Exciting news for overland travellers is that Tracks4Africa maps are now included as a standard map in the new Ford South Africa range of vehicles which are fitted with the SYNC 3 navigation system. The Ford Ranger (one of SA’s top selling vehicles) and Everest models were recently upgraded with the SYNC 3 system.
Johann Groenewald, Managing Director of T4A, is very excited about this development since it has been in the pipeline for some time. “Ford approached us two years ago about the possibility of including our maps into their in-car navigation system and early last year I was involved in testing our map on their system. After a few small tweaks from our side Ford went ahead with production and they have now included our map in their SYNC 3 system.” Continue reading Tracks4Africa now on Ford’s navigation systems
Garmin recently relaunched its legendary GPSMap 276. Johann Groenewald, MD of T4A, tested the new version and found that it offered the same quality as its legendary predecessor, discontinued in 2009, plus much more…
‘I remember back to 2001 when I was given my first GPS by T4A founder Wouter Brand; a Garmin III, which resembled a Toblerone chocolate. It was a solid little GPS but the battery was bad, the screen small and it could not store more than a day’s track.’ Continue reading The GPSMap 276 legend is back
Which GPS units are compatible with Tracks4Africa GPS Maps?
The Tracks4Africa GPS maps are only compatible to Garmin GPS’s.
Other than very old devices, most Garmin GPS’s are compatible with T4A maps. The Garmin Edge 820 is, however, an example of a device that is incompatible; if your try to load the T4A GPS Maps onto the device’s internal memory, the T4A GPS Map might wipe the Topo Map that is pre-loaded on the GPS. Continue reading 10 Questions most frequently posed to T4A