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Old 05-13-2014, 07:54 AM   #1
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Which type of MAPS are right for me?

Hello. I am new to the GPS world, but I have an Oregon 300 now. I have been playing around with BaseCamp and Google Earth. The thing I like least about BaseCamp is that when I zoom out, I lose all the detail in the small streets (entire cities disappear when zoomed out). This makes it very frustrating to plan trips using trails because the trails entirely disappear when zoomed out slightly.

Google Earth is great for planning trail trips, but the software doesn't allow for auto-routing it seems. I am on here to ask which types of maps I should get for my Oregon (and BaseCamp) to be able to plan both on-road, and on-trail trips. Are topos the best for this?

I happen to be riding mostly in Ontario and Northern NY, but this question should have the same general answer for all regions.

Thanks in advance!
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Old 05-13-2014, 08:58 AM   #2
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I use City Navigator. With Detail set to maximum, Basecamp shows minor roads at a zoom level of 5 miles. This covers a lot of area on the map.

Mapsource is much worse. It stops showing minor roads at zooms greater than 1 mile.

Both of these show minor roads for Topo 100k at larger zoom levels.
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I use City Navigator. With Detail set to maximum, Basecamp shows minor roads at a zoom level of 5 miles. This covers a lot of area on the map.

Mapsource is much worse. It stops showing minor roads at zooms greater than 1 mile.

Both of these show minor roads for Topo 100k at larger zoom levels.
Okay great. I have city navigator in fact, but haven't loaded it on the GPS yet (just played with it in BaseCamp). I will have to investigate changing the details settings.
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I was just looking at my base camp with city nav 2014.4 but my minor roads aren't showing until I zoom in to .2 miles
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Old 05-13-2014, 10:36 AM   #5
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here is a free topo map of NY you can try to see how you like it..

http://gpsfiledepot.com/maps/view/111/

some in the west do not like topo maps because the roads blend into the contour lines in very steep elevations but in the east, (New England and Atlantic CA.) I find the topos good to use.
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I was just looking at my base camp with city nav 2014.4 but my minor roads aren't showing until I zoom in to .2 miles
What do you have the detail level set to?
At highest detail mine shows a mess of minor roads at 5 miles out.
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Old 05-13-2014, 11:09 AM   #7
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I was just looking at my base camp with city nav 2014.4 but my minor roads aren't showing until I zoom in to .2 miles
Yes, I had some problem. Go to View>Toolbars>Detail Level>*Set to highest*
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Yes, I had some problem. Go to View>Toolbars>Detail Level>*Set to highest*
Thank you! I was wondering why I did not see any dirt roads and secondary streets. Part of the learning curve.
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Hello. I am new to the GPS world, but I have an Oregon 300 now. I have been playing around with BaseCamp and Google Earth. The thing I like least about BaseCamp is that when I zoom out, I lose all the detail in the small streets (entire cities disappear when zoomed out). This makes it very frustrating to plan trips using trails because the trails entirely disappear when zoomed out slightly.

Google Earth is great for planning trail trips, but the software doesn't allow for auto-routing it seems. I am on here to ask which types of maps I should get for my Oregon (and BaseCamp) to be able to plan both on-road, and on-trail trips. Are topos the best for this?

I happen to be riding mostly in Ontario and Northern NY, but this question should have the same general answer for all regions.

Thanks in advance!
Check out www.tyretotravel.com. It uses google maps/earth and is Garmin/TomTom compatible.
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