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    (– by 762X39 #2435 –)

    Hi all:

    If you use or want a Garmin GPS and run Mapsource I would like to recommend a decent set of free topos from http://ibycus.com/ibycustopo/
    The maps are accurate as far as the topography goes (source is the Canadian government topo's) but there are no POI's. I run the maps on my Toughbook and have map sheets loaded onto my Nuvi and my Map60. The Nuvi can run the regular maps with POI's and when I get to the off highway tracks I turn off the regular maps and turn on the topo's.

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    (– by Just Peachy #6775 –)

    Thanks for the info. I use my Garmin 76CSx in the Jeep when we go off roading, in the boat during the summer and on the ice during the winter.. well not this past winter on the ice but you get the idea. I have a old set of topo's and will check that link out.

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    (– by v1nc3 #4704 –)

    Thank you!

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    (– by igotafrigginjeep #5702 –)

    The Ibycus maps are probably the best I have found out there for topo info and detail…I have been using them for a while now and in comparison to Garmin's own Topo, Ibycus has a lot more detail…one thing I have noticed on the Garmin maps (as I do have both in my system) that is not included on Ibycus –> Provincial Park boundaries, I find this to be very helpful to ensure where you are on a trail as many trails enter/cross Provincial Parks and you may find yourself somewhere you shouldn't be if you don't know the boundaries.

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    (– by 762X39 #2435 –)

    Yeah, because the Ibycus map set is based on federal government topos, things like provincial park boundaries are not on them.It doesn't hurt to use several map sets from different sources to get all the information you need.

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