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Is there a SAT NAV System that records routes

Discussion in 'Green Laning' started by Taxed, Jan 13, 2010.

  1. Taxed

    Taxed New Member

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    Is there a Sat Nav system that would let me record a green lane route i take and save it so i am able to do it again?
     
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    Pikey Dummy Ejection Facilitator..

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    yep memorymap on any gps pda etc will do it as will any garmin gps system.

    Be careful though I once downloaded a route off my old Garmin V and it showed me doing a steady 85/90mph for 70miles down the M5/M54/A5. :eek: wouldn't want plod to have got hold of it
     
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    :eek: what in that 90!!? :D
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    lol cheers
     
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    Pikey Dummy Ejection Facilitator..

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    Mondeo estate. NO chance of speeding in the 90?
     
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    Memory Map or Anquet Mapping will, as will TomTom Navigator. All of these run on a GPS enabled PDA/Smartphone (Windows Mobile)/Netbook.

    I use Anquet on a PDA, it's great and the livetrack feature tracks where I've been. The maps can be pricey though, although you can "cut your own map" rather than only buying OS sheets (you can buy those too).

    Never used Memory Map, but I know others who do and it seems to do the same job :)

    If you're less fussed about the "tracking on a map" feature, then there are a number of GPS programs that will keep GPS co-ordinates for a route that, with some work, you could map onto Google Maps or Google Earth... I think. Never done it :D

    Forgot to say - if you have an iPhone, they'll be an app for that...
     
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    Memory Map on the lappy does it, but be careful how you set up the GPS.

    Mem map can use a lot of RAM, depending on the size & res of map you have loaded, and if you set the GPS up to record track markers too close together, it can freeze, but depends on how powerful your lappy is.

    I also use MS AutoRoute 2010, also on lappy, for on-road Sat-Nav, and it will also track your route.

    But got the lady a Garmin 'Nuvi' I think was the model name, just before X-mas. Gread little widget, FAR more convenient in the car than tha lappy, but it doesn't have my MP3 music collection on it!

    Garmin ARE supposed to be compatible with Memory Map & you are supposed to be able to hook them up to a PC..... one of the reasons I chose a Garmin for her.

    anyway, contrary to comment, not ALL Garmin are 'down-loadable'. this one of the missus' I was dissapointed to discover could only be up-loaded with data from Garmin subscription site; basically the speed camera data-base updates, I couldn't upload my directory of LPG petrol stations, nor could I down-load routes, but it was only £70 or something.

    ONE thing to bear in mind is file format when saving routes; you might want to save a trace captured on a dash-mount Sat-Nav, but down-load that to PC to store and share, or review on Mem-Map.

    Need to be sure that the variouse widgets have a common language, there are a couple, think TOm-tom has its own unique one, though.

    BUT, usual cautions & disclaimers, just becouse you have driven a trail with some-one else and captured the route to GPS trace, doesn't mean that the route is status confirmed.

    Most reliable navigation aid is still the paper map, which also gives some indication of status's by way of vehicular rights (though currently most OS maps are actually out of date with regards obsolete RUPPS)

    Driving a trail again, you still have to ensure that it is 'status confirmed' before driving it.
     
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    Ryder Having a senior moment

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    Use a tracker... (I would say that anyway but ...) the routes are downloadable as csv files and should be easily imported into other apps.

    PLUS

    You get your motor back if it gets nicked!
     
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    I've used Memory Map alot on a PDA phone which is great for walking/cycling etc but not really had chance to use it for greenlanes as not been out much unfortunately :( No reason why it shouldn't be as good though :)

    I also used the following Map your tracks and photos, share your position from your mobile | free Mobile GPS Tracking Service for a rally I did across Europe last year which again was excellent (and is free). We mainly used that instead of anything else as it allows live GPS tracking online which is pretty cool, also allows you to post directly to Facebook/Twitter etc...

    Cheers

    Richard
     
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    Is that one really free???

    You can use Google Latitude to share your location with others, but I don't think it tracks.

    I have one of these, which is tiny and very low power - I also use it for walking where battery use and weight is very important. It tracks you route and will geotag your photos after.

    Ventus G730 GPS-logger
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    Gadgets, ML&S Martin Lynch and Sons Ltd
     
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    Yep, GPSed is free and works really well. Only time it messed up is when I forgot to start it up but at least it realised and drew a straight line between last point and next ;)

    You can set it to just record and then upload at the end or upload at regular intervals (think it was down to 30 secs!).

    e.g. to rome! | Author Richardjeaton | free Mobile GPS Tracking Service

    Hope this helps

    Richard
     
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    If you got a nokia which runx on the s60 (may work on other smart phones but cant confirm that!) software then you can download viewranger its basicly os maps on your phone i think the whole of britain map is about £30 but you can try it for free for two weeks, but only a small part of the map.
    my nokia has a tv out which you could plug into a 7" monitor in your landy! hey presto cheap sat nav!!
     
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    I use the Road Angel Aventure 7000 for cross country cycling/walking/greenlaning etc - works well using GPS and OS maps and records your route so you can download to the one eyed monster on your desk. Provides a profile of your route if you want. Can also plan routes to follow so you are sure you have taken the correct turning in the deep forest. Has UK/Europe road maps with all the speed cameras on so you can plan your journey to and from the green lanes then switch over to the OS mapping. Main downer is the speed camera warning voice is Tiff Needell. Good all rounder which is also water/mud proof. Comes with a car mount and you can get one for the bikes handlebar (if she's willing).
     
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