Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Kingston, Ontario
Conversion software often drives me nuts.
I like to use maps, colored markers, googleearth, googlemaps, sometimes Garmin MapSource ( BaseCamp sucks) , word of mouth, ideas and suggestions from locals along the way.
But for a long trip combining and integrating all the ideas into a gps route that is easily modified at a coffee shop or around a campsite picnic table, WITHOUT A COMPUTER, is imperative for me. I use a Garmin Zumo 550 and my best solution to date is to build all my routes directly on the handheld unit. It does work, although maybe seems crude to some of you, I've been doing it for years. To share gpx routes and files with others I must use a computer.
I've only a bit of experience with Tyre.
Be sure, that whatever gps you buy, that it will allow you to build and store multiple routes directly on the unit.
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