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October 26, 2011
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Thanks ,will be back on forum when we get down there.

October 26, 2011
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Sounds like a good trip.
You can usually find a few caches near the exits of the interstates, so what I do is look for motels, restaurants and gas stations that have easy caches on both sides of the highway near-by.

Have fun and drive carefully.

When in trouble or in doubt, run in circles, scream and shout

October 25, 2011
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Thanks Phil that is sort of what we are planning on doing on he way down, We hope to get one or two in each state other than RI as it isn't on our route this time, We have put together a route pocket query for each day so we will see what happens. But we will only be getting south bound this trip and our plans are to return a different route in the spring.

October 25, 2011
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If you're not in a hurry and want a caching challenge check out the I-95 Interstate Highway Challenge cache.
Basically you have to find two caches in every state the highway goes through, one on each side and with-in 10 miles of each other.

I've finished the I-90 and I-93 challenges and will hopefully be doing the 95 this winter.

There's a challenge cache for all the major interstates, if you're crazy and have the time they're a lot of fun.
And a great excuse for a road trip! 😛

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October 25, 2011
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phild31 wrote:

I don't know about not needing a topo, I once found myself on a 258 foot hill in southern Florida. :laugh:

That must have been on the castle at Disney World :laugh:

October 24, 2011
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I don't know about not needing a topo, I once found myself on a 258 foot hill in southern Florida. :laugh:

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October 24, 2011
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Thanks Phil
I have the Jungle Ghost Topo Canadian on my 710 but I will be heading to Florida next week for the winter and I was wondering about the Maps4Me for the USA. However like you I will be using the Summit+City for caching on our way down. I won't need Topo in Florida LOL

October 24, 2011
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I have the old Maps4Me topos on my 710 and yes there is a difference.
I like the Maps4Me topos, the colors are a bit easier see and the elevation lines show better.
I also have Jungle Ghost's topos and those are pretty good too.
Bottom line is the Magellan topos are good, the Maps4Me and Jungle Ghost topos are better.

Most of the time I'm using the 710 for geocaching with driving directions so I have the Summit + City Magellan maps on.
When I want topo maps on I usually use the Maps4Me topos.

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October 24, 2011
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phild31 wrote:

The password is your password for Maps4Me.

Phil if you have Maps4Me on your 710 do you see a difference between the topo USA that comes with the 710 and Maps4Me ?

October 24, 2011
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I downloaded and unzipped both Canada files last night and this morning, and sent the .tpo file, and 3 of the .imi files onto my SD card. Selected the Canamatrix Image map, and I didn't find any appreciable difference from the old to the new maps. I'm currently copying all the .imi files onto the card (in case all maps must be there) as a test.

Also renaming the Canada.tpo and .imi, adding .bak to both as a test, but I doubt this has anything to do with it.

Anything I've done wrong ?

EDIT --- All ok. Only thing wrong is ... there are no hills where I live, so .... no topo to see ... lol ! Scanned another area and then saw the difference ....

Denis Gionet, OGA Executive Member - Northern Ontario.

October 23, 2011
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The password is your password for Maps4Me.

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October 23, 2011
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Sorry to bug you but files are still PW protected

Also could you please indicate what country/state the maps are for.

October 23, 2011
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Sorry, the filename had a blank inside. I fixed the link. It works now.

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October 23, 2011
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Map Data - ERROR - password protected, or no permission to access. Downloading the Topo data. Can I use this file instead of the one on the eX 610 ? (by renaming it to the eX file name, and renaming the eX file to .bak or something ?)

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October 23, 2011
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Until I change the Maps4me site, here are the direct links for download.

Maps: Map data (2 GB)

Topo: Topo data (1.5 GB)

To have the good looking maps you need both (Map + Topo)

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October 22, 2011
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Sorry, I promised to much... :blush: I did not find the time yet to link the new maps...

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October 22, 2011
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Sockeye wrote:

Thanks for this feedback 🙂

btw. I am currently converting all Maps4me maps to "Summit Series comatible" to enable the cool topo look&feel.

Canada is already done, I'll link the files tonight.

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I downloaded 3 maps in Canada, 22-33, 42-53 and 30-41... all 3 have identical file sizes as the others I had already from a few months back. Is it possible the links are not correct or complete for all of Canada ? I didn't see the "New" on the Canada .imi Map page as I had spotted on the Algonquin Park page. They appear identical in VP, so this is why I'm wondering...

Thanks in advance, Denis.

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October 22, 2011
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Holey cow, very very nice ! Gotta go, some downloading to do !

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October 21, 2011
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Awesome... Way to go Sockeye.


 

 

 

October 21, 2011
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Well, it is mainly the way topo information is displayed.

Old style:

New Style

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