[GeoStL] Re: Garmin Oregon 450

  • From: Patricia Hutchison <patriciahutchison@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <geocaching@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 7 Mar 2013 13:25:55 -0600


Here's an idea:  Anyone out there interested in making a weekend or evening 
programming event to let us noobs gather with our laptops to have a techie 
instructional on new GPS units?> Date: Thu, 7 Mar 2013 13:23:35 -0600
> From: jcollier@xxxxxxxxx
> To: geocaching@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [GeoStL] Re: Garmin Oregon 450
> 
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> You run the installer and plug in the unit. It automatically detects the 
> unit and it detects any maps that you have installed (i.e. Myotis trail 
> maps). Getting it going is the gravy part. Figuring out how to actually 
> add the maps to the unit is the confusing part. If I remember right, you 
> right click the tartget in the left pane and select something like 
> Install Maps and then it lets you choose what to install. After that it 
> does everything for you. I don't do it often so I don't remember the 
> steps exactly.
> 
> Jason Collier
> 314-623-0263
> 
> On 3/7/2013 1:21 PM, Elonka Dunin wrote:
> > My understanding is:  Don't buy maps, you can get everything you need 
> > free from gpsfiledepot.com.  As to how to configure BaseCamp, I can't 
> > help, because I can't figure it out either.  People keep saying, "Use 
> > BaseCamp, it's free," but I haven't figured out how to get it 
> > installed and talking to my Oregon yet.
> >
> > Elonka
> >
> > On 3/7/2013 12:54 PM, Patricia Hutchison wrote:
> >> Yikes!  I'm looking at the BaseCamp program (and of course I'm lost) 
> >> but there's something about the Garmin maps, so I went to the Garmin 
> >> site and the road maps are like $80 per item.  Well, I guess that's 
> >> fine and dandy because I really only need North America, but then 
> >> when you look over at the hiking maps, they're by region and they can 
> >> be over $100 a pop.  So, I guess the next question is:  What maps (if 
> >> any) have other GO 450 users downloaded into their Garmins?  What do 
> >> I need and what's superfluous?  I should also add that I'm heading to 
> >> REI after work today to help me get this silly thing calibrated.  I 
> >> did everything it told me to do and it said it was calibrated, but it 
> >> is still showing the wrong time, the wrong date and it says my cache 
> >> (which is behind my office) is 240 miles away.  Something's not quite 
> >> right here....
> >
> 
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