California Garmin Compatible Maps

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Map Name Editor's Choice (Highly Recommended) Free EZ Installer Available Mac Version PC Version Garmin Custom Map (CO, OR, DK) Routable Map Raster-based Map Transparent Map Marine Data Included POIs Included Trails Included Roads Included Topo Included
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This expanded Desert Southwest map extends from Yosemite on the west to Joshua Tree on the south, Yellowstone in the north, and stays at Mesa Verde on the east. IT WILL OVERWRITE ANY DESERT SOUTHWEST MAP CURRENTLY ON YOUR SYSTEM. This map is routable, but most of the data has been created by OSM volunteers, so please use it with care.
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GPS'd trails, use trails, camps, and other features for Big Sur California, including Ventana & Silver Peak Wilderness areas and local State Parks. Routable version calculates and displays along-trail route to a destination. Now updated weekly. Home Page: http://bigsurtrailmap.net
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A very detailed (20ft contours) topographic map that includes roads and water features and a few trails as well for the entire state of California. This is a release of Laura's map that allows for a MapSource install so older Garmin units can use the maps and so it can be combined with other maps.
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Topo map of California with some overedge.
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HUNT Map Product Overview

An essential tool for your GPS, these fast, intuitive topo maps highlight all public and private property boundaries. Our HUNT maps also add a layer of private land parcels which list land owner information. With this map you can easily determine your position in relation to public or private property boundaries, find new access, determine land owner names and ranch boundaries, and much more! Endorsed by numerous State and Federal agencies, our maps are the most reliable source for land ownership maps on the market.

  • Discover little-known, seldom-hunted public land in California
  • Pinpoint private land owners by parcel so you can request access
  • Navigate around private lands you're not allowed to hunt
  • Easily identify big game hunting unit boundaries
  • View road & trail data to help you navigate

HUNT Map Key Features

  • Land owner names with property boundaries — View our Plat Coverage Map for more information
  • Color-coded public and private lands
  • 24K topographic functionality
  • Section lines and numbers
  • Roads (hwy, city, back-roads, trails)
  • Water data (lakes, rivers, creeks, springs)
  • National Forest roads and trails
  • Geographic features and names
  • Hunting Zone Boundaries
  • State specific features (WMA, WPA, CWMU, etc.)
  • Non-Lead Zones

HUNT Map Screen Captures from Garmin Montana GPS

Screenshot of HUNT California Topo Map with Land Ownership Information on a Garmin Montana GPSScreenshot of HUNT California Topo Map with Land Ownership Information on a Garmin Montana GPSScreenshot of HUNT California Topo Map with Land Ownership Information on a Garmin Montana GPSScreenshot of HUNT California Topo Map with Land Ownership Information on a Garmin Montana GPS

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Introduction

This transparent map will allow you to add a layer to your GPS unit showing the boundaries of wilderness areas in California. Use the map to see your position relative to wilderness boundaries in the field. You can use this map in conjunction with other maps, such as topo maps, you may have on your GPS unit already.

Installation

PC Version
  • Clicking on the link above downloads and runs the installer (.exe), which unzips the appropriate files to your computer and registers them with MapSource.
MAC Version
  • Clicking on the link above downloads a zip file (.zip). Unpack this zip file using Stuffit Expander (or something similar), then double-click the .gmapi file. MapManager should launch and a window should open up that says "Install these maps?". Click the install button and the map will be installed into Basecamp.

Version and Updates

The map version date is displayed on the initial installation screen. Maps are updated whenever new wilderness areas are added to the National Wilderness Preservation System or when older boundaries are revised. Follow us on Twitter to make sure you receive announcements about updated maps. To update to the current version of this map, uninstall the older version (use the “Uninstall” utility in the folder where you installed the maps the first time) before downloading and installing the current version from the links provided.

Data Source

The data used to compile this map comes from the federal wilderness management agencies (Bureau of Land Management, Fish and Wildlife Service, Forest Service, and National Park Service) and is maintained by the University of Montana's Wilderness Institute through http://www.wilderness.net.

Contact Information

Please contact Lisa Eidson, Wilderness Information Specialist and Webmaster for Wilderness.net, with any questions or concerns: lisa@wilderness.net, 406-243-6933 (office), 406-396-3607 (cell).
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Covers all of California and Nevada!

PRODUCT OVERVIEW:

An essential tool for your GPS, these fast, intuitive topo maps highlight all public and private property boundaries With this map you can easily determine your position in relation to public or private property boundaries, find new access, enjoy 24K topo, locate hunting unit boundaries, and we are just getting started! Endorsed by numerous State and Federal agencies, our maps are the most reliable source for land ownership maps on the market.

Map Key Features

Have the confidence in the field to be a better hunter and make ethical decisions. Our Maps have the same look and feel as standard BLM maps but with additional features:
  • Color coded public and private lands
  • 24K topographic functionality
  • Section lines and numbers
  • Roads (hwy, city, back-roads, trails)
  • Water data (lakes, rivers, creeks, springs)
  • National Forest roads and trails
  • Geographic features and names
  • Game Management or Hunting Units
  • State specific features (WMA, WPA, CWMU) Hunting GPS Maps web page for Hunt Southwest Regional Map NOTE: Regional Maps DO NOT HAVE Land Owner Names
  • Discover little-known, seldom-hunted public land.
  • Navigate confidently around private lands you're not allowed to hunt.
  • Easily identify big game hunting unit boundaries.
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This mapset is for Garmin Oregon/Colorado/Dakota GPS users who have City Navigator maps and want to navigate at night without glare. Enable this map when the sun goes down for a Night Mode similar to the Nuvi's.
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Routable map of Southern UT, Northern AZ, and Eastern NV. Topo, hydrography, and wooded areas from USGS. Roads, POI and trails from OpenStreetMap and my personal tracklogs. Land ownership and park boundaries from BLM state office files. National Parks included: Arches, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef, Bryce, Zion, Grand Canyon, Petrified Forest, and Great Basin.
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This gravitational model is complete to spherical harmonic degree and order 2159, and contains additional coefficients extending to degree 2190 and order 2159.
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Garmin Custom Map (GoogleEarth-compatable) version of official park map - 49 tiles, ~1.4m resolution
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A total US street map based on the 2007 census data. This map is free, and I intend for it to remain so. GPSFileDepot offers an exclusive mac version for download.
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1:24000 raster topo map of Joshua Tree National Park and surrounding area. Created by John Hollenberg with Moagu and data downloaded from scanned topos on the USGS seamless server.
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Garmin custom map (raster image) of USGS 24k Topo of the Lassen Volcanic National Park. ONLY COMPATIBLE WITH THE OREGON, COLORADO AND DAKOTA SERIES GPS.
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Manzanar National Historic Site: Garmin Custom Map, tour POI.gpx file
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Maps of the regional open space in and around San Francisco, CA.
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These are transparent trails and points maps.
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* Roads - Interstates, highways, arterial roads, residential roads, limited unpaved roads * Railroads * High resolution water data - lakes, rivers, streams, and washes * Federal Land Usage - Wilderness area, national parks, and military bases/ranges, native american reservations * Borders - County and state boundary lines * Elevation contours - 20ft intervals * GNIS Points of Interest - summits, mines, falls, dams, cemeteries, towers, populated places, etc. * 4 Grid Segments to the dergee - no segment larger than 6.7mb most less then 4mb in size
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Version 1.77 (April 26, 2013): A transparent map offering trail coverage in the Northwest United States (Washington, Idaho, Oregon, Montana, Wyoming, and Alaska) as well as British Columbia and Alberta, Canada. It also includes the full length of the Pacific Crest Trail through California to the Mexico border. Custom types are used to help distinguish trail types: regular dirt trails, minor trails, paved trails, motorized/ATV trails, along with unpaved roads and paved roads that aid in navigation to trail sites. Discussion related to this mapset can be found at the Switchbacks.com Forum.

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An overlay mapset of the US Public Land Survey System (PLSS) grid.
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1:24000 raster topo map of the Sierra Nevada primarily of interest to hikers and backpackers. Created by John Hollenberg with Moagu and data downloaded from scanned topos from the USGS seamless server. The area covered extends from the Golden Trout Wilderness in the South to Yosemite and the Emigrant Wilderness in the North. The map is comprised of 120 7.5 minute quads and covers over 6,000 square miles.
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* Roads - Interstates, highways, arterial roads, residential roads, limited unpaved roads * Railroads * High resolution water data - lakes, rivers, streams, and washes * Federal Land Usage - Wilderness area, national parks, and military bases/ranges, native american reservations * Borders - County and state boundary lines * Elevation contours - 20ft intervals * GNIS Points of Interest - summits, mines, falls, dams, cemeteries, towers, populated places, etc. * 4 Grid Segments to the dergee - no segment larger than 7.8mb most less then 3mb in size
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Trails and dirt roads on public land in Imperial, Riverside, San Diego and San Bernardino counties. Trails are color coded to indicate if regulations permit hiking, biking, horseback or off-roading. Trail data is exclusive and thorough. 9,000 miles of non-motorized trails 22,000 miles of motorized dirt roads and OHV trails Anza-Borrego Desert State Park BLM Lands Cleveland National Forest Imperial Sand Dunes Johnson Valley OHV Area Joshua Tree National Park Lake Morena Mojave National Preserve Ocotillo Wells SVRA Plaster City San Bernardino National Forest San Jacinto Mountains Spangler Hills OHV Area Stoddard Valley OHV Area Superstition
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Got Trails? The Southwest Trails map project is a collection of trail data from six southwest USA states (Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico and Utah) compiled for use with compatible Garmin GPS receivers. Southwest Trails is a transparent map, and may be used as a primary map (no additional maps enabled - only trail data will be visible) or as an overlay map (additional maps enabled - trail data layered above visible maps). 16DEC13 v1.3.7 New Version Update (37,025 trail miles) 25NOV13 Added Custom TYP File Options 27OCT13 v1.3.3 New Version Update (34,896 trail miles) 22OCT13 v1.3.2 New Version Update (19,570 trail miles) 17OCT13 v1.3.1 Initial Release (16,240 trail miles)
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A map of the Stanford University campus
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An overlay mapset of trails from the USGS DLG/SDTS 100K files.
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US Planimetric (non contour) for the North West
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US Planimetric (non-contour) for the South West
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Map of all the states and counties in the United States. This is a transparent map meant to overlay other maps.
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Topographic map of Yosemite that includes contour lines, trails, and 24k data from the USGS.
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