GPS Routing

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Tue Apr 22, 2014 12:07 pm

Before some trips the participants may obtain waypoints or routes from others, so the right way is to store the data into your device that you can properly navigate through with your Garmin, at your own trips or at Club events, where solo driving is required. Garmin has many features and can give you the right information at the right moment; just you need to know how to use it and when which button to press.

At first you import the data into BaseCamp, as directly adding it to device is a bit painful job.

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Additionally you can review the whole territory with Google Earth, as this option is integrated with BaseCamp. Eventually to add your own other important points, like exits, gates in the fence, emergency tracks, petrol stations, groceries, police stations, etc., just to be on the safe side if you drive alone or you get lost.

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Once you have created your route in BaseCamp, you will transfer the route and the points to your device.

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Overview is nice, but it is not very handy for the navigation as many lines can confuse you and at some time you might not be sure, which waypoints did you pass and where is the next point.

The best way is to navigate, instead of navigating the route, to a single waypoint and after reaching this preliminary destination to select the next point and continue enjoying the trip. This will avoid you to get confused about your current location and where to go mainly when route is crossing other sections.

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For a real off-roader it is very important to learn and properly use the device, that she/he can be in control in any situation; otherwise this wonderful equipment can turn to be a decoration only.
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Tue Apr 22, 2014 1:09 pm

Excellent Capri. Very useful and important information.
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Tue Apr 22, 2014 1:29 pm

Thank you very much Capri for your effort to explain the best way to set the route with different points in GPS.

In the Eggs in Basket 2014, I saw many drivers passing through the same point for many times.

This information will be very helpful for those who are not expert in setting the GPS.
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Tue Apr 22, 2014 1:40 pm

Arun Pandyat;34991 wrote:Thank you very much Capri for your effort to explain the best way to set the route with different points in GPS.

In the Eggs in Basket 2014, I saw many drivers passing through the same point for many times.

This information will be very helpful for those who are not expert in setting the GPS.
I read the reports and I thought that they didn't rely on GPS at all and they were just driving blindly. It's the same every year.
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Wed Apr 23, 2014 10:10 am

Arun Pandyat;34991 wrote: I saw many drivers passing through the same point for many times.

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It seems their navigation does not feature "Realtime track" feature, which adds a layer on the Actual track.
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Wed Apr 23, 2014 1:29 pm

zeemmee;35010 wrote:It seems their navigation does not feature "Realtime track" feature, which adds a layer on the Actual track.
Track and routing are two completely different features...
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Wed Apr 23, 2014 1:56 pm

What i am trying convey is when you drive from A to B, its shown as another layer (In another color) on top of existing, or planned route.
Just to keep you on track & see the distance covered, of course it can be switched off.
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Wed Apr 23, 2014 7:55 pm

zeemmee;35021 wrote:What i am trying convey is when you drive from A to B, its shown as another layer (In another color) on top of existing, or planned route.
Just to keep you on track & see the distance covered, of course it can be switched off.
Can you pls post a picture to what you mean and at which device?
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Wed Apr 23, 2014 8:12 pm

I think Zemee meant the actual track line which is automatically created once you are on record track mode (obviously). Which should prevent drivers to overlap on their track and heading towards their destination.
However I am with Capri to make a route plan and then enter manually once you reach to your first point. It's more practical and you will avoid a lot of confusions.
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Thu Apr 24, 2014 2:36 pm

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I am using motion-x , Gps kit with ipad & iphone for navigation.

Some of us might not agree but, i have never been let down by these devices.
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