western states TOPOS (garmin download or Iphone APPS, MAPS or GMAPS)?

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  1. hotwheels22

    hotwheels22 motorradRP

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    are topos available as a free download? or is this strictly a proprietary garmin download or disk?

    also, anyone know if you can use topos in google maps - or ANOTHER APP - on an iphone?

    or what about just referencing (or DOWNLOADING) a MAP on my phone?

    i don’t think i need real time just reference something before heading out for the day.

    THANKS
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  3. ohgood

    ohgood Just givver tha berries !!!

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    1 a quick Google will give you several sites with free topo maps to download, but i like skip all that desktop computer stuff and just use the ones built into my app.

    2 zero input there, need more iPhone experience. see the ultra rigged smartphone thread for waterproof/rugged Android solutions.

    3 use an app. for example:
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    several topo sources, one app, no muss or fuss
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    pckopp Aged Adventurer

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    Remind us again which app you are using. Thanks.
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  5. Got_Carbs?

    Got_Carbs? Been here awhile

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    100 percent sure he's using Locus. He's the resident Locus app expert.
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  6. ohgood

    ohgood Just givver tha berries !!!

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    correct on the which app part. i try not to plaster every thread with "buy this" kind of stuff, rather just trying to show that topos aren't special animals, they're everywhere and free :-)
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