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Old Garmin Mobile PC suddenly knows a NEW highway!
malaki86
I'll try to explain this one the best I can.

I drive truck. Until 4 months ago, I drove for the same company for 3 1/2 years. During that time, I drove the same routes every few days. While driving a stretch of US 50 from West Virginia into Ohio, there was a stretch of highway that was completely new, meaning it opened within the last 6 months I worked at the previous company.

Because the road was so new, Garmin Mobile PC's maps didn't know about it. It was constantly telling me to do u-turns, proceed to the nearest road, etc. I just drove the new road and it eventually was able to redo the route once I got onto the older stretch of highway.

After leaving that company, I didn't have any opportunities to drive that same stretch of highway until today and it got weird.

Because I knew the road, I didn't actually look at the routing it gave me - I just drove.

Well, when I got to that new stretch of highway, guess what? Garmin knew EXACTLY how to route me on that new highway.

I haven't updated the maps whatsoever. It's the same version I've been running for, what, a year now?

Any clues to this one?

BTW - the demo for MS Streets & Trips "shows" the new road in the map, but it won't route me over it.
tcassidy
I know with the Nuvi's, they do eventually learn the routes you use. Maybe the same applies to Mobile PC as long as the new section was actually on the map and routable.

Terry
malaki86
Every time I drove it before, it would see the 'old' road, which was replaced by the 'new' road. The older road would criss-cross along the route of the new route. At no time would I see the new route on the map while driving.

Also, part of the new route was a bridge that didn't exist before. It would literally show me driving across 2 sections of river and an island with no roads.
tcassidy
Are you saying the program is now routing you across a river with no bridge shown?

Terry
malaki86
No - I'm saying that Garmin Mobile PC now shows the new bridge & river, which it didn't 6 months ago. And, as I said in the beginning, there's no updates done to the program or the maps.
tcassidy
Would you like to give us a clue where this bridge is? I think I have every version of CNNANT since 2008 on this computer and would be interested to taking a look in MapSource.

Terry
malaki86
Here's a Google Maps view of the new road. I have it marked as a route.

US-50
tcassidy
That section of Highway 50 was added in the CNNANT 2009.1 update. I have no idea how you would have received that.

Terry
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2009.jpg   2009.1.jpg  
malaki86
It's definitely odd, especially since it "appeared" on it's own.
tcassidy
I'd suggest you check for the version under Tools-Manage My Data-Map Sets but you probably don't have a MapSource button. That would only be present if you had added other maps.

Terry
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mapsource-button.jpg   no-mapsource-button.jpg  
malaki86
I'll be out of the truck until Tuesday, but I'll see what I can find in the map info.
Ken in Regina
On the Map Sets screen, all you need to do is click on the "Built-in maps" entry and it will display what product it is.

...ken...
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gmpc-map-info.jpg  
tcassidy
Thanks Ken, I didn't know that!

Terry
Ken in Regina
Regardless of whether you have the Mapsource button or not, you can click on any of the entries in the list and get the name of the map product and the size (at the bottom).

If the mapset in question has multiple products in it, it will list them all, as in this screenshot.

...ken...
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gmpc-map-info2.jpg  
malaki86
The map set on mine is: CN North America NT 2010.10 ALL
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