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post #1 of 16 Old 10-01-2008, 09:12 AM Thread Starter
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Is there a term for when you miss your turnpoint on the GPS?

You have a carefully setup route. In the route you have a number of waypoints where you are going to turn. Usually you ride for a little bit and realize you have messed up so you stop and play with the GPS a minute. You figure out that either you have to backtrack to get back on route or pick an alternate way to get back on the route.

I think that everyone I have ever ridden with that has navigated with a GPS has experienced it.

Is there a term for this?

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I believe it is what we folding GPS users call lost
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I don't know what gps you have, but mine automaticly recaclulates as soon as you pass your turn



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In the automotive navi world working for OEM supplier we call it "offroute" until you pick up on a new recalculated route.
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i have no faith in a gps anymore we went on a trip to the drakensberge ad the damn thing took us on 70km dirt road and it was a nasty one. potholes like you wont believe it. hehe
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I believe it is what we folding GPS users call lost
But on a GPS you *aren't* lost as it recalculates. Depending on the settings it will either recalculate a new route from that point or tell you to turn around.

It's one of the things I absolutly love about the GPS.. you don't need to worry about following the exact route as you can always get to where you are going.

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i have no faith in a gps anymore we went on a trip to the drakensberge ad the damn thing took us on 70km dirt road and it was a nasty one. potholes like you wont believe it. hehe
I've had the same experiences and I can think of a couple of reasons why:

Old or bad maps an be one. There seem always to be some mistakes on the map if you ride far enough. Strangly enough, sometimes highways/roads cna be moved. North of Toronto, Ontario a part of Hwy 400 was moved a few years ago,. If you have an older map the GPS can go crazy when you head over it as it thinks you have swtiched to side roads. In August I was in Pennsylvania and was travelling from a railroad Museum to Hershey PA and my GPS didn;t know about a new section of highway (283?) Also, some (most?) GPS's can give you a choice of the type of roads or the way it calculates. Ie: avoid tolls, avoid unpaved roads, avoid highways, fastest route, shrotest route, avoid U-Turns, etc. These settings can make a huge difference as to how it actually routes you.

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Mine usually calls it "re-re-re-re-calc-calc-calc-ulating" :rolleyes:

(Yes, I've actually heard the thing stutter, most recently on the "freeway off-ramp" in the middle of beautiful downtown Chapleau). "Turn right, re-re-re-re..." (You have to see this thing to understand; it's a big ramp bridge to get over the tracks. You basically do a big left-hand loop to effect a simple right turn).

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In the automotive navi world working for OEM supplier we call it "offroute" until you pick up on a new recalculated route.
I know you are offroute, but I thought there might be a term for that moment when you (usually) stop and decide how bet to get on the intended route. I think it is a little different from when you are just navigating to a destination.. in this case you probably want to take some particular roads so you need to figure out how best to get back to the intended route. You usually can backtrack a bit, but sometimes just taking the next sideroad might take you back on track.

I've seen it happen (and done it myself) enough times that I though there might be a specific word for it.. maybe there should be. Suggestions?

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