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General Discussion / Re: Trouble with seeing Wyoming Topo on Etrex 20
« on: July 30, 2013, 10:57:41 AM »
I did find a spare SD and time to fiddle with this map issue.  Formatted the card...loaded an empty Garmin folder in it then cut the 2011 Wy topo.  Popped it in the Etrex and it works.  Can see all the topo details and the name of the map in the Setup menu.  Weird. 

I wonder why that file will not show/work with the other SD that has the other maps one it?

This will work for me, but I just didn't want to have to do card swaps like on my 60csx. I will do some more fiddling as time allows and will post observations.  It may be some conflict like Seldom mentioned, but I might not be able to handle that fix.

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General Discussion / Re: Trouble with seeing Wyoming Topo on Etrex 20
« on: July 29, 2013, 08:38:49 AM »
Seldom,

That is the one.  I have not tried it when it was the only one on the SD card.   If I scrounge up another empty SD I will cut it and load only that topo on that SD to try.

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General Discussion / Re: Trouble with seeing Wyoming Topo on Etrex 20
« on: July 28, 2013, 05:31:45 PM »
First - Which WY topo?

Try the WY topo without the Western Land Ownership mapset on the GPSr.

The Wy topo without the LO is what I tried.  LO was a different download.

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General Discussion / Re: Trouble with seeing Wyoming Topo on Etrex 20
« on: July 27, 2013, 01:29:44 PM »
Thanks for the replies.  I don't think the name confliction is a prob.  Actually experimented....renamed both different topo sets the same....then different....together....then separate.  I can get by with the stock Garmin set, but it is not near the detail as the ones you guys make.

Kind of weird because I even cut, custom named a chunk of Land Ownership maps.....those work great.   I did not want to use LO and Topo in the same map.  Areas, like national parks, can get kind of muddled and busy with the LO colors. Wanted to be able to enable/disable LO for that reason.  LO is not something I like overlayed all the time.  I will give that combo set a go, though, when time allows. 

As to the WyTopo....it is the same one I've used for a while.  It's page stated last update was in 2011.  That works great in my 60csx though....just won't show on the new Etrex 20.

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General Discussion / Trouble with seeing Wyoming Topo on Etrex 20
« on: July 26, 2013, 11:51:58 PM »
Hello All,

Planning a trip to Wyoming this Fall and ran into a snag.  Let me preface by noting that I already have this map set and have previously (and successfully) loaded on a 60 CSX.

One great thing about this new Etrex is that you can load as many .IMG files instead of just one.   I had already used Mapsource to send a Western Land Ownership transparency to the Etrex's SD card.  Called it "WLO.img"....it worked great.  Then I cut, sent the Wyoming Topo mapset to the card...renamed it to "WYOtopo.img".   

This time I go into the map setup menu and notice that the new map doesn't show up for enabling.  Strange.    It appears as a 169mb file if viewed from the computer, but the Etrex does not see it. 

Just to check myself, I also have a copy of Garmin's 100k topo, so I cut that and send it to the Etrex, rename to "WyTopo.img"....it works. 

I'd rather have the nicer GPSfile depot map for the trip, but it will not show on the Etrex.  Any pointers would be appreciated. Thanks.

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General Discussion / Re: My Trails.....missing POI's question
« on: August 20, 2012, 06:56:16 PM »
Boyd, they were set to "off".

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General Discussion / Re: My Trails.....missing POI's question
« on: August 20, 2012, 04:31:52 PM »
Seldom.......you da man!  (If you are male, that is)  :)

Bingo....that was it....AT is now littered with places!

Thanks.

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General Discussion / Re: My Trails.....missing POI's question
« on: August 20, 2012, 10:58:54 AM »
Seldom,

I tried your suggestion.  No dice.

In mapsource you can follow the AT from Springer Mt. and immediately see trail waypoints.  You can't see that on the 60csx, no matter the detail setting or zoom.  Tell you what, as soon as I get another SD card I'll try a re-transfer to see if I accidently excluded waypoints in transfer.  Don't think I did the first time, but I'll do a re-run on a fresh card.

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General Discussion / My Trails.....missing POI's question
« on: August 18, 2012, 06:57:39 PM »
I noticed something funny about this transparent overlay map. (I use it in conjunction with the SE Topo and Garmin 100k topo maps).  Trails look nice, but I noticed something odd.  I noticed this when looking at the Appalacian Trail.

When I have this trail file opened in Mapsource, all that is visible is the trails (red lines and trail label tags), that is until you zoom in.  Then you can see a whole bunch of POI's along the trail.  Auhor used water spigot icons for water, bathroom signs and tent icons for campsites.  These show up in Mapsource, but they do not show up on my 60csx.   I've zoomed in and out on the GPS screen and cannot see these waypoints.

Either I made a mistake when I transferred the My Trails maps or my GPS can't "see" them I'm thinking.  These waypoints would really be nice to have if I ever get to do a section of the AT.   Any ideas on how to make these appear on the GPS?  Thanks.


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Yeah, Boyd, that is the way they show on the maps.  One other local one is labled "Conchardee (historical)".

Always been a history buff and I really like that these are listed. Conchardee, for instance.  I passed this place a million times on a school bus as a kid and never heard that name once.  Did some internet research and found out it was originally an indian villiage, then later a white folks community after indian removal. Now it is nothing but cow pasture. Same with the furnace I mentioned earlier.   I'm just glad these are listed at all.

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Thanks, there, Seldom.

That is what I was thinking.  But, in this particular POI I actually found remnants of an old structure. It is listed as an 1850's era  forge. The little I could find on a Google search listed it as a Calatan bloomery.  Was quite tickled when we closed in.  The poi was only about 80 feet away from the actual foundation we found.   Was talking to a local.  He was aware of the structure, but did not know what it was. 

I called an area museum (that specializes in early iron works) to find more info on it and they'd never heard of it.  Found that odd. 

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General Discussion / Question for you map makers....historical POIs
« on: March 03, 2012, 03:09:06 PM »
In various GPS topo softwares I have used (Magellan, Delorme, Filedepot maps) I have seen historical POI data. 

I wondered if you guys might know the original source of this data.  (ironic...history of history data....)  :)  I assume that different map makers like you guys and companies like Magellan all draw from the same original pool, seeing how I find the same points, in different map files.   I'm assuming USGS, but don't know this for fact.



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Site Support / Re: Applause or Smiting....Purpose
« on: January 09, 2012, 10:19:48 AM »
Seldom,

The spammer thing makes sense.  Hadn't thought of that.  Thanks.

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Site Support / Applause or Smiting....Purpose
« on: January 09, 2012, 01:53:48 AM »
Something I don't recall earlier, but I notice that members have a "applause" or "smite" option with thier posts now.

Just curious.....what is the purpose of this?  I assume the postive vote will make a member feel loved and appreciated (or at least get them a better placement in the next life).   :)

Will enough "smites" get you banned, or just erode your self asteem (or just turn you into a toad in the next physical incarnation)?  :)

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Thanks for the reply, Boyd.

Guess that makes sense, from Garmin's POV. 

Merry Christmas back at you..and thanks.

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