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GPSMAP 60Csx and Garmin Custom Maps?
« on: April 10, 2015, 03:51:15 AM »
 I was playing for overn an hour with a map I downloaded here ( I know...I`m slow..and English came late in my life... ;) )
only to realise that my Garmin 60cx didn`t support that custom maps ( or something like this...)


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Re: GPSMAP 60Csx and Garmin Custom Maps?
« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2015, 07:25:40 AM »
only to realise that my Garmin 60cx didn`t support that custom maps ( or something like this...)

A 60cx will work with any of the maps on this site.

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Re: GPSMAP 60Csx and Garmin Custom Maps?
« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2015, 08:45:31 AM »
Sorry, that is not true. None of these maps are compatible with the 60csx: http://www.gpsfiledepot.com/maps/search/garmincustom/

The 60csx does not support raster imagery. Garmin calls this "custom maps" - see their site: http://www.garmin.com/us/products/onthetrail/custommaps

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Put paper maps on your compatible device with Custom Maps a free and simple process that transforms paper and electronic maps into downloadable maps that you can transfer to your device.

Unfortunately gpsfiledepot has a completely different definition of "custom maps". http://www.gpsfiledepot.com/maps/

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Welcome to GPSFileDepot's Garmin combatible custom maps section. We provide hundreds of maps with coverage all over the world.

This causes a lot of confusion. I think it would be more clear to call them "user contibuted maps".

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Re: GPSMAP 60Csx and Garmin Custom Maps?
« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2015, 12:40:03 PM »
I did not even know people posting those "maps" here.  Those type of maps are useless crap.

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Re: GPSMAP 60Csx and Garmin Custom Maps?
« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2015, 02:07:10 PM »
Raster imagery is useless crap? Wow, I didn't know that.

I would agree that Garmin places too many limitations on their implementation, the new devices can handle a maximum of 500 tiles at 1024x1024 pixels but older units can only handle 100 tiles. And the screens on my Oregon and Montana really leave a lot to be desired when viewing a dense image (maybe the Oregon 6xx and Monterra screens are better?).

I created raster imagery at 10 feet/pixel of the southern half of New Jersey by mapping aerial orthophotography onto NED 1/9 arc second LIDAR DEM. To make it as compatible as possible with Garmin's limits, I broke it into a total of 64 individual USGS quads that each contain 25 tiles. So users of older devices can load 4 USGS quads at a time and new devices can load 20 quads at a time.

Basecamp doesn't have any restrictions on size so you can load the whole dataset there, or you can use Google Earth or any other software that opens .kmz files. Have not posted it here (I wouldn't want to add to the "useless crap" that's already here). I offer a direct download from my own site and it has been very well received by people in the area since it's a rather unique map.

I also have a .rmap version that works on both iOS and android apps (which don't have Garmin's limitations). More info and download link here:

https://forums.njpinebarrens.com/threads/lidar-enhanced-aerial-views.10340/page-3#post-124283

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Re: GPSMAP 60Csx and Garmin Custom Maps?
« Reply #5 on: April 12, 2015, 08:44:12 PM »
Per Boyd's suggestion I have changed the "custom map" verbiage.  That was definitely old phrasing from an era prior to the custom "raster" maps.
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