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Can I download garmin topo us 2008 to my etrex legend? How detailed is the map? I want to use it for elk hunting.

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You can view segments of the maps at the Garmin site and it will show you how much detail there is.
Go to http://www8.garmin.com/cartography/mapSource/topous.jsp#
and on the far right side of the page, you'll see a link to Mapsource Map Viewer Topo USA 2008. Click on that and zoom in to your area.
Yes, you can download the map segments to your unit.

Posted on Sep 28, 2008

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