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Following a Land Route
The GPSMAP 196 guides you to your destination using many tools,
such as the Map Page and Current Route Page.
Track Your Progress with the Map Page
You can track the progress of your route on the Map Page. Your
route is shown with a route line. The next turn appears in the top bar
on the Map Page.
Map Page Showing Your Route
Current Route Page in Land Mode
Whenever you have started a turn-by-turn route in the GPSMAP
196 set in Land Mode, the Current Route Page shows each turn of
the active route, with the distance to the turn, the street name, and
estimated time to arrival and time of arrival. As you navigate a route,
the next turn appears at the top of the list.
Current Route Page
Starting and Stopping Navigation
Press MENU to open the Current Route menu. Highlight
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LAND MODE PAGES AND FEATURES
This section discusses the major pages in Land Mode, such as the
Map Page, as well as some additional features, such as routes and
Refer to page 28 through 35 in the “Aviation Mode Pages” section
for more details about the Map Page.
The location marker (icon) that shows your travel on the Map Page
is a triangle symbol in Water and Land Modes. The GPSMAP
196 always turns on in location mode, with the last known location
centered on the map. When you press the
ROCKER, the GPSMAP
196 enters pan mode, which moves the map to keep the white arrow
(map pointer) within the screen area.
In Land Mode, by default, four user-selectable data ﬁelds appear on
the right side of the screen that can be conﬁgured to show any one
of the possible data options. The top of the screen shows the GPS
status or the route leg. You can also add additional data ﬁelds to the
page or select a full screen map without data ﬁelds.
Map Zoom Range
Press the zoom keys (IN and OUT) to change the map range. Some
items on the map appear only if the map is zoomed in to a certain
Press MENU to open the options menu for the Map Page.
Use the ROCKER to measure the distance between two objects on
Change the page layout and data ﬁelds to customize the Map Page.
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Current Route Page
Whenever you have started a route in the GPSMAP 196 in Land
Mode, the Current Route Page shows each turn of the active route,
with the distance to the turn, the street name, and estimated time
to arrival and time of arrival. As you navigate a route, the turn list
automatically updates to indicate the next turn at the top of the list.
Current Route Page
You can scroll through the entire list by pressing the ROCKER up
or down. Highlight any of the turns on the list and press ENTER to
view the Next Turn Page for that turn. The Current Route and Next
Turn Page screen similar information, just in a different layout. The
Next Turn Page shows your next turn on a map.
Next Turn Page
Saving the Current Route
You can save the current route from the Current Route Page. Press
MENU to save the route. Press ENTER when Save Route is
highlighted. Your route is automatically saved, using the starting
point and destination as the route name. Highlight OK and press
ENTER to complete saving the route.
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Position Data Page
The Postion Data Page provides a quick reference for the important
data you want to show while navigating a route in Land Mode. It
indicates your current speed and many helpful statistics about your
trip, such as bearing, average speed, and moving time.
Reset the Position Data before beginning a trip. If you make
frequent stops, leave the GPSMAP 196 turned on to allow the unit to
accurately measure elapsed time during the trip.
Trip Computer Page
Position Data Page Options
Press MENU while on the Position Data to show the options menu.
The following options are available from the Position Data Page.
Some options are only available if you have changed the page layout
from the default.
Set Up Page Layout—allows you to choose the layout and number
of data ﬁelds.
Reset Trip—clears trip information, except the maximum speed and
Reset Max Speed—clears the maximum speed.
Reset Odometer—clears the running total of the distance traveled.
—clears all trip information including the maximum speed
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Editing and Managing Routes
The Route tab shows the routes you have created in your
GPSMAP 196 unit. For complete information on routes, refer to the
“Creating Routes” section beginning on page 52.
Viewing All of Your Saved Routes
The Route tab in the Main Menu lists all of your saved routes and
routes on one easy-to-read Route List.
To view the route list:
1. Press MENU twice to open the Main Menu.
Route from the vertical menu of tabs using the
Using the Route Options
The Route tab in the Main Menu shows all the routes currently
stored in memory, along with a descriptive name for each route.
Highlight a route, and press MENU to open the options menu. From
here you can start the route, copy it, delete it, delete all routes, and
create a new route.
Route Tab Options Menu
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