If you buy the MapSource maps of Japan you will see the roads, rivers, POI etc., but no place names because they're all in Japanese and the European/US Garmin model doesn't read Japanese. (The characters will appear as dots ・・・・)If I would buy the Garmin mapdata on a sd card here in Japan. will it work ok?
Has anyone used the Garmin 800 with Linux as the main computer OS, and Windows virtualised in Virtualbox?
No, Owen. Of course they haven't. u r34lly n33d t0 g37 l41d
Hey Owen I have the same setup, but don't know how vbox supports USB - all you really need is to copy your routes to the device, not sure about the other way around. Never tried to copy workouts from my 605 after rides.I haven't used Garmin specific software - just use it as USB memory drive.
oh shi..., i guess i also n33d t0 g37 l41d, lol
Version 3 of UpUpDown map is far superior to Version 2, but it's still limited compared to the MapSource maps.
find v3 (in the version with 10m topo) really pretty good
Basically every side street, every track, every nuanced twist of the on/off ramps of expressways, and a massive database of addresses down to the banchi level. The biking/hiking GPS units don't make the most of these, but the same software can be used in a full-on car navigation system.[/QUOTE]I'm not sure what more significant detail the Japanese language version could add.
You can say that again. In riding from Kawasaki to Hashimoto a couple of weeks ago, Michiko (my trusty but fickle eTrex) took me up a ladder. A LADDER!Auto-routing does not work as well as one would like with these maps.
It works better. But the Google Maps routing algorithms are not perfect. This method has tried to drop me over a 30m cliff, and staircases are a regular feature.instead create a track with mapmyride before the ride and upload it to the device, and let it be displayed on the map without route prompting. This works well.
Well we can see different transcriptions on official roadsigns going to the same place (e.g. Daikanyama in Hakone) so there's some general blurring of the correct pronunciation of place names to start with.some place names are transcribed wrongly
nice gadget this Garmin 800 - still learning how to navigate with it.
One little word of warning to prospective owners...the touchscreen gets easily scratched (I should have known!)
The other day, I put the device into my back pocket while shopping at some combini and the touchscreen must have rubbed against my camera...result: scratches all over...
Make sure to stick a sheet of protective film onto the touchscreen....
Tom all is not lost! You can first try diluted isopropyl alcohol (50/50 with water) with a micro fiber cleaning cloth.
Dip your Micro Fiber cloth into the solution and begin to gently rub the scratch on the minitor in a circular motion. Do not rub too hard, as friction from the Micro Fiber cloth can make the scratch worse. Continue to use a circular motion while keeping the Micro Fiber cloth damp with your Isopropyl Alcohol and distilled water solution.
The scratch should begin to disappear as the Isopropyl Alcohol in your cleaning solution evaporates. If the scratch does not begin to disappear or becomes worse - STOP! as you will need to use a different method.
I know Tokyo Hands sells a Magic Cloth..... these are very good and actually work on removing scratches if the above method doesn't work.
Thats a real shame! I did the same thing to my PSP when I first got it.
You could try wiping some vasiline over the scratchs then wiping it gently in the direction of the scratches. Then place the protective sheet on the screen..... it did the trick on my PSP.