Find highway on Garmin while driving

 

With Garmin 2589 while driving, can you call the Garmin unit to route to a highway that you want to drive on?

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Well ...

Best not to adjust anything while driving, but if you mean can you input a highway and then do a Go to the answer is no, but you can do a Where to, Junctions and input where two roads meet.

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Where there's a will ... there's a way ... DriveSmart50LMT-D, Nuvi 2508LMT-D, 1490LMT, 1310, Montana 650T, Etrex 20

Map screen

One example when driving a route or just using the map option. You have the ability to zoom out on the map screen and locate a road or business and then hold you finger on that location.It will give you the option to go to that selection.

More info from Garmin support. nüvi 2509/2609 Series

Finding a Location by Browsing the Map
Before you can find places included in the map data, such as restaurants, hospitals, and fuel stations, you must enable the map layer for places along the road (Customizing the Map Layers).

Select View Map.
Drag and zoom the map to display the area to search.
If necessary, select , and select a category icon to view only a specific category of places.
Location markers ( or a blue dot) appear on the map.

Select an option:
Select a location marker.

Select a point, such as a street, intersection, or address location.

If necessary, select the location description to view additional information.

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Charlie. Nuvi 265 WT and Nuvi 2597 LMT. Android Garmin Viago and Here Maps.

Maybe ?

I could wrong,be but I think if bopq wants to drive on a specific highway it could be done by setting it up as a route with a start and end point and possibly a few via's in-between to stay on this route.

I've done something like that when I wanted to follow and stay on the "Blue Ridge Parkway".

But maybe I am reading his question wrong.

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Nuvi 350 long gone, Nuvi 855LMT, Nuvi 2797LMT, 3790LMT passed on to my daughter. Using Windows 10

yep ...

His post wasn't exactly clear ...

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Where there's a will ... there's a way ... DriveSmart50LMT-D, Nuvi 2508LMT-D, 1490LMT, 1310, Montana 650T, Etrex 20

I think Melaqueman is

I think Melaqueman is correct. I have wanted to be able to do that for a long time. I once worked on a Delorme SA route to follow Rte66. It took me 2 months of get it right. Must have taken 200 vias.

There is a web site that has remade routed for that for Garmin, Delorme, and MS Street Atlas. But take a lot of fine tuning to perfect.

You can do it with BaseCamp. But it takes a lot of route dragging, road/area avoids, and patience. Plus, every time you stray off the route, you risk getting the route recalculated be the unit, taking out all your points. Pain in the butt.

I wish someone would write a program, even if it's web based, to follow a specific road from one point to another.

(Dammit man. Your name is hard to spell correctly!)

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Frank Nuvi 3597LMT 37.322760, -79.511267

Yup

phranc wrote:

I think Melaqueman is correct. I have wanted to be able to do that for a long time. I once worked on a Delorme SA route to follow Rte66. It took me 2 months of get it right. Must have taken 200 vias.

Yes, indeed, a worthy quest. Rte 66 might be fun, but living on it, my wish was for Hyw 89 so it is a common wish:

http://www.poi-factory.com/node/44117

Thank you folks. There is a

Thank you folks. There is a lot to learn with my gps unit.

Reason

phranc wrote:

(Dammit man. Your name is hard to spell correctly!)

I take it that you are referring to me. LOL
I'll tell you how this comes about. I spend my winters in Mexico in a very small community about 140 miles (220km) south of Puerto Vallarta on the Pacific ocean and the name of the little town is MELAQUE.

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Nuvi 350 long gone, Nuvi 855LMT, Nuvi 2797LMT, 3790LMT passed on to my daughter. Using Windows 10

thanks

Melaqueman wrote:

...I spend my winters in Mexico in a very small community about 140 miles (220km) south of Puerto Vallarta on the Pacific ocean and the name of the little town is MELAQUE.

Thanks for that. I can see you on Google Earth! mrgreen

So you are Me-La-Kay-Man, Verdad? cool

dobs108 smile

:-)

Melaqueman wrote:

I take it that you are referring to me. LOL
I'll tell you how this comes about. I spend my winters in Mexico in a very small community about 140 miles (220km) south of Puerto Vallarta on the Pacific ocean and the name of the little town is MELAQUE.

smile

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Frank Nuvi 3597LMT 37.322760, -79.511267

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Thanks for that. I can see you on Google Earth! mrgreen
So you are Me-La-Kay-Man, Verdad? cool
dobs108 smile

Si mi amigo

Great way to get away from the winter cold. I'm a wuss, I start to get cold at 68 degF. From Nov 1st to about April 20th.

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Nuvi 350 long gone, Nuvi 855LMT, Nuvi 2797LMT, 3790LMT passed on to my daughter. Using Windows 10

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Melaqueman wrote:

Si mi amigo

Great way to get away from the winter cold. I'm a wuss, I start to get cold at 68 degF. From Nov 1st to about April 20th.

Now confess, you deleted the ] after dobs108 in your above post on purpose, right? twisted

This is becoming a thread of smileys. cool

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Melaqueman wrote:

I could wrong,be but I think if bopq wants to drive on a specific highway it could be done by setting it up as a route with a start and end point and possibly a few via's in-between to stay on this route.

I've done something like that when I wanted to follow and stay on the "Blue Ridge Parkway".

But maybe I am reading his question wrong.

Yes I've done similar when I know the GPS wants me to go a certain way that I'd rather not go. Settings like fastest, shortest, non toll are great but when you have one of them set it can mess up if you want to travel a portion of one.

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. Nuvi 2689, two Nuvi 2460, Zumo 550, Zumo 450, Uniden R3 radar detector with GPS built in, includes RLC info. Uconnect 430N, Garmin, built into my Jeep. .

Good idea, think many times

Good idea, think many times can select road on gps, this will be lots of improve.

good info

good info