Navman Tracker Land Based

Submitted: Friday, Aug 15, 2003 at 00:29
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Hello people, I have a Navman Tracker 4100i GPS/chartplotter which i use on the boat using C-Map software. What I'm interested to know is whether it is possible to get land based maps for these units so i can also use it as a mapping GPS in the 4x4? I have searched for info (havent asked manufacturer yet) and cant find any details so i am assuming its not possible.....
Thanks in advance.
Will.
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Reply By: Will - Friday, Aug 15, 2003 at 00:35

Friday, Aug 15, 2003 at 00:35
Sorry, its actually a 5100i.
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Reply By: BurnieM - Friday, Aug 15, 2003 at 09:39

Friday, Aug 15, 2003 at 09:39
I asked the same question at the Sydney Boat Show.

Navman recently released auto-routing street maps for Australia that run on the iCN630 and PocketPC based GPS 3450.
Obviously the auto-routing will not work but having a moving map on a more robust device would be a good idea.

The answer;
No, the street maps will not load to the marine units
No, Navman have no plans to add this feature or develop a dual function unit

Garmin have the GPSmap 176 (monochrome) and GPSmap 176c (colour) that were originally designed for marine use. They will load either Bluechart (marine) maps or Metroguide (stret) maps.

I would let Navman know your thoughts tho, you never know what might happen in the future.
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Follow Up By: Will - Friday, Aug 15, 2003 at 10:41

Friday, Aug 15, 2003 at 10:41
Thanks Burnie. I agree with you that a moving map would be good. I spent $1100 on this unit, you'd think it'd be a bit more versatile. Not likely that I'm going to go out and buy one of there new land based units as well! Although its being a great product for the boat, i would have liked to be able to swap it into the 4x4 on occassions.
Will.
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Reply By: Will - Friday, Aug 15, 2003 at 10:36

Friday, Aug 15, 2003 at 10:36
Here's Navmans reply...and the answer to my question.
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Will,

Thanks for your enquiry into Navman products. The Tracker 5100 will work anywhere as a GPS receiver. There is not however any land based cartography in a format that can be used by Tracker. As the functionality and interface is very different for a street routing type product we have keep them separate and offer a number of solutions for in-car navigation. http://www.navman.com/go/aus/index.html

Best Regards,
Glyn Edwards
Product Manager
Navman Australia
Unit 2 5-13 Parsons Street
PO Box 1659
Rozelle NSW 2039
Ph: +61 (0)2 98188382
Fax: +61 (0)2 98188386
www.navman.com
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Follow Up By: wir_aus - Sunday, Aug 17, 2003 at 00:41

Sunday, Aug 17, 2003 at 00:41
Hi there Will

Did you end up going to the Rodeo in Brewarrina and stay in the camp ground. We where living their then and did even know that a rodeo was on then.

Brett
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Reply By: Will - Sunday, Aug 17, 2003 at 11:06

Sunday, Aug 17, 2003 at 11:06
Brett, err you must have the wrong will......i'm in WA.
Cheers,
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Reply By: Niko - Thursday, Aug 21, 2003 at 23:56

Thursday, Aug 21, 2003 at 23:56
If ever there was a way there is a will.............. so they say at Garmin! The Streetpilot 3 also can be used as both a Marine unit and, what it was originally intended for, auto routing. There are a couple of limitations using it as a marine unit, that being, difficulty in determining the shades of blue for shallow and deeper water and that you are limited to 100 "via" points which is similar to waypoints. Remember, though, that Marine units have typicallly 3,000 waypoints, as does the Garmin GPS176 series. The GPS176 series cannot give auto routing, by the way, as it does not accept Mapsource City Navigator. You can type in the house number, street name and suburb/postcode if you want but it will only show you the direction you have to travel as the crow flys.
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