GPS Discussion / Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Improved Digital Data now available for Adventure Cycling network« on: March 11, 2016, 10:18:16 pm »
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The battery is exhausted on a good day of touring.That is about the same with recent models & new units. I always carry with me a spare battery on tours.
The routing operation is unreliable and difficult to alter (it's fundamentally useless).Allowing the GPS device routing is guess work at best. I use Ride with GPS to chart the route & save to the unit as a track not as a route. Turn Recalculation off. Tracks never change.
Question for those familiar with Route Verte. Are all surfaces paved? I ride 700x23 tires.Not all surfaces are paved. The web site does not show this information. Instead, you will find them in the route guide. It is well worth the price for detailed maps & service points. For example, route 4 from Waterloo to Bécancour is mostly not paved. Route 5 is mostly on roads with short sections of paved trails.
I can't seem to find the GPS Data User Guide on the ACA website.In the page for Routes and Service Points, there is a link to the right for GPS Data User Guide & Quick Start Guide.
For the forth time and thought I would try a GPS for the first time.What do you want to use the GPS for? Is it for navigation or recording your trip? Is it to navigate to a destination, or browse for routes to follow?
I am thinking of ordering the Garmin Europe City Maps. Does anyone know if the Euro Velo maps routes are includes in the Europe maps or would I need to add them myself?I am not aware of any device map the includes the EuroVelo. The Open Cycle Map includes an overlay that shows the EuroVelo routes. You will have to draw your own route on top of that.
I personally do not like tracks and prefer waypoints and service points.Service points have the same format as before, only with more information. Where available, each service point includes category of service, name, phone number, address, directions, web site, etc.
I am a complete newb and wondering if anyone has experience using the etrex 20 and whether this device is suitable for the divide?The eTrex 20 is as good as any. I have used the eTrex 30 for several years now—it is a workhorse of a GPS. Take a look at a comparison chart I posted earlier. It is two years old but still relevant given the units on the market today.
Also, is the 2015 version of the GDMBR route available and where could I find this file?The route is available on Adventure Cycling web site.