What Map do I need for Garmin RINO 650?

Discussion in 'GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me' started by jcolborn48, Apr 2, 2013.

  1. jcolborn48

    jcolborn48 n00b

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    Just bought the RINO 650, and all it has is main streets. I would like something that shows forest/fire roads etc. Any ideas?
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  2. Jäger 1

    Jäger 1 Osons

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    Depends on where you live/where you're planning on going.

    Go to Garmin's website and you'll be able to shop for the map sets of your choice - the mapping is a separate purchase from the GPS itself. They're either in a format that you install on your PC and then download selected mapsheets onto your GPS, or a microSD card that installs in your GPS.

    Outside of the purchase maps, there are the Ibycus mapsets, which may or may not cover your areas of interest, but they are free. And then there are the third party maps for sale i.e. Backroads Mapbooks in Canada
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  3. abruzzi

    abruzzi Long timer

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    If you're looking for routable maps, buy them from Garmin. It you would be happy with non-routable topo, there are free maps here:

    http://www.gpsfiledepot.com

    That said, there is a small learning curve doing it that way, i.e. downloading, installing to pc, hooking up garmin, select and install to garmin, enable on garmin.

    If you need routable, you can get free openstreetmap data compiled into garmin format here:

    http://garmin.openstreetmap.nl

    But I honestly don't know the quality of how well it works.

    Geof
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