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Old 03-09-2012, 06:59 PM   #2491
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I am looking at maps that show property borders. I can save these maps as Jpg files. is there a way to install or load these maps (that show the borders) into my Montana. I guess I am asking about converting .gif or .jpg to maps?
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Old 03-09-2012, 07:03 PM   #2492
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I am looking at maps that show property borders. I can save these maps as Jpg files. is there a way to install or load these maps (that show the borders) into my Montana. I guess I am asking about converting .gif or .jpg to maps?
Everything there is to know about creating Garmin Custom Maps can be found here:

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Old 03-09-2012, 07:03 PM   #2493
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This might help:
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Old 03-09-2012, 07:12 PM   #2494
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Actually that thread won't help - HogWild is talking about creating Tracks from a JPG map and then converting them to a GPX file. Custom Maps is the way to go unless one wants to go through a bunch of hoops to get a simple property outline overlaid on your installed maps on the GPS.

By the way, one thing I've noticed just within the last month or two is that Google Maps now shows property "plats" in some areas (mine).
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Old 03-09-2012, 07:24 PM   #2495
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Actually that thread won't help - HogWild is talking about creating Tracks from a JPG map and then converting them to a GPX file. Custom Maps is the way to go unless one wants to go through a bunch of hoops to get a simple property outline overlaid on your installed maps on the GPS.

By the way, one thing I've noticed just within the last month or two is that Google Maps now shows property "plats" in some areas (mine).
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I just got a permit to dirt bike ride reading anthracite land in PA. they give me links to the county website where you enter a tax number and it displays a map with a 2004 satellite overlay. I was thinking of converting them to the garmin (or delorme) but I don't think I will worry about it. There is over 90 different parcels, and each time you display one it is a different scale. It would be a major undertaking.

the lady I talked to from Reading Anthracite said if you come to an area your not wanted in, it will be posted real well.

Nuff said. I have downloaded a lot of tracks, but I don't know if they are Bike or ATV trails. Using them I will learn my way around and will always be able to find the truck using waypoints.

Some times too much information makes it too complicated.
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Old 03-09-2012, 07:31 PM   #2496
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Well, let me see if I can catch up in this conversation.

I just uploaded the "out of the box" Shortcuts (there's only 4) to the Dropbox. But, you found it so. . .

When you added the Shortcut to your Main Menu page you increased the number of "spaces" needed from 4 to 9. You then deleted the Shortcut but you didn't delete the number "place holders". Go back in to Main Menu Edit and just press the Item "-" button on the right (top) next to the "+" button.

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Hahahaha.....that did it Dan I can't believe I didn't try those.

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Old 03-10-2012, 04:04 AM   #2497
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Never mind! Ignore this --- I appear to be more confused than I thought,
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Old 03-10-2012, 06:58 AM   #2498
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Never mind! Ignore this --- I appear to be more confused than I thought,
We can't ignore you - you started this thread. Maybe you just need another cup of coffee.

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Old 03-10-2012, 07:50 AM   #2499
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I just got a permit to dirt bike ride reading anthracite land in PA. they give me links to the county website where you enter a tax number and it displays a map with a 2004 satellite overlay. I was thinking of converting them to the garmin (or delorme) but I don't think I will worry about it. There is over 90 different parcels, and each time you display one it is a different scale. It would be a major undertaking.

the lady I talked to from Reading Anthracite said if you come to an area your not wanted in, it will be posted real well.

Nuff said. I have downloaded a lot of tracks, but I don't know if they are Bike or ATV trails. Using them I will learn my way around and will always be able to find the truck using waypoints.

Some times too much information makes it too complicated.
Would this help?

http://www.gpsfiledepot.com/maps/view/180/
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Old 03-10-2012, 09:46 AM   #2500
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It does show the State Game Lands in the area, but no land ownership that I can find.
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Old 03-11-2012, 07:14 AM   #2501
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A person much wiser than me gave me some good advice once about setting a "home" waypoint in my GPS. I am not a paranoid person by any means ( I just like my privacy ) but when he suggested that I make my home waypoint somewhere within a radius of my house and not right at it, that made sense to me.

My "home" waypoint is actually a few kilometers down the road.
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Old 03-11-2012, 07:33 AM   #2502
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Or you could mark it at your house and call it something else other than "home"....
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Old 03-12-2012, 03:28 AM   #2503
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As Emmbeedee implied, there really isn't a Go Home location. On the Montana, the Go Home function is a Shortcut. To make the Shortcut useful, you need to Edit the Go Home shortcut and add your own "home" location (Waypoint) to the Shortcut "Where To?" function.
I tried out the "Home" Shortcut while I was out on the bike yesterday (first ride of the year!). I had configured the shortcut properly, linking it to the waypoint I chose as "Home".

So when I clicked on the shortcut, it automatically changed profiles to Automotive from my Open Street Maps one and maps as well, as the Automotive profile had CNNA enabled.

Kinda surprised me that the gps all of a sudden looked so different.
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Old 03-12-2012, 07:47 AM   #2504
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Thx everyone. I named a waypoint "home", selected the house icon and put it in my "drawer" and all is good thx.

Now if I can only figure out how to import google maps to basecamp. For some reason I cant figure out how to shape routes with basecamp/Montana. If there are any easy tips without me reading 2000 posts let me know.
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Old 03-12-2012, 07:55 AM   #2505
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A person much wiser than me gave me some good advice once about setting a "home" waypoint in my GPS. I am not a paranoid person by any means ( I just like my privacy ) but when he suggested that I make my home waypoint somewhere within a radius of my house and not right at it, that made sense to me.

My "home" waypoint is actually a few kilometers down the road.

Suppose an honest person finds your gps, it will never get back to you.

I don't think most dishonest people think along the same line as you but do whatever works to make yourself feel secure.
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