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Title: How do you use these?
Post by: The Jester on May 30, 2009, 03:11:40 pm
At first I thought they were more of a curiosty, but have seen some usefullness in an urban setting to see where caches/waypoints are in relation to the buildings.  I finally figured how to 'turn them off' while in suburban settings (they are more of a clutter to me then).

I'm curious to see how others use them.


Title: Re: How do you use these?
Post by: Moun10Bike on May 30, 2009, 04:15:58 pm
I have found these to be extremely valuable in urban settings just like you, and I also turn them off when not caching.  There have been a couple of instances where my GPS was wandering in an urban canyon, but the building footprint showed me precisely where along the wall I should look.


Title: Re: How do you use these?
Post by: MtnMutt on May 30, 2009, 07:55:18 pm
Can you explain? Buildings, Footprints... Which Gps does this? Interesting.


Title: Re: How do you use these?
Post by: The Jester on May 30, 2009, 11:52:49 pm
Can you explain? Buildings, Footprints... Which Gps does this? Interesting.
These are another mapset available - click the 'Visit Switchbacks.com' link at the top, right of forum home page to see all the mapsets - for garmin mapping units.


Title: Re: How do you use these?
Post by: MtnMutt on June 02, 2009, 03:49:13 pm
OK, I loaded the Footprints and I must say that was a bit of surprise to see.
 Now I must load that information on my NUVI 500 and see how this works.
 thanks for setting me straight..