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LATEST 2011 POIs AND DETAILS OF NEW ZEALAND DEPARTMENT OF CONSERVATION (DOC) CAMPING SITES



(LOTS OF PHOTOS AND DETAILS SUCH AS COSTS, HOW TO GET THERE AND TYPES OF FACILITIES INCLUDED)




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Latest revision for 2010/11 year based on DOC publication Nov 2010 which can be obtained free as a downloadable pdf or free hard copy printed brochures.


There are a total of 8 new camping sites available this year including some closed ones available in the free download below.


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This file can be downloaded and placed in your GPS unit to search for details on all 220 DOC camping sites.


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Note that actual POI itself is avaiable on the current NZOGPS street maps however it has limited details.


This "add-on" aims to showcase what is possible using Garmin's POI LOADER and tour guide map concept.


Photos and details of camp ground such as costs per night, how many sites are available and access details as well as whether tap water, showers, cooking facilities are available etc


Source data

This was created based on the publicly available PDF files on DOC website published Nov 2010 for 2010/11 year (full-list-of-north-island-campsites.pdf and full-list-of-south-island-campsites.pdf). Please go to DOC website for more details.


FEATURES AVAILABLE




Includes the following features (all courtesy of DOC):-


  • photo of actual camping site


  • available facilities at site - eg. tap water, picnic tables, cooking facilities, boat ramp, hot or cold showers, rubbish recycling, rubbish removal, wheelchair access able, pet friendly, fire restrictions etc


  • cost of camping sites


  • how to get there


  • access requirements - eg. sealed, gravel 4WD only, boat only etc


  • activities and special features of the site - eg. lakeside setting, walks, tramps nearby, fishing, hunting, bird spotting etc




FEEDBACK




NEV from NZ Open GPS

Thank you...

FWIW - This also works perfectly on my
Dakota 20 including photos (use finger scroll to read all text). Well done.


graemewi from NZ Open GPS

Works great on my Dakota and Nuvi 250 - great work!


freddo from NZ Open GPS


Just found this and it works great on the gpsmap 62s. Thanks for all the hard work.

COMPATIBILITY



Tested and works great on :-
  • Garmin Nuvi 3760 (with latest firmware update 3.60 - tested on Australian / NZ firmware only)

  • Garmin Nuvi 765T /755T

  • Garmin GPSMAP 60 CSX (no detailed text/info available though)

  • Garmin Dakota

  • Garmin Nuvi 760

  • Garmin Nuvi 255

  • Garmin Nuvi 250

  • Garmin Oregon 300

  • Garmin Oregon 550 - very nice display - better than the Nuvis in my opinion.

  • Garmin Oregon 450

  • Garmin GPSMAP 62s

  • Garmin Nuvi 1250 - rc, Your file works perfectly on my Nuvi 1250.


INSTRUCTIONS FOR USING GARMIN TOUR GUIDE DOC CAMPING POIs




  1. DOWNLOAD FREE RCMAPS DOC CAMPING SITES TOUR GUIDE FILE


  2. Unzip the ".gpi" file onto a folder in your computer


  3. Plug in your GPS into your computer's USB port


  4. Navigate to \Garmin\POI folder on the GPS unit


  5. Copy the gpi file from your computer into this folder on your GPS


  6. Unplug your GPS from your computer


  7. Follow the screenshots below on how to find POIs and text.


    • Note, unfortunately, Garmin 60 and 76 series (and HCX series) will not be able to display additional text but searching for the POI works.


    • I have confirmation from "Nev" from NZ Open GPS Projects forum that this works on a Garmin Dakota series (screenshot).



Scroll to bottom for download link


Here are some screenshots from a Garmin Nuvi Nuvi widescreen (model 755T and 765T)



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Go to EXTRAS


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Select Custom POI


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Select DOC_CAMPING_Grounds_RCMAPS_20100324


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Type location eg TOTARANUI (NELSON/MARLBOROUGH)


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Search results displayed, select the picture on the upper left to....


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Photo displayed to give you an idea of what the site looks like.....


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Press BACK then MORE to display the info and details at this site


RCMAPS DOC Camping sites tour guide


Press DOWN ARROW button to scroll down...


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Here are some screenshots from a Garmin GPSMAP 60CSX






Go to CUSTOM POI

Screenshot Tour Guide DOC Camping POI, Garmin 60CSX - img 1

Select DATABASE

Screenshot Tour Guide DOC Camping POI, Garmin 60CSX - img 2

Select DOC_CAMPS_TourGuide

Screenshot Tour Guide DOC Camping POI, Garmin 60CSX - img 3

Select the POI required Screenshot Tour Guide DOC Camping POI, Garmin 60CSX - img 4

Enter Screenshot Tour Guide DOC Camping POI, Garmin 60CSX - img 5

Enter Screenshot Tour Guide DOC Camping POI, Garmin 60CSX - img 6









DOWNLOAD FREE GARMIN TOUR GUIDE POIs OF DOC CAMPING SITES

DISCLAIMER & LICENSING




  • USE AT OWN RISK



  • THE AUTHOR ACCEPTS NO RESPONSIBILITIES FOR ANY DAMAGES INCURRED AS A RESULT OF USING THIS GUIDE (Use them at your own risk)



  • THIS POI GUIDE MUST NOT BE SOLD.



  • DISTRIBUTION MUST BE FREE - NO CHARGES MUST BE LEVIED WHEN LOADING THIS GUIDE ONTO SD CARDS OR LOADING THIS GUIDE INTO GPS UNITS (EXCEPT FOR COST OF MEDIA IF APPROPRIATE)



  • IF YOU OBTAINED THE GUIDE FROM ANOTHER WEBSITE (ESPECIALLY PDA, MOBILE PHONE SOFTWARE SITES) THAT HAS RE-PACKAGED/RE-COMPILED THE GUIDE, IT MAY CONTAIN VIRUSES OR TROJANS - DELETE THOSE AND GET IT HERE








    DOWNLOAD FREE 2011 GARMIN TOUR GUIDE POIs OF DOC CAMPING SITES




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