Garmin GPS help

Submitted: Wednesday, Mar 21, 2007 at 17:46
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I just received a Garmin GPS, Model 60CX which I have had a lot of fun with in the short time I have had it. It is loaded with the Garman Map Source product for city and marine maps. I have been told by the company that it cannot be loaded with OziExplorer maps (or any other) as they are not compatible. I am after totographical maps which can be used for 4 x 4 driving.

Is this correct? I am reluctant to outlay money for the software and maps if they can not be used.
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Reply By: On Patrol (Aust.) - Wednesday, Mar 21, 2007 at 18:07

Wednesday, Mar 21, 2007 at 18:07
bushandbeach
That is correct, my Map60c will not take topo maps, nor will most gps's for that matter, you will need more dedicated mapping software such as Oziexplorer and a palm or lap top.
You can load "Tracks4Australia" that will give you better track detail but without route calculation however. Tracks4Australia can be found on a link from Johnnie Appleseed site and its free.
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Reply By: Member - Doug T (W.A) - Wednesday, Mar 21, 2007 at 19:13

Wednesday, Mar 21, 2007 at 19:13
I've yet to see the link to T4A from Johnny Appleseed, In fact I'm sure it does not exist, it was by GPS-OZ, I have the direct link here for you ,

www.gpsoz.com.au/oztopo/
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Reply By: Member - Garth (NSW) - Wednesday, Mar 21, 2007 at 20:35

Wednesday, Mar 21, 2007 at 20:35
It's not some much the maps (topographical,road,political...) its the type of maps. Garmin GPS' use vector maps whereas products like OziExplorer just use raster maps (scanned maps that are calibrated).

You are probably best having a look at the OziExplorer or Tracks4Australai yahoo groups for more info.

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Garth
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Follow Up By: Member - Garth (NSW) - Wednesday, Mar 21, 2007 at 20:38

Wednesday, Mar 21, 2007 at 20:38
It would be good if I could spell....

It's not so much the maps (topographical,road,political...) it's the type of maps. Garmin GPS' use vector maps whereas products like OziExplorer just use raster maps (scanned maps that are calibrated).

You are probably best having a look at the OziExplorer or Tracks4Australia yahoo groups for more info.

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Reply By: SA_Patrol - Wednesday, Mar 21, 2007 at 22:53

Wednesday, Mar 21, 2007 at 22:53
There are Topo maps available for the Garmin units if you know the right person :-)

You could also have topo lines over the City Nav maps too. I haven't tried that yet but it is possible, and to top it off they have more detail than the T4A pro maps.

I can't see the use having topo for marine use. :-)
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Reply By: Big Woody - Wednesday, Mar 21, 2007 at 23:10

Wednesday, Mar 21, 2007 at 23:10
Hi bushanbeach,

I too have the Garmin 60CS and use Metroguide, Bluecharts and Tracks4Australia depending on what I am doing at the time.

As Doug T has said above, click on his link to the GPSOZ website and check out the Oztopo maps available. I have had a close look on a friends GPS and will be purchasing Oztopo before my next bush trip that's for sure.

Cheers,
Brett
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Reply By: bushandbeach - Thursday, Mar 22, 2007 at 17:09

Thursday, Mar 22, 2007 at 17:09
Thanks everyone for the information. I shall be following up on it.
Regards,

Greg
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