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Re: The best roads/routes in Ontario/Quebec/U.S.

Re: The best roads/routes in Ontario/Quebec/U.S.

This a great thread. Thanks @shanekingsley. I wish those maps can be available on google.


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MacDoc

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Re: The best roads/routes in Ontario/Quebec/U.S.

Google ???

In what way
 

BRIT

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Re: The best roads/routes in Ontario/Quebec/U.S.

I am interested in some of those GPX routes for my Garmin 590 and I found they work very well for a route which is in a pretty much straight line (ie where the start and end points are in opposite directions) the problem I am having is where the start and end points are close together the Garmin takes me from the start to the end in the shortest distance, ignoring the loop/route even though it shows it in Basecamp and on my Garmin. I have changed all the settings I can think of on the Garmin and in Basecamp and Garmin tech support are not able to help.

I am sure I am overlooking something simple, I have added multiple waypoints etc, has anyone come across this before/know of a fix?
 

shanekingsley

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Re: The best roads/routes in Ontario/Quebec/U.S.

Might I suggest using TYRE - it's a free download and really straightforward on how to use. I like that it uses the Google Maps interface and then once a route is plotted in it, then transferring direct to a Garmin device is super simple. Within TYRE, it will save many waypoints, because I've used it for multi day trips down south, and also for emailing routes to people, because it saves the routes as .gpx or .gdb

I used Basecamp for years and before that MapSource, and found Tyre to be a much faster and simpler way to plot routes and load them into my Nuvi 550...
 
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BRIT

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Re: The best roads/routes in Ontario/Quebec/U.S.

Thanks, I haven't used Tyre but used other similar apps apart from Basecamp and they all show the route correctly on a Garmin but the problem comes when the start and end points are close together, I think its a setting or something - I saw somewhere to unselect "route recalculation" but don't want to turn that off as I often miss a turn :O
 

Splash

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Re: The best roads/routes in Ontario/Quebec/U.S.

in basecamp put multiple pins along the route then set them to "Don't alert On Arrival". Then convert the route to a track and upload both to the GPS. Turn on "show track".

This way you have a backup of the route (the track that doesn't change) and the route that re calculates. Been doing this for years and it works perfectly for me.
 

Splash

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Re: The best roads/routes in Ontario/Quebec/U.S.

you don't want to disable re-calculations. You'll find either a closed road or a dirt road that you want to go around and the GPS won't re-route you.
 

PFD023

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Re: The best roads/routes in Ontario/Quebec/U.S.

Just rode Old Nippissing road south out of Magnetawan over Ahmic Road to Ahmic Harbour....BEAUTIFUL!
 

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