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  • kohenw
    ... wrote: !! ... waypoints ... Yes this feature is annoying to a lot of people, mainly when navigating over small bicycle tracks using routes. To get rid of
    Message 1 of 3 , Jul 1, 2005
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      --- In Garmin_GPSmap_76C@yahoogroups.com, Octavian <octavian@e...>
      wrote:
      !!
      > I mean, it's impossible to eliminate the showing of automatic route-
      waypoints
      > from the route navigation page.
      >
      Yes this feature is annoying to a lot of people, mainly when
      navigating over small bicycle tracks using routes. To get rid of the
      labels you could convert the routes to tracks and navigate them using
      backtrack.

      If you want to navigate with routes, you can re-convert the tracks to
      routes. The via-point names are then only 3 digit numbers. Such short
      labels are a lot less annoying on the display.

      For the conversion, the most comfortable programm is wingdb, which is
      available under the files section of the 60C group
      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/GarminGPSMAP60C_60CS/files/
      or under http://www.softsolutions.be/GPS/Garmin/WinGDB11.zip

      Werner
    • Robert Paquette
      Hi, I also have the same critique as Octavian. Waypoint labels on a route obstruct too much information on a chart. The screen is simply too small to have
      Message 2 of 3 , Aug 6, 2007
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        Hi,
        I also have the same critique as Octavian. Waypoint labels on a route
        obstruct too much information on a chart. The screen is simply too
        small to have these large labels on the screen. Has anyone figured
        out a way to remove them since Octavian posed the question below?
        Robert


        --- In Garmin_GPSmap_76C@yahoogroups.com, Octavian <octavian@...> wrote:
        >
        > Indeed, 76C is great unit, packed with lots of features. Actually,
        > that's how it should be for that price, I'd say.
        >
        > However, there's one extremely annoying feature, which is probably
        > happening to other Garmins as well -- the impossibility to turn off
        > the automatically generated route-waypoints labels!!
        > I mean, it's impossible to eliminate the showing of automatic
        route-waypoints
        > from the route navigation page.
        >
        > You may ask - why's this relevant? Because, if I make a detailed
        manually
        > drawn route (in Mapsource), then uploaded it to my 76C, and when I
        navigate it,
        > the screen shows all the route waypoints (i.e. 076, 077, road12,
        river12 etc.)
        > WITH ALL LABELS (!!) which occupy most of the unit's display, thus
        making
        > impossible to see the useful map details!
        >
        > Of course, I contacted Garmin about this and they acknowledged it,
        > but they said they can't do anything now, maybe in the future...
        > So, I'm curious to see whether others are so annoyed of this bug as I
        > am...
        >
        > Octavian
        >
        >
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        >
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