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 GPS for dummies - a guide to using GPS on the trails 
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TRAIL YOBBO

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Post Re: GPS for dummies - a guide to using GPS on the trails
I have written a computer program that converts OSM data to use for any Garmin device, filters out a lot of junk, corrects spelling, modifies the map suitable for how I like it off-road. I have contributed track data to every riding spot I know of in southern Queensland and northern NSW using various data sources. Let me know if I can help with setting up -- I have a download that you could just plonk on your device, which is automatically generated each day on my server, but if I linked to it, the server would be crippled -- it's mostly for own personal use. Happy to help out if any of you get stuck and I am always happy to accept track logs to help make the existing maps better.


Mon 29 Aug, 2011 10:16 pm
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Post Re: GPS for dummies - a guide to using GPS on the trails
Have you tried the worldwide routable OSM maps, or the openmtbmaps? They both get generated regularly. I am just wondering how it compares to your program.

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Mon 29 Aug, 2011 10:33 pm
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pneumatic wrote:

So what you want to do is install multiple maps on your GPS. I tried for ages to get multiple maps to work and couldn't. Whenever you send maps to the GPS by basecamp or mapsource, it overwrites whatever maps were already there.

On my 62 I have found a simple solution. Just send the first map to the GPS as normal. I have been using basecamp, selecting the tiles I want and sending it.

Then access your GPS from windows explorer. When basecamp makes the map file, it makes a file called gmapsupp.img in the Garmin folder of the GPS. Simply rename this file gmapsupp2.img.



Thanks for the tips Wes. hello2 This one works a treat...All ready for tomorrow now with two different map to chose from. Will most likely still get lost though. :D


Fri 02 Sep, 2011 7:57 pm
TRAIL YOBBO

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Post Re: GPS for dummies - a guide to using GPS on the trails
Hi mate,
Yeah I've tried those maps, but I really do prefer customising the OSM data heavily and producing output for specialised applications.


Sat 10 Sep, 2011 2:47 pm
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Post Re: GPS for dummies - a guide to using GPS on the trails
There are a lot of adventure bike style GPS log files on this site;
http://transaustraliatrail.com.au/

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Wed 09 Jan, 2013 5:06 pm
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TRAIL GURU

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Post Re: GPS for dummies - a guide to using GPS on the trails
Shane-O wrote:
ball mounts dont break. the gps just pops off... i've looped mine with the ball mount on a few occasions and i just pick the gps up and keep moving.


There not suppose to break but they can.....


Wed 09 Jan, 2013 9:15 pm
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TRAIL HACK

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Post Re: GPS for dummies - a guide to using GPS on the trails
hi all

for android users the backcountry navigator app is excellent. it only suits android phone with built in gps. my samsung note runs it well.

http://www.backcountrynavigator.com/

world maps are avaiable from multiple sources. i have cached se qld so no mobile coverage or data needed when out riding / hiking.

if you are going riding / hiking in the usa there are some great track to download from the website.

sorry iphone users, possibly time to upgrade to a samsung.

cheers,

mattte449


Thu 10 Jan, 2013 6:38 am
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Post Re: GPS for dummies - a guide to using GPS on the trails
There's a new online topo website for QLD
http://www.dnrm.qld.gov.au/mapping-data ... aphic-maps

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have you see the hema one Wes

https://cloud.hemaexplorer.com.au/map/# ... 929&zoom=5

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