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  1. Or Colorado or Map62 or Dakota.... I mean it's been years now I use Colorado (best receiver in my opinion), and there is no problem with .gpx files. But why no track management like in Oregons? Christopher
  2. Last year I sent Legend and 60CS to young geocacher. Christopher
  3. Try Elsinga map: http://www.elsinga.net/map_portugal_madeira.html Christopher
  4. B/W Legend WAAS/EGNOS "D"'s on sandy beach 3 years ago: Christopher
  5. For Colorado - more important - in my opinion: 1. Track management like in Dakota or Oregon. 2. Route Profile like in Dakota or Oregon. best version, horizontal, with line showing altitude of current track: Do something with contrast, remove that dark/blue. Please don't spoil the present possibility of Colorado to see every point of the route from profile on map. It is not possible on Oregon/Dakota, but it is very usefull. 3. AlphaNumerical screen keyboard like in 60CS(x). Or 3 levels on roller. Thanks Christopher
  6. Satellite >> Use With GPS Off . Next step : Satellite> Set Location on Map. And in Map View in Data Fields : Dist to Dest. It is all. More data on Computer Screen or Compass screen. Christopher.
  7. Thanks. Colorado lost the ability to create current.gpx file. After hard reset, all works. Current.gpx file exists. But all waypoints and tracks are of course lost. Christopher.
  8. Now ( fmw 3.20 COL) it is impossible to import waypoints and tracks to MapSource. Christopher
  9. Not all maps are so old : Greek map from 2006. Christopher
  10. Simple way. Keep lat/lon. in one field, and UTM, user or other coordinates in second field on screen: Here Lat/lon + Greek coordinate system (EZGS) Christopher
  11. It is simple. 1. Download GoogleMV. Read readme.txt in catalogue. Open GoogleMV. 2. Set English language, I present it on screenshot, because program first time opens in something I can't understand. 3. Copy/paste last settings in these fields: New Links : Satellite : http://khm.google.com/kh/v=44&hl=en&x= Hybrid : http://mt.google.com/vt/v=w2t.106&hl=en&x= Map : http://mt.google.com/vt/v=w2.106&hl=en&x= Terrain : http://mt.google.com/vt/v=w2p.106&hl=en&x= 4. In satellite view set borders of area for download, set zoom, you see dimensions in pixels. (Remember - no more than 10000 x 10000). 5. Press Start. Set Catalogue, name of files. You have information about progress of downloading. At the end you have one .map, and one .jpg (or .png) file. 6. Open OziMapToKMZ, select english (last in list). 7. Find a Map File - and open downloaded .map file. 8. Set name of target KMZ. (Don't use dashes, space, etc.) 9. Select "Copy resulting KMZ here", and select catalogue. 10. Select number of rows and columns. 11. select Draw order. 12. Tap "Split map into smaller pieces". 13. After 10-15 seconds procedure in finished. 14. Copy .kmz file to your Colorado. 15. Good luck. Sometimes Google stops your IP access for a day, so don't download all the World at once, it is for your private use. Use settings as above. Christopher
  12. RangerR47 : You need: 1. Program which generates OziExplorer satellite files for your area . 2. OziMapToKMZ - generates .kmz files for Colorado. Try GoogleMV + OziMapToKMZ . For Poland I use ZumiBuddy - simple and easy. ZumiBuddy + OziMapToKMZ = Aerial image in 1-2 minutes in my GPSR. Christopher
  13. Friluftskartan Prime - 1: 10 000 Friluftskartan Pro - 1: 50 000, 1: 100 000 http://www.garmin.se/defaultpage.aspx?pageid=1194 Or use Garmin Recreational Map of Europe 3.0 . Christopher
  14. Simple method. Takes no more than 5-10 minutes. All tracks in one map. Start with "training map" with 1- 2 tracks. You can always add next tracks to .mp file. 1. Install MapManipulator. (Off course you have cgpsmapper and gmaptool on your PC). http://myweb.tiscali.co.uk/keithsheppard/MapManInstall.htm 2. In MapManipulator: Tools>Options> External Apps... > Map image compiler - and we set cgpsmapper. 3. Check box :"Use same filename as .mp file..." 4. Rest of settings are not important. 5. When ask :"Select datum" set: WGS84. 6. File> Open> and import map. Raster map (Ozi) or .img. If .img - as simple map as possible ( from Map Center). If map is imported properly, you see coordinates in left lower corner. Raster map is not visible later in GPSR. 7. Import> Text GPX or shape file> and we can import .gpx track file. Then next .gpx file... 8. When all tracks are imported: Tools > Convert> Tracks to lines> check all tracks - and as a line select "Arterial route": Off course later you can select what you want, but let's start with "Arterial route". 9. Export > Export map and optionaly compile/upload> and we save file as .mp (Polish format) file. 10.Programme asks: "Would you create a map image file?" . Off course "YES"! 11.Next write 8 digit number , file name as in .mp file. 12. Programme asks: "Do you want to upload map to gps?" OFF COURSE "NO"!!! 13. We have .img file with our tracks. 14. Now we can do what we want.. We can send it to mapSource using Mapsettoolkit, or use Gmaptool (GUI). 15. I prefer GMAPTOOL: 16. Files> Add files> select your .img file. 17. Join> 17.a.in Output file write filename and .img at the end. 17.b in Mapset Name - text visible in Colorado select map window 17.c. check FID (write number) , check PID ( write 1). 18. Join selected 19. We have file "filename.img" in selected catalogue. 20."Add files" > select that file ("filename.img"). Use "Favorites" catalogue. 21."Write" and set "Mapset" ( it is second line in select map window in Colorado/Oregonie), set draw priority (11), set transparency (transparent). 22."Write selected" and you have map ready to use. a/ select map window b/ tracks alone as single map c/ tracks on another map (map is transparent) In 60CSx: a/ select map window b/ map screen GmapTool gives you freedom in creating text in both "Mapset" fields, name of .img file, and other features of your map. After short training, the whole procedure takes less time, than reading this text. Keep .mp file. You can import it again and again and add next tracks. Christopher
  15. Garmin unit has some kind of "declination table" in memory. When we move to area with another value of magnetic deviation it changes automatically. Like before in b&wLegend, 60CS,... Christopher
  16. AgMabFab : look at this post - http://forums.Groundspeak.com/GC/index.php?showtopic=218965# Using Mapmanipulator you can prepare .img map file. This file you can send to Oregon. If you like more information on Oregon/Colorado map list - use GmapTool (there are posts on this forum). Effects: you can see on screenshots: http://www.garniak.pl/viewtopic.php?p=77545#p77545 . It is on Polish GPS Forum - but screenshots can be useluf for you. Christopher
  17. "Problem" solved - I had no map on level 0 - now it's OK. Thanks. Christopher
  18. I cant create .img file. I get information " Level 0 can not be empty". What is wrong ? Christopher
  19. In my opinion Colorado with firmware 2.90 or 2.95 is fantastic. Trackback is not a bug. When we collect track, say- with 200mtr point to point interval and later we try to navigate in trackback mode - works good. But - in that situation - is there any difference between trackback and navigation "on route"? In my opinion - not. In reality we collect trackpoints in 1 - 5 sec interval, or less than 100 meters. We like precision. Track "must be correct". But "trackback" mode with this track is impossible in reality. Pointer jump from one trackpoint to another, trip computer gives wrong information, nightmare. But it is not a bug, it is ( and will be) impossible to navigate from point to point situated 3-4 meters one from another using device with 3 -5 mtr "position error" (or more). If you want to use a track for trackback, collect trackpoints in - say- 100mtr interwal. Or create route - using more precise track. Creating route on Colorado takes minutes, you dont need MapSource, we can change route- points, add new points, delete... do everything. It is possible to create route -point on screen everywhere, you dont need waypoints, POI etc. It is a big feature on Colorado, comparing with 60CS(x) and with Oregon. On Oregon precision (situating route-points) is not possible with fingers. We must use stick. on Colorado it is possible to create in 2- 3 minutes ( say 10 route points ) with one hand. Try. I use Colorado from 03/2008. Used Oregon 2 weeks. I wait for better track management in Colorado ( like in Oregon or 60CS's). I forgot 2.94 beta nightmare/firmware. Colorado is fantastic. Christopher
  20. When you have a track on screen, it is easy to create a route. Colorado is fantastic in that function. Navigation on route is simple. Christopher.
  21. Use GMapTool. (GUI version) http://forums.Groundspeak.com/GC/index.php...&st=0 1. Change settings to English. ( Opcje>Jezyk>English). 1a. Select :Options >"Advanced Options", "Verbose Output", "Experimental Options" as active. 2. On PC create directory for your .img file. 3. Create next drectory for files after "split" command. 4. Copy one .img file with your mapset to first directory. 5. Files> Add files> select .img file. At the end this file is seen as blue - selected. 6. Split > select directory ( this second created directory), "Create single maps" > "Split All". 7. In this second directory you have all splitted files. Delete .mps file from this directory. 8. Activate (Select) only .typ file (should be one). 9. Command "Write" > Correct TYP > and write for example 45678 as FID and 1 as PID.> "Write selected". 10. In Window "Files" this .typ file should have changed numbers. 11. Activate all files (all should be blue). 12. Command "Join". Write new FID and PID in "Set mapset FID". (45678 and 1) 13. Set name of output file ( with .img at the end. Program does not do it.) 14. Set mapset name - it is seen in Colorado /Oregon. 15. Command "Join all". 16 . In selected directory you have .img file with your new FID PID. 17. You can check this file in Oregon. 18. If you want to change information in second row - use "Write" > Mapset> and write what you want. 19 . You can change Priority and Transparency with this "Write" command simultaneously. Of course this new .img file must be now selected by "Files" > Add files command - to be processed. Short instruction. Whole procedure takes 2-3 minutes after short practice. At the end you see this .img file as separate on your Oregon: You see two different "mapset information" created by Gmaptool. I changed FID and PID of this mapsets to see them separately in Colorado. Priority and transparency changed to see maps with Europe Recreational 2.0 shading. Christopher
  22. You can see more than one map on screen. By making a map "transparent" you can see one map over another. Use Gmaptool. Simple and easy. Christopher
  23. GmapTool - http://www.anpo.republika.pl/download.html#gmaptool Program for joining and splitting maps in Garmin img format. Archive contains GUI and command line version. English version in settings. Christopher
  24. Colorado : clear screen, operated with one hand. Oregon: very often both hands are necessary.
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