[Cdt-l] Garmin POI's

Earl Needham earl.kd5xb at gmail.com
Sun Dec 5 21:47:27 CST 2010

Hi, Dave.  I'm afraid I haven't been very clear.

Since I drive a truck these days, what I'd like is a POI file so that I can
see where the Trail is as I cross over it.  I used to have this dream of
hiking the CDT, but that probably won't happen in my lifetime, so I'd just
like a little something to look at and maybe even offer up a little Trail
Magic -- if things happen to go that direction.  The POI's would allow me to
see them as I approached in the truck, and even set proximity alarms to get
my attention.


On Sun, Dec 5, 2010 at 6:08 PM, david booth <david.booth at internode.on.net>wrote:

> Earl
> Yes you can store POIs on the Garmin SD card but how would you intend
> to use them?
> You will have a huge file of points. With POI's you can only add a
> "Goto" of a POI one at a time.
> So which of the thousands of points do you choose?
> With storing Tracks you get the display of the track superimposed on
> your background map.
> If you use a 1:25k map you get excellent detail and the little
> triangle shows where you are now and the track is displayed.
> The problem with Garmin is that most models do not store enough
> tracks and allow enough waypoints on each track.
> My Vista HCx only allows 20 tracks of 500 waypoints each.
> My solution (not very elegant) is to split the CDT into Sections and
> then produce 20 tracks for each section. I use GPS Visualiser
> software (free) to split the tracks.
> I find I retain enough detail with this method.
> It would be great to be able to store a full SD card of tracks or to
> store a single larger track, large enough enough for the entire CDT.
> However the Garmin design does not appear to enable the GPS to manage
> tracks in and out of the SD card.
> If you have found a way to do this using POIs please post it.
> Aussie Dave
> Canberra Australia
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