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    hello. I am preparing for a bike trip to Asia.

    In 2010 I went to South America. I had with me the 255W and I used some maps from a guy names smellybiker, he has some sort of subscription based maps. I don't know how I ended purchasing that but I wasn't quite happy because map was not so accurate.

    This time I was looking to try something else.

    I have 2 Nuvi 255w units.

    one has sowftware worldwide autoroute dem basemap 5.00 with "CN Nort America NT 2011.10 [1] US & Canada" map

    the other one runs worldwide autoroute dem basemap 3.00 with "CN Nort America NT 2010.10 [1] All" map

    on both I browsed some asian countries and I saw only motorways displayed. No streets, local roads etc.

    My experience with GPS systems and Garmin in particular is VERY limited so I was trying to find out which is the most effective (yet not too expensive) way to have decent road and geographical info for Asia.

    Currently I only have the GPS receiver and cable, nothing else.

    Thanks!
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    Go here: [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] for education on what to do & how to do it. Then go here: [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] for Asia maps. Good luck.

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    Have a look at the Asia chapter in this topic: [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]
    Plenty of choice.

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    @Bavareze: As you noticed, the basemap only shows major roads and no other detail. This is because these maps are used for zoomed out views of the world and do not require such information. The detail maps (CN North America) sit atop this map.


    Get the detail maps for Asia from your favorite site (Noeman.org for example), load them onto a SD card as described in the 200W tutorial Catymag linked for you and have fun.
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    will I be wrong to simply buy the garmin world map?

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    Default A WorldMap is neither a Detail Map nor a Base Map

    "WorldMap is most useful for those parts of the world where no other detailed maps are available." which is a quote from this thread: [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]. More info here too: [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]
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