Using a GPS without a PC?

Discussion in 'GPS Tracks - Oz and Kiwi Land' started by Seppo, May 30, 2009.

  1. Seppo

    Seppo Been here awhile

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    I´m currently sitting in my hotel room in Sydney preparing for a trip around australia. and altough i have my macbook with me, i don´t want to take it round the continent on my bike.
    so i was thinking of buying a small gps unit, like the garmin gps60something and some maps. paper maps, not the electronic ones. back in my homecountry i had to do a military service, where i learnd a lot about reading maps and stuff (i was an artillery observer or scout, don´t know the english name...), so map reading would not be a big thing i hope.

    I´m thinking of making a track on the paper map, reading out the coordinates and typing them in into the gps. is that posible? i´m sure it is. and can anyone give me some tips about good maps for that kind of stuff, like military maps, and where to buy?

    cheers
    seppo
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  2. BurnieM

    BurnieM Nipple boy

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    Yep all of the handheld hiking style GPS will let you do that. The Garmin GPSmap 60Cx would be a good choice.

    You might want to get hold of the Hema Road and 4WD Atlas - http://www.hemamaps.com.au/default.asp?p=68&ParentId=24&ProductTypeId=25
    http://www.hemamaps.com.au/

    Cheers,
    Burnie M
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