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GPS and topo maps of Utah
« on: March 05, 2012, 07:16:15 am »

I'm planning a trip to Utah in November, and I think I will upgrade my old Garmin GPS to one of the newer models with a large screen and touch control.

But I need good topo maps of Utah to put in the GPS. Where can I get good topo maps for southern Utah?

The resent article A Journey to The Subway was perfect and i bought the PDF. Really good for what i need, but I would have liked to have the actual GPS coordinates to put in as way points in my GPS before I go. Does anybody have a list of coordinated for these locations?

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Re: GPS and topo maps of Utah
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2012, 09:39:27 am »

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Re: GPS and topo maps of Utah
« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2012, 03:23:34 pm »

Thank you both! That should get me the maps I need.

I guess I should be able to find the GPS coordinates I need by using the Garmin maps and find the location from the maps in the PDF from the A Journey to The Subway.

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Re: GPS and topo maps of Utah
« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2012, 03:37:36 pm »

Turns out itīs not so easy to get maps of Utah for a GPS. Tried to buy the 24K topo maps from Garmin but they canceled the order:

   "Due to U.S. Export Administrative Regulations, we are unable to complete your transaction at this time."

And yes; I tried to use a mail forwarder with a US delivery address, but CC address is of course Norwegian.  :-[

Makes no sense, I can buy this when I am in the US, but then I miss the opportunity to have the GPS ready with maps and waypoints.

I guess I will have to try open sources like Utah Topo Maps, or ask a friend to buy it for me.

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Re: GPS and topo maps of Utah
« Reply #5 on: March 07, 2012, 07:06:30 pm »

Is your GPS a car based one? I have an Oregon 450 and I can download free maps for it, one source being www.gpsfiledepot.com . I used it to download a map of Everglades when I went kayaking there, really helpful.
I don't know if it works with regular Garmins.

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Re: GPS and topo maps of Utah
« Reply #6 on: March 08, 2012, 07:41:37 am »

Thank you for that link. Looks like it have some maps I can use!

I have a Garmin Montana 650, and I wanted the 24K topo maps since I will use it walking. Probably easiest to get a friend to buy the map for me when he is in the US.

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Re: GPS and topo maps of Utah
« Reply #7 on: March 08, 2012, 09:02:58 am »

Thank you for that link. Looks like it have some maps I can use!

I have a Garmin Montana 650, and I wanted the 24K topo maps since I will use it walking. Probably easiest to get a friend to buy the map for me when he is in the US.

Ronny

That's what I thought, but it's not that difficult to install many of those maps. I'm going in SW in 2 weeks so I'll have to do it myself also  ;) (and they are free). Here are the maps for Utah: http://www.gpsfiledepot.com/maps/state/ut

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Re: GPS and topo maps of Utah
« Reply #8 on: March 08, 2012, 09:18:17 am »

First hit on google has directions and GPS coordinates.
http://climb-utah.com/Zion/subway.htm
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Re: GPS and topo maps of Utah
« Reply #9 on: March 08, 2012, 03:13:26 pm »

That's what I thought, but it's not that difficult to install many of those maps. I'm going in SW in 2 weeks so I'll have to do it myself also  ;) (and they are free). Here are the maps for Utah: http://www.gpsfiledepot.com/maps/state/ut

Thanks, Iīll try those maps.

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Re: GPS and topo maps of Utah
« Reply #10 on: March 08, 2012, 03:15:49 pm »

First hit on google has directions and GPS coordinates.
http://climb-utah.com/Zion/subway.htm

Great, both coordinates and a great description! I guess I did not realize how famous the "subway" is.

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