Join Date: Jul 2018
Location: Metro Atlanta, GA, USA
Unless Google Maps now offers the option of saving as a GPX file, then you cannot directly go from Google Maps to your Nav. I think there is a way to save it in Google Maps profile format and then load it in another app (the name of it escapes me - do a Google search) and then save as a GPX but I tried this a couple of years ago and my results were less than desirable.
I use Furkot now. I create my route in Furkot, import it into Basecamp, recalculate and then send to my connected Nav.
IMHO, Basecamp is a requirement to get an accurate GPX route and have your Nav V and VI follow that route as you intend. All other custom GPX solutions will have issues because they do not create all the 100s of Ghost Points like Basecamp and none that I am aware of will use Do Not Alert Vias either. So if you don't use Basecamp or at least load your GPX file into it and recalculate before you send it to your NAV, you will wind up with a point to point GPX file that your Nav will need to interpret between each and every waypoint and sometimes it will not always follow the roads that you want it to because it is missing all those Ghost Points along the roads. And, with the NAV V and VI, waypoints are considered destinations but that is a whole other discussion.
For an example of all the Ghost Points that Basecamp creates, look at a GPX file with a text editor and look at a GPX file that was created in Furkot or some other type. The Basecamp file is much larger and will show many, many more coordinates.
We were told that Basecamp is no longer supported by Garmin but they are supposedly coming out with an online mapping solution to replace it in the coming months.
Current Bike: '18 K1600B
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