ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Riding > Layin' down tracks > GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 05-04-2011, 10:20 PM   #16
kknuth OP
Up Nort!
 
kknuth's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2008
Location: Twin Cities
Oddometer: 190
ban: PM sent.
kknuth is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2011, 10:24 PM   #17
ban
Adventurer
 
ban's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2007
Location: Land of Lincoln
Oddometer: 37
zecatfish can type faster than I can!

I found one if his old post and I contacted him. He help be get started making the lcm maps. I have only started to "scratch the surface".
__________________
Never argue with a fool; onlookers may not be able to tell the difference. - Mark Twain

Experience is what you get when you don't get what you want. - Dan Stanford
ban is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2011, 10:51 PM   #18
ban
Adventurer
 
ban's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2007
Location: Land of Lincoln
Oddometer: 37
PM received

Two emails sent!
__________________
Never argue with a fool; onlookers may not be able to tell the difference. - Mark Twain

Experience is what you get when you don't get what you want. - Dan Stanford
ban is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2011, 09:16 PM   #19
Zecatfish
XTique Rider
 
Zecatfish's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2006
Location: Arkansas USA
Oddometer: 7,919
Quote:
Originally Posted by ban View Post
Two emails sent!
I didn't get yours?!?!
Be glad to send you an lcm map file I generated from gpsmapedit.
I'm curious how it displayed on KK's device.
I know what it looks like on my XOG.
__________________
Google Earth GPS Howto (still a work in progress) use USGS TOPO Maps to layout trails.
http://home.windstream.net/catfish/GPS


The Early Bird gets the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.
https://sites.google.com/site/ozarkadventuretours/

Zecatfish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2011, 11:20 PM   #20
ban
Adventurer
 
ban's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2007
Location: Land of Lincoln
Oddometer: 37
Quote:
Originally Posted by Zecatfish View Post
I didn't get yours?!?!.....
I sent two emails to KK with ".lcm" files. They were street maps created with GPSMapEdit. One map was based on a map from Ibycus and the other map was based on OpenStreetMap.

Do you want me to send the files to you too?
__________________
Never argue with a fool; onlookers may not be able to tell the difference. - Mark Twain

Experience is what you get when you don't get what you want. - Dan Stanford
ban is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2011, 11:22 PM   #21
xymotic
Beastly Adventurer
 
xymotic's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2008
Location: Federal Way, WA
Oddometer: 8,367
Quote:
Originally Posted by ban View Post
I sent two emails to KK with ".lcm" files. They were street maps created with GPSMapEdit. One map was based on a map from Ibycus and the other map was based on OpenStreetMap.

Do you want me to send the files to you too?
Did they work
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Just_Sean
Oh for ***k's sake Aaron. Please link us to my fascist, racist or homophobic posts.
"Anyone who doesn't take truth seriously in small matters cannot be trusted in large ones either."
Albert Einstein


Baja trip to the tip
6:10 to Yuma
trials and tribulations in the Mojave
Baja Blitz Yard sale
View Current Location via Spot Tracker
xymotic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-2011, 06:16 AM   #22
kknuth OP
Up Nort!
 
kknuth's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2008
Location: Twin Cities
Oddometer: 190
ban: I didn't get any files from you.

Zecatfish: I did get the Arkansas map from you,

I loaded the .lcm file onto my microsd card into a /maps folder and popped it into the Baja. Nothing. Said no SD card found. Max size is 2 gig. Well my card was 4 gig, so that was a bummer.
So I found another 1 gig card and loaded it. Nothing.
Then took the .lcm file out of the /maps directory and placed it in the root directory instead
Bingo! It loaded.
But....what loaded was unusable. The streets were not drawn out as lines on the map. They were just text. So for example Main St. was:

MAINST MAINST MAINST MAINST

..over and over again along the path that the street followed.
kknuth is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-2011, 11:09 AM   #23
ban
Adventurer
 
ban's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2007
Location: Land of Lincoln
Oddometer: 37
Missing email

Do you want me to resend the files again? Can you check to make sure they were not blocked by your spam filter?
__________________
Never argue with a fool; onlookers may not be able to tell the difference. - Mark Twain

Experience is what you get when you don't get what you want. - Dan Stanford
ban is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-2011, 07:35 PM   #24
kknuth OP
Up Nort!
 
kknuth's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2008
Location: Twin Cities
Oddometer: 190
Sure, feel free. I'll try any kind of file people have got.
kknuth is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-10-2011, 08:12 PM   #25
ban
Adventurer
 
ban's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2007
Location: Land of Lincoln
Oddometer: 37
Email sent again

Email sent again, it is 3 megabytes.
__________________
Never argue with a fool; onlookers may not be able to tell the difference. - Mark Twain

Experience is what you get when you don't get what you want. - Dan Stanford
ban is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-22-2011, 08:48 PM   #26
supergper
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Joined: Sep 2009
Location: SLC, UT
Oddometer: 137
In that size of unit, try the HDS-5 Baja. IMO, that size is a bit large for a bike, but you are correct in that the screens are incredible. The HDS-5 is the standard for a lot of the Baja/KOH racers (cars/trucks, not bikes). They may not do routing because Lowrance is generally not a Joe Schmoe GPS. They are primarily air/sea units with a few products that can be used effectively on land. In air/sea navigation, the route is generally a straight line
supergper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-22-2011, 03:28 PM   #27
Cavernous
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Joined: Nov 2011
Oddometer: 140
I purchased the Lowrance Baja because I found non hand held Garmin units to be useful mostly on paved roads and I wanted something geared toward offroad.

As several people have mentioned, topo map data is available through a Lowrance subsidiary: LEI.

MapCreate 7 is a DVD based topo data program that's been discontinued; they are rare but can still be found. There are quite a few 3rd party vendors that supply USA topo on SD card(s) for states. Here's something to seriously consider as they're rare, rare, rare: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Lowrance-Map...ht_2317wt_1361

Here is one such vendor: http://www.pjsperformance.com/

I think these guys are where I obtained the western USA (contact them for quote): http://www.ebay.com/itm/Map-Create-T...#ht_500wt_1376

Here is one that may be worth looking into, but not sure if the topo data can be used with Baja units (from Lowrance): http://www.mapselect.com/

No turn by turn nav so these are really designed for off-road use; although they do display POI, city street, etc., data.

I hope this is helpful. I think someone should start a Lowrance Baja thread to share ideas. Lowrance has notoriously poor customer support so it would be good to have user coloboration.
Cavernous is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2013, 07:09 PM   #28
Philo99
n00b
 
Joined: May 2009
Location: Sunny San Diego
Oddometer: 9
Resurrection!

Hey folks. After trying several GPS units and doing some extensive research I am going to buy the Lowrance 5M Baja. I have been considering the the Elite 4M as well but want to put my hands on one first and see if the the display is large enough as the website says it is only 3.5". I decided to resurrect this thread as Lowrance has added offroad mapping capability with topography to the Elite 5M Baja that some of you were working at getting some time ago. Evidently Lowrance listened to the complaints (Garmin take note!) and now there are two offroad map micro cards available, starting this month. One for west coast US and the other for Eastern two thirds of the US. West Marine sells the unit for 499! Another benefit I like enables my other addiction, fishing! They have inland lake fishing card the provides bottom topography and shoreline contours as well as access routes so I can ride there swap the card and pick my spot.

Philo
Philo99 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2013, 10:33 PM   #29
HogWild
Scott Whitney
 
HogWild's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2003
Location: SoCal USA
Oddometer: 2,570
Quote:
Originally Posted by Philo99 View Post
now there are two offroad map micro cards available
What's on them that isn't on Garmin topo maps? What's "offroad" about them? And besides being too big for most bikers, what does the Lowrance 5M Baja unit do for bikers that current Garmin handhelds don't do?

__________________
.
New desert racing frontiers
It will be Diabolical!
HogWild is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2013, 07:33 PM   #30
Skeld
Adventurer
 
Skeld's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2009
Location: Maine
Oddometer: 14
What do you guys think about this model?

http://www.lowrance.com/en-US/Produc...S5m-en-us.aspx

And also these topo maps for it:

http://www.lowrance.com/en-US/Produc...ast-en-us.aspx

I run a PN-60 right now on my snowmobile (I don't have an Adventure Bike yet), and the topo map for Maine blows the Garmin stuff out of the water. The screen is small though, and very hard to run a route with while moving. I'm intrigued by the Lowrance screen size but I'm not sure how good the topo data is.
__________________
2009 KTM 530 EXC
Skeld is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 08:43 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014