Northwind Grouse Habitat Maps
for your Garmin GPS and Google earth
Multi - County Coverage making it easy to find new habitat!
Know your exact location on the map, locate edges and confidently locate areas way off the beaten path. Nothing makes it easier to discover new areas then having a Northwind Grouse Habitat Map chip in your Garmin GPS unit.
Most of our Northwind “In The Field Grouse Habitat Maps” are available pre-loaded on a microSD card that is compatible with the newer Garmin GPS units that accept custom maps. Click on the button to the right to view a current list of Garmin gps units that are Custom Maps enabled.
Be sure to check and make sure your unit is compatible. Even if your unit has a microSD card it may not be Custom Map enabled due to the memory requirements and file sizes of these maps. The Garmin unit must have an operating system that is compatible to reading custom maps with the kmz file extension. However, all of our microSD cards come with an SD card adapter so it can be used on your computer running Google earth as described further below.
Shown to the right is an actual screen from a Garmin GPSmap 62s showing what an In The Field Grouse Habitat Map page looks like. Note the 800ft scale, the contour lines, the access routes, the shape of the identified clear cut and the age and acreage of the cut. Being able to have your Grouse Habitat Maps in your GPS makes it easy to identify habitat on the go without having to worry about dealing with a paper map while you hunt.
Our Grouse Habitat Maps that are pre-loaded on a microSD card can be fournd in our online store under Garmin GPS Map Chips. Similar to our printed maps, they are listed by state and you will find more details and a larger coverage image by clicking on the listing. Click on the button below to jump to our store:
Using our pre-loaded microSD card on Google Earth
We ship our micro SD card with a SD card adapter. Most computers have card readers that accept SD cards. If you have Google earth installed on your computer, and the SD card adapter in your card reader or the files copied to your computer, you simply click on one of the kmz files and it opens up in Google earth. Each file is an individual map tile and it displays as an overlays on Google earth. A tile is a piece of the overall map, just like a page is part of a printed maps set. You can open all of the tiles or pick and choose which of the tiles you want to view on Google earth. Shown below are actual computer screenshots. The first picture is a screen shot of one tile that has been zoomed in. The second screenshot shows multiple tiles that have been open and how they match up revealing more of the entire map. A given map will consist of up to a 100 tiles which is the limit set by Garmin on most of their units.
Please let me know when you update your cards or offer new areas as I am always in the market for new covers. Based upon your Sawyer County chip, I hunted new to me trails and aspen clear cuts yesterday and today and found lots of birds (by this year’s standards). I really love your products!
I just wanted to thank you guys for creating such a great resource with these maps. I have ordered a couple and used them this year, and nearly every spot that I tried on your maps produced birds. And many of these spots I would never have seen from the road or tried without the map.So thank you for your time, effort and creativity in developing this resource. But I have to say...I don't want to tell anyone else about it!!
Have a great winter,
Traverse City, MI
To order a map set for your Garmin GPS unit click the "Go to Store" Button