sienta wrote:Hi, I think u misunderstood my question.
U said this, quote : "Or you can also go MSM, this was reported few weeks back "
So I asking you now, why I should go to MSM? And if this is reported few weeks back in MSM, what does that mean to me then, as someone who wants to feedback here in MFM? Is it if it is reported in MSM means we don't need to feedback here in MFM? Or what? Do explain what u mean. Thanks
It's like intelligence collection. You have a new piece of information, how do you know it's reliability and accuracy ? One way is to verify it with another source. Subsequently you may even value add to the original piece of information, and MFM will be the first to have it in the map.
In fact, yesterday someone in MSM actually posted the map of the the revised route to Sunset Grill.
sienta wrote:Btw, thanks for the advice on Mapsource. Btw, noob qns, is mapsource useful to me if my GPS device cannot track new roads? How to add the new road to mapsource then?
Definitely. With Mapsource on your big screen PC, it's easier to work on the map. You can find and mark the POIs, check the routes, then transfer the POIs and Routes (if your GPS has that capability) to your device. This is particularly useful for long trips up north such as fuel stop planning.
During the trip, you could also mark some interesting places, and you can transfer these points to your mapsource, and if they are not in the map, you can share it in MFM by way of a gbd file.
Don't worry about trip logging, your next garmin gps will definitely have this function as it has become a standard feature now.
sienta wrote:But on a side note, I am trying to contribute in a small way to MFM, maybe not as much as u, but do understand I am just a driver, not a GPS techie with the correct equipment.
I am also just a driver, and not a GPS techie. My only equipment is no different from yours, just a PC and a gps. I also do not know much, but I try to pick up bits and pieces along the way, maybe one day I can create maps. Instead of using words to describe your feedback, a gdb file would not only have saved alot of words but also make the work of the mapper easier and faster.
sienta wrote:Do take me as a tester ........................and report inaccuracies.
And you need Mapsouce to do that.