Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Glen Alpine, NC, USA
Got a question on routing. I've done many in the past with out too much trouble. Mapsource isn't the best mapping software, but it's all we've got for Garmin products. Just upgraded to current version 6.10.2. I don't think this has anything to do with the version.
Created a route from Minnesota via Chicago, Indianapolis, Columbus, Charleston,WV - to Morganton, NC. No waypoints created. Verified route matched my intended route. Saved route and maps. Transferred to my GPS unit. Looked at the route there and the route was different than the saved route in Mapsource. South of Gary, IN, the GPS unit routes me East through Fort Wayne via RT 30/33 to Columbus! What gives? In other words, the routes don't match. Besides, I know for a fact that the GPS routing is worse and slower. Through Indy is the fastest route.
To work-around I created a waypoint near Indy to get correct routing. I tried all the routing setup options on the GPS unit with the same results. If you have to enter waypoints and verify routing after transfer each time - this software is really chickens**t.
I really hate Microsoft - but I wish they would get into the GPS business further. Streets and trips is amazing. I have tried GPS utility and Babble - they really aren't that great either since they only work with waypoint info in Streets and Trips, not complete routes.
Am I missing a simple step or something I should RTFM on again?
Thanks for any help
2004 - LT - Anthracite