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I just want something basic that shows my route.What are you trying to do?
I look for the street sign to turn.Alternatively, follow the highlighted route, street names or not.
I'm in the same boat, did you get your questions answered?What boat? Do the answers provided earlier help?
1. Adventure cycling Tracks (low resolution)Available, although Adventure Cycling is working to convert more routes into high resolution. Keep watching for this one.
2. Adventure Cycling Tracks and Service Points LimitedAvailable for members.
Also do I need to/ should I install Garmin's basecamp on my computer?No, you do not need Basecamp as pre-requisite. You can use the files directly.
I also will use smart phone but thought that since no cell phone / wifi is needed for gps I could see what services were available especially in towns that weren't included in the ACA map ( which I will also have )You should test the Montana while you have it: can you browse the maps easily? Does it perform in a satisfactory way for you?
Is the link you've posted for the whole of North America?For the purposes of TransAm, this should cover the route.
Ive been sent the link to dwonload the map. I click on the file to download it. It goes into my downloads folder and then when I click on the zip file it extractsWhat map did you attempt to download? I am not aware of any way to download the entire North America map from one link on that web site.
the file but i get a message that reads.....
without having to periodically load more sections to the Garmin during the ride. Is that correct?That is correct. You can load the entire set of tracks once for the entire trip.
it will give me turn by turn direction for the entire ride Bar Harbor, ME to Key West, FLPay close attention navigation notes. Specifically, "Do not rely on turn-by-turn instructions. While they work most of the time, they give false confidence of their reliability. There are many areas where the device does not calculate the route correctly. This will vary depending on device, base map and apps. We highly recommend you simply follow the track line on your screen to avoid incorrect turn prompts."
I cannot see how to load the digital gpx files from the ACA.Detailed instructions available on Adventure Cycling web site.
I have downloaded the recommended Easytrails app onto the IPAD, (free version)This maybe part of the problem. The free version only supports loading one track. You should be able to see it from the "paw" icon at the bottom of the screen.
Can anyone recommend a good GPX file for the routeTransAm Map Set Digital
is the GarminYou can get background maps free from Open Street Map. Follow instructions posted earlier.
North America maps good enough to complete the route.
I also purchased the digital download for my Garmin Edge 1000, which I am slowly getting accustomed to.Great choice. The Edge 1000 is a superb device. Review the detailed instructions for loading routes onto the unit.
Does this sound about right. Not sure how the 200 waypoint limitation comes into play.Yes, what you have done is great. You are good to go.
One ends in an "N" and the other in an "S." Might these denote northbound or southbound?That is correct: N is for north & S is for south. See more details about route names at http://www.adventurecycling.org/routes-and-maps/adventure-cycling-route-network/digital-data-for-devices/tracks/ under Find Track section.