+jollybgood Posted April 26, 2002 Share Posted April 26, 2002 This is more amusing than a complaint. I was asked to be a special guest at a convention in Plymouth, New Hampshire recently so when they offered to fly me out I told them I'd rather drive. (1100 miles from Chicago). Why? So I could take a few days to cache-hop from state to state. Anyway, my GPSV performed amazingly well. It auto-routed me down back roads, over mountains (literally) and through forests dark. On the last cache I hit in Vermont I punched in Plymouth New Hampshire from the Metroguide source maps (I had already loaded the maps for most of vermont and new hampshire. And off I went as it took me down back roads and two lane highways toward my destination. Finally I got within a mile of Plymouth and I began to draw concern. (I've never been to plymouth). I was on a gravel road winding my way up a mountain side (a logging road from what I can tell). Finally I reached the summit to find a circlular drive with a huge boulder in the middle. This was Plymouth New Hampshire? After studying my paper maps and road atlas and fidgeting with my GPSV I finally realized my faithful GPS unit had failed me. I was 3 miles off course. Later after telling a friend at the convention what happened he laughed. "You must have been on top of Plymouth Mountain!" Apparently Metroguide's POI is wrong. It has plymouth mountain listed as a 'small town'. Has anyone else reported errors like this? Fortunately in this case it was only off 3 miles so the REAL plymouth wasn't that far off. But what if it had been 50 miles? Otherwise my GPSV is amazing. The last two days I've discovered some pretty interesting places. Jolly R. Blackburn http://img.Groundspeak.com/user/26453_300.jpg Quote Link to comment
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