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post #1 of 12 Old Aug 17th, 2006, 1:10 am Thread Starter
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Cool Calling all Route Masters . . .

I believe I saw or download some routes that were just not all Waypoints but were a compilation of Routes. For example say I make in a 5 days trip of 5 routes. Then I would like to place all the 1 day trips into a single route. Well I cannot seem to make Mapsource do this . . . but I swear I have seen others do this!! I am running Mapsource 6.10.2.

Any help would be of help . . .

On another point does anyone know of other a GPS Groups on the internet that deals with Automotive and Motorcycles issues like we do here!!

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post #2 of 12 Old Aug 17th, 2006, 6:01 am
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I see no way to do this with Mapsource either. But, why would you need to do this? You can create the individual routes, then copy the vias, in order, for each route into a new "comprehensive" route. You can then choose to run either the individual route or the comprehensive route. Within Mapsource itself, you can create a new file that only contains the individual routes and the comprehensive route. Viewing the route list would essentially be like looking at your desired route comprised of other routes.

I amy be missing something here, so please enlighten me....

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It is possible, but it is not practical. If you were to load the one large route into your GPS, it will take longer to recalculate. IMHO it would be most convenient to have 5 separate routes to choose from in your GPS and name them 'day-1', 'day-2', etc..

If you still want to combine routes, this is how it works:

Say you have two .gdb files with each one route. You open two sessions of Mapsource each with one of the files. Go to the session with the 2nd route, click on the tab 'ROUTE', click the right mouse button on the route in question and choose 'properties'. In the popup choos tab 'via-points', select all (Ctrl-A), copy (Ctrl-C) go to the Mapsource session with the 1st route -> ROUTE -> select route, right click -> route properties -> via points, go to <end> and paste the via points of the second route. Recalculate the entire route and...... voilà.

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Dan, Erwin has it right on both in accounts in my opinion 1) it isn't really worth it - any change could take a loooong while to recalculate the route, and 2) how to 'merge' the routes.
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And I 'third' the notion that it's not really worth it. Although, sometimes it's just nice to merge all the routes and take of screen shot of the entire trip for memory sake. Then you put that screen shot pic in the folder with all the pics from that trip. Kinda cool.
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Even then there is no need to have the routes merged. Just copy them into one session of Mapsource (or have them in one .gdb file and open the file), select all routes and display all selected routes on the map.

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Ah! Don't think I ever tried that. Thanks.
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Hmmm

Looks like I need to find the file that had this in it. It was real nice looking at a master route with sub routes in it . . . but then again I may be confused!!

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OK, so I have a follow-up question for this that I was thinking about.

From what everyone stated, it's best to have separate routes, by day.

What I wasn't certain about is whether you can load all of the routes on the new Garmins (2730 is shipping to me now) and then select the days route or if you have to load the routes every morning (or whatever) from your PC to get them to the Garmin.

Might be a silly question to ask, but since I'm not familiar w/ the unit yet I thought someone here who has experience could give me a heads up on this.

Thanks!
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OK, so I have a follow-up question for this that I was thinking about.

From what everyone stated, it's best to have separate routes, by day.

What I wasn't certain about is whether you can load all of the routes on the new Garmins (2730 is shipping to me now) and then select the days route or if you have to load the routes every morning (or whatever) from your PC to get them to the Garmin.

Might be a silly question to ask, but since I'm not familiar w/ the unit yet I thought someone here who has experience could give me a heads up on this.

Thanks!
Yes you can load multiple routes into the unit. Once loaded, if you go to the route menu, you can see the icon for the route list. If you tap on that, you can see all routes currently in the GPS. Select the route you want and you can activate it.

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Yes you can load multiple routes into the unit. Once loaded, if you go to the route menu, you can see the icon for the route list. If you tap on that, you can see all routes currently in the GPS. Select the route you want and you can activate it.
Great - thanks for responding.

One of the reasons I bought this unit was so I'd have the option of whether to take my laptop with me on the trip or not. Was actually a 'selling' point with the wife - and I'd sure hate to eat crow if it turned out I was wrong....
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