[kag] Re: gps questions

  • From: "Lloyd Baker" <binrat@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <kag@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 28 Jan 2008 16:41:14 -0500

They said it all, so I will throw in a few points.

My 60CSx came with a 64meg card which I upgraded to 1 Gig, this allowed me to 
put a TON of maps in for the following areas.

Ontario - TOPO & Metroguide - All of the southern portion of Ontario from 
Quebec to Windsor up to Sault Saint Marie
Quebec - TOPO & Metroguide - Western half for trips to just beyond Montreal to 
Marin Heights all up to Deep River Depot
New York - TOPO & Metroguide - All of Northern New York


I also added a huge swath for a trip from Hamilton to North Carolina which 
included runs through Pensylvania, West Virginia, Virgina, North Carolina, 
Maryland and District of Columbia.

And I still had room for TOPO USA if I wanted to add them.

This is a bonus for road trips, but most GPS's only allow for 1000 waypoints, 
but there is a way around it.

Colour is so much nicer than geyscale.

With the 60 series you can turn off all the maps or select which ones you want 
to avoid clutter.


----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Nicholas Laan 
  To: kag@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  Sent: Monday, January 28, 2008 8:28 AM
  Subject: [kag] gps questions


  I am new to the gps crowd and I was wondering if I could ask some questions.  
I see the debate here is raging over whether you should get simple coordinates 
vs the map with bells and whistles.  I am a bit more interested in getting some 
sort of map reading but I have a few questions.  Is there a huge difference 
between the greyscale maps and the colour ones?  A lot of these devices also 
note that they come with an American map (+ north america) are Canadian cities 
such as Kingston well represented?  And the final question is do I go with the 
say 8 or 32 megs of build in memory vs the replaceable memory cards.  How large 
an area can i fit on 8 megs? if i want to switch maps from my computer is it 

  Thanks for the help


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