 will not recognize a route created gpx. ie POI Loader says there is no data. The waypoint works fine.

POI LOADER isn't what you should be using. If you transfer the route from Ma pquest it will appear as a "trip" in the Trip Planer not as a POI entry.

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POI

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POI

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What Have I Missed??

t923347 wrote:
dferron wrote:

I have mastered MapQuest wink, but Google Maps is giving me fits. I can create the route fine, but unable to find the send link in the top right corner.

Any help here?

Also, my 2460 will not recognize a route created gpx. ie POI Loader says there is no data. The waypoint works fine.

POI LOADER isn't what you should be using. If you transfer the route from Ma pquest it will appear as a "trip" in the Trip Planer not as a POI entry.

OK.... I redid the route, uploaded to my GPS as a Route and Waypoints ... since I didn't know which I should be using. They are both stored in the GPX folder as MapQuest-92.gpx and MapQuest-261. I looked in the Trip Planner and neither show.

Do they need to be processed in some way? Moved? Missing another step somewhere?

I processed the files because I thought they had to be a "gpi". Another thing learned.

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The

The route transferred from Mapquest may take awhile to actually be loaded into the Nuvi and the longer the route the long the loading process seems to take.

I don't have my 2460 with me but I'd suggest that if you have used the Send function in Mapquest you'll need to turn the Nuvi on and wait for a minute or 2 (maybe a bit longer) for the route to actually be created and appear in Trip Planner. On my 3597, it actually shows a "spinning circle" as this process is happening but that may not be the case on the 2460 where it will just looks like a normal, ready to use, Nuvi, except there is a trip building process going on in the background.

By the way, I think the route is the file called MapQuest-92.gpx. All the ones I have created seem to have a file name in that format. I'd suggest, for ease of use that you change the name IN MAPQUEST to something you'll recognize on the Nuvi. Just overwrite the default name with whatever you like (Route to Boston via Vermont.gpx, for example).

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For info from Garmin

For info from Garmin support.

To access a transferred route in a nuvi 55, 56, 65, 66, 2400, 2405, 2407, 2408, 2505, 2507, 2508, 2707, 2708, 3400, 3500, 3507, 3508, 3700 series, dezl 560, dezl 760, Camper/RV 760, zumo 350, and 390 device:

Touch Apps or Tools
Touch Trip Planner
Allow time for the device to automatically import the trip/route
The import will automatically begin, but no message will appear on the device indicating that the import is happening and may take several minutes to import the trips. Once the import is complete, all transferred routes will be displayed under a category called Unscheduled Trips in the Trip Planner.1 Until the trip(s) show up in Trip Planner, please do not turn off the device or connect it to a computer.

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I have solved the length of

I have solved the length of time it takes to upload the route to the GPS ... make sure you allow Communicator to run wink

The issue I am having now is being able to see the route/waypoints on my GPS. Was posted in earlier in this thread that they should appear in Trip Planner. Not seeing it there.

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Waypoints.

If you converted the Mapquest points to "stops", they should show as intermediate destinations in the imported trip on your nuvi. If you didn't do that conversion step in Mapquest, the points were probably not transferred to the nuvi trip.

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waypoints

dferron wrote:

I have solved the length of time it takes to upload the route to the GPS ... make sure you allow Communicator to run wink

The issue I am having now is being able to see the route/waypoints on my GPS. Was posted in earlier in this thread that they should appear in Trip Planner. Not seeing it there.

By chance .How many waypoints do you have?More then 30?

How many waypoints can I have on a route on my Camper, nuvi, LIVE, zumo, RV, or dezl device?
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04/08/2014
Many of Garmin's automotive products allow you to create a multiple-point route. This function allows you to route from point to point without having to enter a new destination after each stop.

All compatible nuvi, LIVE, zumo, Camper/RV, and dezl devices have a limit on the number of waypoints you can enter within each route.

For older devices that use the standard Routes tool, the limit is 200 waypoints.

For newer devices that use the Trip Planner tool or app, the limit is 30 waypoints.

To determine whether your device uses Routes or Trip Planner, touch the Tools, Settings, or Apps button from the main menu. The tool your devices uses should be listed here.

If the number of waypoints you want on your route exceeds that device's limitation, it is recommended that you create a separate route or trip for each leg. For example, if you are traveling across the country over several days, it is recommended that you create a separate route for each day.

For step-by-step instructions on how to create, edit, or delete a route, including how to optimize the points in a created route, view the following FAQ on our site:

https://support.garmin.com/support/searchSupport/case.faces?caseId={27edcdb0-0c86-11dd-dc9c-000000000000}

Edit.This is the MapQuest site I use. http://www.mapquest.com/routeplanner . Just keep adding the waypoints, using add another stop until completed.Within the 30 limit.Hit Allow MapQuest to re-order stops on your route then click get directions and then send to GPS.

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Waypoints

I have only 6 points from start to end.

Will look at your MapQuest link.

Thanks!

EDIT: I used the link. It is basically the same as off the main screen. Changed names, sent as a Route and Waypoints and still neither show in Trip Planner. I see them in the GPX folder. Where am I going wrong???????

2nd EDIT: Wanted to make sure I didn't have a firmware issue so I brought in my 2nd unit. It just had a factory reset so with that in mind was hoping that in there lies the issue. Well, same issue ... files are in the GPX folder, but unable to show anywhere. Is this a 2460 issue??????

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Here is

alandb wrote:

If you converted the Mapquest points to "stops", they should show as intermediate destinations in the imported trip on your nuvi. If you didn't do that conversion step in Mapquest, the points were probably not transferred to the nuvi trip.

Here is your answer, as posted by alanb.

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So Confused :???:

t923347 wrote:
alandb wrote:

If you converted the Mapquest points to "stops", they should show as intermediate destinations in the imported trip on your nuvi. If you didn't do that conversion step in Mapquest, the points were probably not transferred to the nuvi trip.

Here is your answer, as posted by alanb.

Here is the dialog from MQ. Is this what you are referring to?

"You can send multiple locations to your Garmin device. Selecting route will send the locations as a group of waypoints. Selecting waypoints will send each location individually."

I am really feeling a bit confused The only two ways to export is Route and Waypoints. I have used both. A previous post indicated that the results should appear in Trip Planner. I get nothing with either export.

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Mapquest.

If you transfer to your nuvi as waypoints, they won't show in Trip Planner. They will be in Saved Places or Favorites. If you transfer as a route, it should show up in Trip Planner.

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Should work

dferron wrote:
t923347 wrote:
alandb wrote:

If you converted the Mapquest points to "stops", they should show as intermediate destinations in the imported trip on your nuvi. If you didn't do that conversion step in Mapquest, the points were probably not transferred to the nuvi trip.

Here is your answer, as posted by alanb.

Here is the dialog from MQ. Is this what you are referring to?

"You can send multiple locations to your Garmin device. Selecting route will send the locations as a group of waypoints. Selecting waypoints will send each location individually."

I am really feeling a bit confused The only two ways to export is Route and Waypoints. I have used both. A previous post indicated that the results should appear in Trip Planner. I get nothing with either export.

Do you get message on a sat transfer from MapQuest?Are you shutting your GPS completely down after sending to GPS thendo a re-boot?

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Route @ dferron

I just lay out the complete steps on transferring a route on MapQuest.Put my own 6 examples and following these steps and I was successful.

1.Go to website http://www.mapquest.com/routeplanner.
2.Insert the location in Start A for the location you will leave from.
3.If B is not going to be selected as the End stop. Click on Add Another Stop. Then input data for next stop.
4.Continue using Click to Add Another Stop until you are ready to put information in for the last location into End Stop to complete the route.
5.Put check mark in . Allow MapQuest to re-order stops on your route.
6.Click Get Directions .
7.Connect GPS to computer. You will see it processing data
8.Click on Send located top right of screen.
9.Select Garmi GPS.
10.Put mark in Send Locations as route.
11.Under Selected Devices put check mark in for your GPS that will be showing.
12.Then click send at bottom of page.
13.Will receive message. We were successful sending to the following device.
14.Safetly disconnect GPS from Computer.
15.Turn GPS on.
16.Click Apps,Trip Planner and route will be listed.
17.Click on route then look for 3 bars on top left. Option to re-name there

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@dferron

Charlie has posted what seems to work above.

I was wondering if you had checked the "Index" (http://www.poi-factory.com/faq/index) on this site to see if we already had something?

MapQuest:
Accessing Routes On A Nuvi LIVE Dezl Camper/RV Or Zumo
Routing using Mapquest Route Planner {G}
Create a Route using Mapquest {G}

If you have not used the "Index" before, it is worth taking a look at what it can do for you.

And

And between steps 10 and 12 you can also change the route name to something more meaningful than the Mapquest default name and number. Also between steps 15 and 16 you may need to wait for the Trip to appear in the Trip Planner. If you haven't renamed the trip between steps 10 and 12, you can rename it as part of step 17.

If you have a number of trips sent from Mapquest, IMO it's better to rename them between steps 10 and 12 so you don't end up with a butch of trips on the Nuvi all with a default Mapquest name that means nothing about what the trip actually covers.

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Good idea on the change

t923347 wrote:

And between steps 10 and 12 you can also change the route name to something more meaningful than the Mapquest default name and number. Also between steps 15 and 16 you may need to wait for the Trip to appear in the Trip Planner. If you haven't renamed the trip between steps 10 and 12, you can rename it as part of step 17.

If you have a number of trips sent from Mapquest, IMO it's better to rename them between steps 10 and 12 so you don't end up with a butch of trips on the Nuvi all with a default Mapquest name that means nothing about what the trip actually covers.

Good idea.Will make the change.

1.Go to website http://www.mapquest.com/routeplanner.
2.Insert the location in Start A for the location you will leave from.
3.If B is not going to be selected as the End stop. Click on Add Another Stop. Then input data for next stop.
4.Continue using Click to Add Another Stop until you are ready to put information in for the last location into End Stop to complete the route.
5.Put check mark in . Allow MapQuest to re-order stops on your route.
6.Click Get Directions.
7.Connect GPS to computer. You will see it processing data
8.Click on Send located top right of screen.
9.Select Garmin GPS.
10.Put mark in Send Locations as route.
11.Under Selected Devices put check mark in for your GPS that will be showing. Right above that you will see Enter File Name. This is a good time to type in the file name you prefer to use. You will also have another option listed in #17.
12.Then click send at bottom of page.
13.Will receive message. We were successful sending to the following device.
14.Safetly disconnect GPS from Computer.
15.Turn GPS on.
16.Click Apps then Trip Planner and your created route will be listed.
17.Click on route then look for 3 bars on top left. Option to re-name there

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Charlie. Nuvi 265 WT and Nuvi 2597 LMT. Android Here WeGo - Offline Maps & GPS.

I Read the Help File

When all else fails read the directions, in this case the GPS Help file.

Go to Tools>Help>Favorites>Sending Locations to Your Device. There is nothing in that dialog that says it will save a route, but that "Downloaded locations are saved in your Favorites on your device."

It appears that importing a route is not supported by the 2460, but individual waypoints is. When I exported MQ Waypoints option, they all appeared in Favorites.

If someone has a workaround to get a route into the 2460, I would appreciate it.

Thanks to all for your help.

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The help

The help file your reading is for saving locations (waypoints) to your Nuvi. As you've seen there is nothing there about saving routes because it's not a saving routes help page

You now have two ways to get a "trip" on your Nuvi:

1. Follow the excellent instructions for sending a Mapquest route to the Nuvi as a Trip Planner trip that charlesd45 has posted above.

or

2. Now that you have your waypoints on the Nuvi just create the Trip on the device by following the instructions you will find under "Planning a Trip" in the help file you have found on the Nuvi.

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Directions Followed

I have followed the directions no less than a dozen times. Probably closer to 20.

Charlie sent me several links for help with this issue. There is more data on the web that says it is supposed to work rather than it does. I read only one post that said they found success with the 2460. I even tried deleting all the GPX files, as that person did, and it was still NO joy for me.

Trip Planner works IF you know exactly where and how you want to travel. MQ makes it easy to adjust the route like from fastest to shortest, avoidances, etc.

Thanks to all for the help.

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One last question.

Do you have the latest firmware on your 2460? If I recall, some of these early trip planner nuvis didn't work correctly for route import to trip planner. The import function was corrected with software updates. I am not sure if the 2460 is one of those models.

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Firmware

GE says all is up to date.

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Should...

the 2460 is in the nuvi series list that is part of a Garmin FAQ excerpted below

Quote:

How do I access routes transferred from the computer on a nuvi LIVE dezl Camper/RV or zumo device?
04/09/2014
Routes can be created on the computer in programs such as BaseCamp or MapQuest, and then transferred to certain models of nuvi, LIVE, dezl, Camper/RV, or zumo devices.

Once the created routes have been transferred, you may access them on the device. On certain models, the routes must be imported before they can be accessed.
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To access a transferred route in a nuvi 55, 56, 65, 66, 2400, 2405, 2407, 2408, 2505, 2507, 2508, 2707, 2708, 3400, 3500, 3507, 3508, 3700 series, dezl 560, dezl 760, Camper/RV 760, zumo 350, and 390 device:

Touch Apps or Tools
Touch Trip Planner
Allow time for the device to automatically import the trip/route
The import will automatically begin, but no message will appear on the device indicating that the import is happening and may take several minutes to import the trips. Once the import is complete, all transferred routes will be displayed under a category called Unscheduled Trips in the Trip Planner.1 Until the trip(s) show up in Trip Planner, please do not turn off the device or connect it to a computer.

Been There

@jgermann

Waypoints import to Favorites, but not the routes into Trip Planner.

Been there, done that ... too many times it seems. crying Still willing to try. Does anyone have a 2460 and been successful?

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OOPS!

dferron wrote:

GE says all is up to date.

Meant to say WebUpdater wink

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Garmin's Latest Response

Here is Garmin's latest response to this ongoing problem with importing MapQuest routes to a 2460:\

"I am sorry you are having problems with your route transferred from Mapquest. Since Mapquest is not Garmin software, we can not fix the problem with the file it generated. The best thing to do is to use trip planner on the nuvi 2460 and create your route.

How can I create routes using Custom POIs on automotive devices with Trip Planner?"

Then they went on to tell how to create and use custom POIs in Route Planner.

I see now that they want to put the OOPS! on MapQuest. Pass the ol' buck .... Isn't that the American way?

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uhm

dferron wrote:

Here is Garmin's latest response to this ongoing problem with importing MapQuest routes to a 2460:\

"I am sorry you are having problems with your route transferred from Mapquest. Since Mapquest is not Garmin software, we can not fix the problem with the file it generated. The best thing to do is to use trip planner on the nuvi 2460 and create your route.

I see now that they want to put the OOPS! on MapQuest. Pass the ol' buck .... Isn't that the American way?

Like they said. It's not their software so they can't be responsible for it. You are making it sound as if they should fix the OS in your computer as well or you repair all the houses in the world that have leaky pipes.

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I have

I have no idea why you can't get Trip Planner trips to transfer from Mapquest to your 2460. When I had my 2460 (son now has it) I transferred routes many times with no issues that I can recall.

In any event you should be able to easily create Trips on the Nuvi using Custom POIs. It's basically just like selecting a Saved Place/Favorites.

Trip Planner - New Trip
Select Start Destination - Select
+ - to add another destination
Select Categories - Scroll Down - Custom POIs - Pick the POI you want - Select.

These steps are using my 3597 but the keying sequence should be similar on the 2460. You should find a Custom POI or Extras category when you add a destination to your Trip Planner Trip. Selecting Custom POI/Extras will list all your Custom POIs and you then select the one you want. Continue to do this until your Trip is completed.

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No Problem with TP

I don't have a problem using Trip Planner. It is easier using MQ especially if you aren't quite sure where you want to stop, or route taken.

I am able to import as waypoints, just not as a route. No longer a big deal. Just don't like it when I can't get things to work as designed.

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One Import

I have read the FAQs, other posts, blogs, Garmin support, all having the same process. One person had success after deleting the GPX files. Tried that too. Done a factory reset as well.

I had one successful import last night. For the first time there was an hour glass going round and round and then the route magically appeared. I tried no less than 20 routes.

Though it is not a big deal, sometimes I get a little OCD with these kind of issues.

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Are you doing a small test?

dferron wrote:

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I had one successful import last night. For the first time there was an hour glass going round and round and then the route magically appeared. I tried no less than 20 routes.

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In situations like this, I always suggest trying a route with only one or two via points. Have you done that?

Agree

Agree 100%. Long multi point routes/trips can take a long time to actually appear in the Trip Planner so testing with short trips is an excellent suggestion. Also, I've found that insuring one trip has successfully been transferred before sending another one is another good plan.

Since the OP has got one Trip to appear, it's obvious that the Send to Garmin function in Mapquest does indeed work.

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Work-a-round ...

I found a work-a-round that works for me. Import the route, convert to a POI, open Trip Planner and use the waypoints in the POI. AND I don't have to wait for it to load ... IF it ever does. Perfect for me.

I tried several short, 3 point routes of 500-1000 with generally the same results. I did get an hour glass twice, but after about 45 minutes I figured that time wasn't going to run out. My work-a-round is quick and easy.

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Import the route?

Import the route? What route and imported to where?

Since you've already said that the waypoints transfer fine to the Nuvi why can't you create the Trip using those transferred waypoints instead of creating a POI, loading it to the Nuvi via POIloader, and then using the locations in the POI to create the Trip.

I guess maybe having just the waypoints you want for your Trip all in one place is easier than scrolling through a list of Favorites.

On the other hand there would appear to be something wrong with your 2460 if it's taking 45 minutes to convert the Mapquest gpx file to a Trip. I just did a 3 point 865 mile route in Mapquest, sent it to my 3597 and the trip appeared in approximately 20 seconds.

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to long to load

I have seen posts on other sites only taking 2 minutes for his model Garmin. May be the computer causing the problem loading to the GPS. May be a good time for a computer clean up. To many Plugins, Extensions etc may be running.You may want to type in "about:plugins" in the browser search bar at top of page.Click enter on your keyboard and see what plugins are running that may need to be disabled.

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I thought

I thought that as well but realized that if the hour glass is spinning then the Nuvi can't be connected to the computer any longer. It is either running on battery or power adapter in order for you to boot the Nuvi to a point where you could see the hour glass spinning.

If the route isn't getting to the Nuvi, which it sounds like it is (?) then I agree, it may well be something within the computer causing the issue.

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Clarification on Import

No problem in (importing) getting the route/waypoints to the GPS - less than 20 seconds or so. It is after you close the dialog box from MapQuest and safely eject the GPS from the computer. The newly created file is in the GPX folder on the GPS. Where the issue is, is when you power on the GPS, and go to Trip Planner and wait for the GPX file to process into Trip Planner. Only maybe 1 out of 15 times do I even get the an hour glass showing that something is going on. I have tried this on both of my units.

Computer is not the issue because the GPX file arrives and can be converted to a POI. Something with the 2460. This seems to be a very common problem from what I have read on other blogs. Garmin support recently told me that it was a MQ problem. LOL

I create the POI because I like having the waypoints all in one place.

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Would be interesting.

It would be interesting to see what happens if you import the Mapquest route into Basecamp, then export the route from Basecamp to the nuvi. If Mapquest is putting something in the file that your nuvi doesn't like, passing it through Basecamp may cleanse it.

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TIps Plz

alandb wrote:

It would be interesting to see what happens if you import the Mapquest route into Basecamp, then export the route from Basecamp to the nuvi. If Mapquest is putting something in the file that your nuvi doesn't like, passing it through Basecamp may cleanse it.

How would I do the import? There is no choice in the send, so "assuming" that you open BaseCamp and import from the GPX folder on the GPS. Correct?

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BaseCamp

http://www8.garmin.com/learningcenter/training/basecamp/ it will get you to videos that will show instructions.

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Actually

dferron wrote:

How would I do the import? There is no choice in the send, so "assuming" that you open BaseCamp and import from the GPX folder on the GPS. Correct?

Actually that's an interesting question which may help us understand what's happening with the Mapquest to Trip Planner process on your Nuvi. Basically you've got the process based on your "assumption" above.

So create the route in Mapquest and Send it to the Nuvi. Leave the Nuvi attached to the computer and go to Windows Explorer and drill down to the GPX folder on your Nuvi.

If the SEND worked you should find a GPX file in the GPX folder with the name you gave the Mapquest route when you sent it to the Nuvi. If it's not there then that's a very good indication that something is very wrong with the Send function between your PC and the Nuvi. If it's there, fire up Basecamp.

In Basecamp do a Device - Receive From Device and the GPX file, along with Favorites and other routes, will be imported. Select the GPX file for the Mapquest route from the list on the bottom left side of the screen and do a Device - Send to Device to send it back to the Nuvi,

If using Basecamp is going to work for you then safely removing the Nuvi from the computer and booting the device up should result in the route appearing under Trip Planner fairly quickly.

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Import to Basecamp

dferron wrote:
alandb wrote:

It would be interesting to see what happens if you import the Mapquest route into Basecamp, then export the route from Basecamp to the nuvi. If Mapquest is putting something in the file that your nuvi doesn't like, passing it through Basecamp may cleanse it.

How would I do the import? There is no choice in the send, so "assuming" that you open BaseCamp and import from the GPX folder on the GPS. Correct?

Yes, that is what I would try.

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Alan - Android Auto, DriveLuxe 50LMTHD, Nuvi 3597LMTHD, Oregon 550T, Nuvi 855, Nuvi 755T, Lowrance Endura Sierra, Bosch Nyon

BaseCamp a Winner

I just created a 3 waypoint route in BC and it exported to GPS just like it knew what it was doing. Still REALLY new to BC, but from what I can see I have to have already created my waypoints. Like I said, really new. This is only the third time I have opened the app. Will try to import a gpx created by MQ to see what happens ... once I figure it out.

Actually, the BC video got me this far. wink

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