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post #21 of 87 Old 01-30-2012, 03:40 PM
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I think it is called map quest. It came on a CD with the GPS.

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post #22 of 87 Old 01-30-2012, 03:44 PM
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I am figuring out the garmin foretrex 301, Finally figured out how to upload to google maps and overly your route, all fine and dandy once you get home, still have no idea how to use the thing to actually get back home to begin with. But it is working as a speed/ distance log.
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post #23 of 87 Old 01-30-2012, 03:57 PM
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Joe, do those models do trails? I have a page on mine where I can see bearing and heading and that is how you navigate with them. It has been a blast learning!

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post #24 of 87 Old 01-30-2012, 04:34 PM
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yeh I got a little dude with dotted lines, but the screen is so small I don't see it doing much good. If I set a waypoint I can navigate as the crow flys back to the waypoint. Somehow its sposed to do backtrack. Like I said NO FRIKKING DIRECTIONS ! That's ok pretty much all I need is distance and average speed.
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post #25 of 87 Old 01-30-2012, 05:45 PM
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Okay, here's how I like to use mine.

Buy a paper topo or Nat geo trails illustrated. The trails illustrated has grid lines based on Universal transerse Mercator or UTM. UTM is similar to what the military uses to call in an artillery barrage and used with the gps can be a very accurate positioning system.

So set the gps to UTM, and the datum to what the topo is drawn to, usually NAD27.

UTM is a metric grid, and based on 1000 meter by 1000 meter grid.

I take the coordinates in UTM and then place myself on map using the coordinates and the grid system.

Easy. Much, much easier than using lat/long.

Using the UTM/MGRS map coordinate system

All I really want from my gps is the coordinates. Every thing else is just nice features.

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post #26 of 87 Old 01-30-2012, 06:24 PM
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Joe, what we did was follow the trails - some getting off the trails and just going as the crow flies but a lot of following trails and sometimes going in the wrong direction as the trails went in a wide arc to go around deep places but we got there eventually. Learned a BUNCH by just going!

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post #27 of 87 Old 01-30-2012, 06:37 PM
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Joe, what we did was follow the trails - some getting off the trails and just going as the crow flies but a lot of following trails and sometimes going in the wrong direction as the trails went in a wide arc to go around deep places but we got there eventually. Learned a BUNCH by just going!

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post #28 of 87 Old 01-30-2012, 09:03 PM
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The software that I used to record tracks that I have been on is called MapSource. It came with the Garmin.

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post #29 of 87 Old 01-30-2012, 09:16 PM
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Ok... I am going to check out MapSource. I use Connect.Garmin, Basecamp and EveryTrail.

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post #30 of 87 Old 01-30-2012, 09:18 PM
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As far as I know, I don't have those programs. I just put the software that was in the box on my computer.

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