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Discussion in 'GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me' started by TRZ Charlie, Sep 11, 2010.
thus is why I like to use tracks..
Yeh but when you're doing 50mph in unknown bush riding, how on earth do you see that tiny thin line on the screen at a quick glance down whilst standing? I know the Montana shows the tracks a lot clearer and easier to read, but the Zumo 350 shows tracks as stupidly thin unreadable lines
Maybe you're going too fucking fast?
lol Australia's a big place, gotta make progress to get anywhere
Hey charlie, kinda like texas but BIGGER
I'm sure there are a lot of people out there that have had a PC hard drive go bad or other PC problems and have had to beg Garmin to let them transfer your mapsets to another PC. Well it happened to me this week and I found a Dutch dude that literally saved the day! His software lets you back up your garmin maps to an external hard drive then "restore" them to the new PC. The key here is that this software also backs up and restores the unlock code!! Was as smooth a transition as anything I have ever done. I wanted to share this with anyone having this problem so they don't have to work with the bitches at Garmin. It's the Jawa GMTK file you want. Here is the Link
This DUTCH dude has great software (don't ever call a Dutchman a German, bad move). I have used JavaWa for years when I import OSM maps from garmin.openstreetmap.nl and I want to name them to some meaningful name. JavaWa will also move maps on your hard drive. He also has some other handy GPS related utilities.
Sorry, I corrected it, no disrespect intended.
Can anyone tell me how to take COBDR routes and reverse them so it works in my Garmin 660 going north to south ? When I reverse the points using the unit reverse point tool it automatically goes to a road route in reverse.
What app are you using to reverse the track? In Basecamp on my Mac, it's a 2-click process. Takes 5 seconds. Of course, you have to do each of the six sections separately. So, call it 30 seconds total.
Montana 600: Hello I have the tracks figured out. Thanks! Now can anybody tell me how to convert from Map View to Road View when navigating routes? I seem to get the map view all the time similar to following tracks. Actually I haven't used it for routing yet, maybe it is automatic? Thanks again
That sounds like a question for the Montana thread. Suggest you post it there. Link--
When you post your question there, you might also like to clarify what you mean by "Road View" because I've never heard that term before. Not saying there is no such thing--just saying I've never heard of it.
Garmin 590 Track Width: Anyone know how to make the track line more visible on the 590? Ideally making the track width much thicker would help as would loading a black and white map.
I could really use some help!
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Have a look in the Garmin 590 thread, there were a couple of posts in there showing how to do it.
I've seen references to the JaVaWa tools. The map color editor there lets you change the track width parameter, but the 590 and 595 ignore that setting. (If there is another way I'd like to know it.) I've had some success changing colors.
abandon basecamp/montana struggle and move to modern well designed apps
Apps ...such as? Suggestions?
i think the garmins appearance can be changed by "themes"
been using basecamp for a few years now..and STILL can not get use to it!