How can I help my dad get the most out of his Garmin GPS that I just gave him?
September 18, 2011 7:34 PM Subscribe
I just gave my dad a Garmin etrex legend hcx for his birthday. I have a mac, he uses Ubuntu. Could anyone help me help him get the maps that he needs to make his new tool as useful as possible for him?
posted by SpicyMustard to Computers & Internet (7 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I think I finally succeeded in finding something that he didn't have out of which I think he could derive a lot of use and fun. He is 65, but in excellent shape and has spent the last two winters of his retirement cycling around SE Asia.
I would like to help him equip his GPS with the maps he would need to get the most out of the unit, no matter where he is in the world. But neither of us want to pay Garmin hundreds of dollars for these maps. Since he is a Linux user, what software would he need to manage and install maps? And where could he find these for free?
I would appreciate any additional resources that would help us collectively overcome noobhood. Thanks.