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Forum: Mapping & Navigation Yesterday, 08:13 AM
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Posted By SteveAZ
I've got a free topo of Arizona that stays on top...

I've got a free topo of Arizona that stays on top of CNNA. I think I got it from GPSFileDepot but I'm not 100%. Probably worth a try though.

I know folks have hacked CN and the .img format so in...
Forum: Mapping & Navigation 06-21-2015, 09:20 AM
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Posted By SteveAZ
The errors I was speaking of about the OSM was...

The errors I was speaking of about the OSM was for driving in the city around here. Most of the roads in my neighborhood have been around for 30yrs and they are so bad in OSM they are completely...
Forum: Mapping & Navigation 06-18-2015, 09:14 AM
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Posted By SteveAZ
:d

:d
Forum: Mapping & Navigation 06-16-2015, 10:00 AM
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Posted By SteveAZ
OSM maps around here are terrible. Roads are...

OSM maps around here are terrible. Roads are just plain way wrong (roads that have been around for 20-30yrs) and the POI db is light and very out-of-date.

YMMV
Forum: Mapping & Navigation 06-14-2015, 08:24 PM
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Posted By SteveAZ
I've found that it's best to have only one...

I've found that it's best to have only one routable map available; e.g. best not to have 24K and CN at the same time.
Forum: Mapping & Navigation 06-14-2015, 04:28 PM
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Posted By SteveAZ
You can just copy them. I'm not real keen on...

You can just copy them.

I'm not real keen on swapping SD cards. The slot for them seems really fragile and breaking it would suck.

OTOH I don't know a better way to keep maps that don't play...
Forum: Mapping & Navigation 06-09-2015, 07:44 AM
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Posted By SteveAZ
And don't bring up anything no pertinent to...

And don't bring up anything no pertinent to canucks.
Forum: Mapping & Navigation 05-23-2015, 02:41 PM
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Posted By SteveAZ
You got mail...

You got mail...
Forum: Mapping & Navigation 05-23-2015, 07:01 AM
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Posted By SteveAZ
It's too large to email. I can toss it up on a...

It's too large to email. I can toss it up on a server if you like. Do you FTP?
Forum: Mapping & Navigation 05-13-2015, 07:08 AM
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Posted By SteveAZ
Garmin hired some of those old-school programmers...

Garmin hired some of those old-school programmers for creating the POS code in this bastard - after all, who on earth would ever need more than one via point in on-the-fly routes, finds near current...
Forum: Mapping & Navigation 04-07-2015, 10:54 AM
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Posted By SteveAZ
So far the only AZ national forest I've found...

So far the only AZ national forest I've found with .img is Coconino where Flagstaff is and now is very restricted - particularly regarding camping. Perhaps with all those camping restrictions they...
Forum: Mapping & Navigation 04-06-2015, 12:08 PM
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Posted By SteveAZ
Yeah, I found the GIS resources. I almost never...

Yeah, I found the GIS resources. I almost never plan backcountry runs more than "we'll head out towards <fill in the blank>" so I was really looking for data I could put in the unit.

One good...
Forum: Mapping & Navigation 04-06-2015, 09:08 AM
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Posted By SteveAZ
Because they essentially have a monopoly for...

Because they essentially have a monopoly for ruggedized units appropriate for motos, backcountry, etc.
Forum: Mapping & Navigation 04-06-2015, 09:06 AM
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Posted By SteveAZ
For public lands I've been going to the...

For public lands I've been going to the management websites and digging and digging to find whatever maps they have and converting them to .kmz's. *Very* useful but time consuming and none of the...
Forum: Mapping & Navigation 03-31-2015, 10:23 AM
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Posted By SteveAZ
Polarized glasses behind a poly visor made the...

Polarized glasses behind a poly visor made the world distractingly colored a la 60's psychedelia for me. Kind of a cool effect if you're having fun but not so much for riding.

LCD's don't ever...
Forum: Mapping & Navigation 03-11-2015, 07:22 AM
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Posted By SteveAZ
You might try: setup, main menu.. push on the 3...

You might try: setup, main menu.. push on the 3 horizontal bar menu, setup drawer, add, "applications" should be an option if any applications aren't in the menu/drawer...
Forum: Mapping & Navigation 03-05-2015, 06:59 AM
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Posted By SteveAZ
Yup, sounds right. I can see the update from the...

Yup, sounds right. I can see the update from the version you had prior setting it to auto (the default) although I don't _know_ it does this.

On most of the vehicles I use the error when it's...
Forum: Mapping & Navigation 03-04-2015, 07:36 AM
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Posted By SteveAZ
Is your compass set to auto or off? Doesn't...

Is your compass set to auto or off? Doesn't swing in auto only in off.
Forum: Mapping & Navigation 03-03-2015, 06:41 AM
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Posted By SteveAZ
This isn't something firmware can probably ever...

This isn't something firmware can probably ever fix.

Is your compass set to auto or off? If auto the heading won't swing, it will be steady but there may be an error depending on local metal,...
Forum: Mapping & Navigation 03-02-2015, 08:11 PM
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Posted By SteveAZ
We can probably agree that the product...

We can probably agree that the product specifications lacked good on-road performance and functionality which the many users that spend more miles with it on-road than off will find deficient.

And...
Forum: Mapping & Navigation 03-02-2015, 05:36 PM
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Posted By SteveAZ
We've sort of thrashed this pony. If you use the...

We've sort of thrashed this pony. If you use the magnetic compass for heading (turn off auto) it deviates too much because of local metal/electrical current or whatever. If you turn on auto it has...
Forum: Mapping & Navigation 03-01-2015, 05:40 AM
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Posted By SteveAZ
I think one of the things that frustrates me the...

I think one of the things that frustrates me the most is that the hardware is a good platform (albeit with the accuracy issues and no buttons) and garmin has the code in their libraries to make it a...
Forum: Mapping & Navigation 02-28-2015, 05:01 PM
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Posted By SteveAZ
Someone may be able to chime in with more...

Someone may be able to chime in with more detailed explanation... but while planning the route in BC you need to create a "direct" section (vs. automotive or motorcycle, etc.) to bridge the gap.
...
Forum: Mapping & Navigation 02-28-2015, 02:41 PM
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Posted By SteveAZ
A few highlights that come right to mind (the...

A few highlights that come right to mind (the x76's did all of these things well)... No search near current route. Displaying few or no street names when in motion. No ability to initiate a find...
Forum: Mapping & Navigation 02-28-2015, 08:48 AM
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Posted By SteveAZ
I haven't had hand's on with either so I don't...

I haven't had hand's on with either so I don't know.

For me, a fundamental requirement is that the unit will store indefinitely large logs, at 1pt/sec (or the engine speed if it is faster), and I...
Forum: Mapping & Navigation 02-26-2015, 11:55 AM
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Posted By SteveAZ
Perhaps when I find the replacement(s) :wink:

Perhaps when I find the replacement(s) :wink:
Forum: Mapping & Navigation 02-26-2015, 06:35 AM
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Posted By SteveAZ
Garmin has plenty of units that don't allow you...

Garmin has plenty of units that don't allow you to save the logs, don't allow PC transfer or won't allow logging at 1pt/sec. I don't know/remember about the Zumos. For me not being able to save...
Forum: Mapping & Navigation 02-25-2015, 06:37 AM
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Posted By SteveAZ
Personally I don't care about shortcuts and...

Personally I don't care about shortcuts and profiles. I've used them and their novelty and usefulness wore off for me. I know where the few settings are that I change frequently plenty well enough....
Forum: Mapping & Navigation 02-23-2015, 04:54 PM
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Posted By SteveAZ
I was using this wonderful device quite a bit...

I was using this wonderful device quite a bit this weekend.


It reminded me it is one of the worst GPS's for routing I've ever used.
Forum: Mapping & Navigation 01-25-2015, 08:04 AM
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Posted By SteveAZ
It would be nice to have the option. I'd way...

It would be nice to have the option. I'd way prefer the method the 60/76 uses too. They put all tracks (as separate tracks) for 24 hours in one .gpx instead of a bunch of .gpx's for every couple of...
Forum: Mapping & Navigation 01-23-2015, 12:25 PM
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Posted By SteveAZ
:d

:d
Forum: Mapping & Navigation 01-23-2015, 11:09 AM
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Posted By SteveAZ
I am very truly so sorry to hear this. I had...

I am very truly so sorry to hear this. I had hopes that if I ever need to replace my 76/60's these would be a good choice... :waysad
Forum: Mapping & Navigation 01-23-2015, 11:07 AM
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Posted By SteveAZ
Major Kong would! :lol3

Major Kong would! :lol3
Forum: Mapping & Navigation 01-23-2015, 11:05 AM
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Posted By SteveAZ
In the desert here a lot of ground is just scrub...

In the desert here a lot of ground is just scrub bushes everywhere. Nothing to make one look much different then the other and they are often only 2-3m apart. If you take a position that is only 5m...
Forum: Mapping & Navigation 01-22-2015, 08:07 PM
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Posted By SteveAZ
While the accuracy may be "good enough" for...

While the accuracy may be "good enough" for motos, the "noise" in the position causes quite a bit more very annoying heading swings when stopped than most other units I've used on my motos. For me,...
Forum: Mapping & Navigation 01-21-2015, 04:51 PM
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Posted By SteveAZ
To be fair, to get those accuracies there's a...

To be fair, to get those accuracies there's a base station or other source of precision correctors. Sort of like what WAAS provides but much better. But these are looking at the signal carrier...
Forum: Mapping & Navigation 01-21-2015, 04:34 PM
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Posted By SteveAZ
Give the guys a prize. Just like the old...

Give the guys a prize.


Just like the old days when you would get ghosts on TV's from the signal bouncing off something and taking slightly longer to reach the antenna, you get signals that have...
Forum: Mapping & Navigation 01-21-2015, 08:36 AM
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Posted By SteveAZ
BTW, one feller a while back said when you cut...

BTW, one feller a while back said when you cut through the tech talk, usually the larger gps antenna will perform better. :1drink


My concern with floptana regarding position error is less about...
Forum: Mapping & Navigation 01-21-2015, 07:00 AM
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Posted By SteveAZ
Maybe you could "associate" (filter) tracks and...

Maybe you could "associate" (filter) tracks and waypoints by date/time...
Forum: Mapping & Navigation 01-21-2015, 06:32 AM
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Posted By SteveAZ
Someday it would be interesting to do some of the...

Someday it would be interesting to do some of the controlled testing with the units hooked up to external antennas. Best way to confirm or disprove my guess about the antenna being the source of the...
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