Roads and Recreation question

Discussion in 'Mapping & Navigation' started by number9, Dec 19, 2007.

  1. number9

    number9 Been here awhile

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    Since the R&R doesn't have to be unlocked and can install on several units, can that CD be copied? Just asking cause since thinking of getting a 60cx, I have been trolling ebay for R&R and I have seen a couple sellers that seem to sell several copies of it and the ad doesn't mention if it is the genuine CD or a copy (though I don't expect they'd announce if it was a copy).

    Not really that I'd freak out to pay for a CD and find out it was a copy when I got it, just would be nice to know beforehand.

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  2. Schtum

    Schtum Free Genie

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    There are certainly dodgy copies of R&R available.....:wink:
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  3. 9Dave

    9Dave Bazinga!

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    While ADV fleamarket rules prohibit the sale of unauthorized copies of copyrighted material, ebay doesn't seem to care so much.

    Kind of explains why Garmin went to a locking scheme with later map data.

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  4. Countdown

    Countdown Long timer

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    Actually there was nothing special about R&R. It was just Garmins free track and route manager with a set of USGS 1:100,000 maps. I assume that they also didn't see much $ value in it which is why they didn't bother to copy protect it. I have several friends who have been given copies.
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  5. 9Dave

    9Dave Bazinga!

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    Don't know when someone got it for free - I paid for mine way back when for my III+. And like the rest of Mapsource maps, it's map data, not a track and route manager. (Just to avoid further confusion - Mapsource itself is the program that manages routes and tracks)

    What is "special" about it is that it has a lot of older, smaller roads that are not shown on the current City Nav, or prior City Select maps. R&R is better for finding old, fun, roads, at least in my part of the world.

    The new TOPO maps do have pretty much the same roads, only updated. They also have the topo lines, which I don't need.

    I keep both R&R and CN loaded on my 376 and switch between then depending on what I'm riding/driving and what I'm trying to find.

    Dave
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  6. techieguy

    techieguy Lost in the woods

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    Does anyone have a copy available for sale??:evil
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  7. tbirdsp

    tbirdsp REMF

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    To avoid further confusion, the R&R CD *will* come with an ancient version of Mapsource which can then be updated for free from Garmin's web site:D
    (just don't want noobs thinking they need some other CD too)
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  8. yeroc40

    yeroc40 Been here awhile

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    Does R&R routeable?

    I bought topo and was a little surprised when I couldn't auto-route. I wanted all the trail info, but to be able to auto-route all the little backroads. Should've done my homework first, and I'm looking to an alternative to buying CN as well.
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  9. 9Dave

    9Dave Bazinga!

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    R&R is not routable. There are a couple versions of Topo. The basic version is not routable.

    The 24K version says "Routable roads and trails ". I haven't used it, so I don't know if it is all of the roads and trails shown, or just some of them.

    Thanks Tbird. I wasn't trying to give the impression that the Mapsource software was not included on the R&R disc. I believe there is a version included on every mapsource data disc, but I'm not positive about that one. As you mentioned, all you have to do is go to Garmin's site and download the (huge) update files for the latest version.

    Dave
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