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Old 06-05-2012, 07:22 PM   #3871
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I used http://garmin.openstreetmap.nl/ to generate a map and load it on to my SD card. I now can see all roads at a 2 mile range, which is just about ideal. A larger range than that will probably not be that usable.

This greatly improves the usability of the Montana. Thank you for the suggestion!
There's also a site where you can download all of the US OSM maps, compiled on a monthly basis through direct download or torrent.

http://www.osmmaps.com/united-states.html

And this is also useful: http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/O...armin/Download
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Old 06-05-2012, 07:30 PM   #3872
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There's also a site where you can download all of the US OSM maps, compiled on a monthly basis through direct download or torrent.

http://www.osmmaps.com/united-states.html

And this is also useful: http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/O...armin/Download
Even better. Thank you for shortening my learning curve on this.

Garmin CNNA 2 mile range $79:


OSM maps 2 mile range $0 - open source:
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Old 06-05-2012, 08:43 PM   #3873
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Custom POI folders

I've used POI Loader to test loading some POIs to my Montana 650 that I downloaded from poi-factory.com.

To find them I go to "Where To?" and this screen comes up:


Click on "Extras" and my custom POIs show up:


The list can be endless depending on how many custom POIs you've loaded.

What I would like to do is create a folder at the same level as "Extras" for different types of POIs so I could organize them a little better, e.g.:
  • Brewpubs
  • Campgrounds
  • Wineries
  • etc.

I'm getting ready to take a 6-week trip out west and the brewpubs alone would take forever to scroll through.

Sometimes I would like to know what brewpub I'm near and other times I might want to know what campground I'm near. Unfortunately, I've not found a combined brewpub/campground.

Is this possible (the subfolders)?
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Old 06-05-2012, 10:10 PM   #3874
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has anyone seen the motorcycle specific Garmin zūmo 350LM?
http://sites.garmin.com/zumo/

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Old 06-05-2012, 10:21 PM   #3875
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.... What I would like to do is create a folder at the same level as "Extras" for different types of POIs so I could organize them a little better, e.g.:
  • Brewpubs
  • Campgrounds
  • Wineries
  • etc.
......
I don't use sub-folders, I just have each type of POI e.g. Suzuki Dealers, Scenic Vistas, Wreckers Yards, CAA/AAA, Trailhead Parking, etc in a separate CSV or GPX file. I put all these files in a POI/Upload folder and then point POI Loader to that folder.

You would need to put all your Brewpubs into one GPX or CSV file, and likewise with your Campgrounds, Wineries, etc. When you select Extras, you have a choice of accessing only one "file" or "All Databases", so it'll look like your screen shot except they will be grouped by your file names.
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Old 06-06-2012, 06:47 AM   #3876
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Thanks guys. I'll give it a shot tonight and report back.

Best,
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Okay, when I re-tested the unit this morning to observe the problem, well, it worked just fine. Multiple tries the other day all produced a shut-down but not several tests this morning. All went as they should have, the unit did not shut down and the device presented as available in Basecamp.

I'm just going to chalk it up to the effects of the Venus Transit...

Thanks for the suggestions.

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Old 06-06-2012, 07:58 AM   #3877
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Garmin also just announce the follow-on to the zumo 550, the zumo 350LM. But, I would want to have someone eval this unit before making any conclusions. It does appear to be more "on-road" oriented given its feature list.
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has anyone seen the motorcycle specific Garmin zūmo 350LM?
http://sites.garmin.com/zumo/

Looking at the specs on Garmin's site, and the screen shots, it looks like they combined features from past Zumo's and the menu system from the Montana.

I was surprised it does not support playing mp3's.

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Old 06-06-2012, 08:41 AM   #3878
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Looking at the specs on Garmin's site, and the screen shots, it looks like they combined features from past Zumo's and the menu system from the Montana.

I was surprised it does not support playing mp3's.

Jon...
It appears to actually be targeted between the zumo 220 and 550: no Bluetooth to Phone, no MP3. As for the software well, if I were to take a guess I say it is all nuvi with the exception of the TracBack feature. I do expect one can transfer Routes and Waypoints to the unit but I doubt it supports Tracks (other than recording to the "Trip Log") like the zumo 66x.

It would appear to be designed to appeal to the "Touring" community who already have Comm and Audio Systems on their bikes.

As for it's relationship to the Montana, it does appear that Garmin is trying to "standardize" the nuvi-Montana menu control widgets. I believe there is a zumo 350 thread started so. . .

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Old 06-06-2012, 08:58 AM   #3879
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Garmin needs to introduce a mid/low priced Motorcycle version. While I think all of their motorcycle units are cool. They are also all around $700+

I bet they would sell a whole lot more of them if they had an entry level ($100-150ish) unit comparable to the low level car units, just water resistant and glove friendly.
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Old 06-06-2012, 09:39 AM   #3880
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Garmin needs to introduce a mid/low priced Motorcycle version. While I think all of their motorcycle units are cool. They are also all around $700+

...........just water resistant and glove friendly.
I'm sure we're starting to border on a thread hijack at this point, but there is a very decent entry level GPS available for road navigation which is suitable for motorcycles, the nuvi 500 series. I have about 60,000 miles on one, it's simple, screen is very glove friendly, and I've used it in torrential downpours. Downsides are that it doesn't support tracks and the only way to power it is using a mini-USB cable.

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Old 06-06-2012, 10:13 AM   #3881
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What I would like to do is create a folder at the same level as "Extras" for different types of POIs so I could organize them a little better, e.g.:
  • Brewpubs
  • Campgrounds
  • Wineries
  • etc.

I'm getting ready to take a 6-week trip out west and the brewpubs alone would take forever to scroll through.

Sometimes I would like to know what brewpub I'm near and other times I might want to know what campground I'm near. Unfortunately, I've not found a combined brewpub/campground.

Is this possible (the subfolders)?
Ya mean like this

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Old 06-06-2012, 10:20 AM   #3882
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POI "folders"

Just add separate GPI files to the POI folder on the Montana. I loaded the POIs with Garmins POI loader and then just renamed the .gpi file

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Old 06-06-2012, 10:21 AM   #3883
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Ya mean like this
Can you send those files my way?
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Old 06-06-2012, 10:37 AM   #3884
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Can you send those files my way?
Sure. If you want the raw files that will require you to use Garmin's POI Loader then you can download the KTM list from my website

and the raw brewpub files (undated when downloaded) at Brewpub and Brewery POI's

or PM me and I'll send you the gpi files
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Old 06-06-2012, 12:51 PM   #3885
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Sure. If you want the raw files that will require you to use Garmin's POI Loader then you can download the KTM list from my website

and the raw brewpub files (undated when downloaded) at Brewpub and Brewery POI's
Excellent. Thank you very much. I will definitely make use of this.
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