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Map Making Support / Northwest Trails Not Working On Windows 10
« on: April 29, 2016, 06:27:01 AM »
I have used this map on Windows 8 with no problems. With my new laptop it installed perfectly but doesn't show up under maps in Basecamp. I tried to contact the author of the map (I have in the past to show him where he could find info on the Danskin Trails) but have not heard from him.
I also tried to sign in on the forums indicated to contact the author but no joy there also.

I really like Northwest Trails and hope someone can get him a message to fix the problem.

GPSr Units / Montana 650
« on: September 04, 2013, 05:00:40 AM »
Now learning my new GPS. Emailed Garmin asking if the Montana 650 would route Forest Service roads and county dirt roads with the Western US 24k Topo maps. Here is their reply:
With the 24K maps the Montana unit will be able to route using any roads that appear on the map
Now sometimes Garmin will overstate the facts, so has anyone have any experience with this unit and this map?

Also since BaseCamp can turn any track into a route, I asked how many way points the Montana 650 can handle. Their reply was 250.
Again sometimes Garmin can get ahead of themselves, so does any have any practical experience with the number of way points?

Map Making Support / If This Helps: For Making Maps Of Idaho
« on: September 30, 2010, 06:26:53 AM »
Here is a link to the Parks and Recreation website that show all the ATV and hiking trails for Idaho.


There is export for kmz or gpx. Just zoom in to see the trails.

Hope this helps someone, I'm not a mapmaker.

GPSr Units / How To Make Your Nuvi 500/550 Into A Marine GPS
« on: April 27, 2010, 06:58:13 AM »
Here is a link, lifted from the POI Factory, on "How To" make your 500 into a marine GPS without spending the big bucks on a marine chart.


Maybe someone here could make a marine img and put it on the list?

General Discussion / What Are The Changes In GPS III
« on: February 18, 2010, 03:45:01 PM »
Anybody know what changes are in store in 2011 when GPS III takes effect?

Here is some of what I've found:
The GPS III program objective is to develop and deploy an improved systems architecture for the NAVSTAR Global Positioning System (GPS) to assure reliable and secure delivery of enhanced position, velocity, and timing (PVT) signals for the evolving needs of GPS civil and military users. GPS III eliminates numerous existing shortcomings and vulnerabilities inherent in the current GPS architecture that threaten to severely impact vital civil commerce, transportation, public safety, as well as military operations in the future.

GPS III enhances U.S. leadership in space-based navigation by meeting the stated Presidential goal of establishing GPS as a world standard. GPS III supports the Federal Radionavigation Plan and will be fully interoperable with all current global radionavigation systems. The GPS III system also incorporates the Nuclear Detonation Detection System (NDS) and provides a potential platform for supporting additional synergistic payloads and services. The Government intends to use an evolutionary development approach. This approach includes using a modular open systems architecture, standard interfaces and protocols, and continuous technology refresh, to incrementally improve system capabilities with a low risk of GPS service interruption.

The next-generation GPS III system is expected to have about 500 times the transmitter power of the current system, multiplying its resistance to jamming. With a constellation of 30-32 satellites, GPS III will have Second and Third Frequencies to contain civilian signal, (L2 = 1227.60 MHz) & (L5 = 1176.45 MHz), more robust signal transmissions, and provide real-time unaugmented 1 meter accuracy.

I see completion dates of 2011, and also 2013. But with government involved can you really trust those dates?

Just think one meter accuracy!

GPSr Units / New Garmin GPS
« on: January 27, 2010, 05:32:13 PM »
It looks like the old Nuvi 500. It has all the features of the Nuvi 550 (except for the topo map).

So they call it a Zumo 220 and hang a Zumo like price on it ($599.00).


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