Displaying custom routes on DriveSmart66

Discussion in 'Garmin GPS' started by JoeSilver, Aug 17, 2022.

  1. JoeSilver

    JoeSilver

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2022
    Messages:
    11
    Likes Received:
    1
    Hi all,

    I was hoping to be able to display off-road tracks created in Basecamp for navigation on a DriveSmart 66.
    Can't find a way to do it yet. I can export the routes to the device and are located in the GPX folder of the internal storage.
    Is it possible?

    Many thanks,
    Joe
     
    JoeSilver, Aug 17, 2022
    #1
    1. Advertisements

  2. JoeSilver

    Nuvi-Nebie Moderator

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2015
    Messages:
    1,939
    Likes Received:
    159
    Location:
    UK
    On handheld walking / hiking Garmin GPSs they use two types of data that can be used for navigation, they are ROUTES and TRACKS, Routes must be used with a map feature like a road, path etc. whereas Tracks are just a series of points that don't use any map features, some GPSs for cars (Satnavs) only allow Routes and others allow both Routes and Tracks

    To use stored Routes you would enter something like :-
    Main Screen >> Apps. >> Trip Planner (or Route Planner) >> select Route

    Routes stored at location :-
    /Garmin/GPX/*.gpx


    To View stored Tracks you would enter something like :-
    Main Screen >> Apps. >> Where I've Been >> Select date of stored Track

    Track stored at location :-
    /GPX/*.gpx

    However I am not sure that it is possible to download Tracks to your Drivesmart66, in this case you won't be able to do what you want
     
    Nuvi-Nebie, Aug 17, 2022
    #2
    1. Advertisements

  3. JoeSilver

    JoeSilver

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2022
    Messages:
    11
    Likes Received:
    1
    Thank you Groom-Nebie,

    Just tried that, can't find routes or tracks.
    I'm new at this, is it possible to save all my routes as a standalone map??

    Many thanks
     
    JoeSilver, Aug 17, 2022
    #3
  4. JoeSilver

    JoeSilver

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2022
    Messages:
    11
    Likes Received:
    1
    The route planner will only allow manual point selection, the menu and sd card icons are blanked out!!
     
    JoeSilver, Aug 17, 2022
    #4
  5. JoeSilver

    Nuvi-Nebie Moderator

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2015
    Messages:
    1,939
    Likes Received:
    159
    Location:
    UK
    I am not sure where the Routes you want to save are, so :-

    To save Routes created in Basecamp as a gpx file highlight Routes and then File >> Export >> Export selection

    To send Routes to satnav highlight Routes and right click >> Send To >> select satvav

    To copy Routes from a satnav connect to a computer and copy gpx files from /Garmin /GPX folder, The computer may create 2 or 3 drive letters for your satnav so look in all of them for the /Garmin/GPX folder

    I don't know what you want to do here
     
    Nuvi-Nebie, Aug 17, 2022
    #5
  6. JoeSilver

    JoeSilver

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2022
    Messages:
    11
    Likes Received:
    1
    Hi Nuvi-Nebie,

    Once again thanks for your assistance. I will have to play around with this setup to get familiar with how it all works.

    In the route planner I am trying to open saved routes but it doesn't display any.

    Cheers
     
    JoeSilver, Aug 18, 2022
    #6
    1. Advertisements

Ask a Question

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments (here). After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.