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you didn't mention any specific GPS device. However, if you go to Google Maps and insert the address (1) you wish to see. Once you hit retrun, Goolgle will show the map of your location and have a small street view (2). Click on the smaller street view and it will go to fullscreen. By clicking and dragging anywhere within the image, you can rotate the image 360 degrees (3).
Depends on which GPS you have some are better than others when it comes to these things. I would first try and update the software on the GPS unit. Check your user manual or look on the web site for information on how to do this. Most gps need to be updated quite often as new streets are build and added to the database.
The problem was solved when I deleted an old route that was still active. Once I deleted it, the address icon was back into the menu. I quess you can only route one trip at a time and when a trip is active, the menu icons are different. Thanks for the quick reply.
Your maps are either outdated or have become corrupted. Your best bet would be to update the unit. The new updates will correct your problem as well as give you the neat new item that allows the unit to actually tell you what street/road/freeway you are on. For example "Turn right on Division Street in one quarter mile off of Clinton" and it will also use a "ticker" at the top so a person can read the same directions. You should also check the other options as you can change your icon from a car to a boat to a semi to an eagle to a turkey(leg) to a herse to a jogger to even a snow shovel or a kid on an inner tube. You can add a 2GB SD card and increase the memory of your unit even more. Now the street recognition only works on units 260W and up and you can even change the voice to an elf or a ghoul and add in halloween-xmas-st patty's day and other holidays to your unit.
To do all of this you need to go to Garmin.com and locate the legacy updater on the webpage by typing in your unit and serial number on the bottom. Go here and have fun http://www8.garmin.com/support/download.jsp
Yes, this is basically normal. This is not a
shortcoming of the GPS per se, but of the maps that it's using and
where on the map it has recorded that certain addresses are located.
The maps that the GPS systems don't (typically, to my knowledge) have
every building on them, instead they just have numbers recorded every
so often on the street and then the machine interpolates where a
particular address ought to be based on known intersections. E.g., 150
Foo Street ought to somewhere around the middle of the 100 block of Foo
St. on the "even" side of the street. So this is probably why it thinks
your apartment is slightly further up the street than it is; when
people build things, we often don't allocate exactly the same amount of
frontage to each street number, hence the offsets.
I'm still pretty impressed with my Garmin and doubt I could find my way home without it. Good luck!
When you select an address, make sure you select the right state/town since many addresses are the same and the state/town is the only thing that makes a difference.
Your garmin has a menu, find the menu and you will be able to fo to "ERASE ROUTE" or "CLEAR ROUTE" press it. It can be worded differently, but find the option with the words erase or clear.
For inserting the right address I will give you an example:
100 Main street, Farmingdale N.Y. is your address
touch select route, it will ask you for one bit of information at the time.
select town: Farmindale NJ, Farmingdale NY it will give you a list of Farmingdale towns in US. Select Farmingdale NY. If you live in NY.
next, it will ask select street: Main st you write your street, make sure you don't choose Main rd this is Main road not Main ST
next select number: insert 100 since this would be your house number.
Remember it is very important to select the right town and the right street to get to the right address.
You can practice by inserting addresses that are near to your location and then erasing it.
How are you entering the address? And, as far as I know, you won't get much with a postal code since it covers so many addresses. Now, if you meant Post Office Box number, they won't show because they are housed in a single building and the gps will only find STREET addresses.