GPS Training Podcast

GPS Training Podcast

GPS Training podcast – number 60

October 01, 2021

The October GPS Training Podcast - A big thank you – more about that later, Old OS map cards in new Garmin GPS Units – what you need to know, The Garmin GPSMAP 65s with a 1:25k map card, GPS course locations for 2022, and Andy’s top tips.

The first thing on this month’s Podcast is a very big thank you to Ian

As you may hear we have no Ian on this month’s Podcast, this is, very sadly he has decided to leave GPS Training.

Ian has been a member of the GPS Training team for 14 years.

He has also been my fellow co-host on the Podcast since episode 19, so he hosted 40 Podcasts with me, and despite everything that has happened over the last 18 months we had lots of fun doing so.

He also delivered x 3 courses in the South – South Downs, New Forest, and Northamptonshire.

So it was with a very heavy heart I accepted Ian’s resignation in the last month and he will be a massive loss for GPS Training.

Thanks for everything Ian over the past 14 years and best of luck with everything going forward from all the team at GPS Training and the listeners of the GPS Training Podcast.

A big thank you Ian

The next thing on this month’s GPS training podcast is the different map cards you have got over the years as some of the older OS map cards are not working in the new generation GPS Units.

What are the different types of OS map cards?

DiscovererTOPO PRO v1TOPO PRO v2You get each of these map options in both 1:50k OS scale and also 1:25k, which also has the 1:50k map card on the same card.TOPO PRO – Routable data within National Parks

What is the problem some customers are encountering?

New GPS Units – list these – will only work with the TOPO PRO map cards

Buy your new map card when you buy a new unit – 1:50k map card half price when you do it this way

To find out more about the different Garmin GPS Units go to – and click on GPS Store (top menu bar) > Handheld GPS Units

The next thing on this month’s GPS training podcast is - The Garmin GPSMAP 65s with a 1:25k map card

What is the problem?Back Story – our GPS UnitAnd a solution – short term?Expected fix date? Thanks to the cartography team at Garmin who I know have been liaising with Andy – End OctoberIn the short term you will see we have not been selling the Garmin GPSMAP 65s with the 1:25k map card.Garmin GPSMAP has become one of our best-selling GPS Units alongside the Garmin GPSMAP 66srGarmin GPSMAP 65s – Multi band, Topo Active mapping, works alongside the explore app and this stunning 15 hours of battery life with 2 x AA batteries

To find out more about the Garmin GPSMAP 65s please go to our website – > GPS Store > Handheld GPS Units > Garmin GPSMAP 65s and when on the product page

The next thing on this month’s podcast is – Our GPS Training course locations for 2022

We currently have 2 x courses

1 x day SatMap course2 x day Garmin Course

Current course locations

South DownsNew ForestNorthamptonshirePeak DistrictLake DistrictNorthumberlandPeebles - Scottish Borders

New for 2022 – Gloucestershire - Ashleworth Memorial Hall, Nup End, Ashleworth, GL19 4HU

Also, for 2022 – More midweek courses – Many thanks to everybody who filled in the course questionnaire that we have linked to a couple of times from the newsletter over the past month

To find out more about our GPS training courses please just go to our website – and click on – GPS Training Courses on the top menu bar

The next thing on this month’s GPS Training Podcast is Andy’s top tips – and we have lots of them – list on my job sheet (11 in total)

Garmin –

In out routes on Basecamp dont overlap on top as compass will be confused, use duplicate reverse or create 2 x Routes1:25k/ European maps - ages to loadElevation – resetting – videos in the online resource for all the units

SatMap -

SatMap Active 20 GPX file copied straight into unit - if tracks shown as footprint icon in internal folder n...