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April 12, 2011
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🙂 nerver mind, even I do not have an overview over all the maps I ever produced...

April 12, 2011
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Sockeye wrote:

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For maps of Iceland give this guy a try on the Triton Forum, the maps will work on the Explorist.

Nope... this Iceland map is better and free : here the corresponding topic...

BR
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Sockeye's map is much better.
Sorry Sockeye, I didn't know about your Iceland map when I posted that. :blush:

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April 12, 2011
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Ahhh. I think I was confused by the "City Series - North America" vs "Summit + City Series". You explained it well, thanks!

April 12, 2011
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phild31 wrote:

For maps of Iceland give this guy a try on the Triton Forum, the maps will work on the Explorist.

Nope... this Iceland map is better and free : here the corresponding topic...

BR
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April 11, 2011
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On Vantage Point you should see this;

I don't have the North America map on VP yet. Just the USA.

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April 11, 2011
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Welcome to the forum FrndlyFire.

On the 710 to access the map files;

Click Maps.

That will bring up this;

Click detail maps to get this;

You'll see that I have Summit + City Series USA checked.
The City Series North America map I bought to cover Canada.

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April 11, 2011
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I was actually a little confused when I uploaded VP with my 710 maps. There were only two maps recognized on the unit, and I didn't see anything resembling "City Series Maps". The unit does "turn by turn" so I'm guessing it's there. I guess I'll have to go back and look harder at the map files.

February 14, 2011
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Oh, it does work! :cheer:
I guess it helps to do it right. :blush:

Vantage Point download page

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February 14, 2011
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dwcarr1 wrote:

George,

Here is the page to download Vantage Point, it is rather hard to find on Maggie's new website...

David

Here's the link;

http://www.magellangps.com/VantagePoint

If you use the 'add a link?' thingy it won't show.
Just copy the address to the post.
I forget that it won't work about half the time I try to put a link on my posts. :blush:

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February 14, 2011
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Personally I don't care at all about which words Sockeye has used on his site.

Sockeye: You are my HERO !!!!
Thank you for great maps !

In my opinion $14 for all this is "maps for free".

Keep up the good work, Sockeye. It's much appreciated.

BR
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February 14, 2011
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George,

Here is the page to download Vantage Point, it is rather hard to find on Maggie's new website...

David

February 14, 2011
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Many thanks to everyone for your suggestions. I went to the Magellan website and could not find the actual download for vantage point; only the user manual. I suppose the software will come with my unit when I receive it.

I will try these suggestions when my unit arrives later this week and report on my progress in case it is useful to anyone..

Thanks again,

George Pappas

February 14, 2011
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Hi,

I actually changed the sub-title, as I really do not want to raise false expectations.

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February 14, 2011
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I actually found the site long ago by searching for "Free Magellan Maps" currently it is #4 in Google but I believe it was #1 or #2 when I found it.

Also I noticed the site now says license free maps... but I do not believe it has always been worded that way. This is a much more honest description of what they are, as it would now mean free as in the open source definition, free as in "free speech", not as in "free beer" much like the Linux OS.

Sockeye understand I believe you have all right to charge so please don't think my argument was I wanted it without paying. Seeing it is now listed as License Free Maps, I believe a more honest description, you can probably expect some money your way as soon as I have a few extra to spare.

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February 13, 2011
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KI4HLW wrote:

phild31 wrote:

maps4me are free maps (nominal registration charge)
http://www.maps4me.net/usa/3/

This site has always made me laugh, "Free Maps, only $14 a year!"

Don't get me wrong, he deserves to get paid for the work he puts into them, and they are awesome maps and are an amazing deal at only $14 for a year of unlimited access. But the only reason I have not joined the site is because I hate false advertising and websites that use the word free so that they get linked by Google when people search for free something.

P.S. I heard Magellan is now giving away Explorist 710s for free, you only need to pay a one time registration fee of $550.

Where did you see any false advertising?
They are posted as license free and the website is maps4me not maps4free.

P.S. I heard Magellan is selling maps that work on the 710, they only cost hundreds of dollars, don't cover much outside of the USA and will only work on your registered unit.
A much better deal than $14. 😛

BTW I just Googled 'free maps online' and maps4me did not come up on the list, but I only checked 16 pages. 😉

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February 13, 2011
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KI4HLW wrote:

This site has always made me laugh, "Free Maps, only $14 a year!"

Hi KI4HLW,

My Maps4me.net site does have many free maps.
By the way, the Iceland map linked above is one of them.

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February 13, 2011
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KI4HLW wrote:

phild31 wrote:

maps4me are free maps (nominal registration charge)
http://www.maps4me.net/usa/3/

This site has always made me laugh, "Free Maps, only $14 a year!"

Don't get me wrong, he deserves to get paid for the work he puts into them, and they are awesome maps and are an amazing deal at only $14 for a year of unlimited access. But the only reason I have not joined the site is because I hate false advertising and websites that use the word free so that they get linked by Google when people search for free something.

P.S. I heard Magellan is now giving away Explorist 710s for free, you only need to pay a one time registration fee of $550.

It is probably a wrong wording Sockeye used.
But, all smaller maps up to a size of 20MB are free to download without registration. Larger maps are only available to registered users. Sockeye does those maps as a hobby and had to invest into new hardware and webspace. That's wy I do not have a problem to pay those 14$ a year. The maps are great and the job Sockeye does is awesome.

February 13, 2011
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phild31 wrote:

maps4me are free maps (nominal registration charge)
http://www.maps4me.net/usa/3/

This site has always made me laugh, "Free Maps, only $14 a year!"

Don't get me wrong, he deserves to get paid for the work he puts into them, and they are awesome maps and are an amazing deal at only $14 for a year of unlimited access. But the only reason I have not joined the site is because I hate false advertising and websites that use the word free so that they get linked by Google when people search for free something.

P.S. I heard Magellan is now giving away Explorist 710s for free, you only need to pay a one time registration fee of $550.

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February 13, 2011
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I just tried the Iceland map on my 710, it's great!
Nice job by who-ever made it.

Good job with the link S!G

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February 12, 2011
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The Iceland-map is free of charge. Here is the link:

DL Link

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February 12, 2011
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A brief over view from someone who doesn't know that much about maps;

First you will need a micro SD card for the 710, they don't come with one.
I use a 8GB Sansdisk card in my 710 with no problems.
The maps can be loaded on the card.
The 710 when connected to your PC will load like two external drives, one the unit and the other the card.
I think the map formats are Raster (.rmp) and Vector (.imi)

I hope this is of some help for you.

Some of the other forum members know a whole lot more about maps than I do, I'm sure they will post more info to help you soon.

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February 12, 2011
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Welcome the the forum, you are going to love the 710.
This is the place for any help or advice you need.
Download Vantage Point from Magellan for map management.

For maps try these places;

maps4me are free maps (nominal registration charge)
http://www.maps4me.net/usa/3/

For maps of Iceland give this guy a try on the Triton Forum, the maps will work on the Explorist.
I don't know the cost of his topos but it's worth the look.

http://www.tritonforum.com/for.....038;t=3491

For maps of Canada;

http://www.magicmaps.ca/

Good luck.

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February 12, 2011
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Hello Everyone,

I am a new user of Magellan's latest products. I just traded in my ancient GPS Colortrak for a new Explorist 710 which should arrive shortly. I am traveling to Iceland in two weeks and I am having trouble figuring out where to find a good Topo map of Iceland online or how to download one that is in one format and make it usable in the Explorist 710.

Can someone please give me a suggestion or a brief overview of how these maps and map formats work for the 710 or point me to an online information source that I can study? Specifically, what is the magellan or other application that I can run on my mac notebook or pc that interacts with the 710 regarding map conversion and management and what map formats work in the 710? The magellan website and user manual for the 710 are of no help on this topic. I have already looked at the atlas download tutorial posted on this forum but I hope I don't have to go that far to get a good icelandic map.

Thanks in advance for your help. Will post my experiences and tips here as I learn how to get the best out of this unit.

Best Regards,
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