I'll believe it when I see it. But still, I'm not sure there's really enough memory or adequately fast processors for consumer level handheld GPSes to display quality geotiff imagery. Sure, it's out there for survey grade equipment, but there's a price premium for that. It's still going to be awhile before it's affordable.Henrythewound said:The PN-20 will soon have the ability to upload your own imagery (in GEOTIFF format) so you can see yourself on whatever basemap you want. My work just got 3 of them so I will be using them extensively. I believe you need the $200 Xmap software to do the imagery thing. Gamin really needs to step up and get something able to display user imagery to remain competitive with the DeLorme handhelds. (<---- My .02)
gps_dr said:See 2nd posting above yours.
Ram-mount makes a PN20 mount. Cradle was abut $8, handlebar $5.
I got mine thru GPS city. RAM-HOL-DEL1 and the RAP-274U
It's true. It will be out soon using the XMap products. The re-draw times are about 4-5 seconds for good quality aerial data, not too bad IMHO.NateHawk said:I'll believe it when I see it.
That's too bad about the compass with the PN-20 - but I figured that was the case from the lack of info on the website. When I stop to gather myself with my GPS it's a bit aggrevating to deal with inaccurate north readings while not moving. The 60CSX or Etrex "H" units get a check mark in that category. As you can see, I'm in the market for a new one. The Vista HCX looks like a great model, but the side buttons aren't biker friendly. I think I'll revisit the 60CSX again.gps_dr said:I haven't used the PN-20 under heavy tree cover yet.
My only comparison is inside my house. 76CSX locks on quicker, with more satellites.
PN-20 does not have an electronic compass, just satellite based one.
The PN-20 allows your position to move on screen for a ways before redrawing the screen.
Makes for momentary screen blanking as it repaints (with raster data anyway - USGS Quads or Satellite imagery)
It seems to use the same display technology as the Garmin color units. Very sunlight readable!
It is the only GPS that allows me to load all of my over 950 miles of bike trails onto the unit. (I copieded tracks to draw layer data to do this - easy to do)