[OSM-talk] Which entry level budget garmin

Tanveer Singh tanveer1979 at gmail.com
Tue Jan 6 14:07:19 GMT 2009

2009/1/6 Tanveer Singh <tanveer1979 at gmail.com>:
> On Tue, Jan 6, 2009 at 11:51 AM, Ulf Lamping <ulf.lamping at googlemail.com> wrote:
>> Stephen Hope schrieb:
>>> It's not hard to test.  When I was unsure if my device was doing this
>>> or not, I set it to snap to road, and then took it for a little walk
>>> along the edge and then cut some corners in a park, then looked at the
>>> tracks.  For my specific device (not a Zumo), I discovered that the on
>>> screen and main track log snapped to the roads, but I could also turn
>>> on a background data saving log that saved the raw data, which was
>>> quite usable.
>>> Stephen
>>> 2009/1/6 D Tucny <d at tucny.com>:
>>>> I think ULFL's point was that with his Zumo there isn't such a configuration
>>>> option, so while it does save track logs, he's not confident that they are
>>>> acceptable due to the potential that it is just snapping to road and as
>>>> such, copying the copywrited built in maps rather than saving tracks based
>>>> on the GPS recorded position... A nuvi could have this problem too if this
>>>> is not configurable...
>> Well, the zumo 550 (which is very certainly a somewhat roughetized nuvi)
>> has no "snap to road" setting (it has not a lot of options in that
>> regard at all).
>> I did made experiments with the track log. Some of the tracks did
>> *suspiciously* looked like a snap to road while others did not. So if
>> its useable for OSM or not - I don't know and care (I'm still using my
>> WBT201 for tracking which has no maps :-).
>> @Stephen: Instead of "For my specific device (not a Zumo)" it might be a
>> lot more helpful if you would tell us what your "specific device" really is!
>> Regards, ULFL
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> Anyways, here is the answer from garmin support site
> Question:  What is Track Log and what Automotive GPS units have Track
> Log capabilities?
> Answer:
> A Track Log provides an electronic 'bread crumb' trail of points, so
> you can see where you've been on the map.
> Following is a list of the Automotive GPS units that have the Track
> Log capabilities.
> nuvi(R) 750, nuvi 760, nuvi 770, nuvi 780, nuvi 850, nuvi 860, nuvi
> 880, nuvi 5000, nuvi 900T, StreetPilot(R) 2720, StreetPilot 2730,
> StreetPilot 2820, StreetPilot 7200, StreetPilot 7500, Quest(R), Quest
> 2, zūmo(R)

I guess garmin is not the right choice. I think I will get mio c230
which can be unlocked and then run gosmore on it, with OSM
I won't need to run gosmore if I am able to convert osm maps to igo
maps somehow.. possible?

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