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...I knew how to do this...at one time and only one time

...garmin 2610 - multiple destinations (street addresses); how
do you enter them and have the gps sort the addresses in
order of best sequence?

..thanks...Ken
 

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Being a 2610 owner for over 2 years, my belief is that you cannot cause the 2610 to sort a list of waypoints for optimum fit.

BUT, you can create a route from START to FINSIH and insert waypoints from the waypoint list as they are sorted by distance. Unfortunately, that distance is "as the crow flies" and is not necessarily the shortest driving distance.

A good example of that is a waypoint located across a large body of water that shows up as being 5 miles away but takes 100 miles to drive there. And another waypoint shown to be 6 miles away and only takes 8 driving miles.

I believe that some of the newer Garmin units will perform the "salesman sort".

If some one knows better, chime in.
 

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Neil-In-Seattle said:
Being a 2610 owner for over 2 years, my belief is that you cannot cause the 2610
to sort a list of waypoints for optimum fit.

Neil: the following "paste" is what I've noticed on many 2610 web
sites about inputting multiple destinations, but have yet to find
out how to do it; as I mentioned, I did do to sometime ago, re:
5 or 6 street addresses and the 2610 routed them for the best
direction from one to the next but for some reason, I can't
remember how to do it; I've checked the manual and I will
find it haven't yet

Multiple Destinations
Do you want to find the most efficient route for deliveries or sales calls? Users can enter a series of destinations,
and the StreetPilot 2610 will automatically sort them to provide an efficient route.

regards....Ken
 

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Ken C. said:
[quote="Neil-In-Seattle":3pck4xqb]Being a 2610 owner for over 2 years, my belief is that you cannot cause the 2610
to sort a list of waypoints for optimum fit.

Neil: the following "paste" is what I've noticed on many 2610 web
sites about inputting multiple destinations, but have yet to find
out how to do it; as I mentioned, I did do to sometime ago, re:
5 or 6 street addresses and the 2610 routed them for the best
direction from one to the next but for some reason, I can't
remember how to do it; I've checked the manual and I will
find it haven't yet

Multiple Destinations
Do you want to find the most efficient route for deliveries or sales calls? Users can enter a series of destinations,
and the StreetPilot 2610 will automatically sort them to provide an efficient route.

regards....Ken
[/quote:3pck4xqb]

Hmmmmm! Don't know about that. Where did you find the quote?
 

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Well departure point has to be from somewhere to somewhere, assuming u start at home . Go to new rte and create new rte from home to one of your intended destinations, let it calculate the rte., then go back and add whatever vias(other addresses you want) Once u have entered all your via points, click auto arrange at bottom then cliock done(Clear as mud I am sure) but yes it can be done.The autoaRRAGE WILL LINE THEM UP AS YOU ARE COMING TO THEM.
 

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Well departure point has to be from somewhere to somewhere, assuming u start at home . Go to new rte and create new rte from home to one of your intended destinations, let it calculate the rte., then go back and add whatever vias(other addresses you want) Once u have entered all your via points, click auto arrange at bottom then cliock done(Clear as mud I am sure) but yes it can be done.The autoaRRAGE WILL LINE THEM UP AS YOU ARE COMING TO THEM.
Well, I'll be! Page 35 of the 2610 Manual Rev C, explains that auto arrange feature. Didn't even know that it existed.

Rev. A of the manual, that came with my unit, did not have this feature. It was added as one of the software upgrades along the line.

Too bad that you can't do this in MapSource.
 

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Neil-In-Seattle said:
... Too bad that you can't do this in MapSource.
MS S&T does this for you automatically - you can even import your Outlook contact list to use as waypoints.
 

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Jon said:
Neil-In-Seattle said:
... Too bad that you can't do this in MapSource.
MS S&T does this for you automatically - you can even import your Outlook contact list to use as waypoints.
I know, I know, I know :wink: :wink:

As an exercise (I had previously made a Waypoint for every National Park/Monument/Historic Site in the country) I threw the entire list at MS S&T. It took over 24 hours for it to finally arrive at a solution on a 3GHz, 1GB PC. :shock:
 

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Multiple Destinations

Neil:

- I don't think this is how I entered multiple directions some time ago,
but it likely was;

1) press the FIND and enter your first destination: a
street address for example
2) after the gps has plotted the course, press and hold the menu
button for 2 seconds; the ACTIVE ROUTE screen will appear
3) touich the ADD/EDIT VIAS icon; the EDIT VIAS screen appears
4) tab on the ADD VIA POINT tab and then touch the find icon
5) tab on the address tab

...continue to do this for the number of finds you want to enter and
then tab on DONE; apparently, you can enter up to 48;
the gps will sort the waypoints according to the most
efficient travel rouite to get to each waypoint

...this has to be it.

***i JUST NOTICED YOUR ABOVE POST WHERE YOU FOUND
IT ON PAGE 35; AS A NOTE OF INTEREST, YOU CAN ALSO
DO THIS INDOORS FOR CONVENIENCE WITH THE 2610

regards....Ken
 

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Neil, do you still have the file with the National parks in it, that could be useful, would you mind sharing :D
 
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