[talk-au] Garmin Handheld with osm and shonkymaps

Cameron osm-mailing-lists at justcameron.com
Fri Oct 23 09:11:05 BST 2009

In my experience shonkymaps is pretty terrible for bushwalking - it's just
not accurate enough (as it is compiled from 1:250k map data.) It will of
course depend on the area you are going to - download shonkymaps and have a
look at it before you by your gps.

Shonkymaps is ok for vehicle navigation, but beware that the maps are not
"routable" - as in the gps cannot say turn left 500m because the data to
link the roads together is not in shonkymaps (and cannot realistically be
built in to it.)

I have a garmin colorado 300 with shonkymaps and osm routable from

Works great, although I did have some troubles with the first colorado I had
- garmin swapped it for a new one for me.


2009/10/23 Ross Scanlon <info at 4x4falcon.com>

> Hi All,
> I'm looking at buying a handheld gps, probably Garmin, that can have the
> osm maps and shonkymaps loaded.
> This will mainly be used for bushwalking, thus the shonkymaps, so I'd like
> to be able to have both available all the time.
> Is anyone here using a Garmin with osm maps and/or shonkymaps? If which
> model?
> --
> Cheers
> Ross
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