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Old 08-14-2014, 09:49 PM   #1
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Question easy track reverse question. Why?

so we will be following cannonshots tracks for the CD. Except from south to north. What is the advantage, if any, of reversing the tracks? Seems like I can just follow the yellow brick road backwards? Am I missing something? thanks all
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Old 08-15-2014, 01:36 AM   #2
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so we will be following cannonshots tracks for the CD. Except from south to north. What is the advantage, if any, of reversing the tracks? Seems like I can just follow the yellow brick road backwards? Am I missing something? thanks all
You can certainly follow it. If you have one of Garmin's newer generation units, you could navigate it using data fields.

On the newer generation units, Garmin added automatic detection of high- and low-points using elevation stored in a saved track. Data fields can be selected to provide the distance to, time en route, arrival time, or name of the next point (high point, low point, or destination).
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I have a Montana. Followed tracks before and I dint recall much more than a line in the sand. ( baja)
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I can't see any need for reversing a track for navigating. A friend has a Monterra that apparently shows direction. He got a little confused on a ride last week on a section that we rode twice. I'm not sure what the issue was.

I use track reverse a lot in Mapsource and Basecamp when splicing tracks from different rides together to make sure they all go the same direction.
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I use track reverse a lot in Mapsource and Basecamp when splicing tracks from different rides together to make sure they all go the same direction.
+1 That is main use for "Reverse". If you don't have them going same direction you get straight line from join point to other end of one of the tracks.

What generation GPS are you using? If you heve new generation unit with 2,000 points / Track, I have Active Logs for CDR which give you much better resolution. See them at GPSXchange.com
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+1 That is main use for "Reverse". If you don't have them going same direction you get straight line from join point to other end of one of the tracks.

What generation GPS are you using? If you heve new generation unit with 2,000 points / Track, I have Active Logs for CDR which give you much better resolution. See them at GPSXchange.com
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In GPSXchange.com my files are in Private Libraries half way down.

For Montana, you want the CDR 15x2000 file.
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I thought of a possible reason for wanting to reverse a track on the GPS unit.

On some units you can navigate a track. I don't do this and don't know what is actually going on. But several guys I ride with do. They like the thicker line.

It could well be that this navigation does not work properly unless you are going the same direction as the track.
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As long as you are recording your Track Log and showing it on the map while you are "following" a Track, there isn't much need to be concerned about forward/reverse. But, as dlh62c pointed out, having the Track oriented in the same direction as your travel can provide some valuable data while Navigating a Track. On the Monterra I navigate Tracks much more than I did on previous devices as I can show the original Track on the Map and Navigate the same Track giving me some great info. By the way, any Waypoint that is within 120ft of the Track path will be shown as a "Via Point" or "Next Destination" while navigating along with the Hi-point, low-point dlh62c also mentioned.
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In GPSXchange.com my files are in Private Libraries half way down.

For Montana, you want the CDR 15x2000 file.
Am I the only one who can't find the tracks here?
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Am I the only one who can't find the tracks here?
Pretty Much.
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Pretty Much.
Hehe.

What is the difference in route between this and cannon shots rev 3. That's what my buds downloaded so I don't want to be different. Anybody compared them? Thanks for more help of my ignorance in the subject.
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What is the difference in route between this and cannon shots rev 3. That's what my buds downloaded so I don't want to be different. Anybody compared them? Thanks for more help of my ignorance in the subject.
The big difference is what is the "track resolution". I collected active logs from several riders and edited out all their wrong turns etc and compared them to find the most common route. I then cut it into 18 sections and filtered each to 500 points for old (60/76) units. Later when the new units came out (62/78/Montana), I just started cutting off 2,000 point chunks and got 18 tracks with raw Active Log data. I think I have the only posted set of 2,000 point Tracks.
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