Garmin off-road maps
Posted July 17, 2011 - 08:34 PM
I do a lot of truck trails and forest roads here in So California. Is there a map to buy that would allow me to see where I am when I'm off pavement?
Posted July 18, 2011 - 07:37 AM
Posted July 18, 2011 - 08:09 PM
2011.40 is what I'm running and about half the trails at Rampart and 717 (Local OHV areas) are in there, named, and routable.
Topo maps are rarely updated, and the roads aren't routable like CityNav is. You'll have better luck finding trails with CityNav than you will using topo.
Posted July 18, 2011 - 09:21 PM
Not guaranteeing they'll have the trails you're looking for on there, but none of the trails at rampart/717 were on CityNav 2010.A that I had before 2011.40.
Don't expect it to be an alternative to an MVUM or OHV park map... certainly a more convienent option though.
Posted July 19, 2011 - 08:26 AM
Doing that most likely only looks for updates to the software that runs the device, not map updates. I think you usually you have to pay for those.
Posted July 19, 2011 - 09:27 AM
and it seems to have the truck trials I'm looking for.
But I checked the Garmin site and they do not recommend using my unit on a motorcycle, no vibration testing etc.
Anyone have an opinion here?
Posted July 19, 2011 - 09:50 AM
IMO an off-road GPS is a good investment if you ride with one. The 60/76's are available on closeout now for ~$200; the older eTrex receivers can be found for as low as $50 on craigslist/ebay.
Posted July 19, 2011 - 05:24 PM
This experience was based on the Garmin 60cxs.
I now have CityNav loaded on one card, and the 3 Meter Topo on another. Simple 60 second switch depending on my needs.
Posted July 19, 2011 - 08:58 PM
Posted July 20, 2011 - 05:15 AM