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    1:100 000or 1:240 000 scale

    Which is better?

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    Wow, 1:100k is as big of a scale as I'm willing to accept. 1:240k is just huge. I doubt any detail would be visible at all. Or do you mean 1:24k?

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    I mean 1:24k
    Sorry

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    1:24k shows a lot more detail than 1:100k. Whether or not to put that on a GPS depends on how good your eyes are and whether your GPS can handle (processor speed-wise as well as storage) the more detailed maps.

    Personally, I'm happy with 1:100k most of the time. For me, it typically shows enough detail without being too cluttered with extra stuff.

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    All of my topo maps are 1:24k or even 1:25k which I like. How do 1:24k and 1:10k show on GPS units?

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    I have never heard of anyone using a 1:10k map on a consumer grade GPS. That's too much detail for rec use. I only use it when I'm working on something that requires a super high level of detail and accuracy...usually subfoot level professional work. And definitely not on a Garmin. I'm using Trimble field computers for that stuff.

    What do you mean, what's it like on a GPS? That depends on the GPS. How big is the screen? How much storage is available? How fast is the processor (affects redraw rates)?

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    Here is what 24K and 100K look like on a Garmin vista HCx. The 24k takes longer to redraw, but I've only noticed that scrolling, not while driving or biking. Also I included a track file overlaid for reference. 24k on top, 100k on bottom.

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    I'm looking forward to regretting this.......

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    I want a Garmin Oregon 550

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    I posted this months ago, but here are computer shots of the Garmin 1:100k vs GPS File Topos with 20' contours. My Garmin 705 filters out contours, so it works fine at higher viewpoints, and brings in more as you get closer. I usually have my 705 at 120' view on the maps when riding.

    Hope this helps. I've tried getting GPS pics but they never show, and Garmin's xImage does not work for my 705 for some reason.

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    The second map is what I am used to using with a paper map. Is this available for a Garmin 550? I would rather use this if possible

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mai
    The second map is what I am used to using witha paper map. Is this available for a Garmin 550? I wouls rather use this if possible
    Maybe. GPS File Depot www.gpsfiledepot.com
    Many free and low cost maps, it depends on where you live.
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    Just for clarification, my 24k map is from gpsfiledepot also. The 100k is Garmin topo 2008.
    I'm looking forward to regretting this.......

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    gpsfiledepot.com looks like what I am looking for. thanks for the info

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