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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.

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

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,
George Pappas

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