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Making your own trail maps for eTrex 20 but maybe NOT....

#1 User is offline   Davequal 

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Posted 13 May 2012 - 06:54 PM

OK I have acquired a second GPSr really cheap, as a bonus it came with Garmin 100K TOPO maps DVD. I have gotten them loaded on my eTrex 20 VIA a 2 gig micro SD card. (A LOT easier than I thought it would be.)

Is there a way for me to over lay some trail maps on to my unit ?

TIA

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Posted 13 May 2012 - 07:30 PM

Hello,Google gps file depot and check out the free maps on there. It's what Ive tried and it worked great with my garmin. They have a bunch of tutorials on there too.
There have been a bunch of threads on the forums here about that link. Try it out. Good luck

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Posted 13 May 2012 - 08:22 PM

Also, Dave, you might check with your local geocaching group, if there is one. Here in the Bay Area, some folks have digitized a lot of local trail maps and made them available for downloading.

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Posted 13 May 2012 - 09:09 PM

Check out Northwest Trails and My Trails at GPSfileDepot. These are transparent overlays that will show as trails only maps in BaseCamp, but will overlay your topo on your GPSr.

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Posted 14 May 2012 - 03:09 AM

If you are interested in making your own maps, check out this.

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Posted 14 May 2012 - 07:23 AM

View PostNew Jersey TJ, on 14 May 2012 - 03:09 AM, said:

If you are interested in making your own maps, check out this.

Or this for vector maps. Lots more work, but more flexible.

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Posted 14 May 2012 - 09:21 AM

Moderator note. I changed the subject line. Please use good subject lines. They increase the chance of you attracting the attention of a relevant expert and make the subject easier to find for the next person.

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