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Old 05-03-2014, 04:28 PM   #466
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The above is why some of use were really trying to get Garmin to support Custom Symbol Set on all devices. That way we could create our own symbols and share them. Unfortunately, that is not the case today.
Yep, allowing Custom Symbols like they do on the Montana and other GPSs would be ideal.. I could simply copy/duplicate Garmin's other icon set and with the right names it'd work out of the box with Tony's GPX.
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Old 05-03-2014, 04:36 PM   #467
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Old 05-03-2014, 04:51 PM   #468
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Old 05-03-2014, 04:52 PM   #469
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.... and as long as Basecamp doesn't do any interpretation of itself...

Quoting myself here, looks like Basecamp does do some interpretation. If I create a waypoint with the "frown face" icon on the 590LM, it's a "Flag, blue" by the time it gets to Basecamp :(.

On the Montana, the waypoints are stored in a separate 'waypoints.gpx'.... not so on the 590, they don't seem accessible via the file system, which means I can't see the [sym] names :(.
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Old 05-03-2014, 05:03 PM   #470
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Quoting myself here, looks like Basecamp does do some interpretation. If I create a waypoint with the "frown face" icon on the 590LM, it's a "Flag, blue" by the time it gets to Basecamp :(.

On the Montana, the waypoints are stored in a separate 'waypoints.gpx'.... not so on the 590, they don't seem accessible via the file system, which means I can't see the [sym] names :(.
This is the long-running issue with Garmin Symbols. There is no internal Garmin standard set. So, in the case of your Smiley Face, there is no BaseCamp symbol for that so the default is Blue Flag.

And as you have now discovered, on the zumo™ brand you no longer have access to the waypoint files...it's the first file I looked for on the NAV5. Not even in the .System directory where your factory installed maps are.

I hope that everyone with a new zumo™ or BMW NAV5 will send Garmin a request for Custom Waypoint Symbol support.

If there's a need/desire for more discussion on GPS, maybe we should take it to Laying Down Tracks and leave this thread for H.o.W discussion.
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Old 05-03-2014, 05:06 PM   #471
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If there's a need/desire for more discussion on GPS, maybe we should take it to Laying Down Tracks and leave this thread for H.o.W discussion.
Yep.. let this thread resume dreaming of September :)
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Old 05-03-2014, 05:50 PM   #472
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Important information here, though. Perhaps link to these posts?
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Old 05-12-2014, 05:26 PM   #473
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Wyoming's Teddy Bear Corner

H.o.W. travelers pass a peculiar roadside sight in western Wyoming that I've long wondered about: a pile of teddy bears and other stuffed children's toys. (That's wildfire smoke in the background, btw.)



I've always assumed it's a memorial, perhaps to a child whose life ended tragically in an accident at the bend in the road.

Curious, I did an Internet search. I found that a reporter for Wyoming's daily Casper Star-Tribune wondered several years ago what the story was, and wrote about it.

In the 2011 story, headlined "The legend of Teddy Bear Corner," the reporter stated that only one thing was known for certain about how Teddy Bear Corner came to be: people have placed stuffed toys there for more than 70 years.

The Star-Tribune story offered one woman's account of how it came to be:

"She wanted to know more about the corner because she lived near there, on land her husband's family had ranched since the 1870s, before Wyoming was Wyoming.


She asked a woman in her 80s named Lola Martin. Some time before that, Martin told her, in the mid-1930s, she went for a drive on the dirt road north of Kemmerer.


Near an open field she found a teddy bear, picked it up and tied it to a fence post, hoping whoever lost it would come back and find it.


Another bear appeared next to the first. Then another and another.


Soon there was a pile of stuffed animals, and the people who lived in town created all sorts of stories."


A reader last fall (2013) claimed to know the truth, and apparently the woman's account had some basis to it. In this telling, a county road-and-bridge worker found a toy bear alongside the road, and placed it on a fencepost in case the people who'd lost it came back looking for it. Passersby have placed additional toys there ever since ...


So it wasn't a tragedy, I was glad to learn. Yet there remains some mystery to it, as there does at so many remote locations along H.o.W. where people have been coming and going since long ago.

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Old 05-13-2014, 03:17 PM   #474
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Kind of like Teakettle Junction, eh?
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Old 05-13-2014, 03:39 PM   #475
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I think we'll bring a small offering for the shrine - might help for good "bear karma"....


Thanks for sharing this Tony



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Old 05-13-2014, 04:26 PM   #476
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Kind of like Teakettle Junction, eh?
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Old 05-14-2014, 07:45 PM   #477
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Hi Tony. I've been trying to stitch together a trip for over a year now for this coming JUNE! About 3 weeks ago, boom! MAJOR REWRITE! I think that I can now benefit greatly from your knowledge and expertise. Please look for my pm. Thanks in advance.
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Old 05-14-2014, 08:20 PM   #478
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A year? Wowza ... I say do it the easy way!

As we say: We do the work. You live the dream.

I'll watch for your smoke signal ...

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Old 06-05-2014, 02:52 PM   #479
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Tony, Just PM'd for payment instructions.

We depart Cinci on Sept 12th and start the ride on Sunday the 14th.

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Old 06-05-2014, 04:40 PM   #480
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Fantastic, D'bob! Welcome aboard ...

I just sent you a PM response, so check your inbox.

And yes, I do have groups that include a support truck.

Noting that you'll have a fellow in a Jeep along, I'll add that that's a common approach. Wives, seniors, families, folks who don't or can't ride a moto just follow along with all the gear.

It's a great way to do it!

In fact, a couple of years ago I guided a German gruppe (which included four-time Dakar completer Eddy Hau) along much of the route, with me driving the support truck and trailer. It worked very well.



Send up a smoke signal if you've further questions, Dynobob!

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