59 seconds equals 23 hours!

 

I was traveling in Canada this past week, and was trusting my Nuvi for all of my route finding. When I had to go a half hour between two small towns, for some reason Nuvi said it was going to take 23 1/2 hours. When I looked at the travel directions it had me drive a couple hundred of miles out of my way, hop several ferries, drive up to Alaska and then come back down by yet another ferry.

Why? The POI location for my destination town was off by 59 seconds, and instead of being on land was stuck out in the water some place. I chose to ignore Nuvi fortunately, and used some common sense to get where I needed - in 30 minutes time.

Moral of the story: be careful of your poi's!

GC

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Canada

Metric time.

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Darn Canadians!

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Route redirect

In all seriousness, it could have been something in the settings that just happened to make it jump around. I know the most direct route to my place but my unit depending on the settings will want me to go to the next major road and then come back to my place.

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My first reaction to abnormal routing of that magnitude is to check whether you have "Tolls" set as an avoidance.

mama

Motorcycle Mama wrote:

Darn Canadians!

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and proud of it

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Tolls

Motorcycle Mama wrote:

My first reaction to abnormal routing of that magnitude is to check whether you have "Tolls" set as an avoidance.

You're right, it happened to me once, I cheked off tolls as avoidance and it wanted to take from grom PA to NY thru GUAM, LOL

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hit re-calculate

alofficial wrote:
Motorcycle Mama wrote:

My first reaction to abnormal routing of that magnitude is to check whether you have "Tolls" set as an avoidance.

You're right, it happened to me once, I cheked off tolls as avoidance and it wanted to take from grom PA to NY thru GUAM, LOL

It happened to me once too. I was traveling home, a trip that only take 1 hr but my unit gave me a huge estimate time of arrival. I hit the re-calculate button a few times and it resolved itself.

Amazing what a big difference the minus sign makes

Gee, after all, it's just one little character in the POI file. Forget to put the - in front of a longitude sometime and you'll see what I mean. Now THAT makes for an interesting waypoint! wink
Duh.

59

That's interesting. Thanks for the warning.

59 seconds equals 23 hours

what do you have avoided in the gps that will do it mine did the same thing when i had toll roads avoided

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