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That's right. You did feel a disturbance in the Force. I have decide to get a GPS for a few reasons. I just returned from a 6 nighter in Alberta and a GPS would have been beneficial. Also, I want to start marking places I find during my travels for my little girl, and me to have a record. I already can't remember all the Indian ruins or panels we have found in Utah, or good flat spots for a tent in BB. More immediately, pre-trip I would like to input way points of old roads and springs that I see on Google Earth. I have been educating myself for the past few days about what is out there. I think this is being discontinued, but is being sold cheap. Like $165 Amazon cheap Garmin etrex 20xhttps://www.amazon.com/Garmin-010-01508-00-eTrex-20x/dp/B00XQE6ZFGI know it does not have a compass. I know it does not have a real altimeter. I know no "touch screen" means that it takes a while to enter in names for way points while on the trail. All acceptable. My question to you Gps guys. Is it a good fit for entering way points from Google Earth? I think I understand that I will need to use a free program from Garmin, "BaseCamp", to facilitate data entry. The owners manual does not address entering in google earth files very well. It seems I will need the device and installed program in front of me to be able to follow along with some internet instructions I found. But is it overly difficult with this low end unit?Is there another unit out there that is much easier to enter in google earth files? Am I missing a entirely different mapping system other than Google earth that is easier to work with?Finally, How big of a micro SD card would y'all recommend? I guess I would download what I want off of it after most every trip.Ever since I went hiking with Lance and saw how he used his GPS, the seed has been growing in my mind. Also, I have enjoyed seeing some of y'alls tracks that are posted in the trip reports. Thanks for any advice you can throw out there.
I'm still a bit wobbly from the idea of el hombre having a GPSSent from my Nexus 6P using Big Bend Chat mobile app
Quote from: mule ears on October 07, 2016, 09:53:18 AMI'm still a bit wobbly from the idea of el hombre having a GPSSent from my Nexus 6P using Big Bend Chat mobile appIf my memory serves me, weren't you a holdout?
I doubt that El Hombre really needs a stinking dedicated GPS device.I've been running Gaia GPS software on my smart phone for about a year. While I've not been using all its features, the ones I use work well. And I think it will do everything that a dedicated GPS device will do.I'm far from being expert in this field, but I think you should consider downloading some GPS software to your smart phone before buying a dedicated device. The software only cost me about $20.Geezer
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