My house is on wrong side of street

 

The Nuvi 200, my first GPS, is performing really well, I am quite pleased. One oddity, my own house is on the wrong side of the street. If coming down my street it incorrectly informs me that I am arriving at my destination "on right". If I come up the street from the opposite direction it says "of left". I initially obtained my location by punching in the street number and address. I then tried pulling in my driveway and saving the location, I am still on the "wrong" side of the street .

Man this is hard to resist..

MOVE THE HOUSE!! Sorry about that. Is the number wrong on your house? Generally even numbers are on the north and east sides of the road. But I have noticed that in some suburbs a few houses didn't follow that rule. Other than that I have no idea.

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It's the street centerline file

It sound like the Street Centerline File is coded incorrectly. You can report map errors the NAVTEQ Map Reporter at http://tinyurl.com/27o3px. Maybe they will fix it on the next release.

If you take a look at the City of Coral Springs, FL, you find that the convention is ONE (Odd North East). Outside the city, it is different. I've also seen were the sequence is backwards. Usually the number increase south to north and east to west, but don't count on it. smile

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I think you are commenting

I think you are commenting on how an address is showing on the wrong side of a street but if you are asking how to make it show "Home" in the correct place the following may be helpful.

Delete "Home" from your favorites, then park the car right where you want "Home" to be with the GPS on. Save that location to favorites and give it the name "Home".

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Re: Man This Is Hard To Resist..

Oditius wrote:

MOVE THE HOUSE!! Sorry about that. Is the number wrong on your house? Generally even numbers are on the north and east sides of the road. But I have noticed that in some suburbs a few houses didn't follow that rule. Other than that I have no idea.

I couldn't resist this too...

Could this be the first reported case of "GPSr Dyslexia"?

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Tailspin

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Try MapQuest and Google Maps

k3uk wrote:

One oddity, my own house is on the wrong side of the street. If coming down my street it incorrectly informs me that I am arriving at my destination "on right". If I come up the street from the opposite direction it says "of left". I initially obtained my location by punching in the street number and address.

This is usually caused by an error in the Navteq map database, not the GPS unit itself. As a test, go online and search for your address in MapQuest and Google Maps and you will probably find that your house is incorrectly indicated there, too. This would mean that every GPS that uses the same map database will make the same "error".

My entire block is not located correctly on Navteq maps. The house numbers are not correct, so it shows my home at the wrong end of the block. Two different GPS units, Google and Mapquest all show my house in the exact same but incorrect location.

But Not All GPS Have the Same Maps

My fathers Mio (not sure which model) has my house correctly positioned but my Garmin 650 does not. Must be different map sets.

I agree that Google Earth also has it incorrect, as well as Mapquest, etc.

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vipersrt wrote:

My fathers Mio (not sure which model) has my house correctly positioned but my Garmin 650 does not. Must be different map sets.

I agree that Google Earth also has it incorrect, as well as Mapquest, etc.

You are correct, the Mio does use a different map set. GoogleEarth,Mapquest, and Garmin all use Navteq. Mios use telatlas as does TomTom

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k3uk wrote: The Nuvi 200,

k3uk wrote:

The Nuvi 200, my first GPS, is performing really well, I am quite pleased. One oddity, my own house is on the wrong side of the street. If coming down my street it incorrectly informs me that I am arriving at my destination "on right". If I come up the street from the opposite direction it says "of left". I initially obtained my location by punching in the street number and address. I then tried pulling in my driveway and saving the location, I am still on the "wrong" side of the street .

I had a similar issue with my nuvi 660. See the topic at: http://www.poi-factory.com/node/8455. If saving your house's location and renaming it as Home in your favorites doesn't work for you, it seems like the only thing you can do is report the error and hope for it to be corrected in a future update.

My house is on wrong side of street

I think it would be easier to change the number on the house than move it.

You shouldn't set your home

You shouldn't set your home location to your exact address anyway. Set it to something familiar nearby so if your GPSr ever gets stolen, the thief can't use it against you to get to your front door...

Even and Odd

Oditius wrote:

MOVE THE HOUSE!! Sorry about that. Is the number wrong on your house? Generally even numbers are on the north and east sides of the road. But I have noticed that in some suburbs a few houses didn't follow that rule. Other than that I have no idea.

You got me thinking about the Even/North. And in my state of what I can figure out in my head, all the address have the Even on South and West. And odd numbers North and East.

With my 660 I have been experimenting with routing to my friends houses. For the most part when navigating my 660 takes me almost a full block away from where the house actually is.

The problem is with the Map Vendor / Do you have latest maps?

asianfire wrote:

You are correct, the Mio does use a different map set. GoogleEarth,Mapquest, and Garmin all use Navteq. Mios use telatlas as does TomTom

Asianfire hints at the right answer. Both TeleAtlas and NavTeq have this problem - their address may be off from the actual address by a few houses or maybe they place your house across the street from its actual position.

There are examples, depending on the specific street where either TeleAtleas or NavTeq (or both) will be incorrect on their exact addresses. It will vary from neighborhood to neighborhood.

This is just a given limitation of GPS as we know it as non-military, public consumers.

The inaccuracies are not an error of your particular unit.

That said, are you sure you have the latest Map database on your unit? An outdated map might just be confounding your problem. smile

Even and Odd

That's o.k., my house is in the middle of nowhere. No streets or address on my 660. When I hit home, it cannot go to where I live because I guess I would be "off Road" I live in a mobile home park. It has limited access. 3 roads enter the park, but none of the roads inside are on the map. So if you look at the map on my 660 you will find the tag home, in the middle of a gray field. grin

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Put yourself on the map!

Oditius wrote:

So if you look at the map on my 660 you will find the tag home, in the middle of a gray field. grin

You could always make a custom map of your local area!

Some (easy-ish to learn) software here: http://www.mapman.org.uk/ with a 30 day free trial (the map will still work after the trial).

The basic idea is to start with a scanned paper map, or a downloaded Google Earth image etc and trace the roads and features you want to appear. The hardest part is calibrating the image (and surprisingly, you might not find the Nüvi accurate enough, unless you take a lot of readings and average them out...)

You did want a new hobby, didn't you? smile

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Private Roads

Oditius wrote:

That's o.k., my house is in the middle of nowhere. No streets or address on my 660. When I hit home, it cannot go to where I live because I guess I would be "off Road" I live in a mobile home park. It has limited access. 3 roads enter the park, but none of the roads inside are on the map. So if you look at the map on my 660 you will find the tag home, in the middle of a gray field. grin

Around here, many of the mobile home parks have private roads and as such, do not show up on local maps. Did you look at other mapping sources to see if they are listed? If they are, you might want to fill out the form on Navteq's website or Garmins for map correction. Hope this helps.

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wrong street side

I just got my Magellan 4040 GPS for Christmas and I was giving it a trial run yesterday to a friends house and when I arrived at the location the GPS told me the location was on my right when in actuality it was at my left. Are there any settings I can change?

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Unfortunately not. The street addresses are sometimes incorrect in the database. The best you can do is report it to the map provider.

Been there, done that...

walleye1 wrote:

Around here, many of the mobile home parks have private roads and as such, do not show up on local maps. Did you look at other mapping sources to see if they are listed? If they are, you might want to fill out the form on Navteq's website or Garmins for map correction. Hope this helps.

I guess I am one step ahead, did that already. grin

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this could work

try adding a N for north, s for south, e for east or w for west infront of your street address. This might work. Good luck.

My address provided the wrong "Home" location--Easy fix, however

When I entered my address into my "Home" location, I noticed that it had my house about 4 or 5 houses up the street. I did what someone suggested above and tapped on my vehicle while parked right in front of my house, saved the location to "Favorites", and converted it into my "Home" location. Now, my "Home" location is dead on. I am not sure why the address was not dead on. It is pretty impressive, however, that GPS is able to get within 5 houses on this big planet!

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No your GPS is less then 100

No your GPS is less then 100 feet off probably about 10 feet with good reception! Your map , NAVTAQ for Garmins, is 5 houses off.

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Thanks for the correction thetick!

Good point! I hadn't thought about that!

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How does "home" help a thief?

siennaot1 wrote:

You shouldn't set your home location to your exact address anyway. Set it to something familiar nearby so if your GPSr ever gets stolen, the thief can't use it against you to get to your front door...

I have seen this advice in other places, and I can't see why having my GPSr would make a thief more likely to try to break into my house than he/she would otherwise be. My GPSr won't open the door, after all. Stealing it out of my car at the mall, for example, doesn't mean that no one will be home if the thief goes there. Maybe I'm overlooking something obvious; if so, what?

I can understand that, if I have Garmin Lock (or whatever it's called), a thief (who would have to know my address) could go to my house, get the unit to unlock, and thereby be able to use it or sell it.

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I agree w/ the above

I agree w/ the above comment. I also don't know why setting a home location will encourage thief (w/ the exception of Garmin Lock). Can anyone please elaborate?

I'll try

If I steel you GPS and decide that since you own such a nice one, you must have a lot more good stuff at your house. If you didn't set the Garmin lock I can hit your house up for more goodies, or let one of my buddies do it. Not only that, but you probably have your buddies addresses in it too. O.K. Now lets say the Garmin lock is applied, guess what, for $25 and your plate # I can go on the internet and get your address. Even if I don't plan to rob your house, I got a $600 unit in my hand, I might just spend the $25 to unlock it and then shut it off. Do a Master reset and sell it for $300. Not bad for a $25 investment.

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$25

Don't have to spend the $25, most likely, either the insurance ID and/or car registration is in the glove compartment anyway.

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OOooo

mariner wrote:

Don't have to spend the $25, most likely, either the insurance ID and/or car registration is in the glove compartment anyway.

Now that is a no-no even if you live in a safe area. evil

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