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General Discussion / Tablet for scouting trips
« on: April 29, 2012, 07:36:36 AM »
hello Boyd;
 What would recommend for a simple, easy to use backpackable, long battery lasting tablet for hunting. I already have a handheld but i want something with a larger screen for scouting trips.

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General Discussion / land ownership
« on: March 03, 2011, 12:28:08 PM »
Well of course the "better, cheaper way" is to have somebody else make the map for you.  ;)

But in the absence of that, you will need to first find the data and then learn how to turn it into a Garmin compatible map. That will involve some complexity, and better software usually makes the job easier. It's like the old saying: "You have three choices - good, cheap and easy. Pick any two."  ;D

 I gave up on the fancy software and now just purchase  maps. The best 70$ I ever spent was on land use maps that showed property boundries and ownership.

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Using The Maps/Garmin Software / How to??
« on: September 27, 2009, 04:40:57 PM »
So how you load a store purchased map (I purchased Garmin Mountain west) into mapsource so I can load other maps on the same SD card.

I want to put this map http://www.gpsfiledepot.com/maps/view/135/ on the Topo map??

I installed the map tool kit and got it to run but is says ERROR file termed right at the end??

I can make screen shots if needed

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Using The Maps/Garmin Software / Re: Dumb Mapsource question
« on: July 19, 2009, 07:54:46 AM »
I click on the map selection tool, then right click and highlight all the maps I want.

Is the highlight part you not doing??

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General Discussion / Re: Spend my money!!!
« on: July 07, 2009, 06:15:05 PM »
Thanks OZ


I am not much of a computer guy. I have been messing with mapwel for a few days and have yet to open any map!!! I dont think mapwel is in my future.

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General Discussion / Re: Spend my money!!!
« on: July 02, 2009, 06:56:09 AM »
As far as road/trail maps go. Are the purchased ones better than the free ones the can be D/L here?

I was hoping to get maps that is at the Gazeeter map level or better.

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General Discussion / Re: Spend my money!!!
« on: June 27, 2009, 05:08:32 PM »
I dont have any topos yet.I am after the pacific northwest stuff including montana. What is a good program to preview maps with??

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General Discussion / Re: Spend my money!!!
« on: June 25, 2009, 08:08:09 AM »

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General Discussion / Re: Spend my money!!!
« on: June 25, 2009, 04:54:22 AM »
Ok thanks for the tips.BTW I did confirm my registration it just hates me ??? I am not going to waste anymore time on the IDL thing.

I am not really wanting to make any maps. I just want to understand how to edit them for my needs. Making a map from scratch appears to be something for the experts. I will mess around somemore. FYI I have almost every digital nautical chart on the west coast if anyone wants to do some horse trading?? I need tops'

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General Discussion / Re: Spend my money!!!
« on: June 24, 2009, 04:38:07 PM »
Well piss....

I tried another 10 times. I unregistered reregistered turned off pop up blockers spy ware firewalls nothing this is what I get.


I get to everything you posted but no cigar

Can you host the file by chance?? or email??
Dan

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General Discussion / Re: Spend my money!!!
« on: June 24, 2009, 03:21:09 PM »
So I started on the Garmin Tutorial. It seems IDL is no longer available for a free D/L??  I cant believe I am hung up on the first thing I tried grrrr. It sucks getting old.

Anybody have the IDL program??

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General Discussion / Re: Spend my money!!!
« on: June 23, 2009, 04:46:47 PM »
Ok so alot of this is going over my head. I have read several tutorials and an starting to get some stuff.

Here is a link for people like me http://forums.gpsfiledepot.com/index.php/topic,149.0.html that talks about maps and memory cards.

So from what I gather here, the maps available for free are better than the ones you can purchase?? I was under the impression once you purchased a map these were add ons.

Once I understand what I am looking for I can search a little bit better. So why cant I make a map with the info on http://www.maptrails.com/blmsedetails.html?? Is that not realistic or unethical??



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Map Making Support / Re: Help with GMU map overlay
« on: June 23, 2009, 08:22:09 AM »
Scott did you make any head way on this??

If you do figure it out please post your journey. I am wanting the same kind of thing as you.

What is shapefiles??

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General Discussion / Re: Spend my money!!!
« on: June 23, 2009, 04:47:58 AM »
I have been doing a little research but I am not sure I understand eveything. Do I need to purchase mapsource or somthing like Ozi explorer??

I would really like to be able to scan my gazetter maps into my GPS what kind of software would I need for that??


Thanks for the link.

I will try and document my learning curve along the way.



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General Discussion / Spend my money!!!
« on: June 22, 2009, 07:33:03 PM »
Hello and thanks for all your efforts here. This is a great site.


A little history. I am a hunter/outdoorsmans and last year I had to pass on several big bucks because I was not sure if I was on priviate land or BLM land. I thought I was going to lose my mind :o waiting to be sure.What I am hoping to do is overlay the BLM land on a detailed maps.


I purchased a Garmin 530 HCX. (Its in the mail).
I am hoping there is some software I can get to overlay BLM land over detailed maps. If not I would like to hire someone to do this, I would like Washington, Montana and Idaho.

Before I waste a bunch of money on software, what should I buy??
Would this work??
http://www.maptrails.com/blmsedetails.html

Remeber I do not have any software what so ever, so I can get what we need!!!

Thanks
Dan




 

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