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Started by XiBowhunter, April 16, 2018, 07:03:36 AM
Quote from: Boyd on April 16, 2018, 08:06:48 AMI believe the maps you are talking about are made by popej, who is also the author of gmaptool and probably knows more about Garmin's map format than anyone else here. He may respond, or you could send him a PM if you have questions: https://forums.gpsfiledepot.com/index.php?action=profile;u=20277OTOH, popej lives in the EU so his maps are probably a compilation of data from other sources, as opposed to his own personal familiarity with the US. But I don't see how anyone can really answer your question since "which one should I use" is a very personal question - it's like asking "I want some ice cream, which should I choose - chocolate or strawberry"? Furthermore, you can't group everything here under the heading of "the maps on this site". They are made by many different people and can vary considerably. GPSFileDepot is just an online archive of maps. It's like asking whether the books in the library are better than the ones at the bookstore.Since the maps are free, why not just download everything of interest and decide what you like for yourself?
Quote from: Boyd on April 16, 2018, 08:56:56 AMLet me try again. The maps at GPSFileDepot are made by many different people. Some of them are beginners whose goal is simply to say "hey look everybody - I made a topo map", others are advanced mapmakers that include details based on their personal knowledge. There are no standards as to what a "topo map" consists of, it's up to the author to choose what to include. I have over 40,000 downloads of my own maps here, and can tell you they are very different from others maps at GPSFileDepot.But since you want a simplistic answer, use the maps from GPSFileDepot. That way you will have a choice of maps from many different mapmakers, many of which are personally familiar with the area being mapped.
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