can maps be loaded into a GPS II unit?

Discussion in 'Mapping & Navigation' started by kojack, Jul 22, 2009.

  1. kojack

    kojack My Hardley is a POS

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    My dad has a GPS II garmin, I am wondering if I can load my topo maps into it for him?

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  2. PerfectStranger

    PerfectStranger Systema Enc├ęphale

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    Memory is the limiting factor on the early GPS units. My Garmin GPSIII+ only held 1.1Mb. None of the maps sold now for current units will fit on mine. Recently upgraded (400T) so I'm not concerned myself.

    You might be able to purchase older map software (ebay) that is meant for your generation of unit. The downfall is that the mapping is not up to date. Most of the time it's not a problem but sometimes it can be.

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  3. kojack

    kojack My Hardley is a POS

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    I have topo v2 from my etrex legend. dad said something about not being able to load them in...however, I dont think thats correct.
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  4. Kletzenklueffer

    Kletzenklueffer n00b- that's about right

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    My old Magellan Sportrak Map can be uploaded. If his can't check ebay for a used one that will allow uploads. My Sportrak was $60 five years ago.
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  5. BlueLghtning

    BlueLghtning Riding is my passion

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    I don't think so. I have both the GPS III and III+ I keep around just to use as speedo's on bikes etc. I can load maps on the III+, but not the III. IIRC, the III+ was Garmin's first GPS that could load maps internally, and it was only 1.4megs of room! :huh :yikes

    Was there a II & II+ maybe the II+ model could? If not, I doubt the II can load maps if the III can't?
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  6. BlueLghtning

    BlueLghtning Riding is my passion

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    LOL, Garmin still has the spec page on the GPS II & II+. Doesn't look like either one had any map storage.

    GPSII
    Page - https://buy.garmin.com/shop/shop.do?pID=50#gpsII

    GPSII+
    Page - https://buy.garmin.com/shop/shop.do?pID=74#gpsIIp
    Specs - https://buy.garmin.com/shop/store/assets/pdfs/specs/gpsIIplus_spec.pdf

    Gotta laugh when you look at that and notice the track log only held 1024pts! :yikes
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  7. kojack

    kojack My Hardley is a POS

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    yeah....

    I know. he does not use it very much. you should see his gps he uses alot...

    a lowerance c322....sick unit, a little to big for the bars of the KLR but awsome in the rhino and sled...

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  8. SnowMule

    SnowMule [angry moth noises]

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    I put up with my GPS12's 1024-point limitation for a long time! Just recently upgraded to a 60csx, technology's come a long way in 10 years! :evil

    As far as the maps go, there's so much information in them now that I'd be surprised if the older models could read the data if it even fits in memory. Probably not worth the time and hassle of stuffing new maps in an older GPS, just upgrade already :p
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