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Started by FauxFlat, April 11, 2010, 09:58:40 PM
QuoteDoes it make sense to buy a model with preloaded maps?
Quote from: maps4gps on April 12, 2010, 07:45:24 AMQuoteNatGeo Topo maps are in a different format so can not be loaded on a Garmin GPSr.The 24k topos only come with a few States per DVD or prerecorded card. The DVD is more flexible - see previous posts on the topic. There is a very generalized 'built-in' would base map on the unit. Garmin's CityNavigator is the best for streets/roads/driving instructions. Their 24k topo product is routable. How much 'help' do you feel you need?As Garmin is adding capablilty to their software/GPSrs what can be done is changing.
QuoteNatGeo Topo maps are in a different format so can not be loaded on a Garmin GPSr.The 24k topos only come with a few States per DVD or prerecorded card. The DVD is more flexible - see previous posts on the topic. There is a very generalized 'built-in' would base map on the unit. Garmin's CityNavigator is the best for streets/roads/driving instructions. Their 24k topo product is routable. How much 'help' do you feel you need?
Quote from: Boyd on April 12, 2010, 08:18:45 AMThe "r" in GPSr stands for "receiver".
QuoteDoes the R on the end of "GPSr" mean something?
QuoteQuestion: What is the largest SD/microSD card supported by an expandable memory device?Answer:There are several products within the Outdoor and Fitness families that can accept expandable memory cards in SD or microSD format. These cards, for some devices, can be used to store active track-log data, however, all expandable memory devices can utilize the additional memory to store MapSource products.There are limitations to the size of SD/microSD card used and to the number of detailed mapping segments that can be recognized by a device.If at the most recent unit software version, these limitations are:There is no limitation to the size of SD/microSD card used but the device will only recognize 4GB of detailed mappingEach expandable memory device will be able to recognize up to 2,025 detailed mapping segmentsIf 2,025 detailed mapping segments are loaded to an SD/microSD card but does not reach 4GB worth of data, the unit will not show any more detailed mapping than what is provided by the mapping segments.Last modified on: 10/12/2009
QuoteQuestion: What is the largest memory card that the Oregon is compatible with?Answer:All Oregon devices have an expandable memory slot, into which a microSD card can be inserted. This card provides the user the ability to install a greater amount of detailed mapping to supplement the devices fixed internal memory.It is recommended that a standard speed 4GB microSD card be used in order to get the best performance from the device.While considering memory limitations, one should also consider the limitation on the number of individual map tiles that can be transferred to each device, which may result in less than 4GB of mapping data.The map tile limitations are as follows:Oregon 200: 4,000Oregon 300: 4,000Oregon 400t: 3,571Oregon 400c: 3,546Oregon 400i: 3747Oregon 450: 3,571Oregon 450t: 4,000Oregon 550: 4,000Oregon 550t: 3,571If you reach the map tile limit before meeting the memory limit, you will no longer be able to load additional mapping.Last modified on: 02/01/2010
QuoteQuestion: Are there memory limitations other than what is available on the device or microSD card?Answer:Outdoor devices often have two limits when considering the amount of mapping that can be loaded at one time. Often this limit is associated with either the amount of memory available on a device or microSD card or the number of map tiles a single device can accept. Often the memory limitation is reached before the map tile limitation.The same concept is not true when considering BirdsEye Satellite Imagery. The only limitation is in regards to the amount of memory available on the device or microSD cards imagery is being sent to.Last modified on: 03/30/2010
Quote from: FauxFlat on April 12, 2010, 08:23:31 AMBut now, I'm now even more confused about which DVDs will work with an Oregon.
QuoteNote: Waypoint and route transfers work with most handheld GPS units from Magellan, Garmin, Eagle and Lowrance.
QuoteThere is not a problem with TOPO!. When it comes to Garmin GPS's, compatibility is in regards to routes, waypoints and tracks only.
Quote from: Boyd on April 12, 2010, 12:19:30 PMRegardless - going back to your original question - are you concerned that the Oregon can only access 4 GB of storage? If so, then the 400t and 450t still would not have an advantage, since you would reach the 4GB limit on the internal memory alone and a 4GB card would be the same.But clearly, this isn't the case because I can access the full 4GB internal memory plus my 4GB card on my unit without issue. I think I saw a thread at Groundspeak where somebody said they were using a 16gb card and BirdsEye.Unless you actually *have* more than 4GB of maps, it's really a non-issue anyway....
Quote from: Boyd on April 12, 2010, 08:18:45 AMTo cut to the chase.... all things being I can confirm that the newest version of BaseCamp will let you use the pre-loaded 100k topo's from my Oregon 400t on the computer. They render a bit more slowly than maps that are stored on the computer, since they are accessed via the USB connection. They also cannot be printed: a dialog box comes up and says that printing is disabled due to copyright restrictions. Basecamp also lets me use the pre-loaded City Navigator maps from my Nuvi on the computer, with a similar limitation of no printing.
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