Magellan problems

Discussion in 'General Fitness' started by Frankie, Mar 4, 2005.

  1. Frankie

    Frankie Guest

    I've got a Garmin which works fine. My mate (Pete) has a Magellan Sportrak
    and it must be admitted he is more of a luddite than I am! We are planning
    an attempt on the Jos Naylor Traverse, which breaks down nicely into three
    distinct sections. I've drawn the routes on MM, and have named them
    individually. When I try and download the routes to my Garmin there is no
    problem. When downloads are made to the Magellan problems arise.
    When the first route is sent, it doesn't carry the route name, just
    appearing as WP01 - WP 21. When we try and download the second route this
    simply overwrites the first route, and similarly if we try and download the
    third route. We have tried saving each route after transfer, but to no
    avail.
    What are we doing wrong? The handbook gives no clues, so can anyone out
    there help?
     
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  2. In article <[email protected]>, Frankie
    <[email protected]> writes
    >I've got a Garmin which works fine. My mate (Pete) has a Magellan Sportrak
    >and it must be admitted he is more of a luddite than I am! We are planning
    >an attempt on the Jos Naylor Traverse, which breaks down nicely into three
    >distinct sections. I've drawn the routes on MM, and have named them
    >individually. When I try and download the routes to my Garmin there is no
    >problem. When downloads are made to the Magellan problems arise.
    >When the first route is sent, it doesn't carry the route name, just
    >appearing as WP01 - WP 21. When we try and download the second route this
    >simply overwrites the first route, and similarly if we try and download the
    >third route. We have tried saving each route after transfer, but to no
    >avail.
    >What are we doing wrong? The handbook gives no clues, so can anyone out
    >there help?
    >
    >

    It might be a Memory Map issue rather than a Magellan issue - you might
    be able to find some more info by googling / google groups for
    sci.geo.satellite-nav or on the GPS info site
    http://gpsinformation.net/.

    To try and get round the problem can you upload the first route then
    rename the route on the Magellan and then upload the next etc.
    Alternatively you might be able to name the waypoints in MM so that the
    automatically generated route names are different.

    --

    Dominic Sexton
     
  3. JToe

    JToe Guest

    Dominic Sexton wrote:
    > In article <[email protected]>, Frankie
    > <[email protected]> writes
    >
    >> I've got a Garmin which works fine. My mate (Pete) has a Magellan
    >> Sportrak
    >> and it must be admitted he is more of a luddite than I am! We are
    >> planning
    >> an attempt on the Jos Naylor Traverse, which breaks down nicely into
    >> three
    >> distinct sections. I've drawn the routes on MM, and have named them
    >> individually. When I try and download the routes to my Garmin there is no
    >> problem. When downloads are made to the Magellan problems arise.
    >> When the first route is sent, it doesn't carry the route name, just
    >> appearing as WP01 - WP 21. When we try and download the second route this
    >> simply overwrites the first route, and similarly if we try and
    >> download the
    >> third route. We have tried saving each route after transfer, but to no
    >> avail.
    >> What are we doing wrong? The handbook gives no clues, so can anyone out
    >> there help?
    >>
    >>

    > It might be a Memory Map issue rather than a Magellan issue - you might
    > be able to find some more info by googling / google groups for
    > sci.geo.satellite-nav or on the GPS info site http://gpsinformation.net/.
    >
    > To try and get round the problem can you upload the first route then
    > rename the route on the Magellan and then upload the next etc.
    > Alternatively you might be able to name the waypoints in MM so that the
    > automatically generated route names are different.
    >


    Hi just a quickie, I have a sportrak and use this software:
    http://www.gpsu.co.uk/

    Not had any probs. It is basic but flexible, there a lot of
    routes/waypoints scattered around the web in a format that this software
    uses and it can open memory map files apparently, never tried it though.

    JToe.
     
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