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surfponto
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11/6/2013
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Hey all
Looking for a GPS for my Land Cruiser .
Anyone have a recommendation for a good one that I can upload trail maps to and use off-road.

Thanks,
Bob

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mrkmc
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11/7/2013
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Do you have an Android Phone? If so download Back Country Navigator. It is perfect for offroading and navigating roads in the desert. You can download all the maps you want at home, on wifi, for free, then use them in the middle of nowhere, even if you don't have service.

If you go with a regular gps, like garmin, etc, they charge a fortune for their maps and they aren't that good in my opinion.
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surfponto
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11/8/2013
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Thanks
I do have a Galaxy S4
I will check it out.
Just need to buy a dash mount

mrkmc wrote:
Do you have an Android Phone? If so download Back Country Navigator. It is perfect for offroading and navigating roads in the desert. You can download all the maps you want at home, on wifi, for free, then use them in the middle of nowhere, even if you don't have service.

If you go with a regular gps, like garmin, etc, they charge a fortune for their maps and they aren't that good in my opinion.


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tommy750
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11/8/2013
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I use My Topo on an iPad and love it. It seamlessly connects standard 1:24K topos you download for free. The big touch screen gives you the big picture you don't get on a tiny GPS and you can easily zoom in if desired. Doesn't allow tracking but you can do waymarks and screen saves are easy. Think it cost $9.99. Tom
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surfponto
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11/9/2013
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Thanks Tom
What kind of dash mount do you have for it?
Thanks,
Bob

tommy750 wrote:
I use My Topo on an iPad and love it. It seamlessly connects standard 1:24K topos you download for free. The big touch screen gives you the big picture you don't get on a tiny GPS and you can easily zoom in if desired. Doesn't allow tracking but you can do waymarks and screen saves are easy. Think it cost $9.99. Tom


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tommy750
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11/10/2013
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surfponto wrote:
Thanks Tom
What kind of dash mount do you have for it?
Thanks,
Bob

tommy750 wrote:
I use My Topo on an iPad and love it. It seamlessly connects standard 1:24K topos you download for free. The big touch screen gives you the big picture you don't get on a tiny GPS and you can easily zoom in if desired. Doesn't allow tracking but you can do waymarks and screen saves are easy. Think it cost $9.99. Tom


Haven't been using a dash mount but looks like a lot are available and sounds like a great idea now that you mention it. Tom
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11/27/2013
surfponto
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So here is the iPad with the iPad mount I purchased off Amazon.
Pretty cool but I am just not sure how legal it is wink




Guess it doesn't matter since I am only going to use it off-road
Heading out to Carrizo Gorge Friday so I will test it then


Downloaded MyTopo for my iPad. Thanks for the tip Tom.
edited by surfponto on 11/27/2013

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tommy750
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11/27/2013
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Awesome, Bob. I like it. What is the program you're running in the photo? I need to get a mount for Xmas! Tom
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surfponto
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11/27/2013
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It is My GPS with the Bing Maps

tommy750 wrote:
Awesome, Bob. I like it. What is the program you're running in the photo? I need to get a mount for Xmas! Tom


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5/4/2014
93ToyTruck
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I created a GPS map that covers all of San Diego and Imperial Counties. The link below has maps and info for the entire coverage area.

http://www.sandiegotrailmap.com/TrailFinder/
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