Dumb question from a newbie

Discussion in 'General GPS Discussion' started by LCP, Jan 1, 2024.

  1. LCP


    Jan 1, 2024
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    I explore remote areas occasionally where I follow 4WD trails that are not on any maps but show up on satellite images. These areas are completely devoid of cell phone signals. Are there any GPS's that display your position on a satellite image that I could use to navigate in those areas? If so, what are some of the best values in that equipment? Thanks in advance for any advice you could give me.
    LCP, Jan 1, 2024
  2. LCP

    Nuvi-Nebie Moderator

    Aug 16, 2015
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    First off GPSs don't need a cell phone signal to work, they use satellite signals that can be received in any part of the world where they can 'see' the sky, a cell phone signal is sometimes used to download a map of where you are, but you can get around this by downloading all the maps you require to your cell phone's memory before you start your trip

    Dedicated GPSs have built-in maps and don't receive cell phone signals at all, so any dedicated GPS or cell phone will do what you want, Open Street Maps often have trails on them and these maps can be loaded onto Garmin GPS units, these units can also display your own satellite imagery and custom made maps
    Nuvi-Nebie, Jan 2, 2024
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