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Map Making Support / Re: Northwest Trails Not Working On Windows 10
« on: April 30, 2016, 11:58:19 AM »
Un-install Northwest Trail, and reinstall into the folder you mentioned fixed the problem.

Thanks. We are tasked to fix signage in the Danskin Trail system in 2 weeks. I was beginning to think I would not be able to track all of our progress.

Thanks again!

Map Making Support / Re: Northwest Trails Not Working On Windows 10
« on: April 30, 2016, 11:23:38 AM »
Yes I tried. I requested permission to ask a question on the Switch forum a month ago. No joy.

Boyd: I will try your suggestion. I will let you know if it works. By the way I hate windows 10.

Map Making Support / Northwest Trails Not Working On Windows 10
« on: April 29, 2016, 06:27:01 AM »
I have used this map on Windows 8 with no problems. With my new laptop it installed perfectly but doesn't show up under maps in Basecamp. I tried to contact the author of the map (I have in the past to show him where he could find info on the Danskin Trails) but have not heard from him.
I also tried to sign in on the forums indicated to contact the author but no joy there also.

I really like Northwest Trails and hope someone can get him a message to fix the problem.

GPSr Units / Re: Need a GPS for ATV trail maps.
« on: August 17, 2014, 08:04:16 AM »
All good advise!
There is one more option you might consider. As much as I hate to mention it, I have used the 24K Garmin topo maps for the last 2 years on the Montana 650.

Their maps show a different line color for ATV/UTV trails and Hiking trails. This might be important if there are large fines associated with being on a hiking trail with an ATV/UTV.
Good luck!

GPSr Units / Re: Garmin Montana 600 - tochpad not working
« on: August 17, 2014, 07:53:23 AM »
You gotta love Garmin! When I bought my 650 it would not read a 64 gb SD card. Went back and forth for several weeks till I asked for a warranty replacement device because it wouldn't work as advertised. They simply stopped talking to me.
So they sold you a re-furbished device for a known issue with the early models.
How kind of them!

GPSr Units / Re: Montana 650
« on: November 03, 2013, 12:20:29 PM »
Right now the boot up time is minimum. Even if it took 2 minutes it wouldn't be a factor. Warm up time for the ATV is 10 minutes. The GPS draws power from the cradle from the ATV, so it stays on all day. I haven't had it crash yet. Segments, according to Garmin Support, is the total amount of map segments you have both on internal memory and on the sd card. The Montana has a 100k map that came with, which I can't seem to get rid of.
Just in 24 K maps, if I remember correctly, is a little over 10 gb. Geo stuff is undetermined as of yet, as I haven't loaded all of it.

GPSr Units / Re: Montana 650
« on: November 02, 2013, 10:41:53 AM »
I put all my maps on the card, also pictures are stored on the card. Also Geo-Cach info is stored there.  Also when I get to the Birds-Eye stuff, imagery will go to the sd card.
Also when future software update come out the internal memory need to have space available.
Garmin claims the Montana will handle 3,000 segments. Now currently I'm at 1,100 segments. However not much improvement over the 2,500 the Nuvi 500 would handle.

GPSr Units / Re: Montana 650
« on: November 01, 2013, 03:28:15 PM »
Been there, tried that. Still doesn't work. Formatting a 32 gb sd card is not my idea of fun.
I have 4 32 gb sd cards from class 4 to class 10. No joy.
Formatting a 64 gb sd card would be twice the fun, and still no guarantee that it would work.
Garmin Support claims the 32 gb works, but you can't prove it by me.

GPSr Units / Re: Montana 650
« on: October 29, 2013, 03:50:10 PM »
The thing is Garmin Support does not want you to use MapSource. In my back in forth with them I told them I could load map segments onto the sd card with MapSource, and they poo-pawed using that program. It worked, go figure!
Still can't get around that Montana not being able to read the 32 gb card.

GPSr Units / Re: Montana 650
« on: October 28, 2013, 02:34:11 PM »
Oh have I had "fun" with Garmin Tech Support over the last couple of weeks!

First I had to buy 2 DVDs to get the 24 K areas I wanted. But the maps would not show on the device after loaded onto a 32 gb SD card.

I will not bore you with the back and forth of it, but MapInstall is a separate program from BaseCamp here is a link: http://www8.garmin.com/support/download_details.jsp?id=3291
It's best to install the separate program. MapInstall does not give you the option (like in MapSource) to install to either the internal memory, or the SD card. It will install to the internal memory till that runs out, and the overflow will go to the SD card.
So to fix that put the SD card in a card reader, with the device not connected to the 'puter.
Long and short of it my Montana will not read a 32 gb SD card. A 4 gb, an 8 gb, and a 16 gb are all fine. They have no answer. They stopped answering my emails.
Stand by for more "Fun With Garmin Support".
By the way, the maps are route-able (and not locked) and anything more than 50 way points and the unit will not  calculate the route.

GPSr Units / Re: Montana 650
« on: September 04, 2013, 12:07:52 PM »
Bought the Montana refurbished, so no problem there. I am usually behind the latest and greatest by a couple of years.

I tried to make a route from a track without specifying the number of way points, and the unit could not calculate the route. Next time I try I will limit the way points (now that I have a idea of where to start) to a figure less than 250.

On the old Nuvi 500 they claimed 50 way points was max, but I had better luck with no more than 35.

GPSr Units / Montana 650
« on: September 04, 2013, 05:00:40 AM »
Now learning my new GPS. Emailed Garmin asking if the Montana 650 would route Forest Service roads and county dirt roads with the Western US 24k Topo maps. Here is their reply:
With the 24K maps the Montana unit will be able to route using any roads that appear on the map
Now sometimes Garmin will overstate the facts, so has anyone have any experience with this unit and this map?

Also since BaseCamp can turn any track into a route, I asked how many way points the Montana 650 can handle. Their reply was 250.
Again sometimes Garmin can get ahead of themselves, so does any have any practical experience with the number of way points?

GPSr Units / Re: Any GOOD experiences with Garmin refurb units?
« on: August 20, 2013, 05:32:30 AM »
I have had good luck with refurb Garmin GPS.

What I look for is a seller that is a Garmin authorized seller and the the unit has a factory warranty.

In fact I just bought a Montana 650 refurb unit, and I'll let you know how this works out.

I have been away from here for a while, but when trying to learn about a new GPS, this is the place to be.

I'm sure I'll have lots of questions for the gurus.

GPSr Units / Re: Loading Lifetime Map Update for North America nuvi 1350
« on: February 13, 2012, 09:19:58 AM »
I have the lifetime map updater installed on my window7 'puter.

Worthless. Read on other forums that 2012.40 was available, and the program kept telling me there was no update.

So I un-installed that program and went to "My Dashboard" and did the map update from there. 3 GPS units up-dated the maps, took most of the day. Just set your 'puter to not go into sleep mode, and do other things while the process happens.

Let us know how it turn out.

GPSr Units / Re: Off-Road Use
« on: February 01, 2012, 06:37:57 AM »
Well I might disagree with you Boyd. With the limitation of routes being straight lines, I make routes all the time for the 500.

Also I can make routes from tracks, and next time I go on that trail, I can use the route.

Works well for me with the 500 on the ATV.

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