[GeoStL] Re: Garmin software info - City Select North America and City Navigator North America

  • From: Mike Lusicic <lusicic@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: geocaching@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sat, 25 Feb 2006 20:34:29 -0600

Gosh. The guy certainly applied "pseudo-logic" on that one. "Since that is
not an issue, City Select will be discontinued".  And what happens to
everyone who has an old model that needs the smaller mapsets? Great logic if
you want everyone to be forced to buy the latest model.

Let me attempt to reword it: If we discontinue City Select, then we only
needto market and package one product, which is cheaper FOR US, and we will
orphan all the folks out there that have the models we designed City Select
to handle and they will be forced to buy the new model meaning more profits

 But that doesn't sound quite as good, does it? Oh well, I guess it isn't
allthat different than the computer industry.

YVONNE VON DER AHE wrote: - Thank you to all who have provided information
onthis software issue for the 60 CSx. I have heard from Garmin and thought
you might be interested in their response that I just received. It follows:
Yvonne, Thank You for contacting Garmin International! I am happy to help
youwith this. You are correct City Navigator is the appropriate mapping
software to use with the new X series units. You are also correct, City
Select used to be recommended for use in hand held because of the smaller
mapsets, however the x series has the card so that is no longer an issue.
Since that is not an issue, City select will be discontinued. We have yet to
issue a release date for the newest version of City Navigator. If you have
any additional comments or questions, please do not hesitate to contact us
via email or at the number listed below. Scott B. Product Support Specialist
Garmin International 1200 E 151 St. Olathe Ks, 66062 1-800-800-1020
www.garmin.com[1] Fax 1-913-440-5488 Dear Garmin, I am confused...I recently
purchased the Garmin 60CSx and am now looking at the Mapsource products. The
box the unit came in and the Garmin website indicate that City Navigator is
the appropriate one to purchase, BUT the dealer I am utilizing indicates
thatCity Select is better because of the smaller size of the maps. I figure
that the size issue could be overcome with a larger memory chip if there was
a problem. Is this so? Also I have "heard" that a new version of City
Navigator is coming out this summer and that City Select is being
discontinued. Is this so? Bottom line...which should I purchase City Select
North America or City Navigator North America?? Thank you. Ladybug STL
GC-RGS<gc-rgs@xxxxxxxxxx>[2] wrote: - Kurt, I had read too that CS was being
phased out and replaced by CN ver8 this summer. The smaller map chunks of CS
worked best for most of the handhelds because of the size and amount of
memory in the GPS's. I understand the So. MO map size was over 24 meg and
therefore wouldn't even fit in the Legend and Vista C units (before the x
series). Of course with the microSD cards in the x series, size won't be a
problem. But I'd hate to spend $100 on CS or CN when a new version would be
out this summer, unless it would be a free update, which I doubt. On the
other hand, those with the new toys that don't have CS or CN and want to
playwith autorouting, get an older copy of Mapsource Metroguide (ver 4) and
it WILL autoroute in the GPS. The maps are out of date by 5 years or so but
it still does a good job in most cases. And Metroguide does not need to be
unlocked. It will install on multiple GPS's. ----- Original Message -----
From: "Stoeppelman, Kurt" To: Sent: Friday, February 24, 2006 7:32 AM
Subject: [GeoStL] Re: Garmin software info - City Select North America and
City Navigator North America - At the 2K &B-day bash, there were questions
about Garmin software. My question to Garmin: What is the difference between
City Select(r) North America v7 and City Navigator(tm) North America v7? I
have a 60CS. Answer: Thank you for contacting Garmin.=20 Let me preface this
by saying you have caught us at a weird time...they are phasing City Select
out and going totally to City Navigator. =20 You could probably find City
Select North America V7 (note it is DVD-so is Navigator v7) or City
NavigatorNorth America v7 stand alone now from an authorized Garmin dealer:
http://www.garmin.com/dealers/online.html[3] Matching versions and flavors
ofNavigator and Select are similar products with compatible Garmin
units...there are some differences in the guts for routing. For example,
Navigator is more thorough in roundabout guidance. Select will get you
through it, but it won't be as informative. It involves things like that. In
the big picture, they are very similar products, but there are some
differences in the guts. Something in Select's favor...Select's map
templatesare cut smaller than Navigator v7's. So you could customize the map
set a bit more with Select than you could with Navigator (rather than, say,
loading all of southern Georgia to get Atlanta as you would with Navigator
with Select you can select just Atlanta and save memory for other areas).
=20I would very, very strongly recommend reading about City Navigator North
America v7 (note again the v7 products are on DVD) and using the MapSource
Map Viewer to see the basic detail in it (be sure to zoom tightly and click
the "more" detail button) starting at:
http://www.garmin.com/cartography/mapSource/citynav.jsp[4] (Basic map detail
you see with it as far as the roads, streets, etc. will be the same as what
would come in Select North America v7.) Garmin has a "kit" for the MAP 60CS
(it'll have Select in it) you might look at-with mounts and all that kind of
thing with it. It's available from Garmin's online store now (they do have
some stock on it).
http://shop.garmin.com/accessory.jsp?sku=3D010%2D10458%2D00[5] Thank you
again for your interest in Garmin GPS. Have you seen our online Map Viewer?
Preview the basic data in many of the MapSource products firsthand.
http://www.garmin.com/cartography/[6] Best regards,=20 Loy=20
mailto:cartography@xxxxxxxxxx=20[7] Garmin International=20 1200 E. 151st
Street =20 Olathe, KS (USA) 66062=20 http://www.garmin.com=20[8] Rocfish
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