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General Category => GPSr Units => Topic started by: gasgas on May 23, 2020, 01:58:18 PM

Title: Can't See The Trails on DriveSmart
Post by: gasgas on May 23, 2020, 01:58:18 PM

Hi Folks;

 I loaded 'Northwest Trails Map' on my old Nuvi 1490 and

it works great, but I loaded it on my new DriveSmart 71 and

only the background shows up with no trails visible .

 Is there something I can do to modify this trail map to run it

correctly on my DriveSmart?

I'm new at this.

gpsfiledepot.com/maps/view/27/

switchbacks.com/nwtrails/


   Thank You;
     Mike  :D
Title: Re: Can't See The Trails on DriveSmart
Post by: Red90 on May 24, 2020, 06:51:08 PM
It should work.
Title: Re: Can't See The Trails on DriveSmart
Post by: gasgas on May 24, 2020, 08:08:45 PM
Thanks Red90;

Are there any internal parameters in a DriveSmart that could be switched off that could be causing the problem?  The base map looks just fine,just no trails show up.
The developer did a super job on this map, but he is no longer active.

   Take Care;
    Mike :D
Title: Re: Can't See The Trails on DriveSmart
Post by: Boyd on May 25, 2020, 03:18:10 AM
Not sure what a DriveSmart 71 is? I have a DriveSmart 61 and a DriveTrack 71. Anyway, I have also had problems with transparent overlays not showing on newer Garmin automotive units. Here's an old thread about a similar problem that was never resolved.

https://forums.gpsfiledepot.com/index.php?topic=4425.0
Title: Re: Can't See The Trails on DriveSmart
Post by: gasgas on May 25, 2020, 01:08:10 PM
Thank You Boyd;

 My DriveSmart 71ex is just a 7 inch automotive Garmin.

I just loaded up :

''Utah ATV Trails 2016 ''   gpsfiledepot.com/maps/view/653/

''Moab Trails 2014 Map''   gpsfiledepot.com/maps/view/508

Both transparent maps and they came in perfect on my DriveSmart.

When these 'map makers' make a Transparent Overlay,do they all use the same program ,or

are there different choices?

  Take Care;
    Mike :D
Title: Re: Can't See The Trails on DriveSmart
Post by: Boyd on May 25, 2020, 01:42:55 PM
I suppose there are different ways to create transparent maps. The end result should be the same however, a map without a background object and a draw order setting of 31, which means it should display on top of any other map.

Sorry, not familiar with any of those maps or the people who made them. You could try sending a PM to the person who posted the map.
Title: Re: Can't See The Trails on DriveSmart
Post by: gasgas on May 25, 2020, 02:45:00 PM
Thanks for the help Boyd. :D
Title: Re: Can't See The Trails on DriveSmart
Post by: Boyd on May 25, 2020, 04:45:29 PM
You might be able to make it work by using gmaptool to set the map to transparent and the draw order to 31. It is not necessarily that simple however. Be sure to have a backup copy, you can do a lot of damage with this program if you aren't careful. ;)

http://www.gmaptool.eu/en/content/transparent-map
Title: Re: Can't See The Trails on DriveSmart
Post by: gasgas on May 25, 2020, 06:27:31 PM
Hi Boyd;

  Ok; I set Transparency to Transparent

        I checked 'Set Draw Priority' and gave it '31' in the box

       I take it this modifys the original program with-out having to hit 'SAVE'. 

      So; It didn't seem to fix the problem.

     If you want me to try something else ,let me know.

      Mike 
Title: Re: Can't See The Trails on DriveSmart
Post by: Boyd on May 26, 2020, 03:18:07 AM
Sorry, can't think of anything else....
Title: Re: Can't See The Trails on DriveSmart
Post by: Red90 on May 26, 2020, 06:52:22 PM
Do you have more than two maps enabled ?
Title: Re: Can't See The Trails on DriveSmart
Post by: gasgas on May 26, 2020, 08:07:35 PM
Hi Red90;

   I have just that one map checked off,but I have tried running a second map
with it just to see if it made a difference, and it didn't.

   Take Care;
       Mike