Why are roadmaps...

Discussion in 'General GPS Discussion' started by gnappi, Jul 20, 2018.

  1. gnappi


    Jun 16, 2018
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    Why are Garmin road maps HUGE and so cut up by region?

    My last GPS was a Tom Tom back 10 years or so ago and it had every road in the U.S that I ever needed in it already. The directions were a circuitous maze, but were ultimately spot on and every improved road was there.

    Now I look for road maps and they're regionally diced up. OK, I know more roads were made in the last 10 years but not THAT many?

    So, are there any road maps that I can use for decent directions if I were taking a trip from say Miami to Salt lake city?
    gnappi, Jul 20, 2018
  2. gnappi

    Nuvi-Nebie Moderator

    Aug 16, 2015
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    I suspect you are looking at topo maps intended for hiking / walking etc, satnavs ( for driving ), are usually supplied with full USA map coverage already installed, these maps concentrate mainly on 'road' features, so they can be smaller than the topo equivalent
    Nuvi-Nebie, Jul 21, 2018
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