Want Coverage of Newfoundland - which Garmin maps do I need?

Discussion in 'GPS Tracks - Alaska & Canada' started by sdpc2, Feb 2, 2010.

  1. sdpc2

    sdpc2 Just another Rally Rat

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    Metroguide USA
    and another of US Road and Rec. Neither has maps of Newfoundland. Do the newer versions come with that info? or do i need to purchase a Canada specific mapset?

    TIA
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  2. 9Dave

    9Dave Bazinga!

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    The new City Navigator series has Newfoundland coverage. Go to the Garmin site and look at samples to see if they have what you want - and to make sure they will work with your GPS.
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  3. Solarmoose

    Solarmoose electric

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  4. klr6502k

    klr6502k Adventurer

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    yes you need a special canada only disk for the maps of canada from garmin (for roads and topo) it should be included in north america 2009 and 2010

    klr6502k
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  5. Abenteuerfahrer

    Abenteuerfahrer Deaf on Wheels

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    I rode the TLH late June of 2008 and had Garmin City Navigator NT 2008 on my Garmin Zumo 450. Virtually everything was available for me touring the Canadian Maritimes(New Brunswick; Nova Scotia; Prince Edwards Island; Newfoundland; Labrador....). Nothing further was needed. AS for paper backup maps, YES I carried the better Canadian paper maps. Don't forget to change your speed/odometer to km(kilometers) on your GPS when entering Canada.
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  6. zanetti2000

    zanetti2000 n00b

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    The HERE Android App (not sure about Apple) is a quality map that works off line. No Cell or Wifi service needed after you pre-load the maps you need.
    All you need is to be able to pick up a satellite via your smartphones GPS. easy peezee.
    It's no Google Maps for functionality and the mounting or usage on your smartphone while riding is up to you.
    There is a comprehensive list of maps all over the world.. all free
    I used it around Vermont (no cell service for most all of the state) and having to stop and try to view the HERE maps wasn't so convenient but it does work.
    (HERE is/was a Sony product.)

    I also used Navmii app.
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  7. DRTBYK

    DRTBYK All Things GPS

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    here Maps is not a Sony product. It was originally NAVTEQ a US owned company, which was bought by Nokia and rebranded here. Nokia has now sold the here assest to a consortium of Euro-Auto Manufacturers: BMW, Daimler, Audi.

    I have found the here Maps App on iOS to be OK and the maps are very good - about 7GB for all of North America. Not as compressed as the Garmin here maps for NA (2.4GB) but still not bad for a continent.

    The Mobile here Maps currently do not support syncing a Route between your Website Account and the Mobile App's - only "Favorite" locations.
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  8. zanetti2000

    zanetti2000 n00b

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    I stand corrected. Nokia not Sony.

    Check out http://www.icebergfinder.com/ if headed to Newfoundland.
    Being a Florida boy I can only guess how long icebergs stay around during the summer months. :-)
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  9. skibum69

    skibum69 slave to gravity

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    It's getting late for icebergs now but there should still be a few up north
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