New Garmin Montana

Discussion in 'Mapping & Navigation' started by AugustFalcon, May 18, 2011.

  1. dacrazyrn

    dacrazyrn ED RN Adventurer

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    I guess THIS, then Import them or drag and drop(?) But you can Import them from your puter
  2. DRTBYK

    DRTBYK All Things GPS

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    My "no Mass Storage Mode" was in reference to the iPhone iOS not the Mac OS. Just about any Mac app that deals with Photos will pull the photos off or your iPhone when connected to the Mac. You just need to have access to those photos in a folder on the Mac. Then just drag/drop them into the List you want or select a Track and right-click->Match Photos to Tracks...

    Cheers,
  3. Jon_PDX

    Jon_PDX Long timer

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    Thanks to both of you for the Mac / BC / Photo tips. I've been trying to use my Mac more to get away from Windows and still have a lot to learn after 20+ years with MS products.

    I did not know about the "right-click->Match Photos to Tracks..." trick.

    Is there a thread like this one for BC so I don't clutter up this thread with my BC questions?

    Jon...
  4. FNMAN

    FNMAN Adventurer

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    This happened all weekend. The faster I rode the more the display rotated . If I held on to it as I rode, it seemed to stop and stabilize.

    I looked back through the thread but could not find a solution.

    Sorry if this has been covered already.

    Thanks,
  5. Emmbeedee

    Emmbeedee Procrastinators

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    Go to Setup/Display/ and lock the display in the orientation you need.
  6. FNMAN

    FNMAN Adventurer

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    Thank you Sir!
  7. CanadianX

    CanadianX Oh!? That is deep.

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    Looking to replace my now defunct eTrex and also looking to add a GPS to my KTM. Initially I was thinking of simply getting a mount for the 550 so I could simply take the Zumo from the big bike and put it on the KTM and just buy another eTrex for a handheld. However the Montana seems to do both and is a better offroad option and likely a better (more user options) GPS overall. Now the rub, I'm not a big user of all the add ons but think I'd like the option to rotate from portrait to landscape and might be more likely to become a GPS Jedi with a little education on the benefits and uses.

    So Montana yes or Montana no?
  8. Yossarian™

    Yossarian™ Deputy Cultural Attaché

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    Yes. It'll beat the heck out the eTrex for your offroading. That alone is worth it.
  9. Emmbeedee

    Emmbeedee Procrastinators

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    Montana Yes, no question. The orientation switch is very useful but it's only one of many advantages.

    Another big one is the "Rugged Mount" which solves all the power problems - no more USB only power source. And the wireless transfer feature is something many people don't think they'll ever need until someone offers to send them a track/route but there's no computer around to do it with.
  10. Albie

    Albie Kool Aid poisoner

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    The Montana in landscape mode is hard to beat.
  11. Emmbeedee

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    So is Portrait mode:

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  12. 250senuf

    250senuf Long timer

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    might be Portrait mode but shot in landscape orientation. :D
  13. Albie

    Albie Kool Aid poisoner

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    :lol3
  14. Bonerov

    Bonerov Damned dirty ape

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    I've been going nuts for months trying to find a good GPS solution for my needs. I am currently at about 90% street and 10% dirt, but have been moving more and more towards the dirt exploration end of the spectrum lately. After much deliberation, I ordered the Montana 600 today from GPS City. I didn't order any maps, as I'm hoping to be able to find some free online maps. Worst case, I end up braking down later and ordering the Western US DVD. I'm still in shock that I spent that much on a GPS, but I'm VERY excited to get it in my hot little hand and start messing with it. Thank you all, in advance, for your patience with my inevitable stupid questions.

    :eek1
  15. atlas cached

    atlas cached OX Ambassador

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    Excellent choice! I am certain you will be quite pleased with it! (once you figure it out...)

    And remember, there are no stupid questions.... Only stupid answers :)
  16. koh kood

    koh kood Been here awhile

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    These links for free maps might get you started OK.

    http://mapsbank.com/ http://www.gpsfiledepot.com/maps/ and http://garmin.openstreetmap.nl/
  17. Bonerov

    Bonerov Damned dirty ape

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    I love this site! Thanks for the links. I'm checking them out, and hope to have a slight clue by the time my Montana arrives. I'm stoked to have a proper GPS, finally!
  18. Emmbeedee

    Emmbeedee Procrastinators

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    You can also get Ibycus Topo.
  19. Emmbeedee

    Emmbeedee Procrastinators

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    I see a new version of MapInstall for Windows was released recently:

    MapInstall software version 4.0.3

    as of October 23, 2012
    Download (22.24 MB)

    View installation instructions
    Notes:

    Change History
    Changes made from version 4.0.1 to 4.0.3:

    Improved performance for map trimming and map building.
    Improved performance when switching between pages.
    Added functionality that allows using the middle mouse button to pan the map.
    Fixed progress feedback at the end of trimming (MapInstall should not remain at 100% for a long time without actually being at 100%).
    Fixed an issue when hovering over map tiles would make MapInstall crash in some cases.
    Fixed an issue when trying to select more than 4GB worth of tiles.
    Fixed an issue with the display of maps when there was a partial map images installed on the device.
    Fixed handling of faulty map products.
    Fixed an issue where clicking the Find Devices button several times would hang the app.

    (No update to the MAC version, though)
  20. atlas cached

    atlas cached OX Ambassador

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    Huh, did they already pull it? [Download] button at the link above does not work :(