Garmin Overlander questions

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    donmontalvo

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    I've been looking for a forum to discuss Garmin Overlander.

    I've been using dozens of Garmin GPS devices over the years, so intimately familiar with their standard offerings.

    I bought this one for offroading, and my questions are about finding/importing/creating trail maps that identify the actual trail levels of difficultly.

    Most offroad parks offer importable maps, haven't seen a way to import these maps into the Garmin Overlander.

    The maps are not your usual GPX, etc., but are TIFF or PDF.

    Thoughts?

    Thanks,
    Don
     
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    Some (not all) Garmin units allow the installation of Custom Maps, these maps are basically pictures that have been stretched, rotated etc. and made to fit on top of existing maps, the picture can then be imported into the GPS and can be displayed instead of (or on top of) the normal maps on the unit

    The Overlander can accept these Custom Maps, there is a Garmin Webpage with details Click HERE, the map 'picture' could be for example a visitor guide to a theme park that has been scanned or photographed and then manipilated using say Google Earth to produce a map overlay that can be used on your Overlander
     
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    Can an Overlander show POI icons on the moving map? I've used POI Loader, and Search shows the points are in there, but they don't show on the map like (some) previous units. Or I can't find where to turn it on...
     
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    Sometimes POIs are only shown when the user is navigating a Route, I guess this is controlled on the Overlander by the Up Ahead settings, page 24 in the user guide :-
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    Well, you found one more possible place to configure it than I did. :)

    Checked out all the "upcoming locations" options, nothing about custom POIs in there. Set them anyway, plotted a route and drove, and no, nothing shows on the map. At least I learned what's in there....
     
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    I have a question that has been killing me please someone HELP!!!

    I drive primarily on sand dunes because thats the offroading in my country.. so since dunes are always vhanging due to wind you do not use base camp or any other thing to create routs or tracks.. you set a point on where you want to go and gps gives you a straight line to it and you use your eyes and brain to cross dunes accordingly to get there

    on the garmin overlander “explore tab”.. which is the “OFFROADING” mode.. it does not show distance to the point im selecting.. and its killing me.. the data fields are locked to “course , elevation, speed, and coordinates”… why the HELL would i need speed i have the car spedo right infront of me.. also elevation has no business being front and center in the desert.. you go up and down hundreds of meters in seconds… HOW DO I PUT DISTANCE TO POINT THERE.. i cant keep going back to the normal map tab just to see the distance then go back in explore again.. this is frustrating.. my 10 year old montana 600 kicks this tablets A**********

    please help
     
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    The Overlander is obviously not set up for 'line of sight' navigating, it expects to follow a Route using a road, path etc., you would need a GPS designed for walking / hiking (like the Montana), to get what you want, you have to admit that driving a car in a dead streight line is quite an unusual thing to do in most circumstances
     
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    It honestly isnt here and when this is the surrounding terrain… its how we drive and cross it.. im SURE there is a way there cant be that big of a flaw in garmins flagship navigation system.. the whole thing is a damn android tablet.. you can put games on it for gods sake
     

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    Can't you use the 'Drive' mode rather than the 'Explore' mode ?, it looks like the Drive mode allows for different maps as well, maybe OSM maps ?, although I'm guessing you won't get many more map features in the desert
     
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    Maps arent really needed in the desert as it changes depending ok wind so its always moving around… just using drive is not a solution it is not supposed to be like that.. whats pissing me off is that this is an option that cannot be missing from this unit.. and no video on youtube talks abojt this no one in any forum is talking about this so i dont know what to do really
     
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