I switched to a smaller rig and gave up my Datastorm antenna which had given me internet access and campground info anywhere, anytime. I mostly do dispersal camping and rarely know when and where I’m going next and rarely have internet access. To duplicate that anytime/anywhere internet access, I now needed mapping software on my computer which would let me load POI's easily. Checked out Galileo, Gaia, and others for my MacBook but they were not what I was looking for (did not meet the KISS principle).
Wanted to share my “duh” solution – Google Earth (and Pro is now free). Loading POI’s (.gpx format) into GE is a one-step process (file menu, “open” - when quit GE will ask if you want to save to “my places”). Awesome. I now have, on my laptop, the most detailed map available with “my places” for every public (uscampground.info) and private campground, rest stop, fuel stop, Walmart, casino, free campsite, etc.
Thanks to this site for the great POI lists.
Jeep Grand Cherokee, Fun Finder, Nuvi 2595, and rescued ex-seeing-eye-Standard Poodle Curly.
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