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I'm new to geocaching and I recently bought a Garmin Oregon 450. I just loaded some geocaches that are all within 2 miles of my house, but my Garmin didn't come with any real maps. I can see a very large overview of where each cache is located, but if I try to zoom in, I can't get anything. I had read that there were plenty of free maps available but I don't know where to go to get the best ones.


Should I use the free maps? Which ones are the best?

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I just yesterday downloaded a big custom map image file from openstreetmap for the states where I regularly go geocaching. The maps are saved on a Micro SD card inside my Garmin 62S, I can see "Routable Openstreetmap" as an option in the Map choice menu, and after selecting them I am seeing the map detail on my screen. The maps look great, but what are the steps to make the maps "routable"? I keep getting a "Routing Error" message when I select a geocache and choose auto navigation.

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