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quartersplash 23-03-2012 20:51

GPS Map Receiver
 
I have alway just navigated with a handheld gps but now am considering a GPS stationary map reciever. Any input on a reasonably priced, functional unit that has world map charts installed from the factory would be appreciated.
Thanks

Hydra 24-03-2012 15:01

Re: GPS map receiver
 
AFAIK, charts aren't installed in a GPS receiver from the factory. You have to add a memory chip to the receiver. The purpose is to enable updating the charts by changing the chip.

Indeed, you can purchase a bundle including a receiver and a chip with charts covering a very wide area. I did it, I have all of Europe in a handheld receiver, for a rasonable price. But who could afford legally buying charts covering the *whole world*?

Alain


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