garmin gps street pilot 3

Submitted: Monday, Jul 14, 2003 at 20:36
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Anyone had any experience with this particular gps? I have been given one (8months old) however cannot find the info I require for downloading or entering new maps etc into it.For a $2,500 gps I would hope it can be altered.

thanks Terry.
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Monday, Jul 14, 2003 at 20:38

Monday, Jul 14, 2003 at 20:38
You would mean changing the basemaps???

Cant be done on Garmin, except by Garmin for Lots of $$$...

what info are you after?
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Follow Up By: Member - Terry- Tuesday, Jul 15, 2003 at 20:41

Tuesday, Jul 15, 2003 at 20:41
truckster the gps was given to me (no it is not hot) I was probably trying to find out if it could be used with a laptop maybe or with facilities similar to oziexplore. The local stores in Perth are ignorant or do not want to help because I did not by it from them.

terry
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Reply By: Ray M (Vic) - Monday, Jul 14, 2003 at 21:27

Monday, Jul 14, 2003 at 21:27
Garmin have manuals available for download, should tell you all you need to know.

I believe Truckster is correct saying you cannot change the basemap yourself however it is my understanding that this will not stop the unit from displaying Oztralian maps that you upload.

Hooroo
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Reply By: BurnieM - Monday, Jul 14, 2003 at 22:13

Monday, Jul 14, 2003 at 22:13
The Garmin SPIII is sold in Australia with the Mapsource City Navigator Australia CD and a 64MB data card (which will hold all of Australia). It sells for $2200.
Did you receive the CD and data card as well ?

City Navigator is an auto-routing map product and it has excellent metropolitain area mapping but only main highways in rural areas.

Mapsource Metroguide Australia is also available and has identical metropolitain area mapping but much better rural mapping. However, it does not do auto-routing. This product is much better for 4WDing.
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Monday, Jul 14, 2003 at 22:49

Monday, Jul 14, 2003 at 22:49
$600us! LOL
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Follow Up By: BurnieM - Tuesday, Jul 15, 2003 at 13:14

Tuesday, Jul 15, 2003 at 13:14
Not helpful
Yes, we all know that both Garmins and Magellans are cheaper in the US but he is not purchasing

Mapsource City Navigator CD is $499
Mapsource Metroguide Australia CD is $235
Garmin 64MB data card is $220

I would recommend Johnny Appleseedfor Garmin products and
GPSozfor Magellans and cables (for both).
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Follow Up By: Member - Terry- Tuesday, Jul 15, 2003 at 21:19

Tuesday, Jul 15, 2003 at 21:19
Burnie I did recieve the data card no cd though,Ihave never used a gps before and this is great for suburbia. My concern was if oziexplorer and other maps could be downloaded into it . Thanks for your reply.

Terry
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Follow Up By: BurnieM - Tuesday, Jul 15, 2003 at 21:51

Tuesday, Jul 15, 2003 at 21:51
Only Garmin Mapsource maps can be loaded to Garmin GPSr.

The SPIII has a data/power port so you can use it to feed a position to Oziexplorer running on a PC.

I am wondering does the data card already have City Navigator maps loaded onto it ?
If it is displaying detailed city streets then it probably does, as otherwise it would be displaying the basemap which has only highways and main roads.

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