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jim_mids
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 17, 2017 10:58 am    Post subject: Garmin Etrex Vista HCX Maps Question from a Noob! Reply with quote

Good Morning all!

I wonder if someone can help a noob out please! I bought a vista HCx about 7 years ago and have only used it occasionally. However, I want to do some more walking around the UK, and possibly explore some European cities.
At the moment, it seems to have an old TOPO UK map installed on the Micro SD, which is great but very out of date.

Could someone please let me know how I go about obtaining new maps and the process of installing them? Thanks so much in advance!

Cheers

Jim
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 17, 2017 5:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have the hills moved in the last 7 years then? Very Happy
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alanlakes
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 17, 2017 6:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Try https://talkytoaster.co.uk/
Superb uk maps. They show lots of info and knock the garmin topo of the map!
Have checked in the sites compatabilty table and as long as your sd card is big enough it will be OK for your etrex.

The site does two maps a free version which is very good and I recommend you try it first and 1:50k version which is not free and is excellent but do some walks on free first.

It is an excellent and I suggest you explore it.

For overseas Garmin maps try http://alternativaslibres.org/en/

Also excellent

Kind regards
Alan
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 17, 2017 7:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There are loads of free OSM maps for your Garmin. Just Google Garmin OSM maps. I've tried many over the years and my favourite now is from CacheMapUK.
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