new Garmin Topo Maps

garmin topo maps
GPS Information did a side by side comparison of Garmin USA Topo and the new Topo 2008, again from Garmin.

The most obvious difference is that you can now use shading to give your map a 3D look, making it easier for your eyes to comprehend the landscape. The new maps are constructed from DEM (Digital Elevation Model) data instead of a digitized version of the USGS Topo maps which was used for the older USA Topo maps.

Other differences include street names, less vectors, and contour intervals. Check out the source for more details which by the way also has comparisons with maps from other companies such as Lowrance, Magellan, DeLorme, etc…

4 Responses to “new Garmin Topo Maps”

  1. Allory Deiss Says:

    I don’t know anything about GPS Software hub, but it looks remarkably like a comparison that Jack Yeazel did in July.

  2. Administrator Says:

    You’re right Allory. Thanks for pointing that out.

  3. Joe Mehaffey Says:

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    Joe Mehaffey
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  4. Kartor: Garmins nya topografi at Says:

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