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VantagePoint with National Geographic Topo! maps
February 2, 2013
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Some more screenshots.

The three satellite image maps on my 710;

http://i913.photobucket.com/al.....76814b.png

This is the sd card with the 710 connected to my PC;

http://i913.photobucket.com/al.....71be52.png

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February 2, 2013
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Where did you put the maps and how did you load them?

This is what you should see on the 710;

http://i913.photobucket.com/al.....67f4f4.png

Tap 'Image Maps' and get this;

http://i913.photobucket.com/al.....3edbfe.png

Tap 'Satellite Imagery' and get this;

http://i913.photobucket.com/al.....a7e3cc.png

 

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February 2, 2013
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phild31 said
Yeah, zoom out, then scroll the map to where ever you want and zoom in.

 

 

I do that and I just see the same stock map that came with the 710.  Today I was actually in the area covered by the downloaded map and same thing - I just see the stock map and when I bring up the Maps menu, I don't see any special option for the downloaded map.

 

February 1, 2013
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pcaple said
I found that you can make a map out of any image or photo of a map and calibrate it with Triton RMP. Then you correct it for use on eXplorist with RMP Tools and this works great. I have even taken an Official Arkansas State Highway Map and set it up for use on my 610. Pretty cool!

Unfortunately TritonRMP not very well make maps. If the scale is large and you have multiple sheets, then between them can be a black stripe. There are other errors in this program.

We have corrected the error and made a new program RMPCreator - http://antalos.com/en/gps/rmp-.....reator.php

We continue to improve it.

 

February 1, 2013
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Yeah, zoom out, then scroll the map to where ever you want and zoom in.

 

This is 16 miles from my home;

http://i913.photobucket.com/al.....2dec46.png

 

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February 1, 2013
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I downloaded a few maps from VP/NatlGeo to my 710's SD card.  Is there a way for me to view the maps in advance of me travelling to the areas I downloaded?

 

TIA

 

May 8, 2012
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Um, the screenshots I posted of the National Geographic TOPO! on my 710 don't look very good to me.

The photo pcaple posted is not a screenshot of his 610.

In my opinion the National Geographic Topo! on VP & on my 710 is terrible and not worth the cost.

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May 8, 2012
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I think that looks very nice. I was considering a subscription too, I would just replace it with my DeLorme subscription.

Question: how is sunlight visibility on these maps? Is it better than standard Magellan maps?

Thanks for sharing the screen shots, these are the first I have seen. I have sampled the TOPO on VP and like them.

I also have a TOPO program I bought several years ago of the Southern Appalachians. I like it a lot.

May 8, 2012
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ShortcutHicksy wrote:

pcaple wrote:

down where?

Down in Australia, a NSW boy!!!!!

Graham.

Ah...dine unda...eh...

May 8, 2012
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Check out this National Geographic Buffalo National River map I have loaded to my 610. Very nice with detailed trails and such.
[img]http://www.exploristforum.com/wp-content/uploads/images/fbfiles/images/buffalo2.jpg[/img
This is from a paper map that I scanned.

May 8, 2012
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pcaple wrote:

down where?

Down in Australia, a NSW boy!!!!!

Graham.

May 8, 2012
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pprass wrote:

phild31 wrote:

...Yeah, Digital Globe is pretty good.

Wish we poor cousins down here could buy a subscription to find out how good it is 🙁

down where?

May 8, 2012
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I had found that 1.8.1 had the most map sources....but thanks for the info on files section.
I found that you can make a map out of any image or photo of a map and calibrate it with Triton RMP. Then you correct it for use on eXplorist with RMP Tools and this works great. I have even taken an Official Arkansas State Highway Map and set it up for use on my 610. Pretty cool!

May 7, 2012
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phild31 wrote:

...Yeah, Digital Globe is pretty good.

Wish we poor cousins down here could buy a subscription to find out how good it is 🙁

May 7, 2012
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True that on the limited sources. There has been some "added" sources actually posted in the files section on here. I'm using the 1.9.6 version and it REALLY isn't that hard at all. There is even a brief video tutorial on youtube on how to use the thing. You just select your source that you want, select the area and then select create. It's that simple.

Pcaple...check the files section on this board and you'll see a few more added sources package listed for it. I use arcgis satellite (thanks to another member for showing me that) and also gotten the google terrain & hybrid loaded as well as USGS topo's). VERY VERY handy to have all those and FREE!!!!

May 7, 2012
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MOBAC may be the best way to go but I don't want to spend the time learning the process and making my own maps for the 710 when the maps I already have from Maps4Me, Jungle Ghost and Magellan suit my purposes almost perfectly.

As far as the computer, for USGS topo maps I have Terrain Navigator with New England & Colorado on CDs, the places I most want/need topo maps of.

Five or six years ago a game warden in Colorado was amazed to see me printing topo maps for my hunting buddies in our tent on the mountain, at 10,500 ft, with my laptop and a $25 printer with waypoints & tracks I made with my Meridian and Explorist XL earlier that day.

It also finally convinced my hunting buddies that a GPSr is more than just a toy to find geocaches with. 🙂

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May 7, 2012
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My white lines seem to be wider than those in the images. The last time I messed with MOBAC the map source selection was crap and I gave up on it.

May 7, 2012
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From those shots I don't think they are so bad. NOT saying they are great but for the ease of use & loading onto a handheld it's decent "in my own opinion".

If you want to have FULL and total control of any map you'd like then I'd suggest MOBAC. With it, you'll have access to FREE maps that YOU make any way you want them so you'll have nobody to blame but yourself if they end up looking funny LOL!!! There is a small learning curve but in the end, if you want some really good USGS topo's or satellite imagery you might be happier with that route. And since it's free...well...what's more to say?

footnote: Just keep in mind, even with this cool map making program you are going to have (as you will with just about all of the other maps that you'll get ahold of) a very thin orangish colored line wherever the edge of the map segment you're looking at joins another. It's not very large but you CAN tell that it's an edge of map segments.

May 7, 2012
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Those white lines seem to be where Nat Geo did not reference the coordinates of the layers properly.

Yeah, Digital Globe is pretty good.

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May 7, 2012
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Hmmm...I already had found a way to put Topo! Arkansas maps on my 610 anyway...but the fact that I have access to the whole U.S. now is cool. I just don't understand why those white lines are there...how could that be intentional? Thanks for the input. :cheer: I have no such problem with Digital Globe.

May 6, 2012
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I do not think it is a bug! 🙁

The deal is that it ain't worth the price!
It does not look very good at any scale on both VP and my 710.
Here's some screenshots of VP and my 710 with Nat Geo topo on them;
The red arrow is pointing at the white line pcaple is talking about;
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My advice -- don't waste your money on the National Geographic Topo! maps. 🙁

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May 6, 2012
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I have VantagePoint 2.27 with subscriptions for Digital Globe an the new National Geographic Topo! streaming maps series. I have downloaded Topo! maps that are automatically converted to .rmp files. These are being displayed with whit horizontal lines within VantagePoint as well as on my eXplorist 610. I was so excited to have this feature only to be disappointed by this bug. What is the deal!?

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