Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Dandridge (Near Knoxville), TN, USA
You are correct, large and detail it is not a strong suit of GPS sytems. It seems that Mapsource would keep the detail in larger screen segments than it does because you are looking at a much bigger screen on the computer. Should be selectable depending on what kind of monitor you have.
In the GPS systems there are two things that keep detail down as you zoom out, memory capacity/CPU power, and screen resolution.
I have the BMW in dash nav system in my 740, and the last time I upgraded the DVD map software in it, street names disappeared one zoom in step earlier than before. I used to have street names at 450 yard zoom, now I have to go down to 250 yard. That was an unpleasant surprise.
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No bike now, but maybe in the future.