The Basics About GPS Maps
Most Garmin and Magellan GPS receivers have an ability to show maps in their display window. Straight from the factory these units have a set of low resolution maps which most users decide are of insufficient detail. However, it is possible to upgrade your maps. The procedure is simple. Obtain the map software from the company that manufactured your GPS, connect your GPS receiver to the computer with a cable, select the maps you need with the software and click a button that downloads the maps to your GPS.
Your GPS will hold a limited amount of detailed maps, depending mainly upon the amount of memory and the type of maps that you are loading. Road maps are much less detailed than topo maps, thus a larger coverage area is possible with the same amount of memory. The primary manufacturers are Garmin and Magellan....
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