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Garmin software upgrades released
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IanNMissy
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PostPosted: Sun May 31, 2009 8:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I guess I've never loaded the topo maps from the CD-ROM. I fully installed the maps, and it never asks me for a CD. So whenever I use Mapsource, it does everything locally without a disc, and no registry editing! Very Happy
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EPMinnesota
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 06, 2009 7:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have never upgraded my venture CX and it has minimal mapping. Since it doesn't have any Mapsource maps how do I install the free maps that I'm hearing a lot of people are using with great success? I have a micro sd card that I've downloaded maps onto but can't seem to get them to come up when inserted into my gps. Any suggestions? THANKS!

Carol
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Arcticabn
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 06, 2009 7:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Carol,

If you don't know how to load free maps here is a web site that explains it.
http://freegeographytools.com/2007/adding-garmin-img-files-to-mapsource

Use this site to do a search for maps. Just click on the location you want.
http://gpsmapsearch.com/

Here is a pretty good source for a whole host of countries:
http://home.wtal.de/noegs/freemaps.htm

Here is another good site for finding maps:
http://mapcenter.cgpsmapper.com//

Topos for all of France
http://www.katzforums.com/showthread.php?t=55919

Caribbean Map Project: GPS Maps for Central America and Caribbean
http://rwsmaps.griffel.se/

Proyecto Map Ear: GPS Map for Argentina. Very detailed!
http://viajerosmapas.com/actualiza.htm

Topos of the UK and Scotland
http://www.smc.org.uk/ContourMaps.htm

Another site with various countries listed.
http://www.mousetrap.net/~mouse/gps/maps.html
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andrewmcc
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 06, 2009 10:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

EPMinnesota wrote:
I have never upgraded my venture CX and it has minimal mapping. Since it doesn't have any Mapsource maps how do I install the free maps that I'm hearing a lot of people are using with great success? I have a micro sd card that I've downloaded maps onto but can't seem to get them to come up when inserted into my gps. Any suggestions? THANKS!

Carol

From what I see on Arctic's links, you still have to have mapsource to work with the maps. But one of the links has a link to get free mapsource

http://freegeographytools.com/2007/garmin-mapsource-for-free

Check that out

If your Micro sd card works like mine, the map goes on the chip. If that is true I could load the maps on to it when I see you on Monday.
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EPMinnesota
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 07, 2009 10:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks to Andrewmcc, Speedy and Articabn, I now have maps! I had a glitch and Andy called me this morning and clued me in to where I was going wrong! WOW! The possibilities! I may even make to WNC on time now! (Don't get your hopes up!) Just in time to celebrate find #800! WOOHOO! THANKS!
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