garmin 760

Submitted: Tuesday, Apr 21, 2009 at 16:02
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Hi all,
Just got nuvi 760 from d. smiths 4 388.00. Does anyone know if there is a free site to download mapsource.(I think thats what i need to read shonky or topo maps)
Thanks in advance
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Reply By: Rossc0 - Tuesday, Apr 21, 2009 at 16:56

Tuesday, Apr 21, 2009 at 16:56
Info is on the shonkymaps website.

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Reply By: Member - Kingsley N (SA) - Tuesday, Apr 21, 2009 at 19:35

Tuesday, Apr 21, 2009 at 19:35
Wow, That's a great price for a fully featured GPS navigator. I was just looking at them in Harvey N's yesterday @ $588!

I shouldn't spend anything more really because I have a HP travel companion that does a great job with Oziexplorer as well as many other features. I think that the Garmin 760 with Shonkymaps would be great.

Anyone out there using this combination? I have thought for years that the simpler the better in this GPS navigation game. And let's face it Oziexplorer is hard work requiring a computer etc.

Dick Smith Garmin 760


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Reply By: Member - Michael O (NSW) - Tuesday, Apr 21, 2009 at 21:25

Tuesday, Apr 21, 2009 at 21:25
allan

I've got a Nuvi 760 for around town.

At the risk of asking a dumb question, why do you need to read shonkymaps?

Can it be configured as a topo GPS too???

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Follow Up By: Skippy In The GU - Tuesday, Apr 21, 2009 at 22:51

Tuesday, Apr 21, 2009 at 22:51
Shonkymaps was the first to come out in Australia with Topo maps and it's got great detail of other things other than Contours.
You can also buy and add OzTopov2.1 and Garmin Topo Aus v2 into it.

OzTopoV3 will be out soon so that might be a better option to buy since you already have CN2009Nt for City Auto routing
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Follow Up By: allan62 - Wednesday, Apr 22, 2009 at 19:55

Wednesday, Apr 22, 2009 at 19:55
apparently so michael but dont ask me how to get them.Ive looked at different sites but there are to many different things to download and i dont have a clue which is the right one.
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Reply By: Sigmund - Wednesday, Apr 22, 2009 at 06:37

Wednesday, Apr 22, 2009 at 06:37
Was in Officeworks the other day and they also had the 760 for $388.

Another free map source is Tracks4Australia, or $40 for the Pro version.

Oztopo is also worth a look. There are some comparo's of maps on the gpsaustralia.net forums .... IIRC under news of Garmin Topo Aus. There are some differences.

I'm just about to start playing with OziExplorer for route planning. You can't use its map format for downloading to the Garmin since vector format is required.

A good source of info on the 760, since the manual is about as useful as tits on a bull, is the forums at gpsreview.net and also the Garmin tech support site.

And for spoken speed zone and camera warnings you have to ring Garmin Oz and they'll send you the right files to upload.

These guys have some free and low-cost POI files: http://www.gps-data-team.com/poi/australia/
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Reply By: madcow - Wednesday, Apr 22, 2009 at 10:03

Wednesday, Apr 22, 2009 at 10:03
Bought mine off ebay with the bonus hand held etrex. A mate wanted the etrex and was prepared to pay $100 leaving me with the 760 for $340 and am impressed with it
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