How do I set my current map location to somewhere else on my automotive device?

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07/12/2015

There may be times when you would like to see the mapping and other points of interest at another point on the map other than where you currently are. To do this, you will need to put your device in a simulator mode, then select the desired location. Click on your device below for step-by-step instructions:

To set your location at a new position on the map on the nuvi 30, 40, 42, 44, 50, 52, 54, 200, 205, 465, 500, 600, 700, 705, 800, 805, 5000, 1100, 1200, 1300, 1400 series, and 1690:

  1. Touch Tools (skip this step on some devices)
  2. Touch Settings
  3. Touch System
  4. Touch the box under or adjacent to GPS Simulator
  5. Select On and touch OK
  6. Touch and hold the back button to return to the main menu
  7. Touch View Map
  8. Touch the map
  9. Drag your finger across the screen to move the map
  10. Touch the map and an arrow appears
  11. Touch Set Location once the desired location has been found

To set your location at an entered destination:

  1. Touch Where To?  
  2. Locate the destination
  3. Touch the destination
  4. Touch Set Location

Once the new position or destination is set, you will be able to view the mapping and search for POIs in that area.

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To set your location at a new position on the map on the dezl 560, LIVE 1695, 2300, nuvi 2200, 2300, 2400, and 3700 series device:

  1. Touch Tools on the main menu
  2. Touch Settings
  3. Touch System
  4. Touch the GPS Simulator line
  5. Touch On, then touch Save
  6. Touch and hold the back button to return to the main menu
  7. Touch View Map
  8. Touch the map
  9. Drag your finger across the screen to move the map
  10. Tap the map and a "bubble" appears
  11. Touch the menu button (three horizontal lines) in the top left
  12. Touch Set Location once the desired location has been found

To set your location at an entered destination:

  1. Touch Where to?
  2. Locate the destination
  3. Touch the destination
  4. Touch the menu button (three horizontal lines) in the top left
  5. Touch Set Location

Once the new position is set, you will be able to view the mapping and search for POIs in that area.

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To set your location at a new position on the map on the Camper/RV series, dezl 570, 760, 770, dezlCam, nuvi 55, 56, 57, 58, 65, 66, 67, 68, 2405, 2407, 2408, 2505, 2507, 2508, 2509, 2609, 2707, 2708, 2709, 3400, 3500, 3507, 3508 series, and nuviCam:

  1. Touch Settings on the main menu
  2. Touch Navigation
  3. Touch GPS Simulator to add a check mark in the box
  4. Touch OK
  5. Touch and hold the back button to return to the main menu
  6. Touch View Map
  7. Touch the map
  8. Drag your finger across the screen to move the map to the desired location
  9. Touch the desired map location
  10. Touch the blue icon that appears
  11. Touch Set Location

Once the new position is set, you will be able to view the mapping and search for POIs in that area.

To set your location at an entered destination:

  1. Touch Where to?
  2. Locate the destination
  3. Touch the destination
  4. Touch the Info button (lower-case i)
  5. Touch Set Location
  6. Touch the map

Once the new position is set, you will be able to view the mapping and search for POIs in that area.

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To set your location at a new position on the map on the nuvi 300 series:

  1. Close the flip-up antenna on the back of the device
  2. Touch View Map on the main menu
  3. Touch the map
  4. Drag your finger across the screen to move the map
  5. Tap the map and an arrow appears
  6. Touch Set Loc. once the desired location has been found

Once the new position is set, you will be able to view the mapping and search for POIs in that area.

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To set your location at a new position on the nuvi 295W:

  1. Touch Settings on the scroll bar
  2. Touch System
  3. Touch General
  4. Touch the box under GPS Simulator
  5. Touch On, then touch OK
  6. Touch and hold the back button to return to the main menu
  7. Touch View Map
  8. Touch the map
  9. Drag your finger across the screen to move the map
  10. Touch the map and an arrow appears
  11. Touch the menu button (three horizontal lines)
  12. Touch Set Location once the desired location has been found

To set your location at an entered destination:

  1. Touch Where to?
  2. Locate the destination
  3. Touch the destination
  4. Touch the View Map
  5. Touch the menu button (three horizontal lines)
  6. Touch Set Location

Once the new position is set, you will be able to view the mapping and search for POIs in that area.

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Tips:

  • Touch the + and - buttons on the map screen to zoom in and out.
  • Touch Save to save the location the arrow is pointing to.
  • Touch Go! to simulate driving to the location.
  • Turn the GPS Simulator setting to 'Off' once you are ready to navigate real-time to a destination.
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