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Welcome to my little corner of the world... The purpose of this site is to document my various interests/projects and make them available in the hope that the information might be useful to others. Most of my interests involve some combination of the following: family, community, traveling, computers (technology in general) and mapping.

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16 Aug 2011

Iron Range OHVRA map for Android phones / other mobile devices. An off-line (no cellular connection required) mapset of the Iron Range OHVRA near Gilbert, MN designed for use on Android phones and other devices with GPS capability

04 Dec 2008

New incremental updates. The TopoUpdater utility allows incremental updates to be downloaded for topo mapsets. Updates for the Utah topo mapset are available now and will continue into next year, Colorado updates expected early next year.

03 Nov 2008

Updated ImgInfo utility. The ImgInfo utility has been recreated as a stand alone executable. This utility scans a directory and displays area/description information from each img file.

20 Jul 2008

Mapsets fixed to be compatible with newest MapSource. The mapsets are now compatible with the latest version of MapSource (6.14.x.x) and Garmin's Training Center software.

18 Apr 2008

Utah topo mapset for Garmin GPS units updated. New update of the Utah topo mapset for Garmin GPS units. This update adds a preview map for use in MapSource and a couple of configuration changes to help with performance.

31 Mar 2008

Montana topo mapset for Garmin GPS units updated. Minor update of the Montana topo mapset for Garmin GPS units. This update fixes an issue with the bathymetry data and another with the presentation of land status data.

23 Mar 2008

New Montana topo mapset for Garmin GPS units released! First release of the Montana topo mapset for Garmin GPS units. This mapset features the following data layers: transportation, land use, high resolution water features, 40ft elevation contours and a rich set of POIs.

10 Mar 2008

Colorado topo mapset for Garmin GPS units updated. New update of the Colorado topo mapset for Garmin GPS units. This update adds NHD high resolution water data, more detailed land status data, a preview map for use in MapSource and a couple of configuration changes to help with performance.

01 Mar 2008

New Utah topo mapset for Garmin GPS units released! First release of the Utah topo mapset for Garmin GPS units. This mapset features the following data layers: transportation, land use, high resolution water features, 40ft elevation contours and a rich set of POIs.

22 Jan 2008

New Wyoming topo mapset for Garmin GPS units released! First release of the Wyoming topo mapset for Garmin GPS units. This mapset features the following data layers: transportation, land use, water features, 40ft elevation contours and a rich set of POIs.

19 Jan 2008

Updated Colorado topo mapset for Garmin GPS units released. This new release adds 40ft elevation contours to the mapset.

15 May 2007

New Colorado 4WD Trails topo mapset for Garmin GPS units released! First release of the Colorado 4wd Trails topo mapset for Garmin GPS units. This mapset features the following data layers: transportation, high visibility trail styles, water features, elevation contours and a rich set of POIs.

09 Mar 2007

Creating custom installers for custom mapsets. When distributing custom mapsets to the general public a general and automatic process is preferred. The purpose of this page is to demonstrate how to use a free installation application to create a self-installer for custom GPS mapsets.

09 Mar 2007

New Minnesota OHV Trails mapset for Garmin GPS units released! First release of the Minnesota OHV Trails mapset for Garmin GPS units.

11 Feb 2007

Garmin .img file information. A perl script utility aids the effort working with custom maps by scanning a directory of .img files and displaying the area/description fields associated with each file.

04 Feb 2007

Switching mapsets on Garmin GPS units. A few years ago Garmin, via a firmware update for its mapping units, delivered a method to switch between mapsets. Unfortunately they didn't document it very well (at all?). This page demonstrates how to switch mapsets using this new functionality.

23 Jan 2006

State GIS data resources. A page containing information and resources pertaining to digital map data available for various state.