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  1. 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.




  2. 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.



  3. 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.





  4. 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.




    Reading back through this thread, I am reminded that I don't know for sure whether or not the heading reported by the compass is affected by the magnetic/true north setting on the unit. I rather suspect that it is. ......

    Much as I would like to try this out, I can't since my local declination is too near zero. Anybody out there with a Colorado and a discernible local declination want to volunteer :ph34r:

    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,...


  6. 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.


  7. 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.


  8. 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.



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