CO Native wrote:Then you can get free 1:24,000 topo maps (Uploadable to your GPS) here:
These ones look a little nicer than the ones I found on gpsfiledepot.com. Thanks!
CO Native wrote:You should try looking into using the Map Source software too. It's not great for mapping but much better at handling the files. You can get it for free as well through this quirky method.
Download the Training Center:
Then download the MapSource update:
You now have full blown MapSource.
You can also download Garmin's basecamp which will allow you to delete sections of a track or shift parts of it or fill in sections.
These instructions can be found on Garmin's website (after a lot of searching) so it appears to be sanctioned by them.
Then you can get free 1:24,000 topo maps (Uploadable to your GPS) here:
susanjoypaul wrote:Another question... hoping someone out there has an answer for this one:
I'm saving my manually-created waypoints in NatGeo Topo! and since (under Properties for each waypoint) the Name field is limited to a certain number of characters, I'm instead using the Message field to write short descriptions of each waypoint. For example, I would use the Name field to assign a unique identifier for the particular route, and then number each waypoint in order (starting at the Parking Lot or Trailhead), and then in the Message field write something like "Trail Junction - Go Left." However, when I export these to my Garmin GPSMap62s, I don't see these messages. Is there a way to display them in my Garmin? Or are messages not supported on the 62s?
I have been perusing numerous GPS user forums (no luck with this particular question so far), and trying tech support (which, at least per their website, doesn't appear to be particularly friendly toward users that aren't using their devices and mapping products *exclusively* - although they have promised to get back to me in 3 business days), and "expert sites" (that want to charge me $30 for an answer).
Has anyone else figured out how to do this?
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