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 Post subject: Garmin Mapsource For Mac
PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2007 10:25 am 
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Just wondering if anyone is using a Garmin gps with a mac. I am looking more specifically at the Mapsource conversion Garmin is talking about?

http://www8.garmin.com/pressroom/corporate/011006.html

If so, how did you get it working and how well does it work?

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2007 11:44 am 
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I haven't tried it myself, but I don't know if it works or even exists. I am waiting for the to make Topo US for Mac. Right now I have to run windows to load maps into my GPS and then I use National Geographic Topo 4 for everything else (waypints, etc.) I think Topo 4 has better details and features the Garmin Topo but you can't loads maps with Topo 4.


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i haven't used this software yet, it's called Ascent. I am going to try it this winter though. looks pretty good from the website:
http://www.montebellosoftware.com/

anyone familiar with this software?


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2007 10:07 am 
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I have tried connecting an older garmin gps with macs without success. I remember reading that Mapsource page at the time, but I couldn't get my mac to recognize the gps.

The whole gps, computerized topo software scene is pretty frustrating for me. I use TOPO which I am not very fond of (and have heard that its mac interface is worse than the pc interface).

Regardless, this is on my list skills to improve.

I will check out Ascent.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2007 12:40 pm 
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just found this blog, and the process for converting PC mapsource files into mac compatible maps (say that ten times fast).

http://garmin.blogs.com/my_weblog/applemac/index.html

on another note, got out in the hills of the wasatch this weekend for first turns. so much snow!


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