GPS Map Software

Submitted: Wednesday, Jun 26, 2013 at 11:28
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We are looking for suitable software to upgrade our GPS, that shows the maps of all minor tracks for Australia. We love to go off the beaten track but so often our current GPS shows that we are not on any road or track. Can any members recommend map upgrade/s that would suit our needs please?
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Reply By: ExplorOz Team - Adele - Wednesday, Jun 26, 2013 at 11:54

Wednesday, Jun 26, 2013 at 11:54
Hi Robert,

What type of GPS do you currently have?
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Reply By: DesF - Wednesday, Jun 26, 2013 at 20:17

Wednesday, Jun 26, 2013 at 20:17
Hi, If you have a Garmin, Garmin Topo has all the little tracks etc , even the roads into all the farms etc ,
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Follow Up By: Member - nick b - Thursday, Jun 27, 2013 at 11:26

Thursday, Jun 27, 2013 at 11:26
I agree , my garmin topo A & NZ show my driveway to farm .
its easy to say one is better than the other , imo some maps are better than other in a location .


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Reply By: olcoolone - Wednesday, Jun 26, 2013 at 20:20

Wednesday, Jun 26, 2013 at 20:20
No mapping will show you every minor track for Australia, mapping can be upto 40 years old and a lot can change in 40 years..... the only time maps get updated now is by someone like Hema that cover only about 3% of Australia that is reasonably current or if someone pay for an area to be mapped for a commercial reason.

We use a laptop with over 50 gig of mapping and we still have issues.
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Reply By: Sigmund - Thursday, Jun 27, 2013 at 09:17

Thursday, Jun 27, 2013 at 09:17
Look at a Hema Navigator.

Garmin Topo is carp compared with the Navigator mapsets IMO - I have vers. 2.
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Follow Up By: The Explorer - Thursday, Jun 27, 2013 at 09:53

Thursday, Jun 27, 2013 at 09:53
...I think they already have a GPS for which they wish to update the maps on...they are however remaining very tight lipped about what GPS they have so its a guessing game for us :)

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Follow Up By: Sigmund - Thursday, Jun 27, 2013 at 10:11

Thursday, Jun 27, 2013 at 10:11
Yeah.

They should be aware that Garmins take vector maps; others take raster maps.

Garmin Topo Aus v. 3 is about $200. I gather it's had some input from HEMA.
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Reply By: Member - Robert S21 - Sunday, Jun 30, 2013 at 10:28

Sunday, Jun 30, 2013 at 10:28
Thanks for all your replies, a bit slow in getting back. We have a Garmin Zumo which I also use on the motorbike. We have had it for a number of years and have not updated the maps so far.

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Follow Up By: Member - nick b - Monday, Jul 01, 2013 at 11:08

Monday, Jul 01, 2013 at 11:08
Do you have base camp on it ? .hopefully you can get Garmins life time map updates , also contact garmin help line "they are very good" to find out if you can load more maps like Aus & NZ topo or free shonky topo ,they will show lots of tracks .
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