interesting news in gps land....

Discussion in 'Mapping & Navigation' started by BKMLWR, Feb 11, 2016.

  1. BKMLWR

    BKMLWR Wondering around...

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    I thought many on this board said Garmin was so bad they would be out of business soon?
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    BKMLWR Wondering around...

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    I guess it would be wishful thinking that maybe garmin would make delorme maps available in garmin format
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    Dan may have more knowledge but perhaps having an in-house map company rather than buying their maps from a 3rd party may be a big improvement.
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    BKMLWR Wondering around...

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    Butler has been posting in the New England forum about making maps for the region and asking for recommendations but they are not planning to do the whole area and are leaving some of the best riding areas in Maine off the map...but in my own selfish interests maybe that is a good thing....
    seems like the InReach was the big attraction for Garmin...

    delorme has a full relief map globe of the world at their place in Freeport, Maine, it is several stories high in a corner of the bldg with glass walls and walkway so you can look all round the world on it.....
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    I doubt that Garmin wants to compete with the likes of HERE maps (assuming the German Auto Consortium continues to License them) but they may consider folding Delorme's Cartography group into their own for making 'specialty' Maps: e.g, new Topo's.
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    Grinnin Forever N00b Supporter

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    See Eartha before it's gone.

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    Great map store to the right of "Eartha". Bangor Daily News says it's closing.
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    PWRCRZR Grumpy Old Bastard

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    word on the street is the store will close but the globe will remain open to the public
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    52xc Been here awhile

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    Dam. Just bought the delorme inreach too. Hope that doesn't go away now
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    DRTBYK All Things GPS Supporter

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    I don't think you need to worry about the inReach program going away. It, and it's customers, is what Garmin bought Delorme for. I've been using the inReach since it's first version and I see this as a big win for GPS users and hope my 'wish-list' get's answered.
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  11. DaMonk45

    DaMonk45 I B Da Monk

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    errrrrrrr you do know that is Garmin you are asking right?
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    DRTBYK All Things GPS Supporter

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    Well, Garmin may not deliver my 'wish-list' as good as FURKOT does but they have responded more or less to the features I've asked for. And, I share with you that of all the device Mfgr's that I've tested for, only Garmin has actually listened.
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