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November 23, 2011
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I would like to know the angle or percentage of any particular slope just by drawing a line through a topographic map. It would be a nice feature when skiing in wild areas (avalanches are much more likely when the slope is >30°).
You can get this piece of information from the profile of a route but it only gives you the length of the segment and the change in elevation and the calculation is not straightforward.

October 29, 2011
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pcaple wrote:

phild31 wrote:

To answer two items;

National Geographic Topo! maps don't work because National Geographic decided to not allow it! It has nothing to do with Magellan!

I found a way to ad them anyway

OK, I'll ask.
How did you add them to your Explorist?

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October 29, 2011
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October 29, 2011
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phild31 wrote:

To answer two items;

National Geographic Topo! maps don't work because National Geographic decided to not allow it! It has nothing to do with Magellan!

I found a way to ad them anyway

The compass in my 710 never has to be re-calibrated.
When I change from 'vehicle' to 'geocaching' mode it will show red, but by moving around a little or waving the unit in the air for a few seconds it calibrates itself.
I have never had to go to the re-calibrate page.

September 3, 2011
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phild31 wrote:

The problem is NG developed their own GPSr ...

yeah...and not very impressive...see the conclusions in this review

IMHO, they should stick to making great maps and making them available to the masses.

September 3, 2011
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The problem is NG developed their own GPSr and will not release their maps to anyone.

But it certainly is something to wish for, at a reasonable cost.

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September 3, 2011
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phild31 wrote:

National Geographic Topo! maps don't work because National Geographic decided to not allow it! It has nothing to do with Magellan!

EVEN SO...I agree that it deserves a place on the wish list. Magellan should be working on their relationship with NG in order to promote this sort of integration.

September 1, 2011
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pcaple wrote:

-allow changing of track color with or without dots
-allow resizing and color change of pointer arrow...it is so dam big it gets in the way!
-dimmer level from high to low then off
-allow National Geographic Topo! maps like on Triton
-allow resizing of + and - buttons...they cover too much of screen...or make them fade until touched

I agree with the track color option.

I still don't understand what the arrow gets in the way of.
And when you use 'Smart Arrow' it does change color.

Do you mean it should dim automatically before shutting off with the timer?

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September 1, 2011
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If you are talking about the compass calibration then Phil is spot on. Anytime you lose connectivity to with the satellites it will show up as out of calibration, but should quickly recalibrate with the movement of the GPS. I have gone into the calibration screen on my eX710 since the first week I received it. Now, if you're talking about the electronic compass swing that is being reported by several users when standing still or moving very slowly, that is being addressed in the upcoming firmware release...

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September 1, 2011
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To answer two items;

National Geographic Topo! maps don't work because National Geographic decided to not allow it! It has nothing to do with Magellan!

The compass in my 710 never has to be re-calibrated.
When I change from 'vehicle' to 'geocaching' mode it will show red, but by moving around a little or waving the unit in the air for a few seconds it calibrates itself.
I have never had to go to the re-calibrate page.

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

September 1, 2011
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Boondeck wrote:

Is there some reason why the electronic compass continually has to be reprogrammed. I have one in my car and another on my watch and I haven't ever had to reprogram the car compass and after an initial programming of the watch compass a good five years ago I've never had to do it again.

If you check your car manual, it probably has a section on recalibrating your compass. My '08 Chevy pickup does. It states that if you move out of a Magnetic Declination zone, your compass could be off and recalibration may be required.

My truck compass only reports Cardinal Points, so I doubt there is a big chance that declination will be more than 45 degrees off at any given location. Not saying it is impossible, just not likely in the Eastern US.

September 1, 2011
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Is there some reason why the electronic compass continually has to be reprogrammed. I have one in my car and another on my watch and I haven't ever had to reprogram the car compass and after an initial programming of the watch compass a good five years ago I've never had to do it again.

September 1, 2011
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-allow changing of track color with or without dots
-allow resizing and color change of pointer arrow...it is so dam big it gets in the way!
-dimmer level from high to low then off
-allow National Geographic Topo! maps like on Triton
-allow resizing of + and - buttons...they cover too much of screen...or make them fade until touched

July 23, 2011
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When you are on cache screen up/down arrows would be nice to scroll to discription,hint, recent logs, etc.etc.

July 5, 2011
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What I really miss, is to mark a point on the screen and I get automatic information about bearing and distance to this point in the Top Bar, without cutting off my actual routing. Like it was on the Tritons.

June 29, 2011
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and another thing... Laugh *PLEASE*

** A decimal point on the number keyboard would be nice 😉

Thanks.

June 29, 2011
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dwcarr1 wrote:

You are not the only one that is thinking this way. Actually, this has already been brought up and is being addressed and not only for Geocaching, but for all stored information. I have no idea as to how they're going to implement this or when, however, it is being worked on. This was actually one of the major points that we discussed the last time I had lunch with Richard our awesome GIS guy at Magellan.

Yeah, I know...This topic has been bounced around on tritonforum, as well...I hope Richard and the gang can get it done. I have no idea what obstacles are in the way, but it sure seems like something well worth pursuing. Ever hopeful... :unsure:

June 28, 2011
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You are not the only one that is thinking this way. Actually, this has already been brought up and is being addressed and not only for Geocaching, but for all stored information. I have no idea as to how they're going to implement this or when, however, it is being worked on. This was actually one of the major points that we discussed the last time I had lunch with Richard our awesome GIS guy at Magellan.

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June 28, 2011
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CUSTOMIZABLE DIRECTORY STRUCTURE AND DATA TRANSFER: UNIT TO KML. *PLEASE*

The OLD eXplorists (used to) have the ability to create a directory/folder and then save stuff into the directory. These units are useful for so much more than geocaching--like collecting georeferenced data about whatever--but the management and transfer of such data is frustrating with these NEW eXplorists.

Why can't a similar customizable directory structure be implemented in the new generation? The loss is a backward step, not an improvement.

**WHAT WOULD BE GREAT IS... A customizable directory structure with the ability to export/import that directory and subfiles/data as a .kml directly into Google Earth from the unit.

I can't believe that I am alone in using the eXplorist line to collect georeferenced data...and, aside from my own interests...I think Magellan could be sitting on a goldmine with this. Give people the freedom to collect, manipulate, and share their geospatial information on a global platform like Google Earth and let your customers sing your praises. This can only preserve loyalty and generate new interest.

All the best.

June 28, 2011
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This would be great. Simply record the steps and create a shortcut for that. Thank you for this idea...

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