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Boyd

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Re: Garmin announces "BirdsEye" aerial imagery subscription
« Reply #15 on: April 03, 2010, 12:20:45 PM »
I saw that too. I have the load to GPS box un-checked when I start the download, but BaseCamp still says that I have 690MB available, which is the free space in internal memory. Don't know whether that affects anything or not.

The 30MB download I started over two hours ago seems to have just quit at 50%, I don't see any movement from the progress bar. I suppose it could be related to the fact that I haven't subscribed yet. Or maybe just overloaded servers. But downloading small areas (less than 1MB) has been pretty speedy.

[edit] Now I see that it says "BirdsEye Imagery - Trial" when I click, so it is probably limiting what I can do since I'm not a subscriber.

[edit again] Actually it says "BirdsEye Imagery - Trail" since I was pointing to a trail on the vector map. Duh...  :-[
« Last Edit: April 03, 2010, 12:28:35 PM by Boyd »

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Re: Garmin announces "BirdsEye" aerial imagery subscription
« Reply #16 on: April 03, 2010, 12:39:36 PM »
Garmin says that data can be loaded  to SD cards.
trial-trail- Thats the kind of thing I would do. DUH
« Last Edit: April 03, 2010, 01:10:59 PM by Jimbob »

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Re: Garmin announces "BirdsEye" aerial imagery subscription
« Reply #17 on: April 04, 2010, 04:53:12 AM »
I was finally able to download a large area and it looks good. BirdsEye reports 38 square miles, 5769 images and a total size of 123.6 MB. I tried to send it to a memory card inserted in the Oregon and nothing happened. Then I tried sending to internal memory, BirdsEye checked and reported that I don't have a subscription (true) but would send a demo image of 1 square mile. This took a few minutes.

It appeared to send instantly and the properties indicated the file was there, but when I tried to quit the program it said it was still sending. A little later it let me quit, and when I started the Oregon I got an error message "Invalid BirdsEye File". The image was there however, and it looks fine (not very exciting, since the small area it chose was just trees though  :)). So I guess the error message was the result of not having a subscription? The BirsdEye file has a .JNX extension.

So it's still a little rough around the edges, but it's not too bad for starters.  :)

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Re: Garmin announces "BirdsEye" aerial imagery subscription
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Re: Garmin announces "BirdsEye" aerial imagery subscription
« Reply #19 on: September 14, 2010, 12:39:31 PM »
This looks interesting:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u6e5irD4BCI

What is it that you find so interesting about that?
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Re: Garmin announces "BirdsEye" aerial imagery subscription
« Reply #20 on: September 15, 2010, 06:17:18 AM »
This looks interesting:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u6e5irD4BCI

What is it that you find so interesting about that?
A user script for automatically downloading image data doesn't look interesting to you???

 

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