Originally Posted by LadyBrigade
I've been exploring in my Jeep Wrangler for years and at most have only turned to the free physical maps provided by the Nat'l Forest. Having just recently purchased a Toughbook CF-30 with integrated GPS I am interested in what software you experienced users prefer? I would also like a program for street use, as I do occasionally help a friend of mine in skip-tracing. In that regard, it would be nice to have a program that will allow me to insert notes for personal waypoints and such. As far as off-road use, I'm looking to start off with something fairly basic to ease me into it. I haven't used a PC-based GPS tracking system since my first tour in Iraq so I need to ease back into it! Any advice will be greatly appreciated! Thanks
I am afraid that you will find that not many "normal" laptop users fully understand the beauty of a Toughbook CF-30 with integrated GPS.
The all around rugged, shockproof and daylight viewable screen to them just does not compute.
I started using a Toughbook for GPS with a CF-28 and then a CF-29 and now a CF-30 like you.
First off if you have not discovered us over at http://forum.notebookreview.com/forums/panasonic.1012/
This is a formal invite to come over and join in the Toughbook madness.
We are a friendly bunch and will take the time to answer your questions and give you ideas and info that you may not even dream about.
You might also look into older DeLorme Topo software that may still be available in stores or on ebay.
Topo 8 and I think now Topo 10 is for both on and off road capabilities for north America...
Also check out this pdf file http://www.delorme.com/library/software/TopoUSA8/Product_Information/T8_Fact_Sheet.pdf