The Achievable Dream 5-part series - the definitive guide on DVD for planning your motorcycle adventure. Get Ready! covers planning, paperwork, medical and many other topics! "Inspirational and Awesome!" See the trailer here!
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I'm planning a trip trough Turkey, Iran, Pakistan, India.
I have a garmin gps 60csx with the garmin worldmap
(Int. Marine point basemap 2001) installed.
I don't think this worldmap from garmin will cut it !!!
I did put the tracklog from Beddhist (smellybiker -> forum -> asia -> india - north) on my gps60 and this works.
The only disadvantage with the garmin worldmap is that there are no roads visible on my gps underneath the tracklog from Beddhist.
As a matter of fact there are no roads in the whole of india according to the garmin worldmap. (also no roads in Iran, Pakistan)
I'm starting to learn that i can see roads on my computer (mac) if I open Garmin roadtrip (ex bobcat)
Q #01 : If I buy the Wanderlust Worldmap (smellybiker) will i see more roads on my gps screen ???
I don't have any experience with the smelly stuff. But I am using Mac and Roadtrip.
the best thing would be [if you have an intel mac] to install windows and mapsource, you could convert the maps yourself or use mapsource. I don't use it that way, but you could.
Otherwise, as long as you find somebody to convert the maps for you with the windows converter, you could manage to do it all Mac. But keep the files backuped somewhere. You never know what happens in the future, and you don't want to be stuck somewhere without maps.... BTW never trust the gps only, bring paper maps..
Good luck, and let us know how those smelly maps are?
I imagine the answer would be absolutely Yes:
You open the world map on a Windows PC, convert it to the Mac format and then it will open in Roadtrip.
I can confirm that I have done this successfully with the Tracks4Africa maps, and also a Morocco map I got from somewhere, dunno about smelly bikers maps though.
As to the idea of using Windows on the intel Macs as the primary source of Mapping software... its totally doable, and kind of cool to flick between mac and windows screens using Parallels, however finding somewhere to store these converted files is annoying easiest done with an external flash drive.
With boot camp the whole process is more frustrating.
Depending on which notation you use, you should convert those numbers. I don't know why there is no standard in this, and even if the standard is not there, why you cant put in any numbers and have the software automatically convert it to the notation you are using.
I am using HDDD.MM.MMM'
so the first numbers the degrees and minutes stay always the same I guess.
But the last batch you must convert. In this case divide the 39.41 by 60 and multiply by 1000. The same for the 55.41. And you will get the following numbers:
and put that in your RoadTrip, and it looks good!
p.s. I don't know if Parallels runs on a non-intel pc
Remember to use WGs84, or something like that. its about closest to the general industry standard.
Judging from some of your above questions I would like suggest that you play around a bit with paper based maps and get a feel for navigating using longitude and latitude, may sound old fashioned, but I suspect that it will pay off.
I am emailing you off line
Cheers Graham Down
Parallels will not run on a powerPC Apple. You will need an Intel based mac.
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