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post #1 of 5 Old Feb 19th, 2009, 11:27 pm Thread Starter
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2620 - routes not following roads


I have a friend that is using a 2620 on his LT.

Hi is telling me that when he downloads a route to his GPS from MapSource it will not follow the roads, but making straight lines between points on the map.

Hi is using City Navigator Europe v8 maps on it.

I have never seen or heard about this before have you ?


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post #2 of 5 Old Feb 20th, 2009, 4:53 am
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Re: 2620 - routes not following roads

The gps is routing you in off road mode. He may want to reset the routing options or just recalculate the route for fastest time or shortest distance.

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Re: 2620 - routes not following roads

I had this happen with my BMW navigator 1. The problem ended up being mapsource 6.15.3. I contacted Garmin and they walked me through backing up to a previous version of mapsource and that fixed it.

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post #4 of 5 Old Feb 21st, 2009, 10:14 am Thread Starter
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Re: 2620 - routes not following roads

Thank you all!

I will bring this info to him -and let you know .

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post #5 of 5 Old Feb 23rd, 2009, 3:24 pm
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Re: 2620 - routes not following roads

the other thing he may not be doing is downloading the map calculating data with the maps to the cf card it won't auto route without them

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