Garmin eMap data card

Submitted: Monday, Sep 29, 2003 at 10:21
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am currently looking to purchase a 64Mb data card for my eMap and wondering if anyone can recommend a cheap supplier.

Have already priced the cards with Prestige Communications, Whitworths Marine and Leisure and Johnny Appleseed. Can anyone recommend any other suppliers to these that might stock the item at a reasonable price.

cheers,
Sam.
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Reply By: Patrol22 (Queanbeyan - Monday, Sep 29, 2003 at 13:50

Monday, Sep 29, 2003 at 13:50
Sam
Don't know about the data card but I am considering buying an eMap for myself - how do you find it and have you had any problems?
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Follow Up By: Member - Sam (NSW) - Monday, Sep 29, 2003 at 14:12

Monday, Sep 29, 2003 at 14:12
Patrol22,

found the unit to be great for everything I have needed to do. Never had a problem with it since purchasing about 2 years ago. The menu system is pretty easy to use and would have no problem in recommending one to anyone.

cheers,
Sam.
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Reply By: cruiser - Monday, Sep 29, 2003 at 13:54

Monday, Sep 29, 2003 at 13:54
What type of card is it ?

Is it SD or Multimedia or compact flash or memory stick or smart media or xd memory xd picture.

There are many types, so a bit more info is needed.
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Follow Up By: Member - Sam (NSW) - Monday, Sep 29, 2003 at 14:07

Monday, Sep 29, 2003 at 14:07
Cruiser,

unfortunately it is a Garmin proprietary card, if it was SD i would have gone for 128Mb or 256Mb, but due to the rediculous prices for the Garmin cards, I am having to settle for the 64Mb one (price approx. $220 for 64Mb).

cheers, Sam.
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Reply By: cruiser - Monday, Sep 29, 2003 at 14:24

Monday, Sep 29, 2003 at 14:24
Fair enough, its just that I have access to a supplier of "memory cards" who I could ask for pricing, but if its proprietry to Garmin then I'm afraid I can't help.

Sorry.
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Follow Up By: Member - Sam (NSW) - Monday, Sep 29, 2003 at 14:43

Monday, Sep 29, 2003 at 14:43
Cruiser

no worries

thanks anyway

if i need them for any other use I will get in contact with you.

cheers,
Sam.
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Reply By: Ronnie - Monday, Sep 29, 2003 at 19:00

Monday, Sep 29, 2003 at 19:00
Hi Sam
I went for the 128 mb for my Emap, I know all of AUST. only uses 40 plus meg, but looking to the future when topography is added.best price I could find was Johnny Appleseed.
Regards
Ron
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Reply By: BurnieM - Monday, Sep 29, 2003 at 20:07

Monday, Sep 29, 2003 at 20:07
Yep, I think Johnny Appleseed has the best pricing in Australia.

You can just load part of Metroguide Australia onto a smaller card, for example NSW is 16MB (all of Australia is 48MB).

I would not hold my breath for Garmin Topo maps; I believe Garmin will have converted to standard cards before we see them!

Found a US seller of third party cards but I have not dealt with them GPSgeeks
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Reply By: Member - Ken - Friday, Oct 17, 2003 at 23:19

Friday, Oct 17, 2003 at 23:19
Sam

Don't know how I missed your post.

Go to www.ebay.com (US site) and search GARMIN DATACARD.

I have very recently purchased a heap of SMARTCARD memory items from EBAY USA for upgrading my RICOH digital camera without a problem and highly recommend it.

If you haven't used it before, don't be put off by the 'auction' thing like I was. Look for the buy now price, or ask the seller by email if they have a 'buy now' price.

I think you will get a pleasant surprise price wise, and there is no GST.

On top of that I would love to know what you are going to use this datacard for.

I just use my e-map as a basic position finder and for keeping on track (sort of) with the pre programmed world map thing.

I have a laptop and Ozi. However would also like to able to load a datacard with all Nat maps on it into the Emap.

Is this what you are going to do? Is it possible?

Regatds

Ken Robinson
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