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M.U.G. - Support for ostracized Magellan users.
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I am interested and use the following Magellan GPS..
Meridian
18%
 18%  [ 2 ]
XPlorist
63%
 63%  [ 7 ]
Triton
9%
 9%  [ 1 ]
Crossover
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
Other "Classic" Magellan
9%
 9%  [ 1 ]
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lizardo



Joined: 02 Sep 2005
Posts: 497
Location: Winnipeg

PostPosted: Apr 07, 2008 6:25 pm    Post subject: M.U.G. - Support for ostracized Magellan users. Reply with quote

I have been approached by a few geocachers over the last few months looking for help with the various flavors of Magellan GPS. Brick wall

From coordinate entry to map conversion and all things in between.
I have been too busy to set anything up, but I am finding myself with a bit more free time lately. So if anyone is interested, let me know.

Depending on the response, we can work out when (or if) this will happen and a venue.

Here are some of the more common questions I get and suggest this to be a "draft" agenda:
Map conversion/loading
GSAK (basic usage) usage and waypoint export
VantagePoint
Coordinate entry and POI/Geocache file management
Projections

So let me know by responding to this thread if you are interested.

I have experience with the Meridian and Xplorist units. I have yet to use the Triton. But my birthday is coming up....

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tedmukdyluk



Joined: 02 Mar 2008
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PostPosted: Apr 08, 2008 4:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I picked up my first gps, an explorist 500le about 6 weeks ago. It would be great to have an opportunity to learn more about it. I live a ways out of wpg but with enough notice I can make something work.
Thanks for the offer!
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grnbrg



Joined: 27 Sep 2005
Posts: 248
Location: 4948.505', -9708.066'

PostPosted: Apr 08, 2008 4:00 pm    Post subject: Re: M.U.G. - Support for ostracized Magellan users. Reply with quote

lizardo wrote:

Here are some of the more common questions I get and suggest this to be a "draft" agenda:
Map conversion/loading
GSAK (basic usage) usage and waypoint export
VantagePoint
Coordinate entry and POI/Geocache file management
Projections

So let me know by responding to this thread if you are interested.


What about a brief discussion of secure roof-mounts?


grnbrg.

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PostPosted: Apr 08, 2008 7:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm in like....

Well, you know? Cool

Not to sound ungrateful, but it's about time Lizardo!
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manitoba marauders



Joined: 09 Nov 2007
Posts: 13

PostPosted: Apr 10, 2008 12:26 am    Post subject: M.U.G. - Support for ostracized Magellan users Reply with quote

We would certainly be interested in learning to use our Magellan Explorist...right now if I accidently hit a button I start to panic ! Confused Thanks
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Georgia



Joined: 30 Dec 2006
Posts: 149
Location: East St. Paul

PostPosted: Apr 14, 2008 9:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dear Mr. Lizardo...
I am definitely interested for several reasons.
It has taken me 16 months to get this Magellan 500 loaded with rechargeable batteries and maps and running reasonably smoothly. I am still not paperless, but heading that way, sllloooowwwly. Any extra tips and tricks is appreciated.
Having said all that, I dropped my unit (if you'll pardon the expression) on a street in Grand Forks this weekend... and now, I am basically GPS-less.
I believe that the problem lies in the connection between the battery and the unit itself. The little pins that hold the SD card are broken and the card slides around and the battery doesn't fit properly.
All the whining aside, we are not sure if we should buy another Magellan or go to Garmin. I don't think the maps etc. are compatible between the 2 and that has pushed us towards Magellan. But reading all the bad Triton reviews, I am not sure which way to go.
Suggestions?

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Old Billygoat



Joined: 28 Oct 2005
Posts: 88
Location: Just south of Winnipeg

PostPosted: Apr 14, 2008 10:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi I use a Meridian Gold GPSr that I bought in the summer of 03, especially for Geocaching. It has served me well and I had no plans to replace it until I loaded the latest Magellan firmware onto it a couple of weeks ago. Its been acting a bit strange since then, and it doesnt seem as accurate, but Ill keep trying to work out the new bugs for now. One thing I have never been able to figure out is how to project a waypoint from a current position. There are also a couple of other things, such as map conversion that would be nice to know so yes, Id be interested in attending a Magellan seminar.
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lizardo



Joined: 02 Sep 2005
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Location: Winnipeg

PostPosted: May 06, 2008 6:41 pm    Post subject: Okay. Let's do this Reply with quote

All-right. It seems there is a modest, but attractive group of people who would be interested here. So lets look at a date/time.

Anyone have a problem with Thursday evenings?

I can work with that. Wednesdays are a possibility as well but it would have to be 8:00pm or later start.

So here are a couple of options:
Wednesday May 14th 8:00
Thursday May 15th 7:30
Wednesday May 21st 8:00
Thursday May 22nd 7:30

Let me know what you like.

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PostPosted: May 07, 2008 6:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

raises hand high!

Wednesday the 21st! #1 preference!

Or any Thursday, but only from 8pm onward. Smile pee wee soccer night don't ya know! Wink


But that's just me... Cool
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manitoba marauders



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PostPosted: May 08, 2008 11:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thursdays work best, the 15th or 22 would be great! Very Happy
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ML3singers



Joined: 05 Sep 2007
Posts: 3

PostPosted: May 17, 2008 2:31 am    Post subject: Interested in learning more. Reply with quote

Yes, I think that May 22 could work.
Have not been able to figure out how
to download info directly to GPS after
just recently becoming "Premium" members.
Just let us know.
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lizardo



Joined: 02 Sep 2005
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Location: Winnipeg

PostPosted: May 18, 2008 11:28 pm    Post subject: Location, location, location Reply with quote

I had a location fall through for this coming Thursday. I am going to try for a meeting space at Fort Garry United Church for Thursday the 29th. I will know by this Tuesday. Please post if you can make it.

The church is located at:
800 Point Road
49 50.791
097 08.611

We will be talking about:
Maps / Loading maps
Waypoint Management (eXplorist)
Off-GPS Waypoint Management (GSAK, EasyGPS)
Projections
Garmin Owners Smile
And whatever else...

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Old Billygoat



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PostPosted: May 19, 2008 2:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can make it on Wed or Thurs, so when the date is firmed up I will be there.
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ML3singers



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PostPosted: May 20, 2008 11:49 am    Post subject: Will Attend Reply with quote

Yes, I'm sure that would work. Looking forward to it.
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Georgia



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Location: East St. Paul

PostPosted: May 21, 2008 8:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Argggh - I just caught up with this thread. Been away for a few days and haven't checked in. The 29th is the event night, just for the record. I can't attend that or this. Busy time right now. Wish I could... but will have to learn new things from all of you that learn new things Very Happy
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