Enhance Your Riding Experience
Enhance Your Riding Experience
GPS vs. Smart Phone
GPS satellites cover the entire globe
 Cell towers cover high population areas
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GPS does one thing well
 Smart phones do many things average
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GPS is ruggedized, phones are not
Snowmobiling with a GPS
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Automotive GPS can be used
 Protect it from the weather
 Conserve battery power
○ A cigarette lighter plug can be used
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Ruggedized GPS mounted to dash
 Hardwire to battery
○ A cigarette lighter plug can be used
GPS Map Features
The map is part of your dashboard
 Your location moves on the map
 Leaves a breadcrumb trail
 Viewed easily at night
 Hundreds of gas, food & lodging POIs
 Zoom in to 50 feet or out to 50 miles
 Better estimate of arrival time
 Combines multiple paper maps into one
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Nuvi Map Settings Display
Nuvi Map Settings Display
Nuvi Map Settings Display
GPS Settings - Vehicle
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Set your vehicle (icon)
 Use something that shows direction of travel
 Custom icons available at Garmin Garage
GPS Settings – Map View
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“North Up”
 Travel direction
○ North - Icon moves up
○ South - Icon moves down
○ East - Icon moves right
○ West - Icon moves left
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“Track Up”
 Travel direction
○ Icon always moves up
○ Map rotates with direction
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“3D”
 Behaves like Track Up
GPS Settings – Trip Log
Set the Trip Log to “Show”
 Shows a “bread crumb” trail of where
you have been
 Can be used to “TracBack”
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A Day On The Trail
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Reset the Trip Statistics
 Not so obvious
 Press “Speed” indicator on
map display
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Clear Trip Log
 Press “Tools”
 Press “My Data”
A Day On The Trail
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Zoom out to about half your riding plan.
A Day On The Trail
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Zoom in at trail intersections to see what
options are on the map.
A Day On the Trail
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Monitor your location, distance traveled
and time.
 TracBack will always be available.
Capture Your Trip Log
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Use a USB cable to connect your GPS
to the computer.
Capture Your Trip Log
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Find your GPS listed in My Computer.
Capture Your Trip Log
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Usually there is a \Garmin\GPX folder.
Capture Your Trip Log
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The Trip Log is the current.gpx file.
Send Your Trip Log In
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Copy the .gpx file to your computer
 Don’t delete from GPS (no harm if you do)
Attach the .gpx file to an e-mail
 Send your trip log even if there are no
new trails, to keep the data “fresh”
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Mapping Services
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DESIGN - Digital graphic design for print
WEBSITE - Map images for your website
PRINT – Map printing and folding
GPS TRAINING – Instructions on how to use a GPS
GPS MAPPING – GPS recording of your trail system
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