Sunday, March 18, 2012

Finding grid addresses with your Garmin


A reader recently asked, "How can I program my gps nuvi 350 for my Utah streets? We have numbers for street names like (Harmon’s Grocery Store, 1189E 700S. The gps will not accept it. Help!!!"

This is an excellent question; a quick Google search and a search of the Garmin site didn’t turn up any answers about grid addresses. So I emailed Garmin support and got the following response…

To find addresses listed in this manner, enter only the numbers (do not enter N, E, S, or W).

  1. Select: Where to?> Address
  2. State (Utah)
  3. City (Search All)
  4. Enter House Number (1189)
  5. Enter Street (700), select "700 (E, N, S, St…)"
  6. Scroll down to Salt Lake City
  7. The address "1189 E 700 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84102" should be a search result.

Of course, you could go ahead and enter the city name in step 3.

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  1. Portland, OR is divided into quadrants (NW, NE, SW, and SE) and the streets all have their quadrant prefixed to the name (SW 15th, NW Flanders, etc.) I find it works well (at least on a Streetpilot i2) to leave out the NW/SW/SE/NE on the streets. Just enter, say, “45th” and it will give you the option for all the appropriate ones.

  2. andy utah says:

    thank you so much! that was very helpful. i struggled for hours trying to figure it out and gave up without hope. all i needed was one google search and now i’m cruisin. thanks again!

  3. Cool. Glad it came up in Google!

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