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Garmin mapping options for outdoor GPS

Garmin mapping options for outdoor GPS

Thu 27th February 2020

In the UK there are several mapping options for an outdoor GPS.

In this short video I show you each of them in Garmin BaseCamp so you acn see what each of them looks like.

The Garmin mapping options for an outdoor GPS are -

1. Topo Active – covers 47 European mapping

Compiled using the community-generated OpenStreetMap (OSM) database.

Includes routable street and off-road networks, international boundaries, waterways, natural features, land use areas, historical sites, airport structures, buildings and more.

Garmin Topo Active mapping displays thousands of points of interest, including shops; restaurants and bars; car parks; schools and universities and accommodations

Garmin TopoActive Western / Eastern Europe covers the following 47 countries: Albania, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Russia / Kaliningrad, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey, Ukraine, Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, San Marino, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Vatican City.

- We find this TopoActive mapping on Garmin Fenix 5 plus and Fenix 6 watches.

- In the handheld world itís pre-loaded on the 22x, 32x, Touch 25 and 35, Oregon 750t, GPSMAP66st and GPSMAP66i. This you can use on it's own (GPS units that come with Topo Active maps) or use it alongside some Ordnance Survey mapping (both 1:50k and 1:25k Ordnance Survey maps).

2. Garmin TOPO Great Britain PRO 1:50k – Full GB

This is Ordnance Survey mapping at 1:50k, equivalent to the Landranger Ordnance Survey maps, but these can be viewed on both your Outdoor GPS and your PC/ Mac, no need to buy the maps twice or pay a subscription. They are yours for life.

This mapping also has turn my turn routing within National Parks, donít worry we set your new GPS unit up to utlise this feature and therefore it makes it nice and easy to use the turn by turn functionality that comes with the Garmin TOPO Great Britain PRO 1:50k

A real key feature on this map option from Garmin.

- View Garmin GPS units with Garmin TOPO Great Britain PRO 1:50k – more here

3. Garmin TOPO Great Britain PRO 1:25k – full GB

This is Ordnance Survey mapping at 1:25k, equivalent to the Explorer Ordnance Survey maps, but these can be viewed on both your Outdoor GPS and your PC/ Mac, no need to buy the maps twice or pay a subscription. They are yours for life.

The 1:25k Ordnance Survey maps on a Garmin GPS are more accurate than the 1:50k maps, they also show open access areas (right to roam) and permissive paths, which are not shown on the 1:50k Ordnance Survey maps.

This mapping also has turn my turn routing within National Parks, donít worry we set your new GPS unit up to utlise this feature and therefore it makes it nice and easy to use the turn by turn functionality that comes with the Garmin TOPO Great Britain PRO 1:25k

- View Garmin GPS units with Garmin TOPO Great Britain PRO 1:25k – more here

4. Garmin Birdseye mapping download 1:25k

This Voucher enables you to download 25,000 sq km of Ordnance Survey 1:25k maps, this is done via Garmin BaseCamp. Donít worry we put step by step instructions of how to do this in with your Garmin GPS unit when you buy from GPS Training.

The key thing is the Garmin Birdseye map download, 1:25k, does not come with the turn by turn routing that the full GB map cards do.

- View Garmin GPS units with Garmin Birdseye voucher – more here

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