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#51533 - 07/10/09 02:40 PM Re: The SatMap Active 10 [Re: Smokingman]
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An objective review of the Satmap Active 10 can be found here:-

http://www.pocketgpsworld.com/satmap-active10-handheld-topo-gps-a10115.php
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#51549 - 08/10/09 09:41 PM Re: The SatMap Active 10 [Re: Harland]
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An issue with Memory Maps that one of the specialist (Lake District) walking shops showed me (probably having spotted that I wasn't going to buy into them) is the omission of a number of features (including paths/roads) in tree covered areas. Evidently, the makers took aerial photographs and drew their maps from these. Unfortunately, when tree cover obliterated the features down below the makers interpolated them ... occasionally with amusing results. I, personally, find OS maps comforting!!

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#51554 - 09/10/09 09:43 AM Re: The SatMap Active 10 [Re: slowcoach]
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I don't understand this comment. Memory Map use the Standard OS mapping - the licence fees paid to OS for the maps are the reason why they are so expensive! I've never found the slightest variation between them and the printed OS maps - and I have MM mapping at both 1:50k and 1:25k for the whole country!

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#51558 - 09/10/09 04:02 PM Re: The SatMap Active 10 [Re: slowcoach]
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Originally Posted By: slowcoach
An issue with Memory Maps that one of the specialist (Lake District) walking shops showed me (probably having spotted that I wasn't going to buy into them) is the omission of a number of features (including paths/roads) in tree covered areas. Evidently, the makers took aerial photographs and drew their maps from these. Unfortunately, when tree cover obliterated the features down below the makers interpolated them ... occasionally with amusing results. I, personally, find OS maps comforting!!

If they can't cope with tree covered paths and roads they've no chance with road or rail tunnels.

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#51559 - 09/10/09 04:19 PM Re: The SatMap Active 10 [Re: Lounge Lizard]
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Originally Posted By: Lounge Lizard
Originally Posted By: slowcoach
An issue with Memory Maps that one of the specialist (Lake District) walking shops showed me (probably having spotted that I wasn't going to buy into them) is the omission of a number of features (including paths/roads) in tree covered areas. Evidently, the makers took aerial photographs and drew their maps from these. Unfortunately, when tree cover obliterated the features down below the makers interpolated them ... occasionally with amusing results. I, personally, find OS maps comforting!!

If they can't cope with tree covered paths and roads they've no chance with road or rail tunnels.


LL - see my comment just before yours...

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#51573 - 10/10/09 08:48 AM Re: The SatMap Active 10 [Re: BobTheFish]
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Hi guys, Here's a link to the Gadget Show where they're reviewing the Satmap 10

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CJyt3RFycsE

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#51653 - 13/10/09 10:13 PM Re: The SatMap Active 10 [Re: midgetarget]
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I've now taken the plunge and purchased a SatMap Active 10. I'm pleased with my initial dabblings with it but plenty to clarify. When I do the C2C next year I will take most of the OS maps and the strip maps but was thinking of buying the OS map for the C2C which the SatMap Active uses (have a plan of trying to recoup much of the purchase price of just that map on Ebay).

As I intend to often take the lower routes can anyone confirm that it will be worth buying the C2C map for the SatMap? i.e. does it provide a good enough span to accomodate the taking of lower routes?

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#51680 - 16/10/09 10:06 AM Re: The SatMap Active 10 [Re: scaredovheights]
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If you intend to sell the mapcard afterwards it is probably a good investment as there will undoubtedly be a market for it. However, what sort of walking do you actually do? If you intend to visit the Lakes and Dales in the future then these two maps might be a wiser investment as you can then use them on future visits (or a site centred one which will cover you From St Bees to Richmond). I know that parts will be missing (eg the Moors) but, the OS will cover these areas.

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#51690 - 16/10/09 07:31 PM Re: The SatMap Active 10 [Re: slowcoach]
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Thanks Slowcoach, good points. I have walked in the Lakes and will be in the future. I intend to add the Lakes to my collection of maps. I still fancy the idea of having the whole route on my GPS but your idea of a site centered map is worth considering as an alternative. I'm wondering how big an area the C2C map spans either side of the recognized main routes.

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#52065 - 08/11/09 07:16 PM Re: The SatMap Active 10 [Re: scottie2]
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Originally Posted By: scottie2
cant think what anybody did before sat navs ,mobiles etc !!!

Only an idiot might not realise that maps, compass and common sense were all that was needed before the days of sat navs and mobile phones.

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