Schussboelie wrote: ↑
Mon Apr 30, 2018 9:44 am
So @Didado, what do you think?
Hi Schussboelie, I some how missed your posts. I'm only seeing them now. It is not because I'm in hiding. I still want to give you the 100 euro's if you are right. I will deliver the 100 euro's in person
This is very interesting but stubborn as I am I still say you can't route an offroad track with instructions :-)
Your test is too short and you are riding on a unpaved trail and it is not giving you any useful instructions.
You are riding on Buskruitstreet which takes a sharp turn to the right. Your track however is going straight onto an unpaved trail. I assume you are using the City Nav map and that trail is not on that particular map yet the Zumo says leave the road and proceed to Gelderholsten. So it would seem you can get instructions off the road but your are not.
If you turn off the visible track so you can't see where the track might be going you would have to rely only on the navigation instructions. However, all you get is the instruction to leave the road and take a sharp left in 30 meters... You actually went straight because you are following an unpaved trail that you know well. You knew that that instruction means go straight on the unpaved trail.
But what if I gave you a track with a similar street like Buskruit that you didn't know and there is no unpaved trail to follow but just track through sand dunes or a meadow? What good is Leave the Road and take a 90 degree turn in 30 meters?
Next your Garmin says Go to Gelderhorsten street? That's useless. The track you loaded goes straight for 200 or 300 meters or so and then takes a sharp right following the trail to Gelderhorsten.
So why doesn't your Garmin say turn right in 200 meters? The reason is it can't give you instructions without road underlying on the map. If this was track in the desert with no roads saying Go To Gelderhorsten it would be just about meaningless.
And last but not least. Do test this beyond a couple of hundred meters over an established trail even though it is not on the map. I did a few similar tests on some very short trails that weren't on the City Navigator map and all seemed to work until it was more then just a few hundred meters.
Go follow a mtb single trail that is not on the map through the woods or drive a swerving single track through a meadow for kilometers. Then let me know if I can bring you 100 euro's in person :-) I so hope I'm wrong.