Believe it or not, GPS Tracklog is entering its fourth calendar year, and as we did for 2005 and 2006, here’s a look back at some of our more useful and popular posts of 2007. I’ve broken this year’s list down into categories:
All about maps
- International maps for your Garmin GPS – Garmin units have a great variety of international maps from numerous sources. Here’s a rundown.
- Free maps for your Garmin GPS – Great sources of topo and highway maps for domestic and international destinations. These includes maps for countries you can’t find elsewhere and 1:24,000 scale topos for some parts of the U.S.
- Garmin TOPO U.S. 2008 review – I also speculated on Garmin Topo 2009.
- An obsession with maps – Map junkies rejoice!
- Transfer waypoints to a nuvi – Using MapSource with your nuvi.
- Switching between topo and road maps on your Garmin handheld – It’s surprisingly easy.
- What’s a GPS mouse? – I’ll give you two hints — it’s not a rodent, or a device for controlling your computer.
- Garmin Colorado handheld – Rumor confirmed.
- Raster vs. vector – A technical sidetrip explaining why it’s taken so long to get aerial photos and USGS topo maps on our GPS units.
- Hey What’s That? – Name that peak.
- Aerial photos on a GPS – Absolutely amazing.
- MediaTek vs. SiRFstar III – Smackdown in the redwoods.
Buying a GPS
- Best GPS deals on Amazon – How to keep up with the deals at a place that changes prices frequently.
- How many POIs do you need? – Don’t make the mistake of getting a GPS receiver with too few.
- Consumer Reports GPS ratings – And we contest their picks.
Accessorizing your GPS
- GPS screen protector – I should’ve bought one of these as soon as I got my 60CSx.
- Eneloop rechargeable batteries – These dramatically reduce the power drain during storage.
- Garmin nuvi friction mount – I love it!
The business of GPS