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Old 03-24-2008, 08:25 PM
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Default GPS map programs....

I did a search and didn't find any.
Do any of you use a GPS with Park trails downloaded?
There is one available called "Garmin Map Source TOPO National Parks" that is suppose to have the trails in it.

Any suggestions would be appricated.....
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Old 03-24-2008, 09:57 PM
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here is a free download, but I can't get it into my Garmin.....

http://www.cs.utk.edu/~dunigan/gsmnp/camp.php
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For Garmin products, the mapsource topos are your only choice to my knowledge.

The NAtioanl Parks edition is better res (1:25,000) than the Topo USA (1:10,000), but the Topo USA does include the entire country.
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Old 03-24-2008, 10:27 PM
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Does that software show the trails and campsites?
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a good topo map is far superior to gps in the park.....and trail experience is even better
campsites are on the topo...national geographics 229 is best
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If you go to Garmin's site you can view all of their maps on the MapSource viewer.

I have considered getting Topo 2008. I don't visit any National Parks in the east, other than the Smokies, so I can't justify paying that much for the Nat'l Parks East software.
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Old 03-24-2008, 11:27 PM
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If you go to Garmin's site you can view all of their maps on the MapSource viewer.

I have considered getting Topo 2008. I don't visit any National Parks in the east, other than the Smokies, so I can't justify paying that much for the Nat'l Parks East software.

thanks, that helped
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Old 03-25-2008, 10:09 AM
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I got that free download in the Garmin. It is really nice with the regular topo 2008. It seems to show all the campsites and trails along with the topo map.
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