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# 68826 29-Sep-2010 00:47
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I've got an old and basic Garmin eTrex with a serial to USB converter lead.

This works well with my copy of Microsoft Autoroute 2003 for showing where I am on a large scale map.
When travelling in the camper I like to have a dedicated GPS for turn by turn instructions and a PC with a much larger scale map to see where we are in relation to the rest of the country.

I have the NZ maps for my TomTom GO 930 but strangely my European copy of Autoroute doesn't cover NZ.

So is there an application (or set of applications) which will allow me to download maps for free (perhaps from Google Maps) and then show my location within NZ on these maps?

This would hopefully also allow me to view maps offline for route planning where I don't have an Internet connection.

So, basically, can I put together something similar to Autoroute from free components and use them with my eTrex?



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  # 385718 29-Sep-2010 08:27
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NZOpenGPS is the stuff I used to use on my Garmin Legend and laptop. Runs well with Garmin software. I'm not sure about autoroute as I used to use some other Garmin software (mapsource) on my laptop. They were making leaps and bounds into things like turn by turn nav when I stopped playing with that and bought myself a phone that ran tomtom navigator...

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