Garmin vs Amarok gps




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    Default Garmin vs Amarok gps

    Hope some one can help

    I have a new Amarok and the gps shows quite a bit of detail, Farm roads ( actual 2 tracks on the farm ), even roads inside the office park, like the parking.

    I also have a new Garmin Drive assist 51, and a old Nuvi 1310 ( with tracks for africa installed ). They dont show all the same detail, only main roads realy and if I drive on the farmroad, the garmin will say "offroad" while the amarok shows the actual road Im driving on, same as driving in the parking lot in the office park.

    Is there a setting on the garmin to show more detail in terms of roads?

    Thanks in advance


    PS, my 2014 touareg showed the same amount of detail as the new amarok

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    Default Re: Garmin vs Amarok gps

    The Garmin map will show a lot of roads, even private roads. Tracks4Africa will only show roads that people have travelled and submitted tracklogs for.

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    Default Re: Garmin vs Amarok gps

    Is there a setting for the garmin to show more roads, like the private roads?

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    Default Re: Garmin vs Amarok gps

    I know some Nuvi's will not display all roads unless you are zoomed in quite a lot.

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    Default Re: Garmin vs Amarok gps

    Quote Originally Posted by LouisEnslin View Post
    Is there a setting for the garmin to show more roads, like the private roads?
    no

    Garmaps will only show legal public roads. Private roads are not added for security reasons.

    The VW maps are probably based on OpenStreetMap which is an international collaboration of tracklogs similar to T4A but with less control because everybody can submit everything which can be quite unsecured data and can be a security risk.
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