60Csx Which map R&R or Topo.

Discussion in 'Mapping & Navigation' started by hooknup, Feb 9, 2010.

  1. hooknup

    hooknup Been here awhile

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    I have a 60csx and I hoping someone could good give me some guidance on which map is needed. I am riding mostly in Alabama and florida both national parks and eglin airforce base. Can anyone tell me if there is one map that would be best for mostly riding in the woods and some street riding. From what i have seen the topo is hard to read on the 60 because of the detail. R&R maybe the way to go. Thanks for any help.
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  2. ptgarcia

    ptgarcia Huh?

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    I use the free maps (legal) from GPSfiledepot.com. They are high quality 24,000:1 maps similar to the Topo maps you buy. I'd give one a try before buying anything.

    http://www.gpsfiledepot.com/maps/
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  3. Countdown

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    I have both on PC and in GPS but seldem use topo in GPS because of all the lines. However east of the rockys there are no elevation lines!
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  4. hooknup

    hooknup Been here awhile

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    Thanks. I will give it try. Do I use mapsource to get it on the GPS?
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  5. Countdown

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    Yes I think there is a thread about it.

    Use the map select tool (polygon) to select the maps sections you want.
    Change the map set from first map (R & R) to second set (topo).
    Use the map select tool (polygon) to select the maps sections you want.
    Save the file for future use.
    Click download and wait. It will download both R&R & topo.
    The map download will erase what ever maps you had in GPS.
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  6. hooknup

    hooknup Been here awhile

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    When I tried to install it said I did not have a previous mapsource installed and installation would terminate. Do you have any idea why?
    thanks
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  7. hooknup

    hooknup Been here awhile

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    Mapsource is installed and now I am working on transferring the map the the 60. Thanks for the help.
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