Where to get World maps for your GPS (and other GPS gadgets)
Leaving the complex things behind, today we make it simple. Click a button, download it, and use it. Here is where to get free world maps and GPS gadgets for free.
GPS Visualizer, www.gpsvisualizer.com, is company that specializes in GPS. It has a free, online utility. It very easy to use. The novelty? It creates maps and profiles from GPS data. From tracks and waypoints to driving routes, street addresses or simple coordinates. Use this service to see where you have been or plan out your future movements. GPS Visualizer has many different online services and utilities. It can convert files or manipulate information to be uploaded to the GPS. The information can be visualized with geographical data, this includes business locations, scientific observations, events, customers, real estate, geotagged photos, or many other.
MapCruzin provides free software that can be found at www.mapcruzin.com/free-gps-maps-software. They say their Cetus GPS is the Swiss Army Knife of GPS tracking and field data collection. Map Cruizn Cetus is intended for the use of GIS surveyors, scientists, explorers and GPS enthusiasts.
It provides the essential information and gadgets for those who need to extend the features of their standard GPS equipment. Thier DNRGarmin GPS Application can directly transfer data between Garmin GPS handheld receivers and various GIS software packages. These are just some of their services.
GPS TackMaker, www.gpstm.com , provides a free fully functional GPS Track Maker. GPS TrackMaker software is compatible with more than 160 GPS models. It can take Garmin, Magellan and many other. Users can create their own maps and it a Multilanguage software.
The New Zealand Open GPS Project, http://nzopengps.org , is creating road maps for the entire country as a complete set with an installer that puts them automatically into MapSource. Tracks4Australia has installable map tiles for all of Australia. Go Australian style at www.gpsoz.com.au/tracks4australia. Maps of Australia are available in different levels of detail, topographic contours, road maps and garmin mapping. The Caribbean (including Cuba and parts of South Florida, Central and South America) can be found at http://rwsmaps.griffel.se, and Greece GPS Maps can be found at http://mapdekode.iol.gr.
Get regional information or the get the Global Vision. Wikipedia offers free map services at Mkgmap, http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Mkgmap. You will find maps of UK, South Africa, and Africa there. OpenStreetMap wiki offer maps from Germany, Netherlands and the entire world ( http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/User:Computerteddy). GPS Vector Map Morocco, www.island-olaf.de/travel/marokko/gps.html, goes locally into Morrocco or Western Sahara. Yunnan Explorer, www.yunnanexplorer.com/features/gpsmaps, offers Topographic maps for areas of Yunnan Province in China. Mapper MapCenter at, http://mapcenter.cgpsmapper.com, offers Maps from around the world, browsable by country and type.
From the bigger picture down to the smallest detail, make the best out of this varied world of GPS map companies. You will never again want to shut down your GPS again.
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