One of the most common questions we receive at Kirsch’s Outdoor Products, is should I buy TRAX or TRAX+. The only difference is the TRAX+ version includes a 24K topo (elevation) layer. At times, the elevation lines can clutter the map if they are not being used. Upland game, predator, and waterfowl hunting are three activity examples where topo isn’t typically used. Elk hunting or hiking in the mountains are some activities where topo is often required.
Over time as the popularity of TRAX maps have increased and with the focus on the Western States, the demand for the TRAX (non-topo) version continues to decrease. Also, all TRAX maps are built with layers and topo is one of the layers on the + version. See the following support tip if you have a Garmin released since 2012 and cannot see layers. Layering allows a person the ability to turn the topo off and on. Due to these factors, 2013 is the last year the non-topo version (TRAX) maps will be sold as all maps in 2014 will be TRAX+ maps.
As the size of the maps will increase, many TRAX users will require larger capacity cards in 2014 which will be taken care of as part of the standard update process.