GPS mapping

I have a Magellan Gold GPS. Is it possible to fit raster or vector mapping cards to an older unit like this and if so is it practical to do so. Cheers Rob
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Reply By: Notso - Friday, Mar 26, 2010 at 11:55

Friday, Mar 26, 2010 at 11:55
Have a look here, it gives a bit of info that may help.

http://gpsinformation.net/userviews/gold.htm
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Reply By: Isuzumu - Friday, Mar 26, 2010 at 11:57

Friday, Mar 26, 2010 at 11:57
I to have a Magellan Meridian Gold, and I could not see that it could work as it would need a program to run it...I just put in an SD card with raster maps and Oziexplorer and it did not want to play. The thing I have done is to put Magellan DiscoverAus on my lap top and can run it using my GPS mouse.
But a great unit the old Meridian Gold, if it was only had a bigger screen and in colour would out do the Nuvi 760 and I have one of those as well.
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Reply By: Member - Fred B (NT) - Friday, Mar 26, 2010 at 12:36

Friday, Mar 26, 2010 at 12:36
Try this SITE has lots of info on Meridian.
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Reply By: The Explorer - Saturday, Mar 27, 2010 at 10:43

Saturday, Mar 27, 2010 at 10:43
Hi

It is not possible use raster maps on a Meridian Gold (or any Meridian). They would look a bit sad anyway as the screen is only greyscale. Magellan have provided support for raster images with the newer Triton series GPS units. You can also "unlock" some Tritons to run OziExplorerCe. There are a range of other brand GPS units that use raster maps these days so if you are interested in updating have a good look around.

DiscoverAus Streets and Tracks (DAST) originally came on CD and later on SD card for use with Meridians. Neither of these products are available anymore though you may get a second hand copy somewhere. The newer units (explorist and tritons) use a different format of map which is not compatible with the meridian.

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