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Random Bits from the Outside World => GPS Gear and Tips => Topic started by: chisos_muse on April 10, 2007, 05:06:26 PM

Title: Trails Illustrated Explorer 3D, BIBE
Post by: chisos_muse on April 10, 2007, 05:06:26 PM
For the map/GPS guru in all of you! Fresh on the website..... :cool:

http://bigbendbookstore.org/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=544
Title: Trails Illustrated Explorer 3D, BIBE
Post by: badknees on April 13, 2007, 01:22:25 PM
Looks cool, but I think the price is wrong. Everybody else wants $49.95
Title: Trails Illustrated Explorer 3D, BIBE
Post by: RichardM on April 13, 2007, 01:36:23 PM
Quote from: "badknees"
Looks cool, but I think the price is wrong. Everybody else wants $49.95

Maybe it's a subset of the full National Parks Explorer 3D (http://www.ngmapstore.com/shopping/product/detailmain.jsp?itemID=491&itemType=PRODUCT&iProductID=491) with only Big Bend?
Title: Trails Illustrated Explorer 3D, BIBE
Post by: jeffblaylock on April 13, 2007, 01:52:59 PM
Yes, it's a standalone for the park. National Geographic offers a handful of parks that way -- the complete set of national parks they offer is in the $44-$49 range depending on where you look for it.
Title: Trails Illustrated Explorer 3D, BIBE
Post by: badknees on April 13, 2007, 02:40:12 PM
Thanks for sorting me out.

I might just have to get one of those!
Title: Trails Illustrated Explorer 3D, BIBE
Post by: chisos_muse on April 13, 2007, 02:43:20 PM
Quote from: "badknees"
Looks cool, but I think the price is wrong. Everybody else wants $49.95


I understand your skepticism, but it's like Bob Barker said! :wink:

It's just like the fold up map of BIBE, but with a few added features. I think it's a great price, considering the fold up is $9.95 :cool:
Title: Trails Illustrated Explorer 3D, BIBE
Post by: Casa Grande on April 16, 2007, 04:38:37 PM
well, just received my own copy today (thanks, Muse ;) ) and it's very cool, indeed.  Has all the features of the old version but a cool 3-D feature:  Haven't plugged my GPS unit into it yet, but it is promising!
Title: Trails Illustrated Explorer 3D, BIBE
Post by: bdann on April 16, 2007, 08:06:36 PM
that's neato!  (order to follow)  :cool:
Title: Trails Illustrated Explorer 3D, BIBE
Post by: BigBendHiker on April 16, 2007, 08:37:38 PM
I will call and order one tomorrow!  (I don't know how I missed this thread and only found it today).   Good thing I sit at a desk and don't fly a plane or something like that :?


BBH
Title: Trails Illustrated Explorer 3D, BIBE
Post by: badknees on April 16, 2007, 10:30:06 PM
You just had to go and post it, didn't you. Well.....I HAD to go and order one on the web. And then......ordered a book too! I have to quit reading these posts. Just costs me money.

Thanks
Title: Trails Illustrated Explorer 3D, BIBE
Post by: 01ACRViper on April 17, 2007, 12:25:18 AM
ohh mannnnn :(

just loaned the GF some monies and bought another CF card for the camera, that would have waited if i knew about this :(

do ya'll have problems with selling out? will it be there in a couple of weeks?  :oops:
Title: Trails Illustrated Explorer 3D, BIBE
Post by: chisos_muse on April 17, 2007, 08:18:52 AM
Quote from: "badknees"
You just had to go and post it, didn't you. Well.....I HAD to go and order one on the web. And then......ordered a book too! I have to quit reading these posts. Just costs me money.

Thanks


Thank you for helping me keep my job.... :wink:
Title: Trails Illustrated Explorer 3D, BIBE
Post by: chisos_muse on April 17, 2007, 08:20:42 AM
Quote from: "01ACRViper"
ohh mannnnn :(

just loaned the GF some monies and bought another CF card for the camera, that would have waited if i knew about this :(

do ya'll have problems with selling out? will it be there in a couple of weeks?  :oops:


I think 96 of them were initially ordered......but I'll put one aside with your name on it just in case! :)
Title: Trails Illustrated Explorer 3D, BIBE
Post by: homerboy2u on April 17, 2007, 10:50:30 AM
Quote from: "chisos_muse"
Quote from: "01ACRViper"
ohh mannnnn :(

just loaned the GF some monies and bought another CF card for the camera, that would have waited if i knew about this :(

do ya'll have problems with selling out? will it be there in a couple of weeks?  :oops:


I think 96 of them were initially ordered......but I'll put one aside with your name on it just in case! :)


 If that isn?t having some inside pull, i don?t know what it is. :wink:
Title: Trails Illustrated Explorer 3D, BIBE
Post by: Robert on April 17, 2007, 11:02:21 AM
Casa Grande, maybe you can confirm something. I have a much older version of this software. The problem that I had with it was that the highest level of zoom was reserved for the high Chisos only at 1:24K scale. Outside of the Chisos the scale was 1:250K.

It was especially hard to use the tool to trace out a route in order to create waypoints for the GPS and the maps were fairly worthless for navigation as well.

I'd like to know if they included the 7.5 topos for the entire park.
Title: Trails Illustrated Explorer 3D, BIBE
Post by: Casa Grande on April 17, 2007, 11:20:41 AM
Quote from: "Robert"
I'd like to know if they included the 7.5 topos for the entire park.


i don't think so, but I'll check when I get back to my own PC
Title: Trails Illustrated Explorer 3D, BIBE
Post by: 01ACRViper on April 17, 2007, 11:58:14 AM
Quote from: "chisos_muse"
Quote from: "01ACRViper"
ohh mannnnn :(

just loaned the GF some monies and bought another CF card for the camera, that would have waited if i knew about this :(

do ya'll have problems with selling out? will it be there in a couple of weeks?  :oops:


I think 96 of them were initially ordered......but I'll put one aside with your name on it just in case! :)


:notworthy:  :notworthy:
Title: Trails Illustrated Explorer 3D, BIBE
Post by: chisos_muse on April 17, 2007, 12:42:43 PM
Thanks to everyone who placed their orders! I mailed them Priority today, so look for them shortly! :D
Title: Re: Trails Illustrated Explorer 3D, BIBE
Post by: lighter fluid on April 25, 2007, 12:00:29 PM
Quote from: "chisos_muse"
For the map/GPS guru in all of you! Fresh on the website..... :cool:

http://bigbendbookstore.org/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=544


Do you still have any on hand at the bookstore?
I would love to pick one up when I am there this weekend.

Thanks.
Title: Re: Trails Illustrated Explorer 3D, BIBE
Post by: chisos_muse on April 25, 2007, 01:31:30 PM
Quote from: "lighter fluid"
Quote from: "chisos_muse"
For the map/GPS guru in all of you! Fresh on the website..... :cool:

http://bigbendbookstore.org/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=544


Do you still have any on hand at the bookstore?
I would love to pick one up when I am there this weekend.

Thanks.


Plenty! :D

Look forward to seeing you....
Title: Trails Illustrated Explorer 3D, BIBE
Post by: lighter fluid on April 25, 2007, 07:59:45 PM
Thanks chisos_muse. :)

I look forward to it.....
Title: Trails Illustrated Explorer 3D, BIBE
Post by: BigBendHiker on April 26, 2007, 03:12:59 PM
My copy came in the mail today!  I love it!!  


BBH
Title: Trails Illustrated Explorer 3D, BIBE
Post by: bdann on April 26, 2007, 03:26:35 PM
...looking very forward to mine, I ordered one yesterday.   :D