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Old 16 Oct 2004
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iQ3600???

I am looking to buy a device to use for navigation and also data/pic storage. This is for a round the world trip (All continents except Australia) in 4x4.

I am fairly tech averse in as much as I don't like messing around endlessly with computers. I am also fairly tech incompetent.

I'd like to know if pics can be downloaded straight from dig camera (Sony) direct to a PC/PDA or do I need a PC?

Can any base map be loaded up to a gramin devise or do I have to stick to their maps?

If I stick with standard garmin world base maps will I be able to find my way round Russia and Russian cities?

I will take maps and compass and stat phone and back up garmin etrex(gift) but really want to try to get away with out taking a lap top.






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The more I follow, what seem to be endless threads on this subject, the more frustrated I become.

See this forum: http://www.ukgser.com/forums/

The bottom line, as far as I can see, is that there is no gps unit that can upload great quality maps for use everywhere in the world.

I think I am right in saying the great maps are available but can not be uploaded to a garmin. They can be uploaded to a laptop PC. Then a fantastically complicated, to my mind, software prog is needed. This software allows a gps to be connected to the PC so that a real time position is shown on maps displayed on the PC.

I think I will use a gps with the best uplaoded maps available and printed maps and maybe dowloaded maps and forget the gps/PC interface software.

The software I looked at was oziexplore. More like ozipullyourhairout given my desire for a low tech life.

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Not exactly much help, but Ozi have a miniature version of their software that works on PDA and it's much simpler. Check it out, you might like it.

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