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Question GPS NAVIGATOR III - I Need Directions!

This is a tall order: if ANYONE has a few minutes to give me a call at work (7:00am - 5:00pm EDST) or at home (after 6:00pm), it would be tremendously appreciated because I am having great difficulty in understanding basic programming functionality of my new GPS. I am certain once I get a 'push' I can go forward, but after reading the manual and lots of supplementary documentation, I'm still at square one, embarassingly enough.

For example, I'm planning a trip to Maryland next weekend...would like to put in all the stopping points...still can figure it out! Also, what if I want to take a parallel road to the NJ Turnpike for a while, how do I program that in? And most importantly, can I do this from my computer rather than input directly into the unit itself? I have questions of this nature.

I know most of us are extremely busy, but if you have any time to give me a hand I'd really appreciate it! Home: 212 222 6433 - Office: 212 436 4448.

Thanks!

Gary Bowler
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I have a Street Pilot III. I'm not sure that is the same thing.

Routing of multiple way points on my GPS is tedious. I almost always use MapSource, the Garmin software to accomplish the task. Routing using MapSource is relatively easy then. It involves pointing and clicking using the routing tool icon. The one thing to be aware of though is that if you start in NYC at your home and click to Bayonne, NJ be aware that the software takes you to the center of Bayonne, NJ including all of the side streets to get you there. So, when routing you will have to be specific otherwise you'll be getting on and off the freeways (at least your GPS will). The same thing holds true going into rural areas. In some cases you might have to zoom in a great deal to be sure that your waypoint is where you want it.

I'd be happy to help you with a call but I'm on the West Coast which makes scheduling a bit tough. I could do a Saturday morning if that works for you.

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I have a Street Pilot III. I'm not sure that is the same thing.

Routing of multiple way points on my GPS is tedious. I almost always use MapSource, the Garmin software to accomplish the task. Routing using MapSource is relatively easy then. It involves pointing and clicking using the routing tool icon. The one thing to be aware of though is that if you start in NYC at your home and click to Bayonne, NJ be aware that the software takes you to the center of Bayonne, NJ including all of the side streets to get you there. So, when routing you will have to be specific otherwise you'll be getting on and off the freeways (at least your GPS will). The same thing holds true going into rural areas. In some cases you might have to zoom in a great deal to be sure that your waypoint is where you want it.

I'd be happy to help you with a call but I'm on the West Coast which makes scheduling a bit tough. I could do a Saturday morning if that works for you.

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Tom: Thanks for the information you sent me! Even that's a beginning! I'm going to try it tonight and Friday night, and if I still need your assistance, I'll send you an email late Friday night and perhaps you could call me on Saturday morning at your convenience.

Thanks again for your directions!

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I have a Street Pilot III. I'm not sure that is the same thing.

Routing of multiple way points on my GPS is tedious. I almost always use MapSource, the Garmin software to accomplish the task. Routing using MapSource is relatively easy then. It involves pointing and clicking using the routing tool icon. The one thing to be aware of though is that if you start in NYC at your home and click to Bayonne, NJ be aware that the software takes you to the center of Bayonne, NJ including all of the side streets to get you there. So, when routing you will have to be specific otherwise you'll be getting on and off the freeways (at least your GPS will). The same thing holds true going into rural areas. In some cases you might have to zoom in a great deal to be sure that your waypoint is where you want it.

I'd be happy to help you with a call but I'm on the West Coast which makes scheduling a bit tough. I could do a Saturday morning if that works for you.

Tom
Hi Tom:
If you do get the opportunity to contact me this morning, (Saturday) it would be great...still stuck...I know it's 'errand day' for most of us so if you're busy, I understand. My home phone number is: 212 222 6433. In any case, thanks for your response!

Gary

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Gary,

I'll give you a call in about 45-60 minutes. Also, since this really isn't forum related email me rather than use the forum for further communications.

My email is [email protected].

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