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1  GPS Mapsets / Northwest Topos / Re: Losing Points When Saving on: December 08, 2018, 04:59:01 pm
That's good to know; I would have expected no change from Garmin on this!
2  GPS Tech and Software / General Discussion / Re: Garmin 66s and 66st question on: November 06, 2018, 03:45:00 pm
No, I don't have a timeframe for the next release.
3  GPS Tech and Software / General Discussion / Re: Garmin 66s and 66st question on: November 05, 2018, 02:36:14 pm
Yes, NW Trails overlays the default mapset on the GPSMAP 66st (I have one and have been running the mapsets with no problems).

The next release of NW Trails will not have the new trails in your area unless they are reported and/or submitted by a user such as yourself. If you don't have GPS tracks of them, then I would need to know of a source for obtaining that data on them.
4  GPS Tech and Software / General Discussion / Re: Garmin 66s and 66st question on: September 14, 2018, 03:18:22 pm
I'm fairly excited for this release, too! I've been using a touchscreen Oregon of some variety of flavor for the past several releases, but I'm liking the touchscreen functionality less and less. It's time to get back to buttons for me.

NW Trails/Topos should work fine on either model. I'm inclined to go with the st version since that includes a built-in DEM model, which allows for hillshading and elevation profiles of tracks that don't include elevation data.
5  GPS Mapsets / Northwest Trails / Re: Is NWTrails still maintained? on: August 26, 2018, 04:48:59 pm
I'm still working on it, it's just that life is a lot more complicated these days! I can't promise when the next version will be released, but it's still being worked on.
6  GPS Mapsets / Northwest Trails / Re: Is NWTrails still maintained? on: November 15, 2016, 07:08:17 pm
I'm still plugging away at the mapset, but my available time for it has been drastically curtailed of late due to living/commute arrangements, travel, and classes. Please continue to contribute, as I have no intentions of dropping the project!
7  GPS Mapsets / Northwest Trails / Re: Trying to switch BaseCamp - Question on: September 27, 2016, 07:05:49 pm
Sorry for my delayed response - busy couple of weeks!

I definitely appreciate getting all tracks, even for those trails that seem to match up well already in the database. It helps me narrow down when changes *are* made to the trail, and lets me know the current state matches what's in the mapset.
8  GPS Mapsets / Northwest Trails / Re: Trying to switch BaseCamp - Question on: September 18, 2016, 12:43:10 pm
The trails are identical (expect in places where I've neglected to tag data for inclusion in one mapset or the other).

NW Trails is useful as an overlay in other mapsets, such as the Garmin City Navigator maps. NW Topos is intended as a stand-alone set for off-road navigation.

As for overwriting your existing mapset, that is dependent on the GPS you have and the firmware it is running. It used to be that everything was given the same name (gmapsupp.img) and units could only recognize that name, so uploading a mapset would write over the existing one. Most of the newer Garmin units these days allow for the file to be named anything, and BaseCamp is smart enough to name the files based on the content being uploaded.
9  GPS Mapsets / Northwest Trails / Re: Trying to switch BaseCamp - Question on: September 12, 2016, 05:09:20 pm
When uploading from BaseCamp, you have to be sure to do a "custom/partial" upload and only select the state tiles, making sure to NOT select the background tile. Otherwise, you will end up loading the non-transparent background map that is only there to make it easier to locate things when viewing the mapset on the computer. The default "complete" upload includes that background tile and prevents other loaded mapsets from displaying under the trails on the GPS.

As for uploading multiple/subsequent mapsets, I believe that BaseCamp is smarter than MapSource in that it gives each map a name based on the source map, so different uploads have different names and do not affect one another when coming from different source mapsets. With MapSource, everything is always uploaded with the same generic map name, so uploading a second mapset overwrites the first one.
10  GPS Mapsets / Northwest Trails / Re: Is NWTrails still maintained? on: June 11, 2016, 07:39:45 am
Excellent! Hopefully I will have topo maps for all of that area done soon, too!
11  GPS Mapsets / Northwest Topos / Re: Etrex 30x, -20x on: November 30, 2015, 06:31:07 pm
Ack, I sure hope that the maps work with newer devices! I haven't heard of any other reports of issues with third-party mapping on them.
12  GPS Mapsets / Northwest Topos / Re: Stuff I forgot on: July 16, 2015, 02:22:01 pm
Thank you for posting your experiences!
13  GPS Mapsets / Northwest Trails / Re: Garmin Basecamp on: June 15, 2015, 08:59:50 pm
Nope, no longer the case (if it ever was). The mapset works perfectly in BaseCamp.
14  GPS Mapsets / Northwest Topos / Northwest Topos v0.27 Released on: December 16, 2014, 12:15:23 pm
Northwest Topos v0.27 is now available! The details of this release are available here.
15  GPS Mapsets / Northwest Trails / Northwest Trails v1.80 Released on: December 16, 2014, 12:14:35 pm
Northwest Trails v1.80 is now available! The details of this release are available here.
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