Re: Introduction and Questions
- Yep Steve - that's pretty much it.
Because of this I very, very rarely use the topo maps and usually
leave the unit permanently on the street maps - those maps do have
some topo information, although not as much as the dedicated maps of
BTW - it isn't double the memory - the topo maps are much smaller than
the auto-routing street maps.
I completely agree with your final remarks - I'd love to see an Apple
iGPS! Elegant and functional.
--- In CentralTexasGeocachers@yahoogroups.com, "Essiar" <essiar@t...>
> OK, so you can switch between them. You need to burn double the
> memory to have both maps installed and the Garmin comes with a fixed
> amount of memory. Also, you need to stop and change maps out. So as
> an example, when you get turned around in a huge park you can't see
> which way to walk towards the nearest road without switching out
> maps. Embarrased to say I have looked at roads on park perimiters
> more than once to get my bearings. In general, I'd say having to
> switch between maps is not something I would ever want to do.
> Like I said earlier, they (garmins & magellans) both have their
> advantages and disadvantages. As I was reading a review of gps's
> this morning, I read something that really caught my attention. As
> someone was pointing out the very outlandish and unnecessary cons to
> some of the best models, he said what a world of difference there
> would be in gps's if instead of magellan and garmin manufacturing
> them, you had Apple and Sony competing in the gps market. They would
> all be 10000000% better units!
> --- In CentralTexasGeocachers@yahoogroups.com, "Mike"
> <geocaching@m...> wrote:
> > In the 60CS they don't overlay but you also don't need to download
> > them to switch.
> > Both maps (streets and topo) can be in the GPSr memory at the same
> > time but the streets map has higher priority so will normally
> > overwrite and hide the topo map on the display.
> > To see the topo you have to temporarily turn off the streets map
> > through the map menu and then turn it on again when you are back in
> > the car and need street navigation.
> > It works but is by no means 100% ideal. If you have a lot of maps
> > memory it can take quite a bit of scrolling to find the specific
> > you are using to disable it.
> > Mike
> > --- In CentralTexasGeocachers@yahoogroups.com, "Essiar"
> > wrote:
> > >
> > > Do I understand from what you're saying here that with a Garmin
> > > need both map softwares? Do they overlay? You mean if you are
> > > caching in the city on your way to a state park you need to
> > > the topo when you get to the park?