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  1. Up to now I've only grabbed small areas here and there. Tonight I've queued up 40 tiles, each one at 95MB (111 sq miles) - for a total of 4,400 sq miles. It will be interesting to see what happens...


    So far 2 tiles have downloaded and the download rate is very erratic - first tile took 10 minutes, second tile took 55 minutes. Each tile was sized to 95 MB, first tiles data files add up to about 40MB, second tile 65 MB. It seems it might be processing the data as it downloads?


    I created an automation utility to tile an area and initiate each of the downloads, it works pretty good but needs some more testing and cleanup - you can see a (bad) video of it in action:


  2. Here are a couple of shots from the state park map I was using for testing:






    I'm using Globalmapper to cut kmz's from some existing maps that I had. Pretty painless, GM cuts them into 1024x1024 chunks and it sounds like Mike is going put in a Garmin raster specific export to streamline the process even more.


    The maps look great, panning and zooming is slow but that might be because of the number/size of images in the kmz. Also on a couple of occasions when zooming in I've had the unit sort of lock up (doesn't display any maps) that has required a reboot. This weekend I'll get out moving to see how it works during actual tracking (instead of panning around).

  3. Excellent condition (only 10 months old) - have too many GPS units and don't use this one enough...


    Delorme Earthmate PN-40

    - Topo 8 software

    - 8 pin/USB cord

    - standard 32MB SD card

    - lanyard, original box


    RAM-Mount Cradle

    - http://www.ram-mount.com/CatalogResults/Pa...85/Default.aspx


    Delorme Nylon Case

    - http://shop.delorme.com/OA_HTML/DELibeCCtd...p;section=10095


    Delorme Travel Kit

    - 1300 mAh Li-ion battery pack w/ charger (AC & 12V adaptors)

    - 8 pin/mini-USB connector

    - USB/mini-USB cord w/ AC & 12V adaptors

    - screen protectors

    - case



    - includes free USPS priority shipping within US

    - paypal for payment

  4. Can anyone pint me in the right direction for good (possible free?/trial) software that would allow me to create my own maps for my Garmin eTrex Vista?

    I was able to download free GIS data from my DNR in the following formats: .dbf, .prj, .sbn, .sbx, .shp, .shx

    I know this is the data for geo features I just have no idea how/or where to import it.

    "All in one" software (have their own GUI and compiler):




    "The" compiler:



    GUI for compiler:







  5. How did you just stumble onto that...


    :) Keep in mind this was the first week they were out at REI and there wasn't a lot of information available and each "test" meant suffering through the power up, mass storage mode, mandatory shutdown cycle...


    First I wasted a lot of time trying to find a "hidden" menu or option. I then wasted more time trying to figure out how to get it to connect to a PC without going into mass storage mode...


    I then found a forum where someone said they did it the same as the Nuvi... I then found some info where it said - and I'm still not sure if this is true - that the Nuvi took screenshots by hitting the power button... I spent an obscene amount of time hitting the power button in every way you can imagine... :)


    Eventually gave up on the power button and moved on to the others....and stumbled on the correct solution... And after all that I ended up returning it.

  6. If you ran the installer then the maps have been installed "into" MapSource. So all you need to do is start MapSource and switch to the maps. This can done from the "Select a Product" drop down field - usually to the left on the toolbar. This can also be done by selecting the "View" menu and selecting the "Switch to Product" item...


    Either way you should see a list of maps and one of them should be named "Ibycus..." - select that and you should see the new maps in MapSource.

  7. I installed TC and took a quick look. It also died on a custom map (not one of mine). I used Process Monitor to get an idea of what was going on. It starts up, reads all of the MapSource registry information and then starts reading the index (tdb) file of every map installed. It's when it gets to an index (tdb) of a custom map that it aborts...


    I'm going to post a message over on the Yahoo GPS Maps forum to see if anyone knows anything...

  8. Hi Todd,


    That's seems odd. If you don't mind could you export your registry entires for MapSource and send them to me?


    Here's how to do that:


    - run regedit (from a command prompt or Start -> Run)

    - navigate to: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Garmin\MapSource

    - right click on MapSource and select Export

    - save as a .reg file

    - send me the file :sad:


    Do you use any other custom maps and if so any issues with those?


    Thanks for the information,

  9. Bit of a nob question but here goes. I have downloaded several of the custom map sets for Mapsource as listed here in these forums and others. And they all work great, but is there a way to open more than one at the same time.
    As others have noted you can only see one map at a time within MapSource.


    ...but I have seen screen shots of these custom trail maps overlaid over other map-sets in Mapsource.
    Either you're seeing a custom map that includes the trails or you're seeing a map with the trails loaded in as tracks...
  10. 1) The Bathymetric lines for Flathead Lake have errors. These errors seem to be the result of the raw data being skewed slightly AND the '0' depth contours not being taken out. Corrected data has been sent to IndyJpr for implementation.


    2) On Indian Reservations, random water features do not show up. This error is due to some kind of draw order priority error. Where the Indian reservation polygon is drawn over the water features. I have sent IndyJpr a TYP file that corrects the draw order priority and colors the land owner information (Pink=State, Orange=BLM, Green=USFS, NPS, USFWS, BOR)

    Hello all,


    I hope to have a small patch available this weekend to address the above issues.


    I haven't accomplished a lot over the last week except trying to get things cleaned up and organized. Basically ran out of disk space and have been dealing with that.


    Current effort (not including the Montana patch):

    - Colorado trail work

    - California data processing

    - testing some transparent overlay maps


    Upcoming effort:

    - major Wyoming revision

    - minor Utah revision plus trail work

  11. Hello,

    I saw these maps on another GPS the other day and I am downloading them now. Can't wait to use this weekend and then next week in Fairplay, CO. It will be interesting to compare, I have been using the US Topp maps from Garmin version 3.02 and City Navigator version 8.


    This thread was difficult to find now that there is a GPS called the Colorado.

    I hope you enjoy the maps.


    For more information on the Colorado mapset and other states I and others are working on you can check out the following thread:


  12. I'm just making the trail overlays. Topo maps for the whole country (Canada) are available free from Ibycus, http://www.ibycus.com/ibycustop

    I'm always amazed nobody has down this for the States....

    Well, we're working on it one state at a time... Colorado, Wyoming, Utah and Montana are done. California, Arizona, Washington, Idaho and Oregon are being worked on...


    bmirak - My next revision of Colorado will have the trail data available from the NPS included, I don't know how accurate the data is but probably a good start.

  13. Not a CA guy and only looked at the info on the wr6.com site, but it states that 100K data was used for roads/trails (therefore, at most highway names) and hydro. Also 'missing ... most labels, boundaries and manmade structures', so probably little if any use was made of GNIS data. The CA guys will have to decide if the 20ft contours are worth it. My 2 cents is it probably does not match your first Colorado version. Thanks again for your hard work.
    OK, gave it a look and well, it's pretty poor. Will add some screenshots if you like. Missing lots of features, old road data (pre 90's, no names)... it's all or nothing with this file.

    Thanks snowfleurys and coggins - I tried to download it but kept getting errors...


    Given the above feedback I will continue forward with the CA work. FAIR WARNING: Although I've been helped tremendously by Marky and Barrikady it's going to take awhile to get CA done. It is a huge state with a lot of data...


    Thanks everyone,

  14. California Query


    It was noted on FreeGeographyTools (http://freegeographytools.com/) that a free custom 24K scale topo map was already available for CA:




    Can some of you guys from CA check this out and let me (us) know how it looks? I'm getting ready to dig into some of the CA work but I may re-evaluate if the above mapset is good - it doesn't make sense to do redundant work.



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