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jsmith811

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Viewing Rivers/lakes with Etrex HCX
« on: November 30, 2008, 08:27:53 AM »
I have City Navigator North America 2008 / Mapsource 6.14.1
I have downloaded maps for my state, but I am unable to see rivers on the Etrex HcX, i thought even the basemap that came with it displayed rivers. The detail is set to High in unit. I do not see rivers in the mapsource software either. I realize topo 2008 might do this, but I thought basic river info was displayed from the basemap of the hcx. I do not want to purchase Topo, just to see the blue river lines.
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Re: Viewing Rivers/lakes with Etrex HCX
« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2008, 06:18:36 PM »
This is gonna be a question of how big is the river?

The base map normally doesn't have rivers (maybe the Mississippi River) and has crappy roads.  City Navigator has a few rivers and excellent roads.

What river are you looking for (coordinates would be great) and I'll check it on city navigator and the topo.
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Re: Viewing Rivers/lakes with Etrex HCX
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2008, 07:51:15 PM »
I have solved the problem by installing IbycusUSA,  this allows me very detailed rivers/lakes & even roads, I still have city navigator installed also, the only catch to this free map set is that I do have to select one or the other, I can't view both and the IbycusUSA isn't routable.

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Re: Viewing Rivers/lakes with Etrex HCX
« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2008, 08:08:07 AM »
You are correct.  You may be able to view the Ibycus one and still route with the City Navigator underneath.  I'm not 100% sure though.
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Re: Viewing Rivers/lakes with Etrex HCX
« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2015, 09:36:33 PM »
Yea, I've had that issue too.

Glad you got it fixed


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