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#137218 - 08/04/10 04:43 PM Map Software for Garmin Dakota
potbeliedmtbiker Offline
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Registered: 07/22/10
Posts: 12
Loc: Las Vegas, NV
I recently got a Garmin Dakota 20 GPS unit and am looking at getting the map software to put on it. I am not good with the GPS yes and am not sure what i should be looking for in the software. Can anyone please throw in some advice, any information is apprciated!

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#137293 - 08/06/10 03:49 AM Re: Map Software for Garmin Dakota [Re: potbeliedmtbiker]
TomD Offline
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Registered: 10/30/03
Posts: 4963
Loc: Marina del Rey,CA
Probably depends on what you are looking for. I have a GPS 76 I got used. Came with a street map and I bought another chip for it so I can load up topos. I got some free topo maps here-
http://www.gpsfiledepot.com/

Here is another Garmin related site-
http://gpstracklog.com/2009/09/free-gps-topo-maps.html

I'm sure there are others, but these two should be a good place to start. GPS depot has some good forums and helpful posters as well. I'm a GPS newbie too, so they were helpful. You can buy commercial maps, but they tend to be pretty expensive.
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#137297 - 08/06/10 11:42 AM Re: Map Software for Garmin Dakota [Re: potbeliedmtbiker]
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Loc: Ozark Mountains in SW Missouri
Go to http://www.garmin.com and find their "BaseCamp" software. I'm pretty sure you can use this to purchase, install, and register maps from Garmin.

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