National Geographic TOPO! Explorer Mapping and Magellan Triton Series GPS
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Addie Bedford
(addiebedford) - MLife

Locale: Montana
National Geographic TOPO! Explorer Mapping and Magellan Triton Series GPS on 08/10/2008 14:00:52 MDT Print View

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National Geographic TOPO! Explorer Mapping and Magellan Triton Series GPS

Christopher Williams
(clwilla) - F

Locale: The Bluegrass
Early Adopter on 08/10/2008 16:06:28 MDT Print View

As an early adopter of this application, I was very disappointed. NG released the program, hyping its capabilities, but the application was in less than beta shape. In short, it should not have been released. They were aggressive with updates, but all those did was fill in holes which should not have existed to begin with (one could not even print a map in the first 2 or so versions, and even more than that on a Mac).

That said, many people complained, and NG provided a FREE copy of any state version of TOPO! to those who had forked over the cash, and have done much to make the program good since.

Christopher Holden
(back2basics) - F - MLife

Locale: Southeast USA
Re: Early Adopter on 08/10/2008 17:01:05 MDT Print View

I was eager to buy the Triton 500 when it first came out. Firstcomers reported features that didn't work and promises by Magellan to issues fixes in a later firmware release. The NG Topo integration is what caught my attention. I'm glad I waited. It sounds like both fell short on release expectations. I still haven't sprung for the Triton yet. I'm still reading paper. The bright side is that it doesn't require batteries or firmware updates.

Kevin Lane
(KEVINLANE) - F
But on 08/12/2008 10:27:52 MDT Print View

What does it weigh?

Kevin Lane
(KEVINLANE) - F
Re: But on 08/12/2008 10:33:25 MDT Print View

I mean the Magellan that it is designed to be used with