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    Smile Onx Hunt Map cards or Trax Map GPS SD cards? and which model GPS?

    Wanting to upgrade old Garmin GPS to newer model with SD card capability. Has anyone have experience with either Onx Hunt SD cards for GPS or the Trax cards?

    Also, which model GPS to use. I would like a larger color screen, mid priced with a SD card slot, preferably Garmin.

    What does the 24K or like 100K scale mean?

    It seems like a lot has changed with many options since the ETrex model.

    Thanks for any comments or recommendations!

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    I use OnX only. Use them in our Garmin 530Hcx's. What I like about OnX is their support, ease of use and detail. I can use the map on my PC and transfer information over to my garmin. Helps a lot with E-scouting.....

    With Garmin discontinuing the 530 models the next unit I would buy would be a 655 or 655t. It is touch screen which has me concerned because I abuse (or use) my equipment. But it also has all the features I like.

    24K or 100k refers to the map scale. Same as a paper topo in a 7.5k quadrangle. I think of it like a birdseye view, 100k is higher from above where as 24k is closer and more detail. Of course I could be completly wrong on that....

    I am not as tech savy when it comes to maps, but there are some folks on this site that are. They will have very good input for you. If you haven't tried some searches already, do that as well.....

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    The thing to remember about the map scales for quad maps is the scale is typically in feet:feet, not inch:feet. So on a 24k map, 1ft = 24,000 feet, etc. The 7.5 Minute, which refers to Lat/Long, Quadrangles which show the most detail of the two are a 24k scale and the 30x60 Minute Quadrangles are 100k scale. Here's a link to the state wide index maps so you can get a visual.

    http://www.wsgs.uwyo.edu/data/maps/topo.aspx

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    You want 24k for any backcountry use IMO. 100k will not give the level of detail that you want. 100k is better for through hikes where you need to plan a long route through an area.


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    Oh and OnX cards are great for hunting boundaries and property lines. If all you need is a 24k topo they are freely available on the web. No need to spend $$$ on them.


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