Garmin software

Discussion in 'Mapping & Navigation' started by KneeKicker, Dec 15, 2007.

  1. KneeKicker

    KneeKicker Long timer

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    I have US TOPO loaded on my Vista CX but it won't let me create routes....or atleast I can't figure it out.....will Roads and Recs be easier for .....also when I download GPX files I usually get a bunch of flags on my screen will R&R take care of this and actually show the road the flags are on.
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  2. 9Dave

    9Dave Bazinga!

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    You need routing map data, like City Navigator, or City Select to route on something other than the base map. The basic Topo and R&R are not routable mapsets.

    What you get when you download GPX files to your computer depends on what someone else has created. But again, if it is waypoints from a route created originally with routing software, if you don't have routable map data on your PC, you are only going to get the points, and not the route that went along with it.

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