Custom Raster Maps and Spoilerpics on Colorado/Oregon/Dakota
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Custom Raster Maps and Spoilerpics on Colorado/Oregon/Dakota

 
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roolku
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 10, 2009 11:40 am    Post subject: Custom Raster Maps and Spoilerpics on Colorado/Oregon/Dakota Reply with quote

The new beta firmware seems to provide some exciting features.

* Dakota Software Version 2.22 Beta
* Oregon 550/550t Software Version 2.51 Beta
* Oregon Software Version 3.22 Beta
* Colorado Software Version 3.02 Beta

See:

http://garmin.blogs.com/softwareupdates/trail-tech/
http://gsak.net/board/index.php?showtopic=13347&st=0&#entry89633#

Has anyone tried it yet?
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 10, 2009 3:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is something I would like to use, but I have to get my head around how to do it all first.

Thanks for posting it on here Robert.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 10, 2009 9:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds very interesting - just need half a day to work it all out Laughing
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 26, 2009 10:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have an Oregon 200 with Firmware 3.20 (I think). I created a custom map last night and it was a very painless process. It took about an hour from reading about it to getting it on to my GPSr. I used the step by step guide here -

http://www.garmin.com/garmin/cms/cache/offonce/us/onthetrail/custommaps#fragment-2

The hardest part was georeferencing the image. (The image in question was a screen capture of 1:50000 OS map from Quo v2 around Ben Cleuch. I probably spent more time tweaking the map to get it right. Although interestingly enough the OS map does not fit perfectly on top of Google Earth, but it is fairly close. If I can figure out how to do screenshots, I'll place one here.

Cheers ayr_lad
I use the TalkyToaster maps as well and this is a useful additional, although is limited to small areas.
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