Mapsource Topo USA
What a bitch. I recently had the opportunity to purchase a laptop for caching and was very excited to finally have real time tracking on the laptop from the gps.
After checking out Mainiac1957s laptop and seeing how valuable this really could be I came home and tried it only to find that topo used to have that option in the version that you purchase (3.02) then in the upgrades they removed it and now is no longer availible. I need to call them tomorrow and figure out what went wrong. I cant imagine such a valuable resource being removed from software. And since you need the update to run any usb gps you will never be able to use real time.
If any one can add light to this for me it would be great.
I use mapsource topo on my laptop and have no problem. You need to go to the website and download the latest version 6.10.2, it's a free download. http://www.garmin.com/support/mappingsw.jsp
I got the newest update. I did that today but I cant figure out how to do real time tracking. Example I am driving down the road and want to have my laptop do real time tracking on the laptop screen. Can you tell me how it's done and where the menus are to get my gps to do it??
I don't think Mapsource has realtime tracking. I'd use either Delorme, Streets and Trips or Maptech.
Changes made from version 6.5 to 6.7:
one of the changes was to :
Removed real-time tracking from MapSource. Use nRoute for PC real-time tracking applications.
What is nROute
I didn't know that! Thanks. Here's the link for nRoute. http://www.garmin.com/support/downlo...ils.jsp?id=575
I'm downloading it now, we'll see how it works. Not sure how it can route using topo since the gpsr does not seem to use topo when routing!
I have it downloaded on both and will be interested to see how it works.
I love how they pull this **** out of unit software and not tell any one. Imagine if you had already left for a trip and went to use it.:(
It seems to be working fine on the notebook. It is just one more program to run and try to figure out.
Oh BTW disregard the disclaimer they put on the first page when nRoute opens...LOL:D
I know that topo doesnt support autorouting but does any one know if garmin is going to make a patch so that it will. It would be a shame to have to buy an aoturouting program so that you can have the best of both worlds but that is more than likely what they want.
I didn't disregard the message, just made fun of it! :)
I'm not sure it make sense to try to autoroute via topo. The map is too detailed and it would be very difficult and complicated to show what is needed to navigate any given way. One man's road is another man's path! And, the smaller roads are very seasonal. Right now, you would probably have to walk 20 miles to get to my cache on West Mt. Kenebago. This summer, any car can drive within 2 miles.
I downloaded and installed nRoute, but now I can't use it till I get home becasue I didn't bring the CDs! I have every topo loaded on the gps from here to Niagra Falls and as far south as Virginia! I thought that would be enough for a two day trip to Brunswick.