GPSMap60csx or Magellan XL

Submitted: Monday, Feb 25, 2008 at 21:28
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Hi guys looking for some experience from you guys I am still trying to decide between the above mentioned 2 units, the Gps will mainly be used for 4WDing for track logging and remote trip work and cannot decide between the 2 so I am looking for some pro's and con's from people that have used these 2 units
Thanks for any feedback in advance

Clint
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Reply By: Skippy In The GU - Monday, Feb 25, 2008 at 23:08

Monday, Feb 25, 2008 at 23:08
They are both good units.

The Magellan have better Topo maps so far, but there are more problems getting the unit to talk to the PC.

You can install free maps on the 60Csx, Shonkymaps would be the best one to get , I haven't seen what OxztopoV2 is like yet

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Follow Up By: The Explorer - Tuesday, Feb 26, 2008 at 00:43

Tuesday, Feb 26, 2008 at 00:43
Hello - OztopoV2 is close enough to being = to DAST topo considering most of the data used to create maps is from the same source. Yes free maps available for Garmins but most are no more than a good basemap. Get the XL if you like a bigger screen. The Garmin has more features that are useful but that depends on intended use.

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Reply By: V8 Patrol - Tuesday, Feb 26, 2008 at 08:24

Tuesday, Feb 26, 2008 at 08:24
Hi Clint,

I just bought the Garmin 60CSx as a hand held for walking & boating.
I have PDA's running OziExplorer for 4WD stuff & a Nuvi 660 navigator for Hwy stuff.
The free Shonky topo maps are really useful, but the Oztoppo V2 is a fair bit better IMHO.

Cheers,

David
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Reply By: d04 - Tuesday, Feb 26, 2008 at 21:05

Tuesday, Feb 26, 2008 at 21:05
I have the Garmin 60csx, have oztopo downloaded it couldn't work it out, so ordered the 2gb sd card inserted it and still can't work it all out, think I will have to go back to Garmin to show me how it all works.
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Follow Up By: Skippy In The GU - Wednesday, Feb 27, 2008 at 01:30

Wednesday, Feb 27, 2008 at 01:30
do4 what can't you work out, Hve you got mapsource trip and waypoint manager or Mapsource City navigator or metro guide installed onto your pc?

There is a How to install maps into your GPS tutorial
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Reply By: d04 - Wednesday, Feb 27, 2008 at 21:18

Wednesday, Feb 27, 2008 at 21:18
Skippy, I have everything except city guide I have a tomtom for that, the problem is,with all these maps Icant find any tracks or roads,and what I can see is on such asmall scale it is hopeless,I thought when I bought all this stuff I would be able to see any roads or tracks around say Onslow or Cervantes,Garmin can't help me and suggest I have to buy some other maps, where do Istop spending money and just bin the Garmin?
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Follow Up By: Skippy In The GU - Wednesday, Feb 27, 2008 at 23:41

Wednesday, Feb 27, 2008 at 23:41
I don't have a copy of Oztopo so I can't see the maps but on Shonkymaps the tracks aren't in the town ship and neither would Oztopo be.
Maybe Explorer or Dougy can assist on your problem , another thing is on your PC you have to select HIGHEST in "Select a map detail "setting

Is your map OztopoV2 or V1 , I don't have T4A installed on my PC right now so I can't see what that has
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Follow Up By: d04 - Thursday, Feb 28, 2008 at 20:54

Thursday, Feb 28, 2008 at 20:54
Oztopo v2, I am not looking for tracks in townships just tracks around them, although after reading the operators manual for the 50th time I am starting to work a few things out,so I will keep perservering a bit longer.
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