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Old 7 Aug 2023
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Originally Posted by Chris Scott View Post

Tbh, none of the digital maps, free or paid, are that good.
Wow- I so disagree. OSM provide some fabulous building blocks.

[QUOTE=TheWarden;637685]The default map Gaia Topo works very well. In fact I think its one of th ebest rendered OSM maps out there (I just wish I could find an equivalent to load onto my Garmin)/QUOTE]

Perhaps there lies the issue- I have previously suggested that learning how to make/modify maps, create/modify TYP files etc to suit your needs would serve you better but it all seems to no avail. I'll never understand this sloth-like approach. Surely if such maps are desired don't they warrant some learning and work?
To encourage you to 'have a go' (not at me, at maps!) using the barrage at Kaddoussa on Gaia to compare to my 700 as an example of what you are hoping to 'find' but what can be achieved.
As you may see (just-sorry about non-matching zoom levels) on my 700, it offers has higher res and detail than Gaia.
But I'll get my coat before incoming buns arrive!

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I agree, the OSM maps are far superior than anything else available.

Strange that your screen shot of Gaia shows the barrage, yet my app (updated seconds ago) still doesn't show it. I only have the free version at the moment.

I'd love to know more about typ files etc and am slowly learning. But time is short in between customers, organising events, rally support, running some of the larger West Africa Overland groups and fixing various vehicles so progress is slow
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also curious to know what map you have on the Montana. Looks good.

I have Open Topo Maps on the laptops which is perfect but when viewed on the Garmin looks awful
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I fully understand you have other time constraints.
All this stuff takes a long long time to learn and get your head around (well it did for me- getting older I guess so neurons not quite always firing in the correct sequence!)
Hey ho, I understand it's not for everyone. Maybe I need to get out more!
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This is the one I always use, along with some others to consult and compare punctually.

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I don't know if this is a result of the very welcome recent satellite imagery update on Google Maps (mentioned elsewhere here iirc, and verifiable by post-earthquake imagery), but I'm also finding that routing on tracks – something that I would never bother trying – actually works pretty well on some quite obscure pistes. I'm sure this wasn't the case a year ago.
Maybe all 3 are connected, but worth looking at again if you gave up on this idea years ago.

The outdated road numbers remain. I sent a message about this; no reply.
I note Bing and a few other maps now only show the RN number for fear of getting in a tangle.
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