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deebarjay

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arizona trail...we're covering it horseback.
« on: August 08, 2010, 04:22:30 AM »
 my new vista hcx coming in the mail next week....upgrading from a 10 yr old etrex summit !!! i have downloaded the ARIZONA 24k southwest topos to my computer and i see how nicely the arizona trail is depicted on it.....have bought a 2gb micro sd card and card reader from walmart.....is that big enough to download the whole AZ download to the new gps ??  gonna be a real learning curve for me cos i have never ventured much more than emailing on a computer... ;D

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Re: arizona trail...we're covering it horseback.
« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2010, 08:28:26 AM »
2GB is more than enough for that map.

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Re: arizona trail...we're covering it horseback.
« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2010, 09:06:10 AM »
In MapSource, the large box/window on the left will list the segments/quads you have selected and give the total nunber of segments selected and their combined size.   Total size for all the segments is usually only a few percent (5+-) more than the size of the downloadable .exe file for a mapset.  I would guess about 215Mb for AZ topo.

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Re: arizona trail...we're covering it horseback.
« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2010, 12:13:44 PM »
thanks for the replies so far....have more ????? !   ......   so when you download from mapsource to a card,does a segment zoomed map.....like to 1/2 a mile ....is that what downloads to a card [already zoomed] or does the whole segment download unzoomed and you zoom with a zoom on your gps? ............another ?  ..........   you know,if you put your mouse on a zoomed map and left click,you can demarcate an area [say either side of a trail]........is it possible just to get that part downloaded to a card and not the whole segment ?
the area i'll be doin as soon as the monsoons let up is from the north rim to just before you drop off the plateau down to the utah border [rim to rim gonna happen sept.21].....that is where the az trail is nicely depicted. have since found checking out the AZ topo that there are large gaps in the  trail further south.

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Re: arizona trail...we're covering it horseback.
« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2010, 12:54:26 PM »
You'll be able to zoom your map on your GPSr.  You should be able to zoom out to see the whole state, or country at a very general detail level.  Every section you select in MapSource will have all the zoom capabilities built into the map.

You need to download a full map tile.  When you select it it will turn pink.

Good luck with the weather on 9/21.  Assume you are spending the night at Phantom Ranch.  If so, how long in advance did you need to make reservations?

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Re: arizona trail...we're covering it horseback.
« Reply #5 on: August 09, 2010, 01:00:45 PM »
All the data for a segment/quad goes to the GPSr - zoom-level nor what is displayed in MapSource makes a difference.  What is displayed on the GPSr at a zoom-leve is approximately what is displayed in MapSource at that zoom-level.  You can change the display somewhat by changing from normal to most or least detail, both on the GPSr and in MapSource.

I have not heard of being able to send to the GPSr only part of a segment/quad.

Did you check the area of those gaps zoom-in to 500' or greater?  If a line feature has many segments, the shorter ones get dropped out as the data is built for the further out zoom levels.

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Re: arizona trail...we're covering it horseback.
« Reply #6 on: August 09, 2010, 06:30:32 PM »
thanks once again for the replies....my understanding of how things work is slowly increasing...my hands on starts tomorrow.
yep,night of the 21st at bright angel camp ground..about 1/2 a mile from phantom ranch...requests for equine passage ...4 months in advance....you have to sleep with your horse [you know what i mean !!] only 6 ponies allowed at campsite per night...i do have a steak dinner and breakfast paid for at the ranch  ;D.

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Re: arizona trail...we're covering it horseback.
« Reply #7 on: August 15, 2010, 04:04:03 PM »
The grand canyon should be great on that map. I personally used the old version on multiple hikes.  Far from Arizona now though so haven't tried to latest version out in person.
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