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Old 01-04-06, 09:25 PM   #1
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Garmin MapSource- City Select

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I got a Garmin Legend C and I can see the need for some mapping software. I have searched here and see that quite a few people use Garmin Map Source- City Select w/ their legendC. I was wondering if any could tell me how the coverage is? I live in a small town about 35 minutes from Sacramento, CA. Would I get coverage? How small of towns does the software coverage? If I am on a trip I am going to be staying in some small town, will I be able to download the streets and what not for that area? I know it's a lot of questions, but I'm not going to go dump $100 on some software that is not gonna be worth it. I guess my main question is: For those who use this software, are you satisfied with it?

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I use MapSource-City Select on my GPS unit. I haven't tried it in "very" remote places, but I was in a podunk area once about 3 or 4 months ago (for a bike ride) and was on dead empty in my gas tank and had no clue where the nearest gas station was (and I was low enough I wanted to make sure I went STRAIGHT to the nearest station).

The GPS with the map software still took me directly to the nearest gas station, about 2 miles away.
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I have the Legend C and can get the Metro DC area into it off Map Source City Select.

For your info, i have illustrated here what your legend C will hold in you area. The pinks squares are the blocks that get loaded into your GPS. You max out at 24mb. These blocks add up to 23.6

Best thing to do is load the maps for only what you need.

Oh and the coverage in City Select USA is down to residential street level. The investment is worthwhile.
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Thanks for the info guys! I will order it this week

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Garmin is discontinuing City Select so chances are you may or may not be able to find City Select. I have City Navigator v7 for my Legend C GPS. There are much bigger chunks of regions than on City Select. Chicago region is over 22.3 mb file w/ routing.
All of Northern Illinois can fit in my GPS w/o the routing functions. (mine can hold up to 24 mb max)

If you're not able to get City Select, i'd wait til summer when City Navigator v8 is released. Hopefully that new version will go back to smaller map file sizes.

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Garmin is discontinuing City Select so chances are you may or may not be able to find City Select. I have City Navigator v7 for my Legend C GPS. There are much bigger chunks of regions than on City Select. Chicago region is over 22.3 mb file w/ routing.
All of Northern Illinois can fit in my GPS w/o the routing functions. (mine can hold up to 24 mb max)

If you're not able to get City Select, i'd wait til summer when City Navigator v8 is released. Hopefully that new version will go back to smaller map file sizes.

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I got City Select 6 a month ago with a Garmin USB laptop GPS reciever. Navigator 7 is a freebie upgrade from Garmin if you have City Select. It wouldnt load on my computer for some reason. On the downside, if your using an old computer with CD and not DVD, Nav 7 is drink coaster.
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