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GPSr Units / Re: GPS Map60CSx cleaning questions.
April 21, 2010, 08:09:33 AM
I take mine in the water and snow a lot, so I really don't think running it under water or soaking it in the sink for 15 minutes will really harm it. That would get the dirt soft enough to brush off with a rag or toothbrush.
GPSr Units / Re: Best road GPS
April 06, 2010, 06:14:26 AM
Thanks for all of your help. I guess my choices are now with that and the 255W. It sounds like the first is not that bad. Let me know if anyone else has any other ones that they think is the best.
GPSr Units / Best road GPS
April 04, 2010, 08:16:51 PM
Hey, my mother is taking some of my nieces and nephews cross-country to visit sites and families. She asked me for advice on a good car GPS, but I know only about handhelds. She likes cheaper, but tried and trued products. She doesn't care about all the new bells and whistles as long as it is easy to use and reliable. The best thing I have found so far is the Garmin Nuvi 1350 for $169 at Best Buy. Any suggestions?
I don't know too much about using google earth, but I only know of taking a route from mapsource, and putting it into google earth. I would think mapsource or basecamp would be better anyways. There is a way to save your route in google earth - maybe you can convert the file you saved to open up in mapsource. It will probably need to be converted to a GPX or something.
Map Making Support / Re: Map of Australia
March 18, 2010, 03:39:03 PM
Just general coverage. I'll check both f those out. Thanks.
Map Making Support / Map of Australia
March 18, 2010, 08:35:47 AM
Maybe I am not looking well enough, but I can't seem to find any topographical maps of Australia. Is there a reason for this? I would like to have one, since I hope to go there soon. Any word on this map makers?
Site Support / Re: Site Updates
March 11, 2010, 07:29:55 AM
I like the updates. Thanks for all of your hard work!
Thanks for the info. I think I'll just stay with the sweet topos then.
Map Making Support / satellite map overlay for 60csx
January 28, 2010, 01:57:06 PM
I don't know if this has been discussed before, and sorry if it has - Has anyone made or know of satellite overlays that can work on a 60csx? If any of you have used it, is it any good? I am curious to know how useful this would be.
So is there a way to create the DEM shading on the topos of this website?
never mind. I guess my download messed up last time. this time it is not crashing, and it has all my maps.
Is there a special way to load them on? I have the topos in roadtrip, but when I bring up basecamp all that it shows is the base map?
I have snow leopard, and use roadtrip (mac equivalent to mapsource) and I was wondering what the point of basecamp is? I know it is used for topo maps you buy that have DEM shading for units like the Oregon, or others. I have a gpsmap 60csx, and I use the amazingly sweet and free topos here. Can the free ones here even be used on basecamp? is the only benefit the DEM shading (since gpsmap 60csx can't see it anyways) am I completely wrong is is there no real point to basecamp?

P.S. sorry if there is a similar thread I missed somewhere.
General Discussion / Topo maps Rock
June 06, 2009, 09:17:16 PM
I just finished my Spring Summit trip (a five week long outdoor trip for twelve credits at Brigham Young University Idaho), and I have to say that I love the maps. We were on a survival course with Dave Holiday and couldn't find where the water stash was (Dave wasn't the one who hid it or he would have found it easy), but the topo maps helped show our location, since we were already off our paper map, and we were able to get on the right track after going 12 miles off course.

I have to say though that I found the state specific maps more accurate than the northwest/southwest topos. Those were as much as 20-40ft off the actual elevation whereas the Utah topo only varied 1-2ft. I don't know if the information was gathered from different places, but I sure liked the Utah topo. Good job guys.
Well, I found out that the card I got was pirated. What a waste of money. Oh well, I like the DVD's better.