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

Discussion in 'General GPS' started by George, Apr 19, 2004.

  1. George

    George Guest

    > 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
     
    George, Apr 19, 2004
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  2. George

    jr Guest

    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


    "George" <> escribió en el mensaje
    news:...
    > > 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
     
    jr, Apr 19, 2004
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  3. George

    none Guest

    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.

    On Mon, 19 Apr 2004 19:17:08 +0200, jr <>
    wrote:
    snip...
    >> > 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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    none, Apr 20, 2004
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  4. George

    Franz Guest

    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 <>
    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.
     
    Franz, Apr 20, 2004
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  5. George

    jr Guest

    Yes!!!
    I started the thread cause I want to be able to get the track up option!


    JR





    "Franz" <> escribió en el mensaje
    news:...
    > 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 <>
    > 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.

    >
     
    jr, Apr 20, 2004
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