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General Category => GPSr Units => Topic started by: jimmynm on April 12, 2009, 06:56:48 AM

Title: Ability to convert and load terrain navagator to map 60csx
Post by: jimmynm on April 12, 2009, 06:56:48 AM
I have a terrain navagator map of our hunting area that I have added routes and waypoints.  I would like to load this map into my map 60 csx.  Can this be done and if so how ?  Thank you in advance for your help.
Title: Re: Ability to convert and load terrain navagator to map 60csx
Post by: leszekp on April 14, 2009, 11:23:32 AM
The routes and waypoints should be directly transferrable. Terrain Navigator maps are raster maps, made of individual pixels, and thus cannot be immediately transformed into Garmin-compatible maps. You have four choices:

- Buy a standard Garmin vector-based map, like Topo 2008 or the new 1:24K Garmin maps

- Find a free vector-based topo map on this site, or elsewhere

- Use the program Moagu (http://moagu.com) to convert raster maps into Garmin vector format. Works, but display speeds are slow.

- Use the program MapWel (http://mapwel.biz) to convert raster maps to vector format. Works, and display speeds are faster than Moagu for many maps. But for very detailed maps, and aerial photos, display speeds are a lot slower and detail is lost in the vectorization process.