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Old 14 Jun 2005
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GPS storage capacity

I am thinking to buy the garmin 60cs or the 75cs. the 75cs is not very much more expensive for twice the storage space. but how much storage space does one need? If i'm just using worldmap for north and south america, will the 60cs have enough room so that i don't have to upoad more to the handheld unit half way through the trip? Are there better maps for CA and SA from a different company than Worldmap? Any advice would be appreciated.

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I have a 60CS but can’t quite fit the entire detailed map (with auto-routing, addresses & points of interest) of South Africa on it!
Looking at the world map in front of me it looks like my country is roughly a fifth of yours.
The Garmin world map fits fine on it though.

The 60CS is a great tool but I wish it had an expansion slot for a SD Card. Get a GPS with more memory. You can never have enough…

Can’t comment on the 75CS (or the 76CS) – know nothing about it.

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I've just bought a GPS (2nd hand Navigator II) after a lot of research.

British Isles takes 170mb

Western Europe takes 1.4gb

South America takes 1.7mb(?)

I wanted an expandable memory to hold the whole of Europe rather than have to download chunks or blocks of Mapsource. For this reason I was heading towards the 2610 rather than the Quest (non expandable) or the 276c (expandable but only uses Garmins own cards with a 256mb limit).

I then played with a friends Nav.II which is a 2610 rebadged by BMW & fitted with an additional button console which makes it easier & safer to use on the move. I'll soon be buying a cheap 2gb card.

Talking of memory cards:

When buying for GPS, you don't need the more expensive single layer type, just buy the largest multi-layer card you'll need & it will work fine. Single layer are better for digital cameras that need a quicker wtite speed to enable the camera to be ready for the next shot ASAP.
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I bought a quest 1 and gotta say im a bit pissed off.

I can only fit one western Europe country at a time.

I want to ride from liverpool Uk - Southern Spain and I can only fit half the route one, without waypoints
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Memory cards

Look at the posting dates .. June 2005 ..

Now (2006) there are the 'x' models avalible that take memory cards .. load one memory card with Africa, another card with part of Europe, another cvard with the rest of europe, and another card with Asia.. that is my trip covered. May even have a 'spare' card or two for backup.
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