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Old 12-14-2009, 05:04 PM
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Don't think so. I think the Nuvi are mostly a city/car type GPS.

For mapping out trails, a "mapping" GPS is required. These are usually often called hiking GPS. Garmins 60, 76, Oregon and Colorado models are mapping units.
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Old 12-14-2009, 06:07 PM
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Opps, I think I bought the wrong one for Crawldad for Christmas it is a Garmin nuvi 205W from Best Buy 99.99, I hope I can get maps for it?
My experience has been that you can get maps for just about any GPS unit. The problem is generally the maps are proprietary - that is, you must use "their" maps. And "their" maps generally leave a lot to be desired! That's why I purchased a Garmin unit that can transfer maps between the GPS and a computer (some units can only transfer tracks and waypoints and sometimes routes - but routes are nothing more than a series of connected points).

Once I found the website that describes how to make your own custom maps for Garmin units, I was in heaven! Although I have not tried that process yet, after looking at it, I think it's going to happen - some day! Just have to find the time to go through all the steps!
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Old 12-17-2009, 05:29 PM
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Thanks for all the info, after he opens it we will see what we can get for it I think TOPO is my only option but not sure? I went for the Nuvi because that is what he wants because if his deniel for needing glasses and can't see his handheld unit anymore.
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Opps, I think I bought the wrong one for Crawldad for Christmas it is a Garmin nuvi 205W from Best Buy 99.99, I hope I can get maps for it?
My wife also bought me a Garmin nivi 205 for Christmas. It will work well for mapping for the DNR. I have a program Joey can use for Topo. Bring it the GPS with you if to the Spring Fling if you come and still need a program.
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Old 04-06-2010, 05:22 PM
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My wife also bought me a Garmin nivi 205 for Christmas. It will work well for mapping for the DNR. I have a program Joey can use for Topo. Bring it the GPS with you if to the Spring Fling if you come and still need a program.
Thanks Ceg, but I already bought the Topo sim card and it does work good, Guedo and Danny have the same package
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Thanks Ceg, but I already bought the Topo sim card and it does work good, Guedo and Danny have the same package
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