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  1. My Essential Programs:

    GPSBabel, for converting GPS data from one format to another. Use it to pull or install data from your GPS. (I use it to pull tracks from my PN-30 among other uses.)

    G7ToWin, for managing track files, combining, separating, saving and converting.

    GPS Visualizer, for online converting of waypoint and track files, adding elevation to track files, colorizing track files, etc.

    Google Earth, for viewing locations, viewing waypoints, tracks. Create track files to install in your GPS

    GSAK, the ultimate geocache management utility.

    SportTracks, for logging all your hikes, bikes, kayaks. Compiles statistics, lets you view your track on maps, elevation graphs, etc.

    GPicSync, for geotagging your photos.


    Nice list and explanation! Thanks

  2. I post on too many forums. :)


    I had someone post a link on one of the different forums that I visit with a link to the hiking trails for the Smokey Mtns that was rdy for download and able to go right into my Oregon 450 but I didn't have the unit yet so I didn't download it yet.


    Anyone know where I can find such a map?


    Thanks in advance,


  3. ... There are special keystrokes to do a hard reset; you'll have to search for them since I've forgotten what they are.


    Hard Reset for 60CSX:


    1) Power OFF

    2) Hold Quit, Enter, and Out. Press Power.


    All data will be erased and Factory Default settings applied.




    Thank you!

  4. I looking to use the unit for geocaching, hiking, hunting, maybe some mapping and some limited car use.


    I asked a few months back but money didn't work out then so as my birthday gets closer, I thought I'd ask again in case things have changed.


    I was thinking of a Garmin 450 then load topos & city maps as I have the $$ to get the software because if I heard right, the stand alone software is better detailed and such.


    Thoughts, suggestions, opinions?


    Thanks in advance for your time and help!!



  5. For what you are going to do and it looks like you won't use if for driving. I would get the 300 and Birdseye for satellite imagery.


    >It may see some limited car time also.


    I'd go 450. I thought about the 300, but then saw the 450. a great unit. I've mounted it up on my mountain, and having a lot of fun with it. (using the Arizona Topo & Southwest Trails transparent overlay, via gpsfiledept. what a great combo). you can't go wrong with the 450.


    I'll probably go with the 450. I still need to convince the wife that I NEED a new gps and that I can still get a decent amount from my 60Csx when I sell it.

  6. I don't know if the installation of Spinner caused the problem, but sometimes, if I send waypoints to my GPSr from GSAK first, and then try to HotSync, it won't work.


    Some things to try are to take HotSync out of the StartUp folder and manually start it when you need it by opening the Palm Desktop software.


    After rebooting the computer, try HotSyncing the Palm first, before using a USB connection with any other device.


    THANKS!!! Starting HotSync manually seemed to do it. <_<

  7. I Hot-Sync'd my Palm last night with no problems. Today I install Spinner, run it, get to the point where I'm supposed to Hot-Sync and now my Palm won't connect.


    Anyone have a similar problem or have any suggestions?


    Thanks in advance!!!

  8. I just got CN and hope to get Topo soon. It's nice to know that you can load both on at the same time. If I may ask, how large of a memory card did you need to load both?


    Well, I've got TOPO 2008 maps and City Navigator 2008 maps for the midwest (ND, SD, MN, IA, WI, IL, MI, IN and OH) and 1:24k maps for MN and WI state parks and it all comes to 687.3MB. So imho, a 1GB seems to be the sweet spot right now. I picked up my 1Gb MicroSD card a couple weeks ago at Officemax for $14.99.


    Well, I picked up a 2 GB for about $25 so I'll have to play around with it now. Thanks!!

  9. I just got CN and hope to get Topo soon. It's nice to know that you can load both on at the same time. If I may ask, how large of a memory card did you need to load both?

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