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02-22-2008, 12:11
just bought a garmin gpsmap60csx any advice on topo map software for southeast, used for hiking and general outdoor use, are there different ones that will work in a garmin? anyone got any ideas?

02-22-2008, 12:41
I have the Garmin TOPO (east, west and AK/HI) and its great, used in 60CSX

02-22-2008, 13:08
As far as I know, the maps CD Cuffs mentioned are the only ones (for the US) that work with Garmin.


It covers the whole US, AK and HI on 3 CDs.

Well worth it.

For just route planning, this set by Nat'l Geographic


contains all the USGS topo maps for AL-GA-FL interlinked. THree CDs, but there is a way to put them on your hard drive so that you don't have to swap out when planning a route that crosses CD coverage (like the Pinhoti Trail).

These maps are more detailed in elevation contours than Mapsource, and contain the man-made obejects the USGS maps have. They are great for detailed route planning. You can make a waypoint route on them and transfer it (using EASY GPS or similar) to your Garmin and see the route on mapsource.