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Garmin 60csx displaying maps - question

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Garmin 60csx displaying maps - question
« on: February 05, 2008, 09:14:06 PM »
Ok, so I'm viewing a specific location on my GPS, looking at the City Nav Maps.  How do I switch over to topo?  I know I've done this before, I just can't seem to figure it out right now.  Both types of maps for the location are loaded.
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Re: Garmin 60csx displaying maps - question
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2008, 09:17:37 PM »
Ok, so I'm viewing a specific location on my GPS, looking at the City Nav Maps.  How do I switch over to topo?  I know I've done this before, I just can't seem to figure it out right now.  Both types of maps for the location are loaded.

Hi bdann:
Go to the map display page.
Hit menu.
Scroll to setup map.
Hit enter.
Hit menu.
The, you will see a list of the maps.  Turn off the city nav map and turn on (show) the topo maps.

(At least, I think that is the way)...

BBH
« Last Edit: February 05, 2008, 09:26:57 PM by BigBendHiker »

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Re: Garmin 60csx displaying maps - question
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2008, 09:47:41 PM »
Ok, so I'm viewing a specific location on my GPS, looking at the City Nav Maps.  How do I switch over to topo?  I know I've done this before, I just can't seem to figure it out right now.  Both types of maps for the location are loaded.

Hi bdann:
Go to the map display page.
Hit menu.
Scroll to setup map.
Hit enter.
Hit menu.
The, you will see a list of the maps.  Turn off the city nav map and turn on (show) the topo maps.

(At least, I think that is the way)...

BBH

It could be as simple as zooming in or out depending on the scale of your city maps. On my 76C that's all I have to do. I don't believe there is any substantive difference in operation between mine and the 60c
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Re: Garmin 60csx displaying maps - question
« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2008, 10:19:14 PM »
Ok, so I'm viewing a specific location on my GPS, looking at the City Nav Maps.  How do I switch over to topo?  I know I've done this before, I just can't seem to figure it out right now.  Both types of maps for the location are loaded.

Hi bdann:
Go to the map display page.
Hit menu.
Scroll to setup map.
Hit enter.
Hit menu.
The, you will see a list of the maps.  Turn off the city nav map and turn on (show) the topo maps.

(At least, I think that is the way)...

BBH

It could be as simple as zooming in or out depending on the scale of your city maps. On my 76C that's all I have to do. I don't believe there is any substantive difference in operation between mine and the 60c

You have to do what BigBendHiker described. The reason.........Garm in does not produce "transparent" mapsets, ie. they do not overlay with the ability to see what is underneath. The only way to accomplish that is to build your own custom map sets.
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Re: Garmin 60csx displaying maps - question
« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2008, 10:21:33 PM »
Ok, so I'm viewing a specific location on my GPS, looking at the City Nav Maps.  How do I switch over to topo?  I know I've done this before, I just can't seem to figure it out right now.  Both types of maps for the location are loaded.

Hi bdann:
Go to the map display page.
Hit menu.
Scroll to setup map.
Hit enter.
Hit menu.
The, you will see a list of the maps.  Turn off the city nav map and turn on (show) the topo maps.

(At least, I think that is the way)...

BBH

It could be as simple as zooming in or out depending on the scale of your city maps. On my 76C that's all I have to do. I don't believe there is any substantive difference in operation between mine and the 60c

Yea, I don't think you have to deselect the city nav maps in order to see the topos.  In fact, if I deselect the city nav map, then just the base map shows.  If I look at the map setup page, the correct topos are checked.   I thought it was like Presidio said, it's something to do with the zoom level, but can't seem to get mine to do this.  Not sure what I'm doing wrong, I'll keep fooling with it.
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Re: Garmin 60csx displaying maps - question
« Reply #5 on: February 05, 2008, 10:32:52 PM »
ok, tried again removing the city nav map for the area and it worked.  i'd swear I've had it switch for me on it's own before, then again, maybe i'm just remembering wrong. 

I just wonder how does it decide which map to display when you have both selected?  When you zoom in/out, you can actually see it lay down the topo map, and then cover it up with the city nav map.  I think there is some scenario where it puts the topos on top.  Guess it's time to RTFM...
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Re: Garmin 60csx displaying maps - question
« Reply #6 on: February 05, 2008, 10:33:15 PM »
Garmin does not produce "transparent" mapsets, ie. they do not overlay with the ability to see what is underneath. The only way to accomplish that is to build your own custom map sets.

Well, I can guarantee you that I just zoom in until the topo appears. There is no transparency involved, when the zoom factor reaches 1:100,000 on the base map then the topo supersedes the base and is automatically displayed. When zoomed out far enough and on the edge of the topos in memory, the display shows a hatched grid indicating that topos are available once you reach that area.

The best way learn how a particular unit works is to, gasp, read the manual. They all are available online. The other way is to try all the options and get familiar with features. As long as you don't confirm a delete of some piece of data you aren't going to hurt a thing (and neither will deleting data since it will be stuff you've custom loaded or collected, the native mode of the unit cannot be harmed...all you will do is perhaps inconvenience yourself).

That applies to my 76c. On my Nuvi I do have to deselect the city maps to see the topos I've loaded and until I do it exhibits that odd behavior of briefly flashing the topo and then covering it with the base map.
« Last Edit: February 05, 2008, 10:35:34 PM by presidio »
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Re: Garmin 60csx displaying maps - question
« Reply #7 on: February 05, 2008, 10:39:43 PM »
Ok, so I'm viewing a specific location on my GPS, looking at the City Nav Maps.  How do I switch over to topo?  I know I've done this before, I just can't seem to figure it out right now.  Both types of maps for the location are loaded.

Hi bdann:
Go to the map display page.
Hit menu.
Scroll to setup map.
Hit enter.
Hit menu.
The, you will see a list of the maps.  Turn off the city nav map and turn on (show) the topo maps.

(At least, I think that is the way)...

BBH

It could be as simple as zooming in or out depending on the scale of your city maps. On my 76C that's all I have to do. I don't believe there is any substantive difference in operation between mine and the 60c

Yea, I don't think you have to deselect the city nav maps in order to see the topos.  In fact, if I deselect the city nav map, then just the base map shows.  If I look at the map setup page, the correct topos are checked.   I thought it was like Presidio said, it's something to do with the zoom level, but can't seem to get mine to do this.  Not sure what I'm doing wrong, I'll keep fooling with it.

Turn off the base map. Garmin mapsets are not transparent, otherwise there is too much clutter from multiple maps in the same area.
Not all those who wander are lost.
J.R.R. Tolkien

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Re: Garmin 60csx displaying maps - question
« Reply #8 on: February 05, 2008, 10:49:24 PM »
Ok, so I'm viewing a specific location on my GPS, looking at the City Nav Maps.  How do I switch over to topo?  I know I've done this before, I just can't seem to figure it out right now.  Both types of maps for the location are loaded.

Hi bdann:
Go to the map display page.
Hit menu.
Scroll to setup map.
Hit enter.
Hit menu.
The, you will see a list of the maps.  Turn off the city nav map and turn on (show) the topo maps.

(At least, I think that is the way)...

BBH

It could be as simple as zooming in or out depending on the scale of your city maps. On my 76C that's all I have to do. I don't believe there is any substantive difference in operation between mine and the 60c

Yea, I don't think you have to deselect the city nav maps in order to see the topos.  In fact, if I deselect the city nav map, then just the base map shows.  If I look at the map setup page, the correct topos are checked.   I thought it was like Presidio said, it's something to do with the zoom level, but can't seem to get mine to do this.  Not sure what I'm doing wrong, I'll keep fooling with it.

Turn off the base map. Garmin mapsets are not transparent, otherwise there is too much clutter from multiple maps in the same area.


ALL maps loaded onto a Garmin unit MUST be loaded as a mapset. That means that they are loaded at the same time as one large .img file. Otherwise, separate uploads OVERWRITE the previous one.

Several different types of maps can be included in a mapset. CN, TOPO 2008, or transparent DIY's must all be loaded together. Now, which map is shown on the GPSr screen is dependant upon which map is selected via the Menus. For example, if both TOPO and CN are selected to be shown then ONLY CN will show on the GPSr screen because it takes precidence in the Garmin firmware hierarchy.

The exception to this firmware rule is that if the map is transparent it will show in addition to the other map loaded. A transparent map will be displayed on top of (in addition to) either CN or TOPO. The features of BOTH MAPS are visible at the same time. It is similar to placing a piece of plexiglass or a transparent sheet of polycarbon over a paper map. Anything written on the polycarbonate will show along with the paper map features.

Currently, the only transparent maps available are either DIY or small specialized commercial units selling on a small scale. None of the big map makers market them.
Not all those who wander are lost.
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