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Old 05-30-2009, 06:35 PM   #1
Seppo OP
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Using a GPS without a PC?

Hy

Im currently sitting in my hotel room in Sydney preparing for a trip around australia. and altough i have my macbook with me, i dont want to take it round the continent on my bike.
so i was thinking of buying a small gps unit, like the garmin gps60something and some maps. paper maps, not the electronic ones. back in my homecountry i had to do a military service, where i learnd a lot about reading maps and stuff (i was an artillery observer or scout, dont know the english name...), so map reading would not be a big thing i hope.

Im thinking of making a track on the paper map, reading out the coordinates and typing them in into the gps. is that posible? im sure it is. and can anyone give me some tips about good maps for that kind of stuff, like military maps, and where to buy?

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Old 05-31-2009, 03:36 AM   #2
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Hy

Im currently sitting in my hotel room in Sydney preparing for a trip around australia. and altough i have my macbook with me, i dont want to take it round the continent on my bike.
so i was thinking of buying a small gps unit, like the garmin gps60something and some maps. paper maps, not the electronic ones. back in my homecountry i had to do a military service, where i learnd a lot about reading maps and stuff (i was an artillery observer or scout, dont know the english name...), so map reading would not be a big thing i hope.

Im thinking of making a track on the paper map, reading out the coordinates and typing them in into the gps. is that posible? im sure it is. and can anyone give me some tips about good maps for that kind of stuff, like military maps, and where to buy?

cheers
seppo
Yep all of the handheld hiking style GPS will let you do that. The Garmin GPSmap 60Cx would be a good choice.

You might want to get hold of the Hema Road and 4WD Atlas - http://www.hemamaps.com.au/default.a...oductTypeId=25
http://www.hemamaps.com.au/

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