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rsquared

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I've read through most of the threads in this section and didn't find an answer to this question.  I could have missed it, so bear with me.

Looking at GPS units, Garmin in particular, I see that topo maps and street maps are available.  Some units come loaded with topo maps. My question is which of these maps, if any, show the forest roads in Osceola or Ocala, or any other nearby areas of the panhandle or Georgia?  I've got my paper maps, so the gps would be more for fun than anything.

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Give this site a try for some free topo maps.

http://www.gpsfiledepot.com/maps/

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Remember, that even though a road or trail my be listed and shown on an electronic map does not mean that it is open for vehicle use!

Always check first. The official map of the area, lists legal riding and access.

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Remember, that even though a road or trail my be listed and shown on an electronic map does not mean that it is open for vehicle use! Always check first. The official map of the area, lists legal riding and access.



Very True.

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We've found a lot of the stuff displayed on MapSource to be private roads around here.
Individual county maps work great for showing public roads. (both paved and dirt) You can find most of those online and print them out.

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Garmin Montana 650t comes preloaded with 100k series topo maps.  It's an excellent dual sport GPS.

Here's my old Garmin telling me a canyon is on the left.  It's taken plenty of abuse over the last six years and provided great service until recently.  They don't last forever I'm told, so I'm replacing it with a Garmin Montana.




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Check out dualsportmaps.com and their Droid GPS app.......
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Just FYI

I Recently installed the Montana by Garmin, it really has some cool features, like built in camera, bird's eye views (downloaded). The screen also orients to the direction of the screen, so mounting options are endless. I bought mine from GPSCITY and would have to say they treated me super fair and got me what I ordered fast. I was able to get my unit without the topo maps and then ordered the DVD so that I can use the basecamp feature on my computer.

Just my .02 for what its worth..

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Did some Cyber Monday surfing (no purchasing though....) There are two Montana's the 650 and the 650T. GPSCity has the 650 for $450 and the 650T for $590..... can't really see a big difference except the map....
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A big thanks to all for the responses.  I'm leaning towards the Montana since I'll use it for all kinds of activities.
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