mapping and navigation for dummies

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mapping and navigation for dummies

Post by Junior » Fri Feb 09, 2018 7:42 am

I`m not asking for the best gps. I`m asking more about looking at planed routes and transferring to a gps. Someone sent me a route in google maps. I can`t even open it! So tell me how you set up your routes? what map source do you use etc ? I would like to not be so dependent on other during a ride.
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Post by Laoch » Fri Feb 09, 2018 7:51 am

I ordered the map :shrug:
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Post by Glenduro » Fri Feb 09, 2018 9:40 am

Google Maps:

Sign in to google maps.
>go to your places
>Select Maps
>Select create Map
>Under untitled layer select the blue colored import.
>import your file, .gpx .klm etc.

You can also create a map and and export it from google maps.

Now, in order to see the file on a device, your GPS device has to be compatible with using,"importing" these files. One app I'm working with now is called Scenic. I downloaded it from the app store for free and allows you to see and navigate these files for free as well as share your routes. If you decide to download that app let me know if you need assistance with using it.
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Re: mapping and navigation for dummies

Post by Rut Row » Fri Feb 09, 2018 4:01 pm

Junior wrote:
Fri Feb 09, 2018 7:42 am
I`m not asking for the best gps. I`m asking more about looking at planed routes and transferring to a gps. Someone sent me a route in google maps. I can`t even open it! So tell me how you set up your routes? what map source do you use etc ? I would like to not be so dependent on other during a ride.
Bucho has also asked for map help. Seems to me we need to come to your place and do some GPS training. Have the beer cold.
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Re: mapping and navigation for dummies

Post by Junior » Fri Feb 09, 2018 7:47 pm

Rut Row wrote:
Fri Feb 09, 2018 4:01 pm
Junior wrote:
Fri Feb 09, 2018 7:42 am
I`m not asking for the best gps. I`m asking more about looking at planed routes and transferring to a gps. Someone sent me a route in google maps. I can`t even open it! So tell me how you set up your routes? what map source do you use etc ? I would like to not be so dependent on other during a ride.
Bucho has also asked for map help. Seems to me we need to come to your place and do some GPS training. Have the beer cold.
sounds good. :cheers:
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Re: mapping and navigation for dummies

Post by J&J » Wed May 23, 2018 1:03 pm

Just got this on sale:

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Now what.....
:think:


I downloaded the manual & basecamp,
I’ll be looking at YouTube & scratching my head for a while :lol2:

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Post by Laoch » Wed May 23, 2018 2:29 pm

J&J wrote:Just got this on sale:

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Now what.....
:think:


I downloaded the manual & basecamp,
I’ll be looking at YouTube & scratching my head for a while Image2:
Couple weeks too late. 🤣

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Post by Wingfixer » Thu May 24, 2018 2:43 pm

That's purdy! There's a learning curve, i found it best to just put it on the bike and play with it.
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Re: mapping and navigation for dummies

Post by J&J » Thu May 31, 2018 1:05 pm

Those of you that have the Montana or similar, do you prefere vertical or horizontal mounting? I can make a nice dash behind my rally faring on the 650 but will be horizontal. The KTM gets a Ram Mount.

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Post by Wingfixer » Thu May 31, 2018 6:34 pm

I prefer horizontal. I feel like it lays out the info better on some of the screens. The map might work a little better in vertical but that's a matter of taste.
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