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Meridian vs Garmin

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Hello Everyone,


I am newbie here and have only been following the posts for a week or two.


I am interested in some specific feedback regarding Topo mapping for hiking / backpacking on the Meridian series vs the Garmin eTrex / eMap series.


Opinions on the two Topo maps and any details on plus / minus of features would be appreciated.


Thanks in advance.



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Well, I would have to say that, for serious hiking and backpacking, BOTH Garmin and Magellan are pretty much worthless.


Their resolution is about 1:100000, which is just too small for serious on-foot navigation. IE, you can't decide which ravine to take if they don't even show up on the maps.


Both take their points-of-interest from the USGS GNIS database. So, they are often off the mark by as much as a 'second' (some even more).


The maps are nice for a basic 'orientation' of your position, but really, you are much better off with a printed map to use in conjunction with your GPS.



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