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Old 04-03-2011, 08:01 PM
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Will my gps work in TV? My bride and I of 32 years are headed to TV on easter weekend. We were wondering if the streets and trails of TV are in most GPS units.
We have no idea what were getting into,with our visit, but we didnt 32 years ago either
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Old 04-03-2011, 08:06 PM
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Will my gps work in TV? My bride and I of 32 years are headed to TV on easter weekend. We were wondering if the streets and trails of TV are in most GPS units.
We have no idea what were getting into,with our visit, but we didnt 32 years ago either
What is the make/model of your GPS? How old is it and has it been updated recently with current maps?
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Old 04-03-2011, 08:11 PM
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springfield - If your GPS is up to date, you'll probably have all the public roads with the exception of maybe Pennecamp, Buttonwood, Tamarind Grove, and St. James. Probably won't show much if anything south of CR466A either. Also, you won't see any of the multi-modal trails on it.

But don't let any of that stop you - probably 90% of the streets will be on it for you. Also consider buying one of the "$5 maps" as it will show you all the current streets as well as the multi-modal trails.

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Old 04-03-2011, 08:33 PM
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Only the newer area's may not show on your GPS. I have a TOM TOM GPS and it does a good job of getting me where I am looking to go in The Villages.
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My GPS is a Garmin 255w, I have updated the maps,, I was wanting it to work in the Golf Cart,, we are doing our first visit to TV. If I would just listen to my wife,,, she tells me where to go all the time,, I just dont listen,, so we both now let the GPS guide us
thanks to all for the prompt replies
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I'd say, do whatever you can to download the latest map from your GPS manufacturer. I have a three year old Garmin NUVI 750 that I update a couple of times a year. When we were here in January, the Pennecamp and newer roads were not on the map. We went to contract on a home in Pennecamp. Before closing in February, I downloaded the latest map, and our new home address was in the database.
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Speaking of using a gps in TV I was told that when you plot a route in TV that you should use the "shortest distance" instead of "fastest". I've used "fastest" a couple of times and the routes it recommends were really out of the way.

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If you're using the car [and the streets], then your GPS will likely cover everything, except the newest Villages and streets that Bill mentioned above.

The best way to use the golf cart, is to get the TV map and just head out. If you get lost or don't know how to get somewhere, just stop along the cart path and open your map. Someone will stop and help you within 1 minute, I promise!

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Speaking of using a gps in TV I was told that when you plot a route in TV that you should use the "shortest distance" instead of "fastest". I've used "fastest" a couple of times and the routes it recommends were really out of the way.

John
Thanks for the tip, John. Right now, even if I'm going North, it takes me out via 466A and over to 301. I will have to give that a try.
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I updated my Garmin NUVI 360 in February 2011 before we came down. It showed the new sections including Buttonwood.

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Speaking of using a gps in TV I was told that when you plot a route in TV that you should use the "shortest distance" instead of "fastest". I've used "fastest" a couple of times and the routes it recommends were really out of the way.

John
Thanks for the tip. I have definitely had that experience with my Garmin.
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We are here,,,updated the maps.....works great......thanks for all ur help
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Speaking of GPS in The Villages, a funny thing happened to us when using our OnStar to find a garage sale. The garage sale was in the Village of St. Charles just off of Bailey Trail. We were coming from our home in Hadley and as you may already know when you exit from Hadley you continue straight on Odell Circle and when you reach Buena Vista Blvd. you continue straight into St. Charles on Bailey.

My wife gave the address of the garage sale in St. Charles when we left home. When we reached the exit from Hadley, Onstar instructed that we take a right on Morse instead of continuing straight. So we took a right. When we reached the round about at Bonita, we were instructed to take a left. When we reached Buena Vista, OnStar (you guessed it) told us to take a left heading back toward Odell & Bailey. When we reached O&B OnStar told us to (again you guessed it) take a right onto Bailey!

Apparently OnStar doesn't always believe that the shortest distance between two points should be a straight line since they gave us the scenic route!
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We just bought a house in Buttonwood and it was not in the GPS. When we got back home, I updated my Garmin GPS and all the new Villages are there. Our realtor told me to keep the Garmn updated and you should have not trouble. A life time update is only 90 bucks and well worth the expense.
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My GPS is a Garmin 255w, I have updated the maps,, I was wanting it to work in the Golf Cart,, we are doing our first visit to TV. If I would just listen to my wife,,, she tells me where to go all the time,, I just dont listen,, so we both now let the GPS guide us
thanks to all for the prompt replies
My wife always sends me in the wrong direction. Garmin 255w you say? Thanks for the advise.
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