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Postby islayhawk » Sat Sep 30, 2017 8:46 pm

Looking to upgrade my gps. After years of using my etrex (yellow basic) I have decided to ugrade to one with os maps but absolutey no disgrace to the basic garmin which has been fantastic.
My question is - when using the 1:50k os map on a garmin does the map lose much resolution when zooming in and also what basic model capable of taking os map of scotland would readers recommend
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Re: os maps

Postby StevieC » Tue Oct 17, 2017 2:34 pm

I use a Garmin GPSMap 64 which came with OS 1:50k and I never had any issues with losing resolution as I zoomed in.

I'm using the past tense because unfortunately I lost the micro SD card that the mapping was stored on - presumably while I was changing batteries out on the hills somewhere. I still use the unit for recording walks but I miss the mapping, even though I always have the "real" map in the backpack just in case.
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Re: os maps

Postby Caberfeidh » Wed Oct 18, 2017 12:21 pm

This is all I need or want ~

Sea Chart#2.jpg
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Re: os maps

Postby Essan » Wed Oct 18, 2017 2:59 pm

Caberfeidh wrote:This is all I need or want ~

Sea Chart#2.jpg


But that only shows Caithness and some foreign places .... :P
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Re: os maps

Postby tmtribe » Thu Jan 18, 2018 3:35 pm

islayhawk wrote:Looking to upgrade my gps. After years of using my etrex (yellow basic) I have decided to ugrade to one with os maps but absolutey no disgrace to the basic garmin which has been fantastic.
My question is - when using the 1:50k os map on a garmin does the map lose much resolution when zooming in and also what basic model capable of taking os map of scotland would readers recommend


Hi,

I use a GPSmap64s with talkytoasters maps downloaded on to it, I have found them brilliant in the lake district fells and they easily hold up to OS maps at a fraction of the price.
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