Welcome to this month’s GPS Training podcast, it’s our 25th episode
So, without further ado let’s get on with today’s podcast ……
It’s our 25th podcast.
In today’s podcast look at the following things –
· 2 min 10 sec – We chat with Alex from the AA team, Alex and two of his friends Seb, and Elliot Pote will motor over 10,000 miles through 20 countries including Europe and Central Asia – finishing in Ulan-Ude, Russia in a £600.00 Ford Fiesta
· 21 min 20 sec – We talk with Tris, Tris has purchased a Garmin GPSMAP66i from us. The Garmin GPS navigator with the two way satellite communication technology built in
· 34 min – And then we have Ian’s FAQ’s, both Garmin and SatMap and this time we are honing on a specific subject – Can I change the colour or transparency of the route and track line on my GPS?
Alex, welcome to this month’s GPS Training podcast
First of all Alex, it’s the Mongol Rally you are taking part in, can you tell us a little about it
The Schedule – Schedule 2019
So if you want to know more about the boys trip please go to theaateam.wixsite.com/themongolrally2019
And if you want to find out more about the Garmin inReach devices please go to gpstraining.co.uk – click on – GPS Store on the top menu – then – on the left-hand side you will see – Garmin inReach – satellite communicators
2 – The next thing we look at on this month’s Podcast is a chat with Tris Wyatt
4 – Ian’s FAQ’s
Welcome Ian back to the Podcast to talk over some of his FAQ’s, the frequently asked questions he has been asked on his courses over the past month.
This month we are going to look in depth into a question we get asked lots on our GPS Training courses around the country –
Can I change the colour or transparency of the route and track line on my GPS?
First of all Ian what is a route and track
So Ian, going back to the original question – Can I change the colour or transparency of the route and track line on my GPS?
Ian – It depends on the make of GPS and planning software
Jon – Looking at the planning software first, lets first look at Garmin BaseCamp
Routes – yes
Tracks – yes
For colour and line thickness.
Colour change within the route properties
Thickness for routes and tracks – Windows ‘Options’, Mac – little cog at the bottom of the screen or ‘preferences’ from the toolbar
Jon – So that’s BaseCamp nailed how about the Garmin GPS unit can we change the route and track colour on a Garmin GPS unit>
Route in GPS – always Magenta regardless what it is in Basecamp
Track in GPS – whatever colour you have it on Basecamp
Moving onto SatMap now, Xpedition 2 (Thanks SatMap for the support they have given us this last week, you know what you have done, it is appreciated)
Routes – yes properties of the route
Tracks – no
Active 10 and 12
Routes – no
Tracks – no but can alter the size of the trail – screen data options
Routes – yes option 25 – Route rendering can change colour and transparency
Trail – no colour change but can alter the size of the trail – option 34 screen data options
Don’t forget we have lots of tips and solutions to your questions in the GPS Training online resource – go to – gpstraining – click on – online resource – on the top menu bar – and then log in – select your unit and you will see the top tips for that unit down at the bottom of the menu of units.
Tel: 01669 621044