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[mkgmap-dev] Routing Algorithm of Garmin

From Enrico Liboni eliboni at gmail.com on Tue Aug 26 22:09:08 BST 2014

I experienced the same issue with a my new Montana 600... I first realized
it when I miss a turn and magically I gained 5 mins.

Now I guess I know why!

On Tue, Aug 19, 2014 at 6:56 PM, Bernhard Hiller <bhil at gmx.de> wrote:

> Cze´sć Andrzej,
> thanks for this (bad) information. Looks like the Oregon 600 (an outdoor
> device) uses the newer algorithm.
> Well, it means, I can now stop optimizing for the "correct" route, and
> perhaps rather try to "optimize" the calculated time for the selected route
> (i.e. get it closer to my driving times)...
> Am 16.08.2014 14:46, schrieb Andrzej Popowski:
>  Hi Bernhard,
>> Garmin has 2 version of routing algorithm, older and newer. Older is used
>> by Mapsource, older nuvi, probably by outdoor devices. Newer algorithm is
>> used by BaseCamp and last 2-3 generations of nuvi.
>> Newer algorithm is designed for speed of calculation rather than quality
>> of results. Finding fastest way is based on road classes. At longer
>> distances device uses only class 4 roads ignoring shortcuts with lower
>> class. That's why you can optimize route manually.
>> Older algorithm is more precise, it can use lower class roads, when class
>> 4 roads are missing. Calculations are longer. But probably you still can
>> find better route manually.
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