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1  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!
2  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.
3  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.
4  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.
5  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!
6  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.
7  GPS Mapsets / Northwest Topos / Re: Stuff I forgot on: July 16, 2015, 02:22:01 pm
Thank you for posting your experiences!
8  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.
9  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.
10  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.
11  GPS Mapsets / Northwest Trails / Re: Is NWTrails still maintained? on: October 30, 2014, 04:54:55 pm
Yes it is! I was ready to come out with an update last spring when a bunch of data was dropped. I should have released what I had then, but instead I tried to plow through the new data and kept falling further and further behind due to an especially busy summer. I'm roughly 3/4 of the way to finishing up a new release and fully expect it to be done next month.
12  GPS Mapsets / General Discussion / Re: Garmin Birds Eye and GeoCache on: August 08, 2014, 12:36:32 pm
Sorry for the delay in responding - I've been off on vacation.

BirdsEye and Northwest Topos work well together, with the line and point data from Northwest Topos displaying on top of the imagery (while area data is layered beneath as you would want, otherwise parks and lakes, etc. would cover up the imagery). I've attached a screenshot from Basecamp so you can get an idea of what it looks like.

Geocaches loaded also appear on top of the imagery.
13  GPS Tech and Software / General Discussion / Re: App for a smartphone? on: July 09, 2014, 12:00:39 pm
I'd love to get the data onto smartphone, but it would require more development skill than I currently have.
14  GPS Mapsets / General Discussion / Re: Garmin GPS Map 62SC Total Rookie on: June 27, 2014, 11:41:42 am
GPSFileDepot.com has an excellent tutorials section to help with these sorts of things. This one should answer the questions that you have. Feel free to post here if you run into any issues or have any additional questions.
15  GPS Mapsets / Northwest Trails / Re: Adding the PNT to NW Trails on: February 28, 2014, 12:43:32 pm
I'm rather informal when it comes to releases. Smiley I usually do so whenever I collect enough changes to make a new release worthwhile. I've felt like things are about at that spot in the last week or so, but I can hold off for a couple of weeks (it will take some time to integrate the lengthy PNT to the data, anyway).
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