|09-10-2013, 03:14 PM||#1|
Joined: Apr 2007
Location: Hooterville Mo.
Garmin 60 csx maping question
Just bought a used Garmin 60csx and have a question. I have not received it yet, and not sure if any mapping is on it. I plan to use this as a backup to my 665, and for loading tracks ect.
The way I understand the base map is all but useless. Since I will use my 665 for main road navigation, and the "60" for more off road will the free Topo maps give me enough detail of forest service, Jeep trails ect?
Just wondering if I need to buy a map set or unlock code from Garmin. Headed out to Colorado next week for a week or so. Will most likly do Jeep trails around Ouray, Silverton, and the Colorado Backcountry Discovery route north to Wyoming.
Thanks for any idea's, as a new piece of hardware is always a challenge. But I have my 665 to help out if I run into a issue.
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|09-10-2013, 03:43 PM||#2|
Joined: Dec 2007
Location: Abq NM
You are going to need some kind of map set other than what came with the unit.
A lot of people use the free Open Source Maps. I am not sure where they are.
I use Garmin City Navigator, Topo 100k, and Topo 24k for off-road navigation.
I have had these for a long time. I did look at the Open Source maps a year or two ago. I found a couple of errors in back country areas that I know well. So since I was happy with the Garmin products, I didn't pursure it any more.
I don't think the open source errors are particularly pervasive and you might want to look into them and see how accurate you think they are in areas that you know. I imagine they are pretty good for the Alpine Loop area. A lot of people go there.
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