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I live in the US and own a Etrex Vista C. I'm travelling to Spain and want to use my unit over there. I do not have any international maps and I realize that the unit itself only has the US basemaps. However, can I use my GPSr by at least inputting waypoints and use the ability to drive to them? I'm assuming that no basemap will displayed but that all of the other functions will still work, correct? thanks!

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I live in the US and own a Etrex Vista C. I'm travelling to Spain and want to use my unit over there. I do not have any international maps and I realize that the unit itself only has the US basemaps. However, can I use my GPSr by at least inputting waypoints and use the ability to drive to them? I'm assuming that no basemap will displayed but that all of the other functions will still work, correct? thanks!

 

Correct!

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This "overseas" issue looks really amusing to"the rest of the world" - 95% of which is overseas.

WAAS is a very localised service covering a very small area; in Europe use EGNOS.

 

BTW you don't take more time to get the ephemeris data because you are "overseas" - it is because you have moved far enough from your last download to require an update. It could even be within the same continent :laughing:

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I live in the US and own a Etrex Vista C. I'm travelling to Spain and want to use my unit over there. I do not have any international maps and I realize that the unit itself only has the US basemaps. However, can I use my GPSr by at least inputting waypoints and use the ability to drive to them? I'm assuming that no basemap will displayed but that all of the other functions will still work, correct? thanks!

 

Free maps of Spain.

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This "overseas" issue looks really amusing to"the rest of the world" - 95% of which is overseas.

WAAS is a very localised service covering a very small area; in Europe use EGNOS.

 

BTW you don't take more time to get the ephemeris data because you are "overseas" - it is because you have moved far enough from your last download to require an update. It could even be within the same continent :)

 

 

I am overseas and it works just fine here, or are you the one who is overseas? :rolleyes:

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