bartmp8 wrote:I guess you can mark out boundaries or short new roads, new exits etc this way. Otherwise Nuvi usershow to contribute more? If what you and Bro Trajet2b suspect is correct, you've got to give duerespect to Unclediy for his patience and out of box thinking in carrying out this track. I think thismethod is best (safest) done on foot for small area. But we are still speculating as Uncle has not revealed his secret yet.
Nuvi600 series can do tracking in many ways. Much better than some civilian GPS that we used to do trackings >10 yrs ago. Good for the new comers who still 'konpius' with the terms La Titude, Longitude and Al-Titude to learn the basic of tracking. I know out there some GPS users do not even know what is ZIP files and Google..he.hee . Sorry ah...
A few ways to do tracking using nuvi600 series, but not limited to:
1. Pressing signal strength bar, it will display the real time coordinate. Record em manually. Remember we did the samething during practical lesson in surveying class long time ago.. [those technical man whose ages r in the late 40's, 50's and above had this experience]
2. One step easier is to use 'screen capture' just like shooting pic.
Get those coordinate and transfer manually to Mapsource. Very tedious job but that is the basic one should know. Just like we did double integtals problem solving in the whole day before mapple
come into the scene to do it in just seconds. And remember, we even used slide rules to do complex engineering design, after getting the data we plot manually and used Frenchcurves to do graph smoothing....oh remember those good 'ol days?
3. Touch current position cursor and "Save Loc." as POI and let the MapSource 'suck-in' the data... [limited to 500 points only]. After loading, the *.xml file on nuvi must be deleted to accomodate new data. Warning: NOT recomended to do while driving alone. Let other ppl drive
. Doing on foot is most recomended....
4. Tweak the software to automate method #3. Only suitable for DIY-man. Not easy, buying Garmin mapper is easier though.