im a dedicated RUV/ATV trail rider, and montana has hundreds of miles of
amazing trails. the only problem with them is that the trails arent mapped,
and youre lucky if you can find a BLM official who can tell you where to
find the trailheads. ive decided that i want to ride and map every trail i
can find in montana, to publish online.
i want a setup that i can turn on, drive all the trails to make the maps,
and save the maps to my computer. id like to also have the ability to mark
and note certain spots, such as a dangerous hill or camping spot. i dont
know what i need to do this or how to go about it, but i currently have a
http://inlinediesel.com/tech/desk setup as well as a handheld gramin e-map
(basic, not very impressive by todays standards).
what would be the best way to accomplish this?
Usually it's called a "waypoint." Look for that in
the software menu. Even on my handheld Garmin, I can
set waypoints, and assign 6 letter/number designations
for them. BUMP6, CURVE1, HILL13, etc.
Certainly you can get more descriptive than that when
you have a whole computer at hand.
Well, I've never tried this, but:
With the Delome street atlas, you can run your route with the GPS on, naming the
file before you start and saving it at the end, then replay the GPS log like a
I'd guess that with this and the draw feature, you could make your own map...
I've modified an existing map with the draw program when it didn't know that a
road that used to go through town bypassed it..
Funny that you asked, I was just thinking that I should have done sort of what
you want to do over the weekend.... We can't find a gps program that covers Baja
Calif. and it's a PITA to not have it on our trips, so I was thinking of leaving
the GPS on and marking a bunch of "vias" and "stops" along the route on the way
home from Baja to CA... then drawing the hiway in...
Naturally, I forgot to do that.. lol
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