Garmin maps, topos etc

snowbear

Observer
I have been looking for a set of map files I can use on my Garmin 76C. So far I've found one product Cartografia E32 but can't find anywhere to purchase or download it. Anyone here have experience with this product? What other navigation tools are you using?
 

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Christian P.

Expedition Leader
Staff member
Well, I am trying to ressucitate a older Garmin Nuvi - it's been a while since I have used it..
 

kbeefy

Adventurer
I've been playing with MOBAC a bit, you can get the mapquest openstreet maps in it. Haven't located any topo's yet though.
 

Christian P.

Expedition Leader
Staff member
I have uploaded the Garmin one but my GPS refuses to "acquire satellites". So I can't really test it right now
 

snowbear

Observer
I've been playing with MOBAC a bit, you can get the mapquest openstreet maps in it. Haven't located any topo's yet though.
Ken, any success w/MOBAC? I have Backcountry Navigator. It's nice for US roads, trails and topos. No online source for Mx they suggest building your own w/MOBAC. Probably in over my head there.
 

Christian P.

Expedition Leader
Staff member
I have installed the full Garmin North America set of maps on my Nuvi.

Apparently it's not too bad for Mexico - it probably does not have all the offroad trail/topo and such but should be good enough to find my way around if needed.
 

snowbear

Observer
I got E32 installed. It looks like a great product. Service was fast and instructions good. It works in basecamp and mapsource. I am more familiar w/mapsource so I am using it. If I could figure out how to load the files into backcountry navigator to run on my cell phone I'd be set!
 

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Detslider

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Argh!
After not being tech savy enough to figure out how to make the free Open Street Maps work on my Garmin 60csx I broke down and ordered the Garmin City Navigator North America map set.
Then, after 5 years of complaint free usage, my 60csx decided to get all goofy and quit working on the same night that I'm trying to upgrade it with a legit set of maps.
Damn.
Garmin wants $150 to swap for a refurbished unit. I doubt that could be accomplished before we depart.
Looks like I'll be upgrading to a new unit. The GPSmap has treated me well and I like that it's a do-all GPS; trail, road, Geocache...
The GPSmap 62s seems like the way to go.
 
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