GPS Systems?

Does anyone have knowledge of the different types of GPS recievers or a web site where I could learn about them? I would like to start mapping some of the trails we ride or share trails with other people. Any help ou there?

http://www.cycoactive.com/

http://www.aloop.com/

Check out these sites, they will be able to answer most if not all of your questions.

I have been using a Garmin III+ their software for a couple of years now. The best part is downloading routes and printing out maps. It’s also nice to know where your at.

Nick

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Gergg, Erik here, could you get back to me about that damper? Thanks, Erik

Greg

Try this Newsgroup

sci.geo.satellite-nav

I have used GPS for my route planning & navigation for the last 4 years with great results.

Stick with Garmin for your GPS choice, the GPS12XL is a very good unit, very robust & an internal antenna (wont brake off) also there is very good software available to run with this unit, http://www.oziexplorer.com/ being the best software package available for integrating your GPS & your computer.

Email me direct if you want any info.

JP

I've been using the garmin III+ for about 2 years it is durable and works fantastic. I even purchased a serial cable to upload and download waypoints to my PC. Using Maptech's topo software you are able to do some really cool stuff. I have created routes to take my friends on ... and before we go riding I show them on the computer where we plan to ride by superimposing the waypoint on the USGS topo maps. It way cool. In addition you can calculate distances, get 2D altitude versus distance cross section plots, mark features, and place symbols on the USGS maps. Basically you can create your own personal USGS maps print them and take them on the ride. Also you can create waypoints on the USGS map creating routes and then download them to your GPS. I've also documented my rides with a digital camera taking pictures at the points I mark a waypoint. Its a lot of fun.

One other thing ... I use it for safety too ...

I ride alone and with my cell phone if i get hurt ... I can tell them where I am to about +-100 feet.

These links are fantastic

http://www.waypoint.org/

http://www.garmin.com/

http://www.maptech.com/

http://www.maptools.com/

I have been using a Garmin Etrex Legend with the RAM mount and it is AWESOME!! i bought it from www.jaair.com in chicago- great prices.

I've got the E-trex Legend too and it's a great unit. I bought a Ram mount for it and took my first ride with it last Saturday and the brand new batteries only lasted about a half-hour and it quit. I forgot to put vasaline on the ends of the batteries but - even so - it's clear that I'm going to have to hard-wire the power to it from the battery on my EXC. Has anyone done this? All I've seen available is a cigarette lighter adapter and it seems dumb to put that huge thing under the seat on my bike. I'd like to find the harness that hooks up to the GPS and then somehow reduce the voltage on my battery down to 3 volts. So I'd need to find a voltage reducer and the connector. Anybody know where I can find this stuff?

Alan

Here's the best independent GPS review site I've found.

BTW, USGS Quad (topo) maps have recently been updated. This only occurs every 10-20 years. The most significant revision for me is the addition of Forestry trail designations making the maps and updated software (e.g. Mapsource) much more useable. Look for software upgrades which re-scan these maps soon.

http://joe.mehaffey.com/

Originally posted by Fastgregg:

Does anyone have knowledge of the different types of GPS recievers or a web site where I could learn about them? I would like to start mapping some of the trails we ride or share trails with other people. Any help ou there?

Try http://www.navtechgps.com/.

There's a lot of good GPS informations there.

Charlie

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