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June 18, 2011
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Ok, here are some screen shots from my eX310 with the Summit maps on it:

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No, it isn't a 610 or 710, but for the price it is a very capable little unit.

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June 17, 2011
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I have a 310 with the western region of the summit serious on it, which is the same to topos as the 610 & 710 and it works really well. I will upload some screen shots when get back to the real world!

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June 17, 2011
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Well, the GC and the 310 are entry level GPS receivers.
If you want to have street addresses as waypoints on a GPSr you will have to get one that has that capability.
If you want to load all the spiffy maps you can find you will need a unit with more memory than the 310 has.
No mater what unit you get it won't be a google map on it. You can create a satellite image map and load it to a unit. But it won't behave like google maps.

The 710 has driving directions and much more memory than any other Magellan unit.

The 610 has no driving directions capabilities and less memory than the 710.

The 510 has no driving directions capabilities and less memory than the
710 & 610 and no electronic compass or barometer.

The 310 has even less memory. Remember, it's an inexpensive entry level unit!

Plus the screen is less than 1.5 inches wide by less than 2 inches high!
Satellite images will be tiny on a screen that size.

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June 17, 2011
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OK. For example:
I found something in the forest/park in Google Earth (I just like sat imagery very much).
How can I transfer that point to 310?

Is it possible any way to use postal code with Magellan's programs directly for put then point to 310? (actually we very often use it with google map)

Is it possible to import to 310 a piece of Satellite picture (from Google earth or other program) and link it with coordinates?

I found an official info that explorist 510 can works with City series (which can works with addresses etc). But explorist can not works with it - is it temporary or permanent limits?

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June 17, 2011
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And for less money you can use the topo maps from Maps4me.net. I recently downloaded a few of these maps and they're incredible. I prefer them to the Magellan topo maps. And for urban use, you don't need topo very much anyway, the built-in world edition map should be sufficient.

Denis Gionet, OGA Executive Member - Northern Ontario.

June 17, 2011
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You can create satellite image maps for Vantage Point, I don't have a 310 so I don't know if the satellite images will work on 310.

The map that comes on the GC has very good detail of roads.
Some screenshots of my GC;
These two are of Rifle Colorado.



This one is of London, England;

I'm not sure what you mean by "road map" but this is from Magellan;

The eXplorist 310 is pre-loaded with the World Edition map, which includes a complete road network in the United States, Canada, Western Europe, and Australia and major roads throughout the rest of the world. This unique preloaded map also includes water features, urban and rural land use, and city centers. Regional versions of Magellan’s Summit Series topographic maps are available for download to expand mapping coverage and level of detail.

Here's a link to the Magellan page - LINK

For a basic GPSr I don't think you can get better than the 310.

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June 17, 2011
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Hi,
this topic is very actual for me because I going to buy a handled GPS and now considering between eXplorist 310 and Garmin Dakota 10/20.
In this review there is info that big disadvantages is absent topo map for this GPS. But you write that is not a problem - I can download it from maps4me.

- Are maps for others eXplorists (450, 510 etc) can be used with 310?
- Can Vantage point works with satellite shots like Google Earth or is it like "equivalent" of Birdseye with eXplorist 310?
- Is there exist "road map" for 310?
- Can I use 310 in Montreal in other words - is there enough map or I can buy it or just download?

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June 5, 2011
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thanks guys!

May 19, 2011
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Hi,

just use the maps from Maps4me or Magic Maps. They all work perfectly.

BR
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May 18, 2011
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I had asked Magellan, and in the near future, you'll be able to download regions of Canada for the 310, in file sizes to fit the 500Mb memory of the 310. Sit tight, the maps are on their way !

Denis Gionet, OGA Executive Member - Northern Ontario.

May 17, 2011
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there's no such thing for Canada. they have a 610 cdn with detailed maps, i don't understand why they do not put this on the website.
i have come up with a temporary solution if anyone wants to know. i trace any lake, river, brook, etc on google earth and insert it into my 310 as a track. you can insert it directly as a route but flags come up at every point and clutters the screen, as a track it's better and deadly accurate but takes a couple of conversions.
i colour the lakes, brooks, paths and new roads differently.
i have 40 lakes and roads in my gps that i fish and left 10 for the future, i even have the deep holes in the lakes.
hope this helps someone.

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