Topographic GPS Maps with track names

Submitted: Tuesday, Apr 01, 2008 at 19:10
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Question, I am considering purchasing either a Magellan or Garmin unit for off-road and on road use.

I am particularly interested in available topographic maps. The Garmin has the benefit of free ShonkyMaps and Tracks4Australia, but I'm not sure if these maps provide the names of tracks (a feature I need). If instead I purchase maps for either brand of device, would these maps include track names.

Any info would be appreciated...
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Reply By: Robin Miller - Tuesday, Apr 01, 2008 at 20:26

Tuesday, Apr 01, 2008 at 20:26
Neither of these maps sets are very good or comprehensive , shonky hasn't track names but T4A has some.
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Reply By: Rick (S.A.) - Tuesday, Apr 01, 2008 at 23:08

Tuesday, Apr 01, 2008 at 23:08
I've been using the Magellan Explorist XL for two years. Here's three attributes you may like to consider:

1. Topo maps from the Magellan programs, now loaded on my PC, are better than 1:250,000 topo maps in terms of basic topo detail - contours, tracks etc. This means I can plan, locate, enter waypoints, build routes, etc, all on the large screen PC monitor at home & download onto the GPS for use in the 4 x 4.

2. Large screen of the unit is readable while travelling. You can drill down to very minute topo detail while out in the field.

3. Also useful, (however, a function not used by me) as a street directory - I assume like the 'newby' TomToms etc, but without a voice command.

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Follow Up By: Member - Warfer (VIC) - Wednesday, Apr 02, 2008 at 00:15

Wednesday, Apr 02, 2008 at 00:15
Hiya Guys

The street directory is pathetic in my opinion for the XL,especially comin from Magellan,Sure it will get you there,or there abouts....

No auto re-route which is a pain,use the extra $300 on a tom tom etc etc..

As they said above the TOPO is magnificent


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Reply By: Member - Doug T (FNQ) - Wednesday, Apr 02, 2008 at 01:16

Wednesday, Apr 02, 2008 at 01:16
Have a browse in HERE

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Follow Up By: Member - Kiwi Kia - Wednesday, Apr 02, 2008 at 08:57

Wednesday, Apr 02, 2008 at 08:57
Doug, has that new Topo upgrade with the 4wd tracks come out yet ?
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Follow Up By: Member - Doug T (FNQ) - Wednesday, Apr 02, 2008 at 09:19

Wednesday, Apr 02, 2008 at 09:19
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No not yet, will email them today and find out what's going on,
The CD I first got was fine ...until you get to the SD or CSR and that's where most people who have already purchased it will find when actually on the Tracks in real time will run out of track.....on the GPS or Laptop.
Just keep an eye on my webpage too because as I find out info I will add it just above the Nuvi 760.
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Follow Up By: Member - Kiwi Kia - Wednesday, Apr 02, 2008 at 09:53

Wednesday, Apr 02, 2008 at 09:53
Thanks Doug, I want to buy a Nuvi 260W and the Topo map but have been holding off till the new edition comes out.
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