I want a different route

 

I am trying to go from the area near JFK airport where I live to McGaheysville, VA. The Nuvi 350 wants to send me down the NJ Tnpk (I95) and I know from past experience that this is a very poor selection of route. The best way is to get to I78 near Allentown PA via I287 from rt440 in Staten Island. How can I program the NUVI to get me to I287.

I tried to get to Allentown but it keeps asking me for a street address.

Thanks
Double Tap

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Use a waypoint

First, set your destination, and hit "Go"...

Then, go back to the menu screen, and hit "where to" - and use the menu to select the intersection of I78 & I287, and hit "go" - the 350 should ask if you want to change to that for your destination or insert it as a via point for your route...select via - and it will take you down your desired route.

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*Keith* MacBook Pro *wifi iPad(2012) w/BadElf GPS & iPhone6 + Navigon*

Use a waypoint

kch50428 wrote:

First, set your destination, and hit "Go"...

Then, go back to the menu screen, and hit "where to" - and use the menu to select the intersection of I78 & I287, and hit "go" - the 350 should ask if you want to change to that for your destination or insert it as a via point for your route...select via - and it will take you down your desired route.

I just tried your solution. I can not believe that when I try to get to the intersection of I287 and I78 the unit says No Match found. I have spent 20 minutes trying to get the unit to find any intersections with I78 or I287 in both NJ and PA.
I guess I will have to call Garmin tomorrow and have them walk me through it. I know I am not old enough to be suffering from dementia yet but this is making me question my cognitive abilities sad((

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"Ceterum autem censeo, Carthaginem esse delendam" “When governments fear the people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny.”

Just find some other intersection nearby to 287 and use that.

What any particular road is called in the real world vs. Garmin's data base is not always the same. So maybe 287 is called 'Death Trap Memorial Highway' according to their database, and 287 is a non-entity and won't register. Choose a nearby route, or a nearby city instead.

Worst case scenario: just pick a gas station or some such in Allentown, go toward it, and when you find the intersection you want, continue on your journey. I do it all the time with my nuvi. It takes a few extra seconds of programming the gadget. Big deal.

GC

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Avoid Tolls

You can also try putting AVOID TOLLS in your avoidances unless other parts of your preferred route are on toll roads.

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Use Google Earth

or something like that, and find the coordinates, and enter those coordinates as a favorite and use that as the via point.

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*Keith* MacBook Pro *wifi iPad(2012) w/BadElf GPS & iPhone6 + Navigon*

Thanks

Wow...I just registered on this site today and have found a wealth of information here...thank you.

welcome to the site. Miss

welcome to the site.

Miss Poi

Pick intersection on map?

Double Tap wrote:
kch50428 wrote:

First, set your destination, and hit "Go"...

Then, go back to the menu screen, and hit "where to" - and use the menu to select the intersection of I78 & I287, and hit "go" - the 350 should ask if you want to change to that for your destination or insert it as a via point for your route...select via - and it will take you down your desired route.

I just tried your solution. I can not believe that when I try to get to the intersection of I287 and I78 the unit says No Match found. I have spent 20 minutes trying to get the unit to find any intersections with I78 or I287 in both NJ and PA.
I guess I will have to call Garmin tomorrow and have them walk me through it. I know I am not old enough to be suffering from dementia yet but this is making me question my cognitive abilities sad((

I am fairly new to GPS but it seems like you should be able to find the intersection on the map, touch that point to mark it, and save it as your via. I have used that technique a couple of times for incorrect map locations or addresses.

Good luck,
Terry

Terry's Right

If you can find a known location close to the route you're looking for, hit the map button and then find the intersection you want and follow Terry's instructions. Jake

287 / 78

The issue maybe that this is not truely an intersection ... this is a junction of 2 major highways. Not sure the intersection feature would find something like this.

Re: your unit wanting an address in Allentown, did you try simply going to "Cities" in your "Where to?" and hitting "Go"?

It's not an intersection :( unbelievable

djs wrote:

The issue maybe that this is not truely an intersection ... this is a junction of 2 major highways. Not sure the intersection feature would find something like this.

Re: your unit wanting an address in Allentown, did you try simply going to "Cities" in your "Where to?" and hitting "Go"?

I called Garmin this afternoon and explained to them that when I asked for directions to an intersection of two interstates I get "No Match Found". To my amazement the CS Rep said that, "that is not considered an intersection by Garmin". As far as I am concerned any reasonably intelligent person would call any two major roads that have a direct connection and cross each other an intersection. The CS Rep then said I would have to enter an address in the town where I wanted the via point.

IMHO the people that did the programing spend far to much time with machines and not enough time with live human beings, HEY YOU PROGRAMERS, GET A LIFE.

I solved the problem by moving the map by hand to a point that I wanted to use and set it as a favorite and used it as a via point. The extra work necessary because of poor programing is shameful.

Double Tap

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"Ceterum autem censeo, Carthaginem esse delendam" “When governments fear the people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny.”

def. of "intersection"

Seriously though, if the roads don't cross - as in stop signs/traffic light etc., they don't consider it an intersection. With all the on /off ramps and overpasses you couldn't stand on the corner of 287 and 78 - could you?? Therefore ... not an intersection.

Glad you found a work around!

My GPSr had no trouble

I programmed the intersection of I-78 W & I-287 N in the town of Bridgewater, NJ and my unit directed me to the interchange without any problems. It routed me via I-95 S (NJ TPK) instead of 440 S (maybe it doesn’t like the traffic on the W Shore Expy!) into I-287.

BTW I’m using a TomTom with TeleAtlas’ North America map. wink

ML

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My GPSr had no trouble

Mike L. wrote:

I programmed the intersection of I-78 W & I-287 N in the town of Bridgewater, NJ and my unit directed me to the interchange without any problems. It routed me via I-95 S (NJ TPK) instead of 440 S (maybe it doesn’t like the traffic on the W Shore Expy!) into I-287.

BTW I’m using a TomTom with TeleAtlas’ North America map. wink

ML

Darn, I knew I should have purchased a TomTom smile)

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"Ceterum autem censeo, Carthaginem esse delendam" “When governments fear the people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny.”

basically, once u've got

basically, once u've got calculations form city a to city b w/ garmin's default route, just zoom out w/ "-" button, then zoom back into the road that u want...making sure u click on the correct lane....save it as a favorite. then insert that lane as a viapoint and u're set.

More or less

webazoid wrote:

basically, once u've got calculations form city a to city b w/ garmin's default route, just zoom out w/ "-" button, then zoom back into the road that u want...making sure u click on the correct lane....save it as a favorite. then insert that lane as a viapoint and u're set.

That is almost what I did, I moved the map manually to the point I wanted to use as the viapoint and set it as a favorite.

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"Ceterum autem censeo, Carthaginem esse delendam" “When governments fear the people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny.”

When I want a different

When I want a different route than the nuvi initally gives me, I just select detour and usually it will create a different route for me..

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That did not work

nickjr wrote:

When I want a different route than the nuvi initally gives me, I just select detour and usually it will create a different route for me..

Unfortunately the route that I want is significantly different than the one that the NUVI picked. strangely enough Mapquest gave me exactly what I wanted.

Double Tap

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"Ceterum autem censeo, Carthaginem esse delendam" “When governments fear the people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny.”

If you know so much about

If you know so much about the area, go head whichever way you want. NUVI is a simple A=>B solution when you have no idea where it is.

Use your computer!

Double Tap wrote:
nickjr wrote:

When I want a different route than the nuvi initally gives me, I just select detour and usually it will create a different route for me..

Unfortunately the route that I want is significantly different than the one that the NUVI picked. strangely enough Mapquest gave me exactly what I wanted.

Double Tap

I notice that nobody seems to use their computer to do any routing. If you have regular routes that you want to take or are planning a vacation, it is much easier/nicer to plan out your route and then load it on your gps. You can route by using the waypoint tool or by creating waypoints and inserting them into your route to get the results that you're after. You can also easily name the routes. Needless to say it is much easier on the eyes to be planning a route on a 17" monitor than the gps screen. It also makes it very easy to zoom in on the points that you would like a route to go through. I used his on a trip last week where I wanted it to route through a point that the Garmin would not recognize. It was easy and worked flawlessly.

I wish it was that easy

angry-1-one wrote:
Double Tap wrote:
nickjr wrote:

When I want a different route than the nuvi initally gives me, I just select detour and usually it will create a different route for me..

Unfortunately the route that I want is significantly different than the one that the NUVI picked. strangely enough Mapquest gave me exactly what I wanted.

Double Tap

I notice that nobody seems to use their computer to do any routing. If you have regular routes that you want to take or are planning a vacation, it is much easier/nicer to plan out your route and then load it on your gps. You can route by using the waypoint tool or by creating waypoints and inserting them into your route to get the results that you're after. You can also easily name the routes. Needless to say it is much easier on the eyes to be planning a route on a 17" monitor than the gps screen. It also makes it very easy to zoom in on the points that you would like a route to go through. I used his on a trip last week where I wanted it to route through a point that the Garmin would not recognize. It was easy and worked flawlessly.

Your suggestion would be great if the NUVI 350 would cooperate. When I was speaking with Garmin and also looking at the users manual it becomes clear you can't program any other than a single viapoint. You can not program a specific route or more than that one viapoint.

While I have many wonderful things to say about Garmin I think the lack of programmability at this price point is more than disappointing.
Double Tap

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"Ceterum autem censeo, Carthaginem esse delendam" “When governments fear the people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny.”

It would be nice if future

It would be nice if future GPSr will have the drag and drop route feature that Google Map has.

It's not that we don't want to

angry-1-one wrote:

I notice that nobody seems to use their computer to do any routing.

We can't because Nuvis do not support such a feature.

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*Keith* MacBook Pro *wifi iPad(2012) w/BadElf GPS & iPhone6 + Navigon*

routing

HEY, I'VE GOT ONE!!! IF YOU KNOW WHERE YOU ARE GOING, WHY DO YOU NEED THE GPS UNIT TO ROUTE YOU THERE? right? when i am on my way to work i take a different route than the gps tells me (i like seeing the arrival time so i know how fast to drive) and it just recalculates the route the way i'm travelling- there's also a detour button on the main menu screen

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Miss Poi

News to me.

I did not realize this about the Nuvis. So you can't use the mapsource software at all with these units?

Mapsource & Nuvis

You can use MapSource to manage the favorites on your Nuvi...but in MapSource they're called "waypoints".

You can also set a route in MapSource, and it will be a preview of what the Nuvi should generate for you, provided you have preferences set the same in MapSource & your Nuvi.

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*Keith* MacBook Pro *wifi iPad(2012) w/BadElf GPS & iPhone6 + Navigon*

If you just use the numbers>>>

78 and 278 and skip the "I" you should be able to get what you want...that's all I do smile

Regards, Ted

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Tom Tom waypoints

Interesting since my HP iPAQ rx5915 which uses the Tom Tom Navigator allows several waypoints on a route. I use it all the time when I want to make a number of stops on a journey.

Don't know how many I can use but I have had up to 5 on some trips with no problem.

Cheers