Gps routing

Discussion in 'GPS Tracks - Oz and Kiwi Land' started by Mutly12, Apr 27, 2017.

  1. XRman

    XRman Long timer

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  2. plinz

    plinz Been here awhile

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    Base camp is the easiest i've found and with the addition of Oztopo from GPS oz makes it pretty well all you will need - whilst Oztopo is not cheap the detail is fantastic, better than anything else i've seen and it is Aussie based - obviously opinions vary on this subject but once you find what works for you it will open up a whole world of stuff - be aware that a Zumo 550 has limitations in regards to routes only and how much data each route can take (max 200 waypoints per route - just means a bit more work when planning - the 390LM has the ability to run tracks which is better - there is a trick to it. I'm now running a Zumo 590LM and its working great - the Montana seems to be the "Nav" rider preferred standard but my 590 has done everything the montana does no worries at all.

    I've attached a link that may help with learning about using a GPS - not sure how good it will be but it is online and going for free at the moment
    https://www.udemy.com/garmin-basecamp-routing-for-adventurers/?couponCode=FREE3004
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  3. bigborett

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    Says $45 on my computer.
    You must have an Aldi one.
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  4. bigborett

    bigborett Long timer

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    Just compared the demo of OZtopo with my Garmin TOPO Australia V3 and 5 on Basecamp.
    As much as I liked OZtopo don't know if I can justify the extra dollars. Would like to, but don't know.

    Is it much better on the unit. I run a 650T.
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  5. Hoots

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    Biggest advantage of OzToppothat I could see (this was a year or so ago) as that you could use auto-route to create routes along tiny (chain-link) FTs

    Then convert those to tracks

    Be nice to be able to do that, as otherwise need to create little segments along these bits by hand

    Only applies to the very tiny tracks
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  6. plinz

    plinz Been here awhile

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    At my last look it was 100% off (free) obviously had some starters now has jacked the price to suit - anyhow if your a beginner will probably help but if you know your way around Basecamp and a computer probably nothing to learn

    Oztopo is great for detail when planning a "route or track"" - I think it is money well spent if your fair dinkum about GPS navigation and looking for something other than black top or basic gravel roads to join the black top
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  7. bigborett

    bigborett Long timer

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    I don't have much trouble with Garmin Topo. Always looking for something better though.

    Not much blacktop or gravel in my riding if I can help it.
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  8. bugzilla

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    I purchased expertGPS years ago and use it exclusively to manage my garmin tracks, waypoints, and routes.

    https://www.expertgps.com/Default.asp

    It has been the best tool I've ever used, along with the garmin, for pre- and post-ride review of a trip. And, it makes cool maps:
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    I've been trying different tools for trip planning, however... kurviger (mentioned earlier) is very cool. It will also send a planned trip to scenic (www.motomappers.com). Mostly, I use Google maps on the phone (on the fly) to navigate POIs.

    I have not gotten the hang of basecamp... I only use it to manage the maps on my garmin(s). So frustrating...

    T



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  9. Toejamii

    Toejamii Still Learning

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    Try Rever.com it is the easiest to use and plan rides create gpx files and export them very cool but costs $80 a year
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  10. Rider 101

    Rider 101 Highly paid idiot

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    I have been using Memory Maps for quite a few years. I can sit in the comfort of my lounge and create a track, give it a name then upload to the Montana prior to going for a ride. If the planned track is slightly different from actual then I can save it using a different name for future reference.
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