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Re: GArmin Mapsource...any way to show track up?

 
 
George
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      04-19-2004, 04:18 PM
> I┤m using very often Mapsource with Metroguide 6 in a laptop while driving.
> I would like to know if there┤s a way to get the map view always showing the
> terrain in the real direction you are going.
> Now I┤ve only got the map "north up"... and sometimes it┤s difficult to take
> decisions in the way...


That is likely a function of your GPS unit... not the MapSource software.
My unit has an option of Track Up or North Up.

George
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jr
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      04-19-2004, 05:17 PM
Yes is a Legend function, but I wanted to know if there was a choice to do
it on the notebook...


Thanks for answering!

JR


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> > I┤m using very often Mapsource with Metroguide 6 in a laptop while

driving.
> > I would like to know if there┤s a way to get the map view always showing

the
> > terrain in the real direction you are going.
> > Now I┤ve only got the map "north up"... and sometimes it┤s difficult to

take
> > decisions in the way...

>
> That is likely a function of your GPS unit... not the MapSource software.
> My unit has an option of Track Up or North Up.
>
> George
> Dallas



 
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      04-20-2004, 11:43 AM
I think you will find the device more usuable with Northup. If you get
used to it it is much better because the gps doesn't have to redraw the
map for every single fix which is what happens for modes other than N-up.
In addition, every map and chart is drawn (if properly) with north up so
getting used to looking at the display with N-up is a useful skill.

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>> > I would like to know if there┬┤s a way to get the map view always

>> showing

> the
>> > terrain in the real direction you are going.
>> > Now I┬┤ve only got the map "north up"... and sometimes it┬┤s difficult

>> to

> take
>> > decisions in the way...

>>
>> That is likely a function of your GPS unit... not the MapSource
>> software.
>> My unit has an option of Track Up or North Up.
>>
>> George
>> Dallas

>
>




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Franz
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      04-20-2004, 11:56 AM
I disagree.
Both in my fixed GPS in car and riding my byke with my 76S I find
mutch more usefull to have the track up option selected.
In this way I always have a longer range view on where I'm going and
on next turns.
Continue redraw of map depends on you gps type. If your's keeps you
fixed in a place on the screen, moving the map under you, it will
redraw continuosly either.
If your gps wait you go off-screen to redraw the map .... than it is a
dumb gps

Franz

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>I think you will find the device more usuable with Northup. If you get
>used to it it is much better because the gps doesn't have to redraw the
>map for every single fix which is what happens for modes other than N-up.


 
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jr
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      04-20-2004, 04:05 PM
Yes!!!
I started the thread cause I want to be able to get the track up option!


JR





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> I disagree.
> Both in my fixed GPS in car and riding my byke with my 76S I find
> mutch more usefull to have the track up option selected.
> In this way I always have a longer range view on where I'm going and
> on next turns.
> Continue redraw of map depends on you gps type. If your's keeps you
> fixed in a place on the screen, moving the map under you, it will
> redraw continuosly either.
> If your gps wait you go off-screen to redraw the map .... than it is a
> dumb gps
>
> Franz
>
> On Tue, 20 Apr 2004 08:43:15 -0300, none <(E-Mail Removed)>
> wrote:
>
> >I think you will find the device more usuable with Northup. If you get
> >used to it it is much better because the gps doesn't have to redraw the
> >map for every single fix which is what happens for modes other than N-up.

>



 
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