View multiple map layers on a Zumo550?

Discussion in 'Mapping & Navigation' started by kjclark7, Aug 11, 2009.

  1. kjclark7

    kjclark7 Long timer

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    i am looking at the zumo 550 and that comes loaded with the city navigator maps. with the addition of a SD card, you can load other maps as well. so i am wondering, if you load up the topo maps, does that come up while the city maps are up or do you have to select the topo maps and look at it seperate?
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  2. Jamie Z

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    I don't have a Zumo, but in my experience with Garmin is that you can only view one at a time. There is a menu option to choose the mapset. Curiously, you can select more than one mapset at a time, but only one shows up on the screen at a time. There must be some sort of order of priority.

    It's a good thing that it doesn't display more than one at a time, because quite often the road data isn't exactly the same, and it would be quite a mess on the screen.

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    You can have more than one map set to "Show" but it will default to a hierarchy that is set by the software. In your case CN will overwrite Topo or Roads & Rec. Not sure about the Garmin marine products or 3rd party maps.

    So if you have CN and loaded Topo you have the option to "Show" or "Hide" CN and "Show" or "Hide" Topo (and for that matter the base map). You could leave Topo set to "Show" and toggle CN between "Show" & "Hide". This will slow down the redraw a little. For a faster redraw, setting Topo to "Hide" will speed things up.

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  4. WoodButcher

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    Actually you can convert the topo to be transparent and they will over lay CN on the Zumo. I haven't done it, but you can read about it on the zumoforums site.
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    You are right! I stand corrected (edited my previous post) and do remember that folks were able to do that. As I recall it is not straight forward and therefore may be best reserved for advanced power users.

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