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Site Support / Re: Session Timeout Errors
March 15, 2012, 08:49:01 AM
GPSr Units / Re: bicycle mounts you use?
March 14, 2012, 08:12:23 AM
I use the Garmin cradle with a a custom handlebar adapter I whipped up.  Works well.  Oh, and I use a safety cable from the GPS to the bars just to be sure.
General Discussion / Re: Printing a map
March 09, 2012, 01:51:45 PM
Or this online:  You could dump it as one of many formats.  Heck, make a wall size map of it!  :)
GPSr Units / Re: Dakota 20 Bought on Ebay
March 05, 2012, 09:23:50 AM
I guess there could be some decent deals on Fleabay, but new Dakota 20's are routinely on  sale for less than $200 NIB and full mfg. warranty.
GPSr Units / Re: Finicky Dakota 20 Power Switch?
February 27, 2012, 09:51:10 AM
Update:  for some reason the power switch is behaving correctly now.  NO IDEA what happened.  Just thought some would like to know...
Quote from: Boyd on January 25, 2012, 08:50:10 PM
Personally I think they are an improvement over the eTrex. I used to have a Legend C (and earlier version similar to yours). That little joystick was a pain. Pushing it causes a waypoint to be created. I would end up creating a bunch of waypoints accidentally while carrying in my pocket.

The Dakota and Oregon will recognize any file if it has a .img extension. They will also recognize .kmz files ("custom maps"). They also recognized .jnx files, which are Garmin's BirdsEye downloadable maps and imagery. None of these work on the old eTrex models.

However, if you do keep the eTrex, just use an external USB card read and do not directly connect the GPS with the card in it. The eTrex has the very slow USB 1.0 interface, and that's why it took you so long.

FYI, The Dakota 20 is not USB 2.0 eitehr.  But fast enough nonetheless.  Also, the latest update adds geotagged photos and .jpg images.  Nice.  :)
GPSr Units / Re: When to recharge batteries...
January 25, 2012, 10:03:23 AM
FWIW, I tested/have Eneloops and the Imedions and if you like the Eneloops, you l will LOVE the Imedions.  They perform even better in my tests.
GPS City is excellent.  Bought a half dozen devices from them over the last 2-3 years.  30 day return policy (longer at Christmas)   Knowledgeable staff.  They now offer in-store replacement so that you do not have to return to mfg. for warranty work (extra charge though).  Great prices and they will price match!
GPSr Units / Re: When to recharge batteries...
January 24, 2012, 01:05:16 PM
Quote from: The Foster Bear on January 24, 2012, 11:49:39 AM
The batteries are marked Rechargable NI-MH Battery, 2, AA size. Make is NEXcell.

I asked because our Preservation Society camera needs a replacement since it won't take a charge. It is a Sony which is unique to the camera. They keep changing the battery configuration. It is no longer carried in any stores and I have to send away. Cost is $53.

Thanks for the reply.

The Foster Bear

In you first post you say they are Ni-Mhs which do have a finite life.  If you want to continue to us  NiMh batteries, I recommend that you go to Imedion battereis.  I use them in my Dakota and they rock!  Their unique chemistry allows them to hold 90% charge about a year.  they do extremely well in cold, too.

What are you paying 53 bucks for???
GPSr Units / Re: When to recharge batteries...
January 24, 2012, 01:02:50 PM
There are no AA size rechargeable lithium batteries available.
General Discussion / Re: Map questions
January 13, 2012, 10:42:45 AM
No probs.  I see this sort of thing in a lot of my work - folks use MIME reserved words indiscriminately or unknowingly  and it causes no end of grief.  Almost as much grief as using Internet Exploder (sic)  :)
General Discussion / Re: Map questions
January 13, 2012, 10:22:13 AM
General Discussion / Re: Map questions
January 13, 2012, 10:19:47 AM
As long as .gpx is not a MIME type reserved elsewhere in your system, this explains how to use it.
General Discussion / Re: Map questions
January 13, 2012, 07:38:56 AM
Quote from: DesertCruiser on January 12, 2012, 01:42:26 PM
Gentlemen: I've run into a little problem using a .gpx format file for a download on our daytrips pages. If you got to this page on our site and click on the Download the Garmin GPS file HERE at the top of the page, you can no longer download the topo track file. When this file is a .mps file it is downloadable. Have any ideas? When you click on this now it opens a meta data file in your browser than won't do anyone any good?


In your HTML, use the content-disposition header to override the default behavior.
General Discussion / Re: Dakota 20
January 10, 2012, 01:30:48 PM
I like my D20 except for the slightly finicky power switch.  the latest update lets you add JPGs to the image viewer and geotag photos.  Or even put your electronic airline boarding pass on it!