I have Topo GB V2 on a 2GB card. If I plan an on-road route then try to view the profile from the menu option on the route text screen the screen slowly fades to blank and I have to power up afresh. The route is still there and directions etc still work OK after the power down. Doesn't happen every time and is more likely the longer the route. Any idea what's happening? I believe I have the latest op system from the web. May not be related but in case it is, several of the games don't work properly. They load but I cannot move the cursor with the arrow keys. All that happens is I get an error beed (and zapped by the oncoming asteroids/aliens or whatever!). All other functionality seems OK - and very impressive.
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Go to the Tools > Settings > Navigation > and press the button under Avoidances. Use the arrow down and place a check mark in the box beside Unpaved Roads and then press OK. Also, go to the Tools > Settings > Navigation > and setting the Route Preference to Faster Time will usually route using freeways. This is not always the case, as some secondary roads are paved and the unit will route to them if it calculates that this will be a faster route. It is usually a good idea to familiarize yourself with an unknown route. This can be done after creating the route and touching the map screen. Zoom out to view sections of the route. Via points can then be added to modify the route as necessary.
The 60 CSX dosent support custom maps but if you are looking to plan a route or plot waypoints the easiest way is to acquire a copy of Garmins TOPO disks and do all of this on the PC. You can also do this on the unit using " Mark Waypoint".
Go to Tools.... Settings....Navigation.....under Route Preference set it to Faster Time if you need to change it just press to Shorter Distance or Off Road.... if you change it make sure you press OK n bottom screen
Faster Time I use
Avoidances.....should be Enabled......press it....make sure Highway is Not checked... if you make changes here also press Ok on bottom screen
I only keep checked U-turns ...Traffic...Car Pool ...Unpaved roads
Before you travel, add your route to the GPS, do a trial run from home and see which direction it is taking you by pressing the turn arrows
If that isnt the way you want to go, on the map screen press menu then press detour, this will take you in another direction again scroll down the turns and see the route
hi peter, firstly the only difference you would notice with topo maps is that the unit will now display contour lines and they will only be visible when you are viewing the map not when you are in the navigation mode.
the contour lines are brown lines on the map that represent different heights above sea level.
In Map Setup page, scroll over to blue 'ball' icon (second from right), press lower left button on side of GPS unit, use Thumb switch to scroll down to "Show None", click Thumb switch in. All maps will disappear. Press lower left button on side of GPS unit again, scroll down to "Show Topo.....", click Thumb switch in. Your Topo maps should now show onscreen.
The reason your Topo map might not have shown is because, if you leave the Navigator map showing, and then just press "Show Topo", the layer showing Topo will still be under the Navigator map. This is why I always tell it to show none, and then load whatever map I need to see onto a bare screen.
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Question: Why does my nuvi route me off highways and through small side roads?
Answer: If your nuvi routes you off of the highway and puts you on small side streets, usually there is a simple navigational settings change that should resolve the issue for you.
From the 'Where to?'/'View Map' screen:
Touch the 'Wrench' icon. Touch 'Navigation' icon.¹
On this menu there will be a 'Route Preference' and 'Avoidances' menu option.
If you have the 'Route Preference' set to 'Shorter Distance', this may sometimes route you off of a highway to put you on a more direct route. Try setting the 'Route Preference' to 'Faster Time' and see if that makes a difference in how the unit routes you.
Another setting that can be adjusted is the 'Avoidances' option, touch on 'Enabled' next to 'Avoidances' A list of avoidances will appear, on that list if 'Highways' is checked then the unit thinks that you do not want to travel on highways and therefore routes you off of them. Simply uncheck the box next to 'Highways' and that should resolve the issue.
Last modified on: 06/10/2008
I had "highways" listed, so I'm hoping this fixes my problem tomorrow.
you can view all the history from locations u've been, the roads you travelled down and also use Google maps to locate and plan new routes then upload back to the USB / SD Card and load them into the sat nav!
You can even manage the settings throught this application as well.
You can view segments of the maps at the Garmin site and it will show you how much detail there is. Go to http://www8.garmin.com/cartography/mapSource/topous.jsp# and on the far right side of the page, you'll see a link to Mapsource Map Viewer Topo USA 2008. Click on that and zoom in to your area. Yes, you can download the map segments to your unit.
you have to turn on the topo function in the map set up screen, then scroll over to map ninformatin on the map let uip screen, then you will need to go to the button next to the x button that brings down a scoll menu and thats where you can toggle the differant maps on and off