Topo maps

Hi all, can anyone tell me if the Garmin Topo Aust maps have auto routing ? Trying to decide between Oztopo and Garmin topo maps...
Thanks,
Russ
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Reply By: Skippy In The GU - Wednesday, Apr 22, 2009 at 23:08

Wednesday, Apr 22, 2009 at 23:08
Yes they do , but not on the tracks that have the chain symbol
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Follow Up By: datsuncredible - Wednesday, Apr 22, 2009 at 23:41

Wednesday, Apr 22, 2009 at 23:41
Thanks for that, do you know if the Garmin topo's are compatible with the Nuvi760 ?
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Follow Up By: Skippy In The GU - Wednesday, Apr 22, 2009 at 23:46

Wednesday, Apr 22, 2009 at 23:46
They go into any Garmin GPSr that takes maps, I had them working on my 760 but the real 3D display is on the Colorado or Oregon handhelds
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Reply By: Member - Tony V (NSW) - Thursday, Apr 23, 2009 at 17:47

Thursday, Apr 23, 2009 at 17:47
Funny that,

I just ordered my Topo on DVD from Garmin today...

Nuvi 760 as well.Garmin TOPO


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Reply By: datsuncredible - Thursday, Apr 23, 2009 at 18:27

Thursday, Apr 23, 2009 at 18:27
Picked up my new Nuvi 760 today from Dick Smiths, terrific price.
Been playing with it all afternoon and so far am supa happy with the choice, thanks to the excellent information available from the users of this forum.
I'm now about to download the Garmin training centre software and Mapsource software ( as per the instructions on here http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/map_authors/message/7832 )so I can view the Shonky maps and upload them into my GPS until I buy either Oztopo or Garmin Aust Topo. Is this the way to go, or should I just buy the Mapsource software from somewhere like GPSOz ?
Russ
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Follow Up By: Skippy In The GU - Thursday, Apr 23, 2009 at 20:45

Thursday, Apr 23, 2009 at 20:45
You can download Mapsource for free
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Follow Up By: datsuncredible - Thursday, Apr 23, 2009 at 20:47

Thursday, Apr 23, 2009 at 20:47
After a few more searches I think I've found the info I need. I'll try it out and see how I go, just a bit nervous as it's a brand new GPS !!! :-/
Thanks for all the help,
Russ
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Follow Up By: Skippy In The GU - Thursday, Apr 23, 2009 at 20:52

Thursday, Apr 23, 2009 at 20:52
Then I suggest you copy everything on the Garmin drive and burn it onto a CD that way if you accidentally delete anything you have a backup.

GPS Australia
Is a good site if you need some good advice
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Reply By: datsuncredible - Friday, Apr 24, 2009 at 17:36

Friday, Apr 24, 2009 at 17:36
Thanks Skippy, I have backed up the files as you suggested, good idea.
I've tried uploading POI's into my 760 with no luck. I followed the instructions as it says to click save in the download box, then select 'Garmin' in My Computer, then select the 'POI file'. Sounds simple but problem is that I don't have a POI file in the Garmin folder ???
Second question is can you load up POI's, new vehicles etc... onto an SD card or does it have to go into the GPS' memory ?

Sorry for all these questions, you guys must pull your hair out everytime one of us first time GPS users buys a new GPS !!!
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Reply By: datsuncredible - Sunday, Apr 26, 2009 at 20:16

Sunday, Apr 26, 2009 at 20:16
Update: got POI's all loaded, extra vehicle icons loaded. All good.
Thanks for the assistance and yes GPS Australia was a good source of help and info !
Russ
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