Originally Posted by tcassidy
Here is the Ladysmith view in Topo Canada. Looks ok but a little busy.
Try setting it to display less detail. If it works the same as the Que software on my iQue, if you set it to less detail it won't display the contour lines until you zoom fairly tight.
The process for switching mapsets when you have combined segments from two or more different products is pretty much the same on my iQue, except it's much quicker in Mobile PC on my laptop because it has a bunch more horsepower.
Hmm... for those not familiar with the Garmin Que and Mapsource software, in Mapsource you can build custom mapsets for use by the Que software (iQue PDAs, Mobile PC, Nuvis, etc.). If you have multiple Garmin map products, as Terry and I have, you can combine segments from some or all of them into a single mapset. Once that mapset is loaded to the portable you can switch between the products, eg. City Navigator NA, Metroguide Canada, Topo Canada, etc.
When I'm on the road with my iQue PDA I typically have all the same areas with the segments from both Metroguide Canada and City Navigator in the mapset that I have loaded. If I'm in a large urban area I normally use City Navigator simply because it will have newer data .. newer POIs and addresses and subdivisions. If I'm away from the heavy urban centres I'll switch to Metroguide Canada for its completeness.
One nice feature about having the segments from both products included is that I get the POIs from both when I search, even though it will only display the detailed maps from one product or the other.
Terry, when I was last on the Island I included Topo Canada in the mapset I built because we intended to do some running about on the back roads up-Island, west and north from Port Hardy. I found that after the first bit I just left it set on Metroguide Canada. As near as I could tell about the only thing it doesn't have, versus Topo Canada, is the contour lines and the most trivial of trails.
I still marvel at what a perfectly complete product Metroguide Canada is. I suppose you had to know that they would kill a product that makes everything else they've got look so mediocre.
Re 2009NT, why can't you load it into Mapsource? Doesn't it come on a DVD? There should be a way to install it in Mapsource if it does.