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Changing The GPS Training Podcast a little, making it more into a ‘magazine’ programme.
I think we always need to evolve and move things forward so we are making the podcast a little less ‘techy’, we have our quarterly live ‘GPS Clinic’ that we steam live on Facebook. If you want to watch and interact with this GPS Clinic you need to put 6.00 pm on the 1st February in your diary so you can watch this, if you sign up to the GPS Training Newsletter or you have ‘liked’ the GPS training Facebook page you will receive plenty of reminders about this.
So starting this podcast we are starting to put in pre recorded interviews with varies people and this month we have Pete Mason who is a has his own Podcast, the Podcache show which is a geocaching podcast.
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And please do continue with your feedback after each of our Podcasts and let us know how we have done and anything you would like us to cover.
So, without further ado let’s get on with today’s podcast ……
In today’s podcast we are going to look and chat over the following –
- Garmin Birdseye – What is it, as it can be a number of things.
- As I have already mentioned we have an in-depth interview with Pete Mason, from the Podcache Show, so if you are watching this on Facebook or YouTube you will need to download the Podcast to hear this.
- Andy’s top tips – both SatMap and Garmin
- The big debate – When out walking would you plan and follow a route or a track?
- Our two-day Garmin GPS Training courses and our one-day SatMap GPS Training courses
- Irish mapping options for both a Garmin and SatMap GPS1. Garmin Birdseye –
The Garmin term ‘Birdseye’ is one of two things - Satellite Subscription, enables you to download Satellite Imagery
How does this work?
1 year’s free subscription with Oregon 7**, GPSMap64s, Montana, can be purchased for £21.99 a year
Once you register unit using basecamp software – birdseye menu – select Birdseye Satellite imagery subscription, using tools draw around your required area (Recommend select small areas 1500 sqkm)
Download as much as you want for a year, still kept after the year.
Choice of resolutions, different parts of the world quality may differ – Standard, High, Highest
Memory 1500 sq km at High approx. 500mb, highest 1gb
Download to folder in basecamp then transfer to GPS Device Videos on our online training resource .
A Birdseye Select Voucher can be used to download 1:25k map as well as lots of other detailed map types
How does this work?
Activate to your GPS and country choice, 90 days to use up capacity, download to basecamp software then transfer to your GPS.
One voucher approx. 90mb data, units with smaller memory such as etrex20 need micro sd card if more than one voucher - No routeable data such as roads or elevation data built in that you get on standard OS Map cards from Garmin
We supply our own guides + bought unit from us online resource lots of videos on using the unit.
How much does a voucher cost? 19.99
Countries – Great Britain, OS 1:25k, 3000sq km (Not Ireland)
France, IGN 1:25k, 1500 square km
Germany, Kompass 1:50k, 2400 square km
Deutschland (Germany) , BKG 1:25k, 5000 square km
Austria and East Alps, Kompass 1:50k, 2400 square km
Switzerland, Kompass 1:50k, 2400 square km
Holiday Islands (Azores, Madeira, Canary Islands, Balaeric Islands) Kompass 1:50k, 2400 square km
Interview with Pete from the PodCache show
Andy’s top tips
Garmin – Software updates important as per computer regular updates, use Garmin Express
SatMap – Software updates important as per computer regular updates, Active 10/12 use Satsync – Help, Active 20 can use Wifi screen
The big debate – When out walking would you plan and follow a route or a track?
Before we jump into this debate we need to clarify what a route is and what a track is?
So how do each of these act differently when navigating? Tone alerts on via points with Route none on track, via points display small drawing pin tracks do not .
Direct Route 250 via points
Turn by Turn Route ie Cycling 50 via points
Track 10,000 or with new Oregon 7** 20,000
Our nationwide GPS Training courses – both Garmin and SatMap
Garmin – Two-day course we deliver throughout Great Britain from the South Downs and New Forest to Fife in Scotland and everywhere in between.
Day 1 – What do we cover?
Day 2 – What do we cover?
SatMap course – One-day course we deliver in Northumberland, Lakes and South Downs
What do we cover in this course?
Please be aware many of our courses do get fully booked well before the course date so please do get yourself signed up if you are wanting to attend.
Irish mapping options for a Garmin GPS
This subject was suggested by Mark Inman, many thanks for this. A great subject to look at.
SatMap - Ireland (NI & ROI) –
– Whole Adventure Map 1:25k (not actually 1:25k maps, based on Open sourced maps £53.00
– Northern Ireland whole + Republic of Ireland 1:50k (plus 1:25k hotspots) £137.00
– Northern Ireland whole 1:50k (plus 1:25k hotspots) £74.00 (Hotspots -Giants Causeway, Glens of Antrim, Sperrins, Strangford lough, Lough Earn & Mournes) - Republic of Ireland – whole 1:50k £95.00
Garmin – What options do Garmin have?
– Open Source mapping – buy unit from us will load on memory
– Topo Light UK & Ireland £19.99 Download from Garmin, data from OSM mapping, 50 meter contours added, has elevation data
– Topo Active Europe Download from Garmin £44.99, no contours but does have elevation data built in, covers 47 European countries
Included with etrex Touches, Oregon 750t
7. To finish off this our fifth podcast
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