I have just transferred a route from Basecamp to my Zumo. According to Basecamp it is 334 miles, which is about right, but according to my Zumo, with routing preferences set as near to Basecamps as possible, it is either 558 miles Total Distance or 427 miles in the Review Trip option.
What the hell is that all about?????
Thanks for the replies.
Stu, unfortunately the route does start from home.
Sussamb, yes, I have compared both as you say and the version on my Zumo was nothing like the Basecamp route which I had sent.
I have been able to tweek the route on the Zumo using the PC but surely the whole point of plotting the initial route on Basecamp is to simply transfer it to the Zumo and job done!!
I'm sorry, but considering the purpose of Basecamp and a GPS I think it's pretty shoddy workmanship.
I would imagine in a couple of years these discussions will all be academic anyway as more bikes start to follow the car trend and come with pre-installed GPS systems or the mobile phone apps will take the place of stand alone GPS. Wouldn't be a bad thing, one less thing to pair together.
And yet, as is Sussamb's experience, I have transferred thousands of routes to my varous Zumos over the years and rarely do I have an issue with the route not matching what I created in Basecamp. The key is first and foremost making sure the varous routing settings in BC and on the Zumo match as closely as possible. This means routing profile, avoidances and calculation method. The second key is understadnding how the various settings will affect the route when it's loaded in the Zumo. And finally, there is somewhat of an art to creating routes with the suffecient number of properly placed via points and shaping points so the route mainntians it's integry when transferred.
I would suggest you go through at least the beginning of New England Riders' Basecamp Tutorial. While the turorial was created using North America maps, the beginning covers setting up both Basecamp and the Zumo to get better results and you might find it useful.
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