The heart of MapSend Topo 3D USA is its elevation dataset.
All MapSend Topo products use an invisible grid of equally spaced
horizontal points, each point having an elevation value, to model
the earth's surface. This "grid" drives the drawing of contour lines
on the screen at various zoom levels and it enables Magellan GPS
receivers to perform elevation profiling on roads and tracks. MapSend
Topo 3D USA uses the United States Geological Survey (USGS) National
Elevation Data 30 meter elevation grid, the most detailed topo elevation
dataset available for the USA.
Topo 3D USA brings this detailed topo data together into one seamless
map for the entire continental U.S. plus Hawaii. The package also
includes extensive, searchable USGS points of interest such as mountain
summits, valleys, springs and much more.
switch to 3D view on your PC!
Simply click the 3D button, and there's the 3D view of the area,
which you can rotate, tilt, customize and explore thoroughly to
get a total understanding of the terrain. 3D view on PC only, not
available on handheld GPS receiver.
Points of Interest!
You get 3 complete integrated sets of searchable points of interest:
NAVTEQ - NAVTEQ points of interest include hotels,
restaurants, ski areas, marinas and much more. Most NAVTEQ points
of interest include address and phone numbers so you can call ahead
for information and reservations.
U.S. Geological Survey - Locate natural wonders like
Mount Shasta, Old Faithful, Cumberland Gap and many thousands more.
TRAILS.COM - MapSend Topo 3D USA now includes over
30,000 great outdoor destinations from 1000 well know guidebooks
for activities including hiking, camping, fly fishing, paddling,
mountain biking, cross country skiing and more.
- Click the link in the POI detail and MapSend will take you to
the Trails.com website, where you will see additional information
for each area. Click on the link to a trailhead point of interest
icon to get valuable information to help you prepare for your adventure
ahead of time. For example, find out the mileage of the hike, the
degree of difficulty of the hike, about how long it will take, if
you need a pass from the Forest Service and any interesting things
to look for along the way.
to Trails.com and get even more value! Download and print the chapters
from the guidebooks. Use the Trail FinderTM to explore other recreation
opportunities. Save your favorite trails, view and print sections
of USGS quad maps and more.
an example of Trails.com page for the Deer Mountain POI link in
the 3D view above:
subscribers can also download guidebook trail chapters. For
the Deer Mountain example the chapter includes a trail map and
detail about snowshoeing the area.
MapSend Topo 3D USA works with your Magellan GPS receiver to
help you get the most out of your adventures in the great outdoors.
throughout the map on your PC. Define regions you want to upload
to the SD card or built-in memory of your GPS. Regions as large
as 240 MB can be transferred to an SD card in one shot*. For example
- the entire state of Washington will fit on a 64MB SD card. The
uploaded map includes detailed topography, waterways, POIs and NAVTEQ
streets by default or you may customize the level of detail to suit
your needs. You can define as many regions as you wish and change
the map region in your GPS as you please. MapSend Topo 3D USA is
licensed for use with one Magellan GPS receiver.
a topo map region on your Magellan GPS receiver you can:
Search points of interest - Find a gas station, restaurant,
or motel when you need it. Many of the NAVTEQ points of interest
include addresses and phone numbers so you can call ahead for information
or make reservations.
Search Trails.com - Find points of interest - for nearby
recreation opportunities. Find fun things to do near your current
Search streets and addresses - Got an address, like a resort
or bike shop, but not sure where it is? Search by street name or
address on your GPS receiver. It will show you the street segment
and the location of the address. You can view the location on the
map, save it as a waypoint and use it as a destination for point-to-point
routing while you travel.
Create your own waypoints and routes - Easily create and
edit routes and waypoints on your Magellan GPS receiver. Use them
on your adventure then download them to your PC to save a record
of your every adventure. Building a good library of personal waypoints
and routes is an excellent way to help plan future explorations.
Elevation profiling - Here's a huge advantage for hiking,
mountain biking and hunting. MapSend Topo enables you to profile
the elevation change along roads, trails, routes and tracks on your
GPS receiver. This puts you in charge - you can skip the path that's
too steep - or go for it, if that's your style!
Maintain a constantly updated view of your surroundings - Topo contours
are drawn on-the-fly, tailored to both your changing position and
the zoom level at which you view the map. You will always see a
crisp view of surrounding hills and valleys and a constant readout
of your current elevation. 3D view on PC only.
* It is recommended to use an optional SD card reader/writer for
map uploads over 64 MB. To load large capacity SD cards for use
with Meridian units, please follow these
DirectRoute Tips & Tricks
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