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    Nav6 route planning?
    on: February 09, 2022, 12:36:32 pm
    February 09, 2022, 12:36:32 pm
     :005: I know this has been covered and is bordering on a tyre/oil thread but; I have just one question.  :084: :164:

    Why do we need an app to plan a route and then export it? can't we just plan a route using the nav unit its self? I think that's 2 questions? sorry..  :008:  :034:

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    Re: Nav6 route planning?
    Reply #1 on: February 09, 2022, 12:44:21 pm
    February 09, 2022, 12:44:21 pm
    If the route is just A to B Nav will plan the route using the parameters /preferences selected in the Nav.

    If you need a route which is not the Nav route with additional waypoints / via points then you need to use route planning software and export you route to your Nav. I use Garmin Basecamp which is a free download and is pretty easy to use.
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    Re: Nav6 route planning?
    Reply #2 on: February 09, 2022, 01:01:05 pm
    February 09, 2022, 01:01:05 pm
    *Originally Posted by PaulS1000XR [+]
    If the route is just A to B Nav will plan the route using the parameters /preferences selected in the Nav.

    If you need a route which is not the Nav route with additional waypoints / via points then you need to use route planning software and export you route to your Nav. I use Garmin Basecamp which is a free download and is pretty easy to use.

    Thank you.. I thought as much.  :028:

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    Re: Nav6 route planning?
    Reply #3 on: February 09, 2022, 01:16:50 pm
    February 09, 2022, 01:16:50 pm
    I don't have a Nav but a Garmin Zumo 390. This has an app on the Zumo itself for creating a route. I use it all of the time. The app is called Trip Planner

    This has screenshots https://support.garmin.com/en-GB/?faq=FuLwkScHsz1ypQp1Q1qAp6






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    Re: Nav6 route planning?
    Reply #4 on: February 09, 2022, 01:21:03 pm
    February 09, 2022, 01:21:03 pm
    You can add as many waypoints as you like by clicking the + soft button. This app is my default method of getting a route onto my Zumo as you do not get any conflicts between different mapping data. I do my research using Google Maps as I like to view roads on streetview for suitability, especially if travelling with others. I find it the quickest way to get a route on the device. Just zoom in and select a waypoint that is the exit road of any junction or village.

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    Re: Nav6 route planning?
    Reply #5 on: February 09, 2022, 01:29:22 pm
    February 09, 2022, 01:29:22 pm
    *Originally Posted by wessie [+]
    You can add as many waypoints as you like by clicking the + soft button. This app is my default method of getting a route onto my Zumo as you do not get any conflicts between different mapping data. I do my research using Google Maps as I like to view roads on streetview for suitability, especially if travelling with others. I find it the quickest way to get a route on the device. Just zoom in and select a waypoint that is the exit road of any junction or village.

    I'll check out my nav6 for the app.. cheers.  :028:

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    Re: Nav6 route planning?
    Reply #6 on: February 09, 2022, 01:48:58 pm
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    As Wessie alludes to - you can simply;

    Enter your destination.
    Add a sensible waypoint near where you are - either by spelling the town, or by selecting from the Nav screen 'map'   You get the opportunity to select 'near last waypoint', which allows you to navigate the screen easily.

    When using the 'map' to pick waypoints, it is useful to pick a point on the far side of a town, so that the unit doesn't steer you through the towncentre.

    Alternatively - if you have a paper map or google map on ipad etc - you can just make a note of logical small towns on the route and type them in.

    Check on the Nav screen that the waypoints are in correct order.

    Once you get the hang of it - you can stitch together a route by the roadside while sitting on the bike if needs be.

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    Re: Nav6 route planning?
    Reply #7 on: February 09, 2022, 04:50:58 pm
    February 09, 2022, 04:50:58 pm
    *Originally Posted by Mareng1 [+]
    As Wessie alludes to - you can simply;

    Enter your destination.
    Add a sensible waypoint near where you are - either by spelling the town, or by selecting from the Nav screen 'map'   You get the opportunity to select 'near last waypoint', which allows you to navigate the screen easily.

    When using the 'map' to pick waypoints, it is useful to pick a point on the far side of a town, so that the unit doesn't steer you through the towncentre.

    Alternatively - if you have a paper map or google map on ipad etc - you can just make a note of logical small towns on the route and type them in.

    Check on the Nav screen that the waypoints are in correct order.

    Once you get the hang of it - you can stitch together a route by the roadside while sitting on the bike if needs be.

    I tend to book a few nights in a base to tour from. Sometimes I have a plan for a route but often I will decide on the day depending on weather, mood and the amount of booze imbibed the night before. I take a 10" Android tablet with me or use my phone for research then knock up a route over breakfast. Often, a place of interest comes about through chatting to locals, other travellers or just picking up a leaflet in the hotel lobby.

    As you say, once you have the hang of using the search function then it is easy. I find picking a waypoint that is in both the Google Maps & Garmin database makes life simpler e.g. Google maps shows a petrol station that is on the exit road to a town - you just ask the satnav to search for fuel near "town name"

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    Re: Nav6 route planning?
    Reply #8 on: February 09, 2022, 05:13:25 pm
    February 09, 2022, 05:13:25 pm
    *Originally Posted by wessie [+]
    I tend to book a few nights in a base to tour from. Sometimes I have a plan for a route but often I will decide on the day depending on weather, mood and the amount of booze imbibed the night before. I take a 10" Android tablet with me or use my phone for research then knock up a route over breakfast. Often, a place of interest comes about through chatting to locals, other travellers or just picking up a leaflet in the hotel lobby.

    As you say, once you have the hang of using the search function then it is easy. I find picking a waypoint that is in both the Google Maps & Garmin database makes life simpler e.g. Google maps shows a petrol station that is on the exit road to a town - you just ask the satnav to search for fuel near "town name"

    That's the reason I often use the map-view to search on the Navigator, as you can select a point on the road (say - the road heading due north-west from the last town you recognise).  Basically - moving the map in the right direction, find the town in the area and pick a waypoint on the road - 50miles ahead. 

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    Re: Nav6 route planning?
    Reply #9 on: February 09, 2022, 08:54:47 pm
    February 09, 2022, 08:54:47 pm
    *Originally Posted by af1-windy [+]
    :005: I know this has been covered and is bordering on a tyre/oil thread but; I have just one question.  :084: :164:

    Why do we need an app to plan a route and then export it?

    Basecamp is not the easiest but I can work with it and it does what I want. Problem is that if you plan a route from A to B (on the navigator or Basecamp), it picks a route between those two points based on your Nav settings. If that is curvy roads it can take you off major roads to do the curvy off and on ramps, or thru small town centers. Doing the route in Base camp allows one to select multiple points to avoid that, and to check the route. I can check a 600mls route in like 10 minutes and be sure there are no funny loops because one placed a waypoint on the other side of the road etc.
    And the other thing I like about the wonderwheel zoom is that you can quickly zoom out to see if an (unexptected) turn off is real, or it simply  goes back to the road you're on