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Offline Blackbear

Garmin foretrex GPS
« on: April 29, 2010, 12:03:04 pm »
Can the Garmin foretrex be "Hooked up" with the ACA TA maps?

Offline Fred Hiltz

Re: Garmin foretrex GPS
« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2010, 04:43:05 pm »
Adventure Cycling publishes paper maps and a few PDF files of maps that you can download and print. No GPS receiver can load these. If you want electronic maps on your handlebar, you need to buy a mapping GPSR (The Foretrex is not) and a set of maps to load into it.

Adventure Cycling also publishes GPS waypoints of significant points along its routes. You could use these, but not easily, as the Foretrex lacks a connection to your computer for loading waypoints.

In principle, you could read the name, latitude, and longitude of a published waypoint on your computer, mark a new waypoint in your Foretrex, and edit it to the published location using the Up, Down, and Enter buttons. Repeat for several more waypoints, then link them into a route. This would be terribly tedious; not at all practical.

Popular receivers to use with the ACA maps and waypoints are the Garmin 60C series and the higher end of their Etrex series.

Fred

Offline Blackbear

Re: Garmin foretrex GPS
« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2010, 06:29:35 pm »
Thank you,Fred.  I think I'll use the paper maps.  Blackbear