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toecutter1978 14th August 2013 06:58 PM

GPS and other tidbits
 
So after looking through the threads I could not find any that covered maps and reviews on GPS's. So I geocache a bunch. I also hike and backpack on a regular basis. The GPS I use is the Garmin etrex 20. It's small, very durable and can be dropped, a lot. I've used it in Texas heat, Kentucky humidity and Michigan winters. It has yet to fail me. Very simple interface, nothing fancy, like touchscreen or able to take pictures.

I also use this site for my downloadable maps. They are free, but I donate to help keep the site up and running. TOPO maps are available also, range 24K to 100k. The maps are easy to load onto Basecamp from Garmin.

toecutter1978 14th August 2013 07:00 PM

http://www.gpsfiledepot.com/index.php

Here is the link. It did not load on the first post.

PigSti 15th August 2013 01:09 AM

I use 'gpsunderground.com' and 'noeman.org' for the very latest in CN, POI and TOPO.

toecutter1978 15th August 2013 07:27 PM

Those are great. I haven't made a profile, but maybe I should.

toecutter1978 23rd September 2013 12:20 AM

Been a while sense I've looked around. Any updates?

PigSti 23rd September 2013 02:45 PM

Here is a look at the Australian maps I have on my eTrek 20:

http://i43.tinypic.com/j5iaep.jpg

Good review and help site here...

Code:

http://www.aukadia.net/gps/lw3_4.htm
Not the easiest GPS to use but at least the firmware is updating to 3.20 via web-updater!

:biggrin:


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