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IGO





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PostPosted: 3/29/2006, 6:54 pm    Post subject: Delorme Version 6.0 Reply to topic Reply with quote

New release. "Supports Garmin USB GPS" This is wonderful news. Delorme is by far my favorite PC topo maps. I'd be thrilled to have my recorded tracs show easily on my Delorme Desktop.
http://www.delorme.com/topousa/whatsnew.asp
Also something very cool for us web building geeks: "New in this version, this easy-to-use program lets you link your digital photographs to a GPS log so you can see exactly where and when you took a picture along your trip"
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PostPosted: 3/30/2006, 4:25 am    Post subject: Reply to topic Reply with quote

Very cool IGO. I too like the Delorme topos. Just wished their handheld software didn't suck so badly!!
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PostPosted: 3/30/2006, 5:35 am    Post subject: Reply to topic Reply with quote

I've never seen anybodys handheld except Garmins I don't think. It's not worth a hoot to navigate by on a 2 inch screen either.
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PostPosted: 3/30/2006, 7:33 am    Post subject: Reply to topic Reply with quote

I'm talking about a handheld PC (PocketPC). The display is very good. Delorme for handhelds ISN'T! Garmin's and NG's software is much better.
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PostPosted: 3/31/2006, 5:49 pm    Post subject: Reply to topic Reply with quote

With GPS. I woder of the compass will go the way of the sextant.
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PostPosted: 3/31/2006, 7:01 pm    Post subject: Reply to topic Reply with quote

Nighthiker wrote:
With GPS. I woder of the compass will go the way of the sextant.

I made it a point many years ago to be well acquainted with map and compass. A funny thing is that in desert canyon country, I don't need a compass. I use maps regularly but I never need a compass. I know if I started the day heading up or into the sun, I always know the way back at days end. I know the sun makes a low E/W sweep in the sky in winter and a high sweep in summer. I know the basic run of the terrain I hike in.
Iíve need compass in the Sierra Nevada and Appalachia but never in the desert. Hmmmm.
Now Iíve enjoyed my GPS toy a bunch and have done many things with it but Iíve never used it to find my way to someplace. Iíve used it to stay out later by backtracking exactly the way I went in while exploring but Iíve never depended on it to get me out there. It would also seem to me that there are an inordinate number of artful dreamers in the eco recreation world. There will always be those of us who walk by art of sun and stars. I expect there are sailors who will always use the sextant as well.
I also try to rarely use flashlights at camp.
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