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Thread: Where to buy new maps for gps??

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    Default Where to buy new maps for gps??

    Hi! I just bought my first GPS EVER WOOOOOHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
    Any way. Where is a good place to buy some maps for is. I would like one for street and topo for hikes...
    Thanks alot

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    Where and if what maps you can buy depend on what GPSr you have. What did you buy?

    Welcome to the site and to caching and GPSr ownership!

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    Last edited by brdad; 11-11-2009 at 03:35 PM.
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    Hi! Welcome to the site and congrats on your GPS!

    Like brdad said, the maps you buy will depend on the unit you have. I just want to point out... before you pay for your maps, check to see if you get a free map update first. When we bought our Garmin Nuvi it cam preloaded with maps that were 1 year old. A friend just bought the same model and was given a code that allowed him to download recent maps for free. I don't know if the free maps are a new benefit or if I had just overlooked it, but make sure you check to see what you are entitled to

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    Actually, I've had good luck buying buying Garmin update maps (micro SD cards) for my Garmin GPSMap 60csx on eBay. I bought Europe last year prior to our trip and sold it on eBay when we got back for only $15 less than I paid for it. And when I wanted to update our Street Atlas USA maps, i got the micro SD card on eBay for a very good price. And I'm VERY pleased that I got the SD card instead of a CD version. No worrying about "did I load the maps for this trip?" like I had done so many times in the past.


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    Is it legal to resell it?
    Moo

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    Thanks for the welcome!
    I bought a Garmin gpsmap 60CSx .
    I have wanted a GPS for years now so I bought it for myself for my 33rd B day
    Ebay hmmmmmmm

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    I tend to be pretty cheap and use the free resources that are out there before I pay for anything. Check out this map set for New England. Its a great resource for topo maps as well as includes just about every street in the state, right down to fire lanes and dirt roads.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cano View Post
    Is it legal to resell it?
    Yes - to sell the SD card. If you were to load maps from a CD onto your GPSr and then sell the CD, it would be illegal (I guess). But Garmin only allows 2 GPSr's to be registered per CD map copy, anyway.

    Many times, when you buy a CD from eBay or other reseller, it is an OEM copy that was issued with a new GPSr, and one registration has already been used on the original GPSr.


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    downloading now.
    thanks guys.

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