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    Default 64st navigating to the start of a saved route or track built in Basecamp

    Here's the scenario. I make a cool route I want to take my adventure motorcycle on consisting of lots of very small dirt and seasonal roads. A route that most likely would never happen doing an automatic route from one point to another. I make this route in Basecamp. Another scenario would be making a hiking route or a track in Basecamp. I load these routes and tracks onto my 64st. Now I want to get to the starting points. If its a hike I want a route to get to the start of the hike with my truck. If its the route for adventure biking I want the GPS to take me to the starting point by whatever automatic road routing it sees fit. When I go to "find" and select either of the saved routes or tracks created in Basecamp and select "go" it doesn't tell me how to get there. It might give me a distance to the first point and if I go to the compass it might be showing the direction I need to go to get there, but it doesn't create an automatic road route from where I am to the start of the track or route. I think once I did get it to create a purple route to take me to either a route or track but it wasn't taking me to the start. It was taking me to the other end because that was closest to where I was at that point.

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    If you can't get it to route you to the first waypoint/starting point by selecting the actual start point itself of your hike or bike route as the destination [or one on a nearby road location you can drive to] it's because it doesn't have a routable map loaded to take you there. If it has a routable map loaded and enabled the 64 should be able to navigate you on-road by vehicle to that point.

    Your 64st comes preloaded with Topo US 100K which is not a 'road routable' map. From the relevant Garmin page:
    Includes updated road content, by NAVTEQ (non-routable),
    Contains detailed hydrographic features, including coastlines, lake/river shorelines, wetlands and perennial and seasonal streams.
    Includes searchable points of interests, such as parks, campgrounds, scenic lookouts and picnic sites.
    Provides elevation profile on compatible devices so you can estimate terrain difficulty.
    Contains roads, trails and highways in metropolitan and rural areas so getting to your destination is easy by creating point-to-point routes on compatible devices.
    Displays national, state and local parks, forests and wilderness areas.

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    In addition to what Neil is saying, go to your Routing settings and check if you have enabled Direct routing.
    If you are using Activity Profiles, choose automotive profile to get to the first waypoint and then change your profile.
    Many profiles are using direct routing (point to point) instead of auto routing (turn by turn directions).

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    I actually purchased City Navigator North America NT direct from Garmin. It is enabled in the 64. That is certainly a routable map product. Otherwise routing works fine. As in if I say go to a waypoint, or a POI, or whatever it creates a route and goes. I have my 64 prompt me each time I ask it to route me somewhere. I have to choose if I'm hiking, driving, want direct routing, etc. If I make a waypoint at the start of before mentioned tracks or routes and say take me to that point it creates a route and takes me there perfectly. But if I just pull up a track or route and say go, it won't create a route or directions to get me to the starting point of said track or route regardless of what sort of profile I select to use.
    In the first reply to this question Neil said "If you can't get it to route you to the first waypoint/starting point by selecting the actual start point itself of your hike or bike route as the destination".......well that does work. If I manually select the starting point of a route or track and say get me there it will route me to there. But the track or route has a known starting point and I thought with a different gps that died on me I could just pull up a track or route and tell it to take me there and it would automatically take me to the starting point of that track or route. Maybe I'm confused and my old one didn't but thought it did. Anyways it would be nice if this one did. If the route or track that I want to go to is a hundred miles away I now have to pull up the track/route and navigate around on the tiny screen to find the starting point then click on it and tell it to take me there. Just lots of extra steps when it seems like I should just be able to tell it to take me to a certain track/route and have it get me to the starting point of it. Like if I'm going out to play on the dirt roads with my adventure motorcycle, I'd like to be able to just pull up the track or route I made in Basecamp and have it take me to it then resume navigating the track/route on the fly once I'm on it. Instead now I have to find that starting point and have it take me there. THEN once I get there I have to pull over, stop, take my gloves off, and pull up the track/route again and tell it to navigate it.
    Last edited by swenarob; 11th June 2016 at 17:07.

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    Try this:
    - Load a Route created in Basecamp
    - Press Find > Routes
    - Select your Route
    - You'll see it on the map, but do not prees GO yet
    - Press Menu and select Review Route
    - Now select GO on this page

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    Tried that. Does nothing different than the other way. It makes a route to either the closest point in the route from current location. Or the end of the route cause in the tests I'm trying always happens to be that the end is the point closest to my house. I can see why it would do this, so if away from the route it will take you to the closest point on it to you to get a person back on track. But that doesn't help me get to the start of it. I guess just have to pull up the route, move the pointer to the start and navigate to the start. Or every time I make a route also make a waypoint at the start so I can just say go to the waypoint...... then I'll still have to pull over and take gloves off to then select the route again to navigate it.

 

 

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