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Free maps for old Magellan handheld GPS?

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Free maps for old Magellan handheld GPS?

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Luckily I sold my Magellan Crossover when it was still worth something and used the money to get a smartphone instead.
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Scott86 wrote: I found an old Sportrak color GPS. When it came out, it was a high-end unit with a whopping 32 MEGABYTES of memory! This was back in 2004 :razz:
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Anyway, mine is mint, sealed, brand new condition. I was hoping someone could help me get it updated so it would be usable. Im planing on doing some hiking and camping so it would be useful if i could load it up with some topographic maps.

Does anyone have some pointers? Or should i just accept that a dedicated GPS unit thats over a decade old is totally useless now a days.
I used to be very active in the gps newsgroup when a Garmin 2610 could cost over US$1500.
Now it is all history when cellular phones take over (with traffic update minute by minute).
The same thing happens in the market of calculator.
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danieltoronto wrote: I used to be very active in the gps newsgroup when a Garmin 2610 could cost over US$1500.
Now it is all history when cellular phones take over (with traffic update minute by minute).
The same thing happens in the market of calculator.
I can't believe I paid over $450 for a Lowrance GlobalNav 12 back in 1998, in order to track with maps I needed load those overpriced maps and plug it into a laptop before driving.
The same thing happened with PDAs like the Palm IIIc, here today gone faster than you can say "gone" ! ...LoL

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