Downloading Mapsource

 

Hello

Before I ask my question, I have to say what an excellent site this is, loads of tips and info.

I have received my updated maps for USA and I am using Mapsource for the first time.
I have sorted out my routes for my trip to New England, how do I download these onto my Nuvi 670 and where do I view them on the 670. Can they be downloaded onto an SD card and viewed from that, or do they have to be put direct onto my Nuvi 670.

Bad News

The Nuvi series will not accept routes that are developed in Mapsource. The only value to having Mapsource for a Nuvi owner is that you can establish waypoints (destinations) in either the Nuvi or Mapsource and transfer those waypoints from the Nuvi to Mapsource or from Mapsource to the Nuvi. Other than that, you have your own personal copy of Mapquest maps on your computer.

Joel

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An interesting? undocumented feature

PaintballCFO wrote:

...you can establish waypoints in...Mapsource and transfer those waypoints...from Mapsource to the Nuvi.

If you use the Route tool (the 3 little squares) to build up a Route and then save the the results as a .gpx file, POI Loader will interprete the file as POI's, that you can feed in as Via points.

For the technically minded, POI Loader interpretes <rtept> entries in the same way that it interpretes <wpt> entries.

If you manually create Waypoints/POI's instead, you don't get any feel as to the route that is actually going to be calculated between them.

Someone may find this useful smile

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Thanks.

Hornbyp wrote:
PaintballCFO wrote:

...you can establish waypoints in...Mapsource and transfer those waypoints...from Mapsource to the Nuvi.

If you use the Route tool (the 3 little squares) to build up a Route and then save the the results as a .gpx file, POI Loader will interprete the file as POI's, that you can feed in as Via points.

For the technically minded, POI Loader interpretes <rtept> entries in the same way that it interpretes <wpt> entries.

If you manually create Waypoints/POI's instead, you don't get any feel as to the route that is actually going to be calculated between them.

Someone may find this useful smile

This was very helpful.

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