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SatNav is equal to Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) and is generic term for satellite navigation systems.

GPS is a SatNav-system which uses the US-Satelites (NAVSTAR). There are aslo other Navigation Satellite Systems like the Russian GLONASS and the EU Galileo. As far as I know these systems are not fully functional yet.

So basically GPS is the only SatNav/GNSS you can use today.

The question " GPS or SatNav?" makes as much sense as "eagle or bird?"
Thank you for clarifying this, but as mentioned above we bottomed out what I meant by "GPS or SatNav" - it was the routable maps I was referring to. Basically a handheld GPS like GPSmap CSx60 won't lead you through city centre of LA on a turn-by-turn basis but a Garmin Zumo 550 will.

I think that the lads above understood what I was trying to say and helped me understand what I'm looking for.

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Here's the kind of profile it records:
Thanks this seems like a really cool application. Does it "draw" similar profiles for the route?
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Thank you for clarifying this, but as mentioned above we bottomed out what I meant by "GPS or SatNav" - it was the routable maps I was referring to.
Sorry, it was just meant to clearify.


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Basically a handheld GPS like GPSmap CSx60 won't lead you through city centre of LA on a turn-by-turn basis but a Garmin Zumo 550 will.
As far as I know the Garmin GPSMAP60/CX/CSx supports autorouting but not GPS 60:

https://buy.garmin.com/shop/compare....areProduct=224


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I love adversarial discussions of the meanings of specific words. Do they mean what I want them to mean? Who decides? FWIW, you'll be asked constantly, in all sorts of languages, throughout your trip whether you're using a GPS. If you answer "No, I've got SatNav instead," no one's going to get it.

But what I really want to know is why does your website keep saying "four continents" when your maps clearly show five? This sort of discrepancy doesn't lend itself to discussions about the variable meanings of specific words.

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But what I really want to know is why does your website keep saying "four continents" when your maps clearly show five? This sort of discrepancy doesn't lend itself to discussions about the variable meanings of specific words.
Yes I know it does but we're barely gonna touch Europe therefore I only count: 1-South America; 2-North America; 3-Australia; 4-Asia.

Since we're not really visiting Europe but rather trying to get away from it I didn't dare including it in my calculations It's just not fair I think I've been to one website of some RTW travelers and they had all the continents shown as if they've been there - when I clicked on Africa - they went down to Marocco and back - that doesn't really count does it? It's not like you've been to Africa - you've barely scratched the surface IMO. Same for us and counting Europe in

Apart from that how did you like the website overall? Any tips to make it more usable? easier to read? I'll be working on it shortly to make it better!

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But what I really want to know is why does your website keep saying "four continents" when your maps clearly show five? This sort of discrepancy doesn't lend itself to discussions about the variable meanings of specific words.

Maybe because he skips Africa:
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GPS is for navigators. Be they on land, sea or in the air.
Satnav is GPS that is dummed down by software for the masses so they can find a McD's/tesco's/the way to their mates house while avoiding speed traps etc.

I know someone (car driver), who says it shows him when a sharp bend is coming up FFS!

They all use the same data, but can display in differing coordinate formats.

Find yourself a nice cheap Garmin 276c in good condition and some extra memory cards and load it with SmellyBikers Wonderlust maps.
They are enough and you never know, you may be able to contribute back the Wonderlust DB.

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You say potato, but I say potahto. I count five, but you count four. And there was something about SatNav as well.....

I liked the look of the site--very classy, very smooth. I didn't really try to check into it, since this morning I was planning to have a tire delivered and installed and be out of here....but now it looks like I'm stuck waiting for at least another day. Sigh. I'll have a more thorough look later on.

What I'll say from the start is that I'm always trying to check up on websites while I'm on the road, and the ones which take a long time to load I stop bothering with. Same with threads on forums like the HUBB which include endless photos; I can never wait around long enough for the page to finish loading, so I've learned who to avoid completely. It's different if I'm home with reliable, fast connections.

Don't know if that applies to your site, or if it's of interest.

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This is what you need ! I'm putting one on my DRZ.. I wonder if touratech make a bracket ! ??
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Find yourself a nice cheap Garmin 276c in good condition and some extra memory cards and load it with SmellyBikers Wonderlust maps.
They are enough and you never know, you may be able to contribute back the Wonderlust DB.

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Could you tell me how this one compares with the Garmin GPSmap 60CSx ? Is it pretty much the same capabilities? I see that the screen is definitely bigger on 276c.

Thanks for the info. I'll definitely check this one out.

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I liked the look of the site--very classy, very smooth. I didn't really try to check into it, since this morning I was planning to have a tire delivered and installed and be out of here....but now it looks like I'm stuck waiting for at least another day. Sigh. I'll have a more thorough look later on.

I can never wait around long enough for the page to finish loading, so I've learned who to avoid completely. It's different if I'm home with reliable, fast connections.

Don't know if that applies to your site, or if it's of interest.

enjoy,

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It definitely applies. I've downsized the photographs trying to avoid loosing the quality but the entire site - all photos and galleries including backgrounds etc. is about 50MB in size so hopefully you shouldn't have too much problem viewing it. It's definitely very important IMO. The photos need to open rapidly and hasslefree or nobody will waste time to wait for their download.

Let us know how you get on I'd be definitely very interested in hearing your thoughts. Same goes for all you other geezers outthere! Let us know what you think about the website!

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This is what you need ! I'm putting one on my DRZ.. I wonder if touratech make a bracket ! ??
You kill me! I hope you'll make it to the Mini HU Meeting in Inverness at the end of May

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This is what you need ! I'm putting one on my DRZ.. I wonder if touratech make a bracket ! ??
No No No No, what you need is one of these https://sites.google.com/site/threew...he-sun-compass

None of this daft riding in the dark so you can have a quick look up Orions Belt at Uranus business.

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Hehehe!

Back to the topic

I've looked at 276C in comparison with the 60CSx ?

The 276 looks like a full blown navigator's tool and is really expensive when compared to 60CSx and to be honest hard to get as there's a newer 278 on the market now. The 60CSx sounds really good and is I guess reasonably priced at 203 quid on ebay.

I think we'll go with the 60 series.
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You kill me! I hope you'll make it to the Mini HU Meeting in Inverness at the end of May

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I'll try... Depends if the sky is clear so I can fix a bearing ! Otherwise, No !!

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No No No No, what you need is one of these https://sites.google.com/site/threew...he-sun-compass

None of this daft riding in the dark so you can have a quick look up Orions Belt at Uranus business.

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I don't know who Orion is, but I'm sure he won't be too happy with you looking at his anus..
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