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Old 02-28-2014, 08:42 AM   #1
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Oregon 650t map download question

I bought a 650t last night and am setting it up now, got a few questions for the crowd - I want to use it both for road nav and hiking nav.

It came with the 100K topo preloaded. However, this version does not allow turn by turn directions. So, I need to buy City Navigator. I also want to use it mountain climbing in Alaska so I will buy the 24K topo.

My question is, is it better to buy the DVDs and then put both CIty and AK Topo on one chip? Or can I buy them each on its own chip and then copy them over to one big chip? Does Garmin's copy protection allow this? And, I heard that one of the formats, either chip or DVD dont know which, can only be used on one GPS so if I ever buy another I also have to repurchase the maps. Is that true?

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Old 02-28-2014, 08:44 AM   #2
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What I am trying to say is that I don't want to have to carry two chips and swap them out whenever I switch maps. I also want to be able to load the maps on more than one GPS.
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Old 02-28-2014, 08:53 AM   #3
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Just a heads up-there are only a few 1:24,000 maps for Alaska, only a couple of urban areas like the Anchorage area: 99% of Alaska is only available in the 1:100,000 scale. The nice part is that it is already on your GPS.
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Old 02-28-2014, 12:45 PM   #4
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Just a heads up-ther rare only a few 1:24,000 maps for Alaska, mostly of a couple of urban areas like Anchorage area. 99% of Alaska is only available in the 1:100,000 scale. The nice part is that it is already on your GPS.

Dang, thanks for the tip, you saved me $99 - I am climbing in the Mentastas. But I thought that USGS has 24K for the entire US?????
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