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I travel quite a bit and would love to know the name of the lake, river or mountain I'm passing (instead of just a blue or green blob) Or even the name of mountain range in the distance. Is there a GPS that does this? Thanks.

asked Aug 03 '11 at 12:08

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I have a Garmin GPSMap 60CSX that allows you to upload whatever maps you'd like, and I know it can do what you're looking for. But it sounds like you are looking for one that will predominantly be used in a car. If my Garmin is any indication of what you can do I imagine you can install expanded maps (that you'd most likely have to buy) that would allow you to achieve this functionality.

With that being said, I'm pretty sure a model designed for hiking/boating would probably be your best bet.

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answered Aug 03 '11 at 20:45

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edited Aug 03 '11 at 20:47

If you have an Android device, Google Earth has enough layers available to display any features nearby, including geological ones like lakes and mountains, along with their labels.

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answered Aug 08 '11 at 02:29

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