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Old 04-05-2018, 08:11 AM   #11
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I have Gramin nuvi 785.

Where would I find and how would I install any gps app on it ?


On another note, sometime in the future the gps satellites will fail and a whole generation will not be able to find their way home.

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Old 04-05-2018, 03:58 PM   #12
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I have Gramin nuvi 785.

Where would I find and how would I install any gps app on it ?


On another note, sometime in the future the gps satellites will fail and a whole generation will not be able to find their way home.

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You can't "install an app" on a stand-alone GPS unit like yours.
The Apps that this thread is referring to are basically "programs" that you can install on a phone or tablet.

On your other point, yes, Anarchy will ensue, no doubt
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Old 04-05-2018, 05:47 PM   #13
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While recognising that the OP asked for apps rather than GPS, I have to echo the sentiment about blindly following any GPS routing.
We bought a Garmin with lifetime maps and immediately updated the database before we used it. It still sent me down two roads that had been closed for over 25 years, according to the local who rescued us when we got bogged trying to do a U turn on one of the dead ends.
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Old 04-06-2018, 06:46 AM   #14
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You can't "install an app" on a stand-alone GPS unit like yours.
The Apps that this thread is referring to are basically "programs" that you can install on a phone or tablet.

On your other point, yes, Anarchy will ensue, no doubt

Thanks, I did not think I could but hope springs eternal !



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While recognising that the OP asked for apps rather than GPS, I have to echo the sentiment about blindly following any GPS routing.
We bought a Garmin with lifetime maps and immediately updated the database before we used it. It still sent me down two roads that had been closed for over 25 years, according to the local who rescued us when we got bogged trying to do a U turn on one of the dead ends.

And that is how people end up driving into a river or pot hole, to busy watching and listening to the GPS and not enough driving. When you are in a light plane and the weather is getting worse, do a 180 and get out of there.

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Old 04-10-2018, 01:42 PM   #16
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While dedicated GPS units do not have "apps" they do have something called Points of interest (POI) files. These are files that you can download onto your GPS and then see them when you click on POI's. If you have a Garmin, the Garmin site has a free program called POI loader for your PC. Then you go to a site such as POI factory and download various POI files. You can get a file for all McDonalds or Walmarts or state parks or RV campgrounds. Even where is the next rest area on this highway. Best way to customize a GPS to your own needs. We brought back to use an old Garmin and use it all the time with the POIS loaded since our car/truck built in GPS does not have this feature
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Old 04-11-2018, 08:17 AM   #17
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It's been my experience that phone navigation often depends on cell service. Many camp grounds are located in areas where cell service can be sketchy at best.
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Old 05-02-2018, 10:52 AM   #18
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While dedicated GPS units do not have "apps" they do have something called Points of interest (POI) files. These are files that you can download onto your GPS and then see them when you click on POI's. If you have a Garmin, the Garmin site has a free program called POI loader for your PC. Then you go to a site such as POI factory and download various POI files. You can get a file for all McDonalds or Walmarts or state parks or RV campgrounds. Even where is the next rest area on this highway. Best way to customize a GPS to your own needs. We brought back to use an old Garmin and use it all the time with the POIS loaded since our car/truck built in GPS does not have this feature

Speaking of POIS. Here is one that I use with google maps so I donít take the top off my 5er. Not free but I have had it redirect me around low bridges on a few trips.

http://www.lowclearances.com/

I have used this service with google maps since upgrading to my 5er. The customized POI list is compatible with IOS, Android, and most stand alone GPS devices. I have my map set to warn me if clearance drops below 13í 8Ē. Over 7,000 bridges listed in the database. May not be for everyone but I like checking my route before heading out, especially if I havenít made the trip before. Have a great day everyone, be safe, get out and enjoy the great outdoors.
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Speaking of POIS. Here is one that I use with google maps so I donít take the top off my 5er. Not free but I have had it redirect me around low bridges on a few trips.

http://www.lowclearances.com/

I have used this service with google maps since upgrading to my 5er. The customized POI list is compatible with IOS, Android, and most stand alone GPS devices. I have my map set to warn me if clearance drops below 13í 8Ē. Over 7,000 bridges listed in the database. May not be for everyone but I like checking my route before heading out, especially if I havenít made the trip before. Have a great day everyone, be safe, get out and enjoy the great outdoors.
Thanks for that. I think I will order a license. They happen to be on sale right now too.
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Old 05-02-2018, 02:30 PM   #20
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Speaking of POIS. Here is one that I use with google maps so I donít take the top off my 5er. Not free but I have had it redirect me around low bridges on a few trips.



http://www.lowclearances.com/



I have used this service with google maps since upgrading to my 5er. The customized POI list is compatible with IOS, Android, and most stand alone GPS devices. I have my map set to warn me if clearance drops below 13í 8Ē. Over 7,000 bridges listed in the database. May not be for everyone but I like checking my route before heading out, especially if I havenít made the trip before. Have a great day everyone, be safe, get out and enjoy the great outdoors.


Is it a separate app you install on your phone or just an add on to existing apps? Thanks
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