My interest in mapping off road trails has taken me to the next level. I am now testing using a lap top with a deLorme Earthmate and Topo maps. So far I have only tested it mapping some newer areas near where I live. Topo maps offers all the features needed to track and map any area. These can be converted to roads,trails, ect on the maps. I have also imported some gps track files from my PDA and created test maps. One problem was to mount the lap top in my Disco. Before ordering a mount, I wanted to make sure of what I wanted , so here is the beta mount.
I have gone from this , to this…..An iPad running MotionX GPS. I use the OpenStreetMap, an open source mapping program.