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General Category => General Discussion => Topic started by: Rimfire on December 18, 2020, 01:32:44 PM

Title: Downloading maps to a Mac
Post by: Rimfire on December 18, 2020, 01:32:44 PM
Anyone been able to download and use maps on a Mac. I would like to be able to view and plan trips.
Title: Re: Downloading maps to a Mac
Post by: Boyd on December 18, 2020, 01:49:03 PM
Pretty much everyone has been able to download maps on the Mac. :) Choose the map you want and just click the download link for the Mac version.
Title: Re: Downloading maps to a Mac
Post by: Rimfire on December 18, 2020, 02:22:25 PM
Itís downloading as a folder. Doesnít have an install command. Are there specific instructions anywhere.
Title: Re: Downloading maps to a Mac
Post by: Boyd on December 19, 2020, 04:00:52 AM
When you see a folder instead of a map file, that means Garmin MapManager has not been installed on your computer. Download and install Basecamp

https://www.garmin.com/en-US/software/basecamp/

It should install three programs

Garmin Basecamp
Garmin MapInstall
Garmin MapManager

Confirm that these are in your Applications folder. After they are installed, that "folder" should change into a "file". When you double-click it, MapManager should open and ask if you want to install the map. Then see these tutorials (unfortunately, I think they're a bit out of date however)

https://www.gpsfiledepot.com/tutorials/how-to-open-maps-in-garmin-basecamp/
https://www.gpsfiledepot.com/tutorials/how-to-load-maps-on-my-garmin-gps-unit/