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reficuul

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park
« on: April 05, 2010, 09:10:25 AM »
Wondering if there is a nice map out there that will show me all of the trails as well as the POI's like campgrounds and summits...

Just bought a new GPS and I want to test it out before I purchase the garmin national park software CDs.

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Re: Great Smoky Mountains National Park
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2010, 06:13:08 PM »
My My Trails has trails and campgrounds in GSMNP.  My POIs has the sumits

reficuul

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Re: Great Smoky Mountains National Park
« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2010, 06:22:08 AM »
thanks man...

now any idea how these work??

I installed the my trails and when i pull it up on mapsource all i get is a bunch of black dots... doesn't seem to have any trails on it...

He says that it works with city navigator, however, I never got that w/ my garmin product.

any ideas/help from anyone??

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~refi

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Re: Great Smoky Mountains National Park
« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2010, 07:13:30 AM »
In Mapsource set detail to highest.  You have to be zoomed in to at least the 7 mile setting.  If you are zoomed out more, all you see is a black dot.  Switch to another map and find the smokies and then switch to my trails.  Then you will see the stuff for the park.

The map is a transparent overlay and designed for use on the GPS.  You need to load it onto your GPS with another street map (such as City Navigator) or a topo map.  Then in your GPS you will see the street or topo map with the maps I made showing on top of the other maps.   

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Re: Great Smoky Mountains National Park
« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2010, 10:26:47 AM »
Jim,

Is there a way that you can use the "Auto-Routing" tool that Map source offers with your "My Trails" map pack?

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Re: Great Smoky Mountains National Park
« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2010, 10:43:03 AM »
It doesn't seem to auto map, but i can zoom in and add the route tool to the point where i have a ton of little flags...

is that the only way to route a trip?

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Re: Great Smoky Mountains National Park
« Reply #6 on: April 14, 2010, 10:49:46 AM »
Almost none (if any) of the maps on this site support routing. Routing requires that the map be constructed in a special way and it gets complicated. On a non-routable map, you can insert waypoints along a road and you will be routed in a straight line between them, regardless of where the road twists and turns. Routes can only have a limited number of waypoints though - something like 50, or maybe 100.

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Re: Great Smoky Mountains National Park
« Reply #7 on: April 14, 2010, 05:30:48 PM »
Almost none (if any) of the maps on this site support routing. Routing requires that the map be constructed in a special way and it gets complicated. On a non-routable map, you can insert waypoints along a road and you will be routed in a straight line between them, regardless of where the road twists and turns. Routes can only have a limited number of waypoints though - something like 50, or maybe 100.

so I can break up the route into trails so to speak... And just have 10 different routes, w/ 100 of those flags on each route??

Will you see all those little flags Via Points (i think they are called) on the GPS??

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Re: Great Smoky Mountains National Park
« Reply #8 on: April 14, 2010, 07:31:56 PM »
If you see the via points on the waypoints list you will see them on the GPS.
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Re: Great Smoky Mountains National Park
« Reply #9 on: April 15, 2010, 06:36:59 AM »
Via points don't count as Waypoints. You can have as many as 200. This is GPSr dependent, as different models of GPSr have different amounts of memory.

 

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