60CSx and TAT tracks help

Discussion in 'GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me' started by atomizer, Aug 1, 2013.

  1. atomizer

    atomizer Be here now

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    Total GPS newb here.
    I have a 60CSx and am heading out to do the Western TAT in a couple weeks. We bought the TAT tracks from Sam (.qdb file). I downloaded basecamp and imported Sam's files, then uploaded them to my Garmin unit.
    Like I said, I'm a total newbie and can't find the files on the 60CSx anywhere.
    Is there a very simple tutorial that deals with this issue?
    I just want to be able to follow the tracks to Oregon :)
    Any help would be awesome.:freakyA
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  2. Countdown

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    First, not sure how compatible Basecamp is with 60Cx, it is meant for new genertation units. You may be better off with MapSource.

    Second, unlike new units, "files" don't download to 60, only actual tracks. You will see them on the "Tracks" page. Not sure if BC will do that.

    Third, 60Cx will only take 20 tracks of 500 points each. Not sure how many you have and how many points. That is plenty of points bukt you may have to filter what you got to make fit. I would think Sam give high resolution tracks for new units.

    Fourth, I would go to my web site, (DualSportWest.com) and set up you 60Cx per my tips.
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  3. atomizer

    atomizer Be here now

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    Thanks for the info. I'll be checking out your site tonight...
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  4. wbbnm

    wbbnm Long timer

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    You can effectively increase the 20 track limit by creating Direct routes with lots of via points. I think Direct routes can have up to 250 via points. (As opposed to self-routing routes which are limited to 50 points).

    But you can only see the route if you select it for navigation in the Routes menu.

    If you are going to carry a small computer with you, you can upload new tracks as needed.
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