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Map scanning software-who uses what?

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I have a Gar. III+ and would like to scan some of my topo's. I am curious to see what software others are using. I've heard of OziExplorer and Fugawi. To pay $75 and $95 for a "shareware" style program seems a little high! What are some thoughts.

 

Steve

 

Ps. Does the Mapsource software import scanned topos?

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Guest Mike_Teague

why bother scanning them yourself?

 

You can download most (if not all) USGS topos for free from

 

http://www.gisdatadepot.com/catalog/US/index.html

 

As for what software to use, Oziexplorer will use em.. I just use a free USGS viewer (called DLGV32) .. doesn't have GPS functions but it's free, and it works good enough for browsin' and grabbing coords if necessary!

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Guest fairbank

Try GarTrip. It's free to use as is (limited to 35 waypoints and 1 route) and to register for unlimited waypoints and routes I believe it's $35 There's a link to it on my Topo map help page;

http://www.geocities.com/fairbank56

 

Eric

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Guest Digger

Try GPS Utility - download from www.gpsu.co.uk - It works well with Garmin & Magellan....check out the thread on GPS software to see what people thing.

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Guest AB

Map source cannot use scanned topo maps. I have it and find it of little use.

 

Fugawi, although does the job, is not nearly as good as Ozi Explorer which is in the same price range.

 

Ozi Explorer is a quality and reliable peace of software. It's worth every penny.

 

Toura Tech QV (used to be called Quo Vadis) is actually the best bitmapped maps navigation software out there. It's the one I use. More feature than Ozi including a multi section user defined database for storing any number of waypoints, routes, tracks and drawings (A very useful feature but will take some time to explain). You can also get it with the Geographic Names Database. It's a list of waypoints of all landmarks in the world. http://www.ttqv.com

 

Hope this helps

A.B.

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Guest GeoTech

I find that GPS TrackMaker (www.gpstm.com) does everything I need: manage waypoints, routes and tracks, upload and download to my GPS & import and calibrate scanned maps.

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Guest leaper64

i've also been using trackmaker. it seems to be a good way to save and edit waypoints

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