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    Whats the best gps on the market, they seem to have came along way, recently

    Im wanting something that shows topo/satelite images/public land boundaries, if there is such a thing.

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    I bought the Garmin ORegon 400 and it has the topos, but not satellite images. It is a great unit.

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    BullElk im gad you posted that, cause Im looking into the Oregon550. On Ebay the pics appear to look like satelite images,or is that just a realy detailed map. Thank you for answering my thread, I hope to hear from you more about it.

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    I have been researching this for a few months now. So far the Garmin62st looks to be the best on the market for my needs. No camera on it, but I always have one with me, so it is not needed. Pricey gps but it looks like the bugs are out of it now.

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    Mine is actually the 450, which has the maps downloaded, but not camera. I chose this model because I didn't need the camera, but wanted the topos. Since I just got it I haven't done much experimenting, but I downloaded all my waypoints from my very old Garmin 12, and they are now marked on the maps of the new unit. I did use the tracking feature once this winter on a lion hunt and it worked well. I think I am going to be very pleased with the unit, because I rely on gps technology and topos to get around here in Idaho quite a bit. There is also a 3D feature so if you are travelling in the mountains you can actually see the terrain on the map that you can see on your horizion.
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    I have the Garmin Dakota 20 with a topo map that shows private land and public land. It's pretty much amazing out here! The GPS unit has so many different cool things about it.. and it is a touch screen which makes it really easy to use and you can lock the screen so that youre not setting random way-points as you are walking.. i would highly recommend it

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    Quote Originally Posted by bullelk View Post
    I bought the Garmin ORegon 400 and it has the topos, but not satellite images. It is a great unit.
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    Last fall while hunting antelope I tested a Garmin 550t and had a chip we purchase that put the unit, private and public (State,BLM,and Forest) maps on top of each other. So I was hunting a unit I hunted over 20 years. It found routes into public land that was hard to figure out with a map into country I had never hunted. The photo part I could take photos of water holes and it marked it on the map. For future reference the next hunting season. I can think of several ways to use the camera in scouting. You can down load them to your computer. Just for jollies I went to a USGS metal stake out in know where Wyoming and looked at the GPS and it was right on the nuts. Not a few feet off but right on. The 3D image is good to see what the terrain is like. It has a way to write note on the photos and I think the map for like where you find bucks or you want to remember about something. It's expensive but I found a lot of use for it's functions. Mite even retire my old topo maps don't know? Mike
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    Thanks for the reviews everyone, especially Mikes, I made my wife read his, and now she thinks i should get the Oregon 550, this forum thing is really workin out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BuckeyeDIY View Post
    Thanks for the reviews everyone, especially Mikes, I made my wife read his, and now she thinks i should get the Oregon 550, this forum thing is really workin out.
    Now start a post asking us about the best new bow on the market! Maybe try your luck with asking us about the new pick-ups! What do you have to lose!!??

 

 

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