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Programming GPS

Postby mekovach » Tue May 21, 2013 1:33 am

Could someone suggest a GPS that you can program a trip into.

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Re: Programming GPS

Postby cbx4evr » Tue May 21, 2013 7:26 am

Garmin Nuvi.

Just about any vehicle oriented GPS will let you do that. I would stick to the Garmin brand though.
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Re: Programming GPS

Postby themainviking » Tue May 21, 2013 8:16 am

I have Garmins, Magellans and Tom Toms and you can program routes into all of them with the right software on your computer. You cannot do this with any OEM Goldwing Navi prior to 2012 and from what I understand it is not an easy thing to do with these Navis. I just got a real good price on a 7" screen Magellan for my RV pulling truck, so I will see how the new Magellans are today when it arrives. I am a bit of a GPS and mapping nut. Been that way since the Army.
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Re: Programming GPS

Postby mekovach » Tue May 21, 2013 11:45 am

Thanks for the replys. I may not have made myself clear. I have a garmin 2460 (I think that's it) And you can program your trips, I.e. city to city with your leaving time, planned stops etc, etc, but I was talking about programming these neat road rides I find online--turn by turn. I was hoping it could be done with a tablet by just dragging a line from turn to turn or something simple. Thanks for your imput.

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Re: Programming GPS

Postby rwj1500se » Wed May 22, 2013 7:17 am

Garmin 2455 is the least expensive of the Garmin units that interfaces with Garmin Basecamp (free download from Garmin) which allows you to enter a route using the the roads you want.I have been using this unit for over a year now it works very well as long as you put your turn points a little before or after your intersections this gives the software time to push to the new leg of your route.I am not sure if your unit is compatible with Basecamp but if you talk to Garmins tech support they are helpfull or download Basecamp and connect your unit and try.

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Re: Programming GPS

Postby WingAdmin » Thu May 23, 2013 11:15 pm

I can do this with my TomTom - I generally use Google Maps. I tell it where I want to go, it draws a line. I then drag the line to make it take the route I want. I export the route as a series of lat/lon points, and import that into the TomTom.

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