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[cdt-l] gps?



It may be too late for many thru-hikers, but 2nd quarter, Garmin is
bringing out a Palm device with a built in GPS, 32 mb of RAM and an
expansion slot.

Joel Gilbert
On Sunday, March 9, 2003, at 07:35 PM, Jeffrey Zimmerman wrote:

> 3/9/03 5:22:22 PM, "Desert Rat" <desertrat@swnm.com> wrote:
>
>> Since you will most likely have maps, I am not sure of the need for
>> buying
>> one with TOPO capability.
>>
>> Mine just creates tracks. And I use TOPO software (TOPO USA, $99) to
>> plot
>> waypoints.
>
> That would be $99 PER STATE, mind you.  Now, National Geographic
> (which owns Topo) just
> announced it's completed the "seamless mapping" of all 50 states, and
> while those five-
> layer maps (down to 7.5' equivalent) are really good (and allow all
> sorts of studies,
> like waypoints, and vistas, and profiles) that's still a bit of cash
> when you have the
> maps otherwise.  Of course, you can also load Topo maps into your Palm
> and carry the
> entire trail in five different scales on one 1/2 ounce Memory Stick.
> ---
> Jeffrey Neil Zimmerman
> Sonoma County, California
>
> "I've seen your picture in the paper and wondered what you looked
> like." -- THE AWFUL
> TRUTH (1937).
>
>
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