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Offline Big58cal

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Maps for Garmin GPS Units
« on: September 22, 2010, 07:33:46 PM »
OK, not really a "DIY" topic, but you do have to load them onto your GPS yourself:wink:

The place is called GPS File Depot.  There may be maps on there for other GPS units, but the predominant one I've seen is Garmin.  You'll also need the Garmin MapSource in order to install the maps.

There's somewhat of a learning curve involved with doing it all, especially if you've never messed with a GPS before.  I've finally got it figured out, so if anyone needs any help, let me know.  O0

The great thing about the maps from the GPS File Depot is that they're FREE and compatible with the Garmin.  O0 O0 O0  No need to pay the $100 to Garmin to get a pre-loaded map card.  >:(

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Re: Maps for Garmin GPS Units
« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2010, 09:04:22 PM »
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Re: Maps for Garmin GPS Units
« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2010, 08:36:30 AM »
so what yer saying is you got lost messing with your gps?
and how long has this "do it yourself" area been here?
and nevermind not going there this early in the morning.. but i got a few here i know you folks will like...
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Re: Maps for Garmin GPS Units
« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2010, 08:51:53 AM »
Nah, I got the Garmin Astro 220 with a DC40 collar to track the dog with.  O0  The standard map that comes on the Astro just shows cities & roads.  I put a topo map of KY on it last night as well as an overlay map showing boundaries of any public hunting areas in KY.  O0
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Brownings are nice, but in terms of quality AND accuarcy AND ruggedness, it's hard to beat the Marlin.
California sucks that's it.

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Re: Maps for Garmin GPS Units
« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2010, 09:55:42 AM »
Nah, I got the Garmin Astro 220 with a DC40 collar to track the dog with.  O0  The standard map that comes on the Astro just shows cities & roads.  I put a topo map of KY on it last night as well as an overlay map showing boundaries of any public hunting areas in KY.  O0
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Re: Maps for Garmin GPS Units
« Reply #5 on: September 23, 2010, 10:14:47 AM »
dont lie i know its for under the seat of the wifes car...


Nah, the collar only has a 7 mile range.  :-\
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Brownings are nice, but in terms of quality AND accuarcy AND ruggedness, it's hard to beat the Marlin.
California sucks that's it.

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Re: Maps for Garmin GPS Units
« Reply #6 on: September 23, 2010, 12:56:44 PM »
I think you may have answered my first question. I been wondering if the road map ones will also do off-road applications. Seems there are tons of road mar gps units available on the used market "cheap", but sportsman models are much harder to find (again cheap). Additional questions will follow if I manage to lay my hands on one.
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Re: Maps for Garmin GPS Units
« Reply #7 on: September 23, 2010, 01:47:50 PM »
I don't necessarily see why they wouldn't.  ???  It all comes down to the map(s) that you have loaded on it.  The basic map that was preloaded onto the Astro was just a black background, with lighter lines for the roads.  You can zoom in on a particular area, but it's still the same.  With the topo map and WMA overlay that I've got on it now, it shows the roads, trails, land contours, public areas, parks, etc.  I can also load maps on it that are specific for roads/streets.
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In all seriousness, the Marlin is a great rifle, too. I own a Model 60, one of the best rifles ever made.
Brownings are nice, but in terms of quality AND accuarcy AND ruggedness, it's hard to beat the Marlin.
California sucks that's it.

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Re: Maps for Garmin GPS Units
« Reply #8 on: September 23, 2010, 03:03:05 PM »
I got a GPS to! Guiding Possum on a String! just set him down and he heads straight to the nearest road! O0 O0 ;D ;D ;D ;D
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