The TRAX maps were designed to allow users the ability to turn off key areas/layers of the map. This allows a customized map experience with the level of detail desired. TRAX map layers are typically found under Setup – Map – Info. The navigation to this area varies for different Garmin units. Newer Garmin handhelds manufactured since 2013 may need a format change to view layers. You can read more about this option at the following page.
Topo – Elevation data
Roads Major– Main highways and county roads
Roads Minor – Smaller roads and forest roads
Trails – Hiking Trails
Water – Water
Wetlands – Wetlands
Owners – Private land ownership
Detail – Labeling and points of interest
Sections – Section Lines and township range and section
Land – Public Lands
Units – Hunting Unit boundaries
Background – Additional information including TRS number, regional warden info, all hunting units, county, and wilderness area. This background layer serves 3 main purposes.
- Cover up many errors in base Garmin maps that show solid public land areas which often is not the case
- Makes the map easier to read against a white background
- Most importantly it allows handheld Garmins the ability to select a location on the screen and receive multiple pieces of information for the spot