CanopusArchives Posted June 25, 2006 Share Posted June 25, 2006 I'm shortly going to be making a six week journey through Turkey and Georgia doing a little Geocaching at the same time and would like to record my tracks on my Garmin GPS 60 so as to also synchronise then with time stamped photos taken along my journey. There is a problem with amount of data I can store on the unit though. From what I understand, if I set my GPS 60 to update at least frequent intervals it will start overwriting in around seven days and there will be times I want it to update more frequently. I thought I had found a solution by buying a memory key, installing a GPS data manager G7ToWin (which is portable) on it, then using Internet cafés on route to transfer data from GPS 60 to Flash Key. Unfortunately I overlooked one glaring problem which I only found out about when I tried the system on a friends PC last night; Garmin GPS 60 requires that you need its driver installed on a PC before you can download/upload data. So, although G7ToWin is portable and could be used in any Internet café the drivers are not and it would be extremely unlikely that any Internet café would allow you to install them. So, I'm looking for a solution for handling all this data while on the move for six weeks. A lap top would do it well, but, too bulky and heavy for back-packing. PDAs sound good, but, seem to be limited in memory size. Also from what I've gleamed the USB socket on PDAs is just for synchronising them with PC so I could not connect my Garmin to it via USB and would require a PDA with serial port connections too. I've seen some people mention Pocket PCs, but, not sure what the difference between PPC and PDA is. Well, there must be users that have solved this question one way or another. What are your solutions? I have about two and a half weeks to sort it out or else I am going to have to severely limit the number of tracks I make etc. Quote Link to comment
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