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#1113478 - 01/05/09 09:43 AM Re: Can you recomend a GPS [Re: ewc]
gil1
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 Originally Posted By: ewc
gil-

Make your own custom maps for the garmin-

Do a search for garmin custom maps.

I made one for my area in Scott County that looks just like the 7.5 minute topos (1:24,000) with contours every 20'.


I've already bought another brand unit, but I'm curious as to how you do that with the Garmin. Maybe I totally missed the reason folks don't mind the terrible Garmin software. Maybe there's another way. Can you upload these maps on your Garmin, then mark trails and waypoints on it, then save it all back on to the computer so you can print it out?
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#1113587 - 01/05/09 11:02 AM Re: Can you recomend a GPS [Re: gil1]
ewc
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Yep. Best of all (to me anyway) is its just like holding a 24,000 series topo in your hands.

Take a while to make. You have to pull data from several places, but its free and in the end, much better than anything else I've seen.

If you wanted, I think you can have contours set for whatever you like. I set mine for 20'.

Check out his website, it will show you map details and step-by-step instructions.


Edited by ewc (01/05/09 11:04 AM)
Edit Reason: forgot something.

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#1115307 - 01/06/09 08:14 AM Re: Can you recomend a GPS [Re: ewc]
Casey82
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Registered: 08/22/07
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Bushnell Backtrack.Easy to use and affordable.If your not wanting a hi-tech GPS that's what I'd go with.
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#1125767 - 01/12/09 04:28 PM Re: Can you recomend a GPS [Re: ewc]
Tiny
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Registered: 02/09/02
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 Originally Posted By: ewc
Yep. Best of all (to me anyway) is its just like holding a 24,000 series topo in your hands.

Take a while to make. You have to pull data from several places, but its free and in the end, much better than anything else I've seen.

If you wanted, I think you can have contours set for whatever you like. I set mine for 20'.

Check out his website, it will show you map details and step-by-step instructions.


Do mind sharing that web site again or any other how too's??
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#1125795 - 01/12/09 04:53 PM Re: Can you recomend a GPS [Re: Tiny]
ewc
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Tiny-

I don't think tndeer will let me post the site address.

All my info is at work and I'll gladly send you an email with site address and anything else I can think of.

If you'll do a search for "garmin custom maps" - all the info you need will be found in the first site, I think it has an address with roadrunner in it.

If you need more, I can email you tomorrow.

You can make EXTREMELY detailed maps with his instructions.

Really takes the garmin to another level and I've owned 3 different GPS.

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#1125804 - 01/12/09 05:00 PM Re: Can you recomend a GPS [Re: ewc]
ewc
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Saved you some time - found the site and pm'd the address.

Let me know if you need some help-

Judd

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