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  1. I have researched Delorme topo, National Geograpic topo and backroads, what is the most detailed? I have posted what I want to do before, which is to find a topo program that has trails depicted on them so I can mark the trails with waypoints and then upload them as trail into my gps. Now granted I know that the maps are not uploadeable but I want to use the trails depicted on the software to make waypoints along the trail and then upload the waypoints as a homemade trail.

  2. Delorme's Topo USA 5.0 has a number of trails in it.  You can't copy the trails into the GPSr as tracks, but the program will let you move them over as point-to-point routes.  It works pretty well for dayhikes, but 30 waypoints won't tell you too much about something much longer.


    National Geographic Topo has an online track registry where people share their recorded tracks.  You can download the tracks into your GPSr.  The drawback with NG Topo is that for the most part you have to buy the programs state by state.  It works out nicely for local use, but can get expensive for regional or national needs.

    Would my Sportrak be supported with the NG Topo! software? I know that the Meridian and Sportrak share some of the same cables and things. I would think if one is compatable then so should the other.

  3. I also use the Mapsend Topo on my Sportrak Map. But I am looking for something that has trails depicted on it (map or software)so I can transfer them into my gps. I carry a topo map from the State Park where I hike but it does not have Lat Long coordinates on it so it is only good for terrain features. I also carry a compass for backup.

  4. I am wanting to use a topo paper map or some type of reasonably priced software to make waypoints for trail I have not hiked yet. I have a book "GPS Made Easy" that tells how to use Maptech's 200 dollar program to make waypoints along the trail depicted on the map and then upload them to a GPS for use as a premade trail. This is very interesting and I would even be interested in doing this the old fashion way with a topo map and protractor.

    Anyone have any advise?



  5. Ok when I put in the lat long for my home in easy gps and view it online it puts me way off but when I download waypoints it puts them correctly where they are suppose to be. What gives? If I set up my gps wrong wouldn't the correct lat long downloaded wayoints be off on my moving map? I have a sportrak map.



  6. I am new to geochaching and just got a sport trak map for Christmas. I really like the idea of the topo software, but I think I had rather see the roads I am on when I am using the GOTO function and going to a waypoint I downloaded from the website and transfered over to my gps using the easygps software. then, the basemap software seems to have the best of both worlds. I would really like to see screen shots of all three, if any one knows where to find them.

    Can anyone help?



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