Destination limits

 

Hi,

Garmin Drive Smart 61

Does anyone know the total destinations that can be entered
using the "TRIP PLANNER"?
I put in a trip of 45 destinations and only 31 show and usable on a simulated trip.
Once the 31 are done then I have to go in and select the 14 to complete the trip.

I am not sure now but last week I thought it did take the complete 45 in one trip. May be my memory is playing tricks and it never happened.

Old age creeping up.

Regards

Dependin on yor Garmin

I find I have to do my 3,000 mile trip in three sections.
I.e home to West Memphis, West Memphis to to Nuevo Laredo and then Nuevo Laredo do my final destination in Mexico. That is with a newer Garmin i.e 2797 or DS 50, an older one (855) could do it in one shot!

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Destination limits

Is a Garmin Drive Smart 61

I suppose 31 destinations is the limit it will read per trip then?
Trip is only 400 mile one way.

Also what is the easiest way to reverse a trip that is already planned in 'TRIP PLANNER"

Thanks

Not just that one

All devices using trip planner are limited to 31, but you can have many more shaping points, a figure mentioned is 125 between via points but I've never tried to prove this smile

As for reversing a route you can't easily, best simply to create a new one.

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Use Basecamp?

shelbyaust wrote:

Is a Garmin Drive Smart 61

I suppose 31 destinations is the limit it will read per trip then?
Trip is only 400 mile one way.

Also what is the easiest way to reverse a trip that is already planned in 'TRIP PLANNER"

Thanks

I would suggest creating the route in Basecamp and upload it. The use the reverse feature in Bascemap to reverse it, then upload that, also.

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Frank Nuvi 3597LMT 37.322760, -79.511267

Well ...

You can do it in BaseCamp, just be aware you'll get strange results if waypoints/viapoints are, for example, on one side of a divided road. Check the reversed route carefully to avoid issues when using it.

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Try testing in vasecamp

shelbyaust wrote:

Is a Garmin Drive Smart 61

I suppose 31 destinations is the limit it will read per trip then?
Trip is only 400 mile one way.

Also what is the easiest way to reverse a trip that is already planned in 'TRIP PLANNER"

Thanks

Why so many points? Are you on side roads or interstates?

I gradually add via points to my route and test the results in Basecamp which uses the same map as your GPS. If I don't get results that I want I add a point to force the route, wherever it goes off my preferred direction. I never have more than 15 or so via points on any trip.

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Destination limits

I have planned a trip to the USA. Trip is for 7 states with tourist stops and it has custom off highway routes and side roads. Also has some specific way points to force route off Interstate Hywys.

I have tried to use Basecamp but when I upload and do a simulation on the Garmin the speed is slow ie: 10- 20 mph and the pink line does not follow the roads and just heads in a direct straight line to the next point. Also no sound voice at arrival destinations or "UP AHEAD" places.

When I use the 'TRIP PLANNER" then all is good and you also get the turn by turn streets when you hit the "GREEN" bar at the top and spoken voice arrival at upcoming turns and destinations. Speed shows the real road speed.

Not sure what I'm doing wrong.

Thanks everyone for your help.

Just check the route

shelbyaust wrote:

I have planned a trip to the USA. Trip is for 7 states with tourist stops and it has custom off highway routes and side roads. Also has some specific way points to force route off Interstate Hywys.

I have tried to use Basecamp but when I upload and do a simulation on the Garmin the speed is slow ie: 10- 20 mph and the pink line does not follow the roads and just heads in a direct straight line to the next point. Also no sound voice at arrival destinations or "UP AHEAD" places.

When I use the 'TRIP PLANNER" then all is good and you also get the turn by turn streets when you hit the "GREEN" bar at the top and spoken voice arrival at upcoming turns and destinations. Speed shows the real road speed.

Not sure what I'm doing wrong.

Thanks everyone for your help.

I just create the route and look at it on Basecamp and see if it takes any funny twists & turns.

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Travel method?

shelbyaust wrote:

I have planned a trip to the USA. Trip is for 7 states with tourist stops and it has custom off highway routes and side roads. Also has some specific way points to force route off Interstate Hywys.

I have tried to use Basecamp but when I upload and do a simulation on the Garmin the speed is slow ie: 10- 20 mph and the pink line does not follow the roads and just heads in a direct straight line to the next point. Also no sound voice at arrival destinations or "UP AHEAD" places.

Two thoughts:

1) Regarding the 10-20 mph straight line with BaseCamp, is it possible that BaseCamp is set to create routes for something other than a motor vehicle, something like cycling or walking, and regarding straight line routing, could BaseCamp be set for off-road travel? I don't use BaseCamp so I can't be of any other help.

2) Regarding planning a 7-day vacation, why try to create a single route for the whole time? I can see a few advantages to creating seven routes, one for each day.

craig

CraigW wrote:

Two thoughts:

1) Regarding the 10-20 mph straight line with BaseCamp, is it possible that BaseCamp is set to create routes for something other than a motor vehicle, something like cycling or walking, and regarding straight line routing, could BaseCamp be set for off-road travel? I don't use BaseCamp so I can't be of any other help.

2) Regarding planning a 7-day vacation, why try to create a single route for the whole time? I can see a few advantages to creating seven routes, one for each day.

Craig is correct here. Do each day separately. I have a cross-country trip mapped out with over 5000 miles of road travel. As I know where I have planned on spending night, the planning is rather simple. I just go between day trip end points. This allows me to set waypoints to force the route on specific roads without a lot of undue work. If I decide I want to add a point someplace in the middle of the entire trip, I only need to work on the particular segment impacted rather than the entire trip file.

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For sure

Sounds like direct route is selected rather than a navigation mode. Open route properties, and select a different routing mode, that will get rid of the straight line.

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Never used that feature...

Never used that feature...

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Garmin Drive Smart 61 NA LMT-S

Global Map.

It sort of sounds like you have the Global Map selected, instead of the NA Map. Click the Map Tab int he menu bar select the current NA Map. Or use Garmin Express and use the option to install to the Computer.

Or, when you connect your unit, let it download the map and make sure you select it on the right hand side. Be aware that this doesn't install the NA map. It's only available when you connect your unit.

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Frank Nuvi 3597LMT 37.322760, -79.511267

Yep

That's certainly another possibility

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Destination limits

This may help...
The Garmin is an Australia - New Zealand unit with those maps as installed by default.
Map I am using is "OpenMapChest United States".
When using "TRIP PLANNER", there is no problem with the simulation. Turn by turn, goes along the correct streets, voice etc.
All good am happy with the above.

Just went to Basecamp and made a local trip with the default maps and loaded into the unit. Works as it should. Exactly as you would drive it.

Noticed the Basecamp map is the "Global Map" that is checked.
I have no factory Garmin North America map unless I buy it. so using "OpenMapChest United States".
The City Navigator Aust-NZ is shown, unchecked.

When I import a GPX file of the trip the map is the USA one.
The "Pink" line with the "One way arrows" points and moves the correct direction as you push the map around.
Only the "Pink line" does not follow the map roads exactly and goes point to point directly.

Thanks again.

As I said, the Global map

As I said, the Global map cannot be used for routing in Basecamp. I would suggest checking the City Navigator Aust-NZ.

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Frank Nuvi 3597LMT 37.322760, -79.511267

Destination limits

phranc wrote:

As I said, the Global map cannot be used for routing in Basecamp. I would suggest checking the City Navigator Aust-NZ.

Thanks.

Sounds like I can't do it in Basecamp as I do not have the correct map, only the Global map.
I think I will go back to what I did earlier in the project.
Uploaed the GPX points etc to the unit and just use "TRIP PLANNER" ---> "SELECT DESTINATION" ---> "SAVED" --- Etc.
Also I will split the trip on the over 31 destinations. (Which is only 3 states.
I know this worked OK.

Thanks everyone for all your help....learning all the time.

Well ...

Connect your device to your PC. BaseCamp will then read the map from there and you can select it in BaseCamp so it can create the route on the correct map. That way it should work ok.

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Destination limits

sussamb wrote:

Connect your device to your PC. BaseCamp will then read the map from there and you can select it in BaseCamp so it can create the route on the correct map. That way it should work ok.

In Basecamp "MAPS" shows
1) "City Navigator Australia and New Zealand NT 20193-HERE
2) "Global Map"

Doe's not show "OpenMapChest United States", which is the USA map I am using for planned trip in USA.

Do you think I need to buy the Garmin City Navigator® North America NT?

Thanks

Maybe

shelbyaust wrote:

Do you think I need to buy the Garmin City Navigator® North America NT?

Thanks

Yes, that would work, but...

My guess is that you can buy a refurbed or used late model nuvi or Drive with lifetime map updates of North America at a lower price, even with shipping to Oz. Doing this not only gives you a device with lifetime map updates, but will also function with more features on your upcoming vacation. That will additionally let you install the latest North American map to your computer for use with BaseCamp.

break up to a few small trips

love the trip planner a lot, and use it often for repeated trips.
My experience on this is, I never complete a long planned trip in one shot. Therefore, I have to start from middle point. I do not think more than 31 stops is easy for me to manage. I would rather the divide and conquer strategy. Work for me!

OK

shelbyaust wrote:
sussamb wrote:

Connect your device to your PC. BaseCamp will then read the map from there and you can select it in BaseCamp so it can create the route on the correct map. That way it should work ok.

In Basecamp "MAPS" shows
1) "City Navigator Australia and New Zealand NT 20193-HERE
2) "Global Map"

Doe's not show "OpenMapChest United States", which is the USA map I am using for planned trip in USA.

Do you think I need to buy the Garmin City Navigator® North America NT?

Thanks

Possible the map isn't ready to be seen by BC, install JaVaWas Device manager and use it to set the map to display in BaseCamp http://www.javawa.nl/jdm_en.html

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