OT: any way to add info to onboard GPS maps



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Merlin

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right, so I was on a jog today, and while fiddling with my
GPS during a walking break, it came to my attention that it
would be really neat if I could import my track info
directly into the map.

first, a little background info. it is a Magellan Meridian
Platinum, and the map software is MapSend Topo (made by
Magellan I think).

now, it already has a few 4-wheel-drive trails on it, but
come biking season (when I can go on the trails without
getting neck deep in mud) it would be neat to log a track
of the trail, then if I could imprint it onto the map for
future use, without having to load up the track every
time (can only have one track at a time I think), then it
would be great.

I searched the web, but after about 50 pages on google, I
still found nothing of any use. so I thought I would pose
the question here on the off chance that somebody has done
it, or knows where I can find out how to do
it. I would assume it has to be done with a special program,
but beyond that, I don't know.

my first guess is that it can't be done as the raw map data
is stored on a
cd (Isuppose I could edit the file and burn a new cd...)

thanks in advance for any help.

~Travis
 
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Dean A. Stepper

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try these newsgroups

sci.geo.satellite-nav alt.satellite.gps

"Merlin" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> right, so I was on a jog today, and while fiddling with my
> GPS during a walking break, it came to my attention that
> it would be really neat if I could import my track info
> directly into the map.
>
> first, a little background info. it is a Magellan Meridian
> Platinum, and
the
> map software is MapSend Topo (made by Magellan I think).
>
> now, it already has a few 4-wheel-drive trails on it, but
> come biking
season
> (when I can go on the trails without getting neck deep in
> mud) it would be neat to log a track of the trail, then if
> I could imprint it onto the map for future use, without
> having to load up the track every time (can only have one
> track at a time I think), then it would be great.
>
> I searched the web, but after about 50 pages on google, I
> still found nothing of any use. so I thought I would pose
> the question here on the off chance that somebody has done
> it, or knows where I can find out how to do
> it. I would assume it has to be done with a special
> program, but beyond that, I don't know.
>
> my first guess is that it can't be done as the raw map
> data is stored on a
> cd (Isuppose I could edit the file and burn a new cd...)
>
> thanks in advance for any help.
>
> ~Travis