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  1. Everyplace I just checked had 50ft intervals although I thought I saw some spots last night that had 100ft... No, not that I can find. There seems to be a lack of configuration options on this unit - hopefully future firmware updates will give us more control. Not tested - but should just be a flat perspective view - similar to the highway view of older units - since the other maps don't have elevation (DEM) data embedded like the 2008 Topo does.
  2. Yes, the first two are Garmin versions of "Topo" maps - they are not direct copies of USGS topos. The third is a custom version of "Topo" maps that I created, also not based on USGS topos. The rumor is that these can handle raster maps - if true then eventually will able to see digitized USGS topos on the unit....
  3. Paperless caching I'm no help here...I've never geocached (yet...) Annoyances I agree, a lot of issues will be addressed in the early firmware releases How did I get one... REI has an exclusive on them until mid Feb, my local REI had them and REI has a very generous return policy so I thought I would go ahead and check one out. Versions: Software Version 2.10 GPS Software Version 2.50
  4. More information: Properties of internal memory: Folder structure of internal memory:
  5. First impressions of Garmin Colorado 400t: - startup is VERY slow (about 40 seconds) - aggravating that connecting to PC forces Mass Storage mode (and can't exit) - aggravating that un-connecting from PC shuts unit off - custom mapsets not quite perfect (zooms/levels off, some attributes lost) - backlight level not maintained (or I haven't figured out how to do it yet...) Nicer menu for toggling maps: The screenshots below compare the same point at the same 3 zoom levels for the following mapsets: Garmin 2008 Topo (internal to 400t): Old Garmin Topo: Custom Colorado (state) mapset (40ft contours):
  6. SOLVED!!!!! Took forever but finally figured it out... To get screenshot, press and hold the right "soft key" button. There is no indication that anything happened but when you connect to a PC the screenshots will be in the internal memory.
  7. Well, that would work but it's not ideal... On older units you could use xImage to grab them.
  8. For anyone that has (or has played with) a Garmin Colorado - how are you taking the screenshots? The one I am playing with goes into Mass Storage mode when connected to a PC - and there seems to be no way to get it to exit from MSM... While in MSM, MapSource seems to be able to talk to the GPS but xImage states that it is not compatible with the unit. I'm guessing maybe that there is some way to take the screenshots directly on the unit and then access the file directly but I haven't been able to figure out anything... Thanks,
  9. REI seems to have 2-3 week exclusive on the 400t...
  10. Don't know if these have the coverage you want, but might be worth a look: http://www.aracnet.com/~seagull/ORTopo/
  11. Yes, you will need to switch back and forth to the one you want to use, see: http://www.miscjunk.org/mj/mp_mapset.html
  12. That's definitely not true... Try http://garminmapsearch.com/ http://mapcenter.cgpsmapper.com/ http://www.ibycus.com/ibycustopo/ (Canada) See this blog for more sites http://freegeographytools.com/2007/sources...g-gps-map-files If you're just wanting to play (and don't have to have IL data), you can play with the set I built for Colorado: http://www.miscjunk.org/mj/mp_cotopo.html Have fun! dfg
  13. The emphasized part above is what would keep me from buying this...if I bought one my luck would be that in Spring/Summer they would come with the NEW 400r (or whatever) that could do the raster images...
  14. OK, that's from mapcenter. You need to download the .img file - that's the map. Have you been able to send waypoints, etc. from Mapsource to your GPS? Please make sure you can do this because it will verify that USB drivers are installed correctly and work. Then get sendmap from the cgpsmapper website (or there are other similar utilities available), hit "add maps" to pick the img file you downloaded and then hit "sync gps" (with the device on auto). Hope that helps....
  15. Can you give more information on your location and/or what particular maps you are trying to send to your GPS. For the most part, most maps from mapcenter do not integrate into Mapsource by default and require a separate utility to send to your GPS or some more work to integrate with Mapsource. Also, what CD did you get with your GPS. If it is Trip and Waypoint manager than the basemap you see in Mapsource cannot be sent your GPS - your GPS already has a basemap. If the CD is something else like City Nav then you would have maps to use. I guess we need more detail before we can be much help...
  16. Open 2 instances of Mapsource (different data in each) - copy and paste the data from one instance to the other.
  17. There was early speculation that the Garmin Colorado could use raster images (aerial photos, etc.) similar to the latest Delorme/Magellon units. From what I am seeing on Garmin's site and everywhere else this does not seem to be the case - instead the Colorado seems to use the same maps (City Nav, Topo, etc.) although with more colors and shaded relief. Am I missing anything?
  18. The jpg is an image - if you zoom in you should eventually see the 24k quad names... The other files are projection/world files for use with applications that can open georeferenced images... I glanced at the website for MacGPS Pro and thought that I saw that it would read in geo-ref jpgs... Anyways, sorry that it didn't help you.
  19. Are you wanting something just to print or something to load into your mapping software? Either way, take a look at this: www.miscjunk.org/forum/ne-quad-grid.zip Is that what you're looking for? It could be printed - you would need a large piece of paper - or can be loaded into any program that loads geo tiffs... dfg
  20. This is from memory and for the old version of Topo - YMMV... The pointer to the files is in the registry. Look at: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Garmin\MapSource\Products\X where that "X" will be: 6 for Topo East 7 for Topo West 8 for Topo Hawaii 9 for Topo Alaska In each location there will be a "Loc" entry - each one needs to be changed to point to where the files are. Hope that helps...
  21. Thanks for the feedback. Is it a whole set of roads or just a random road here and there? And are they newer roads or roads that have been there forever? If you can give me some examples I can check whether I simply missed a data layer or whether it's an issue of old data. Thanks, dfg
  22. Mark, It's not too difficult to do, here are the general steps: 1) You need to create a preview .img file - this is done with cgpsmapper (with different options and a new configuration file) 2) You then to make a couple of new Windows registry entries for MapSource - basically tells MapSource where the files are. I believe the cgpsmapper manual has some examples. Also, I've not used this software but I've heard a lot of good things about it: http://cypherman1.googlepages.com/home It basically is a little utility to perform all of those step so you don't have to do it manually. I'd go into more detail but I'm currently at work - let me know if you have any problems. Thanks for your feedback, dfg
  23. For reference, the state of Kentucky: City Nav v8 (not the latest version) - 5 segments, ~25 MB US Topo (not the latest version) - 109 segments, ~27 MB So, looks like 24MB will get you most of a "state". Hope that helps, dfg
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