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gregaf3 12-13-2011 09:53 PM

Garmin topo
Has anyone tried the garmin 24k topo maps? I have an old nuvi 1300 and I was thinking about getting the topo map on a mini sd card but it only covers CA and NV, where as the 100k covers the whole US

Rangerz 12-15-2011 12:15 PM

I have a Nuvi 500 that came with the 100k maps and purchased the 24k CD (more coverage). The maps off the CD are somewhat better, but I don't think they wre worth the expense and the software is not very user friendly. There is a place in Vegas called GPS city. They are fairly new but have good prices and you might be able to look at the maps prior to purchase.

Good luck!

gregaf3 12-16-2011 02:46 PM

I just looked at the 100k map on a montana while I was at Bass Pro Shops. It did not look too bad... wish I had enough disposable cash to get one of the 3d topo maps.

Rangerz 12-17-2011 09:29 AM

The Montana is a sweet unit. I thought about getting one. Has some nice features that the Nuvi 500 doesn't have. Just couldn't swing the price though. If you are looking for one just for the jeep, the 500 has the 100k maps and the street maps. If you are looking for something to go hiking with, I would look at other units. You might try looking at the Oregon 500.

YouStupidBunny 12-17-2011 08:16 PM

I have the Garmin 1350 and have the 24K maps. Works perfectly, but they haven't released an update since 2009. I contacted them a week ago and was told they have no announced release date for an update. I can burn a copy to DVD if you want it. Save yourself $100.

Sounds like the 100k would be better, but it's not. The 24k has way more detail.

YouStupidBunny 12-18-2011 08:44 AM

I tried to reply to your PM, but your box is full. Here was my reply:
You don't even need to use the SD card. You would need the latest copy of Garmin's MapSource. I could burn that onto the DVD too. Everything can be read and uploaded to your GPS from your computer.

I wouldn't be able to get it to you today. I'm not feeling very well and my wife stole my Jeep. I'll go ahead and get the DVD ready and I should be able to meet up with you somewhere over the next couple of days.

gregaf3 12-18-2011 08:50 AM

Sounds good. I don't have mapsource either. I tried to get it from some less then creditable sources, but it just errors out because it is looking for god drivers

YouStupidBunny 12-18-2011 08:58 AM

I'll be sure to add the newest copy of Mapsource to the DVD.

In the meantime, have a look here:
It has a few free GPS maps you can use with your Garmin. I have three maps installed on mine. When offroad, I use them as overlays. If a feature isn't showing up on one map, it's likely on one of the others.

gregaf3 12-18-2011 09:41 AM

Awesome site. I will have to do some exploring of it when I get some more time. I also cleaned out my IM box... had no idea that you could only have 10...

YouStupidBunny 12-18-2011 10:35 AM

You have a PM.

Powrjunkey 12-19-2011 02:26 AM

Ysb is right, the 24k topo maps are great. You can print the maps out for any area. Also, keep an eye on eBay, the topo DVDs show up for around 80-85. Got my west maps for 87 shipped!

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