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I have some very good paper topo maps (1:25000) of places in Europe where I will be riding this summer. I am planning to buy a Garmin (probably a Vista HCx) and I was wondering if anyone has experience scanning paper map, scaling and referencing them then uploading them to a Garmin unit

Some of the things I am looking for:

- pointers to software to do the scaling / referencing / converting to garmin compatible maps files
- performance issues with a Vista HCx type unit when using scanned / converted maps (for example what's the optimum file size, etc...)

Thanks.
 

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sounds like a very time intesive process. Search this forum for "moagu", it shows how to turn a digital map into a garmin map. Now, scanning and referencing your paper maps is where all the fun is.
 

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Denis said:
I have some very good paper topo maps (1:25000) of places in Europe where I will be riding this summer. I am planning to buy a Garmin (probably a Vista HCx) and I was wondering if anyone has experience scanning paper map, scaling and referencing them then uploading them to a Garmin unit

Some of the things I am looking for:

- pointers to software to do the scaling / referencing / converting to garmin compatible maps files
- performance issues with a Vista HCx type unit when using scanned / converted maps (for example what's the optimum file size, etc...)

Thanks.
Here are a few links:
http://forums.groundspeak.com/GC/index.php?showtopic=155835
http://forums.groundspeak.com/GC/index.php?showtopic=145256
http://forums.groundspeak.com/GC/index.php?showtopic=159863
http://libremap.org/data/
http://www.maps-gps-info.com/
http://moagu.com/
http://mapcenter2.cgpsmapper.com/

I have not used all these, but being a techno-weenie, I collect links to my addict... uh, hobby. ;)
 
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