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Maps for a Garmin 650t


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I have very recently just bought a Garmin Montana 650t and am just getting a feel for it after a couple of days. I have uploaded some maps from talkytoaster and these seem quite reasonable for free.

 

Ideally I could do with field boundary's which I guess I need more detail or just different maps?

 

A couple of questions

 

1) Can I get that detail of maps for this device?

 

2) what maps if any would provide that?

 

3) Do maps ever come up second hand as at £200 for UK coverage compared to the free ones I am using seems a tad steep.

 

4) If I had two devices, could I install a single Garmin map to both devices, or would I need to buy maps everytime I changed my device?

 

5) Are there any better instructions for it than those provided online by Garmin, as my ones didnt even tell me about the file it creates when you log a cache and that you can load that back up online, I only learnt that from here.

 

Thanks in advance

Steve

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If maps are bought from Garmin on DVD the maps produced and sent to the GPSr get locked to THAT ONE DEVICE and can't be used on a subsequent device.

If maps are bought from Garmin on Micro-SD the Micro-SD can be used in more than one device BUT you can't copy the maps to another Micro-SD card as the maps are locked TO THAT CARD - so you can't use the maps in two or more devices at the same time.

SO - IF YOU DO BUY SECOND-HAND MAKE SURE THAT WHAT YOU'RE BUYING IS IN THE CORRECT FORMAT i.e. originally on Micro-SD, or on an UNUSED SEALED DVD

 

I don't know about detail (I use TT OSM maps but haven't looked for that level of detail) but you would probably need 1:25000 scale to provide field boundaries. I believe that from Garmin this is only available for National Parks. Go to the Garmin website, locate your device then look at the Maps tab to see if any areas are suitable for your areas of interest.

 

Regarding instructions - the supplied manuals (and the ones on the device) are usually somewhat out-of-date :D . Forums are usually the best - besides this one I would recommend http://garminmontana.wikispaces.com/

 

Hope this helps

 

And I'm loving my 650T - even though they're still ironing out the bugs................

 

John R

 

 

I have very recently just bought a Garmin Montana 650t and am just getting a feel for it after a couple of days. I have uploaded some maps from talkytoaster and these seem quite reasonable for free.

 

Ideally I could do with field boundary's which I guess I need more detail or just different maps?

 

A couple of questions

 

1) Can I get that detail of maps for this device?

 

2) what maps if any would provide that?

 

3) Do maps ever come up second hand as at £200 for UK coverage compared to the free ones I am using seems a tad steep.

 

4) If I had two devices, could I install a single Garmin map to both devices, or would I need to buy maps everytime I changed my device?

 

5) Are there any better instructions for it than those provided online by Garmin, as my ones didnt even tell me about the file it creates when you log a cache and that you can load that back up online, I only learnt that from here.

 

Thanks in advance

Steve

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