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JRscooby

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Posted: 12/03/19 07:18am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I'm a old school, paper map kind of guy. I do use google maps to plan my route, but like it was on paper. And I like my Garmin to basically read signs before I can see them. But one thing I hate is when I want to compare the route I have picked to the one Garmin wants to use is Garmin always lists the local street name, not the state or federal highway highway numbers?

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With Here WeGo + Google Maps you can do away witn your Garmin, for free.

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JRscooby wrote:

I'm a old school, paper map kind of guy. I do use google maps to plan my route, but like it was on paper. And I like my Garmin to basically read signs before I can see them. But one thing I hate is when I want to compare the route I have picked to the one Garmin wants to use is Garmin always lists the local street name, not the state or federal highway highway numbers?


Google frequently does the same thing with street names. It's annoying.

I too keep my map books handy for when the GPS either loses touch with the mothership, or just screws up.


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Weldon wrote:

Use your phone for best directions.


That only works if you have phone service


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hotpepperkid wrote:

Weldon wrote:

Use your phone for best directions.


That only works if you have phone service


Or you can download everything before you start, then you'll still have it when you lose cell service.

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hotpepperkid wrote:

Weldon wrote:

Use your phone for best directions.


That only works if you have phone service


This is completely incorrect. It's been debunked hundreds of times. Even if you don't download the maps ahead of time as recommended, you will still have perfect turn-by-turn directions unless you are without cellular service for hundreds of miles. The mapping service downloads your upcoming course as it becomes available and rarely (ever?) are you going to be without cellular service for extended periods of time.
No, you won't get live traffic updates if you are without cell service (phone service) but the point to point directions will still be perfect. GPS does not require ANY kind of cellular (phone) service.


What I post is my 2 cents and nothing more. Please don't read anything into my post that's not there. If you disagree, that's OK.
Can't we all just get along?

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Pops wrote:

Don't mean to hijack, but while talking GPS, notice the info on campgrounds list Nat, State, and Private campgrounds. Does the info on the 770 or 780 on campgrounds near your route also include Nat Forest, COE, or/and BLM campgrounds?


The 780 (and the Overlander) includes the Ultimate Public Campgrounds database which provides info on all federal, state, county and municipal campgrounds.

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