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Map Making Support / Polygon Appearing Issues
September 10, 2020, 12:38:42 PM
Hi all,

I've been working on trying to compile my map data to show a difference in boundary data between two different polygon types.  I got the original layer I've used for years to work but the new layer won't show at all after exporting and compiling it.

Right now I'm doing most of my map recording and any data manipulation with ArcMap 10.3 then I export .shp files and import them into GPSMapEdit which I use to verify connectivity for routing before I compile it with cgpsMapper and export the final image to use on my Garmin 750 series.

I have a couple different private properties for hunting, hiking, etc., that I have recorded with permission from the owner but I'm trying to get the polygons to show up in different colors.  But the only one I have any luck with is green but all the areas still show up in the same shade on my Garmin display.  So any shade of green I use in GPSMapEdit shows up in the same shade on my Garmin but none of the other polygon colors show up at all, not even faintly.

Thanks in advance.
Key Generator.exe is an application I downloaded off the internet that I use in conjunction with Sendmap20 to create my GMAPSUPP.IMG when making the mapping data I use in the units we have been discussing but I think I figured something out.  I made the end date like if the unit was just pulled out of the box brand new 1023 weeks ago and that seems to have solved my problem.
I make the different data for the different serial numbers because I'm kind of paranoid.  I usually go as far as giving the data an expiration date too.  This is mostly because people forget to bring me my stuff back but will remember when it no longer routes them to the fishing hole they're looking for or where they put their turkey blind.  Hahaha!

I've tried the website you attached in your last post.  It still gives me the same message only when I try to assign an expiration date for the data I've created.  If I just leave the expiration date blank for my key generator the maps work just fine but I really don't want to do that if I can get away with it.

I've also tried installing an older firmware that is on the other two units in question that still work just fine with the expiration date added into the key when generated.  But the GPS SW Version is different.  Like, the Garmin Nuvi firmware is the same but then another version number, this "GPS SW Version" is different.  I'm not really sure what the GPS SW Version is. 

The photo I've attached is the information for one of the GPS devices that still works with all the same settings as I've used in the past.  On the right you'll see "GPS SW Version" and it is the only thing that's different between the units.  Both working units are 2.90m while the other three that don't work with an expiration date are 2.20m.  Do you have any idea what this GPS SW Version is?  I have a couple of theories but haven't really found much through different forums to help me understand what this does to the device or if it's even something I should really be considering at all to help me come to a solution.

I've been doing this for about 10 years also.
With the first part I'm referring to data I collect using a GPS recording device then upload and compile for personal use with private roads not on any known mapping software yet.  I collect area's to assist me with hunting and fishing mostly as well as marking geocache locations, hieroglyphs, or anything else I find interesting so I can come back at a later time at my own leisure.  I keep the other units because I borrow them out to friends with the same interests that also assist me with collecting data for sportsman purposes, i.e. fishing or hunting.  So I just make maps that I can use around my local area that have more data as to what I'm doing at the time.

I tried calling Garmin support and was told to buy a newer unit and try making maps for one of those.  That and I can't adjust the GPS SW Version because of some in-house blah blah blah, I kind of glazed over after they started telling me they couldn't help me and not offering any other suggestions short of buy another device from a different service line.  My only problem is I really don't want to reinvent the wheel because I tried this before and the two units I bought are junk because they will not accept the map data I've created.
Good afternoon folks.

So after the April 6th debacle I've come across a very strange issue.  I have a few older Garmin Nuvi 750 units that I compile personal data into a gmapsupp.img file to use around where I live.  It worked great until the 6th of this month but now only works on 2 of my 5 units.

Steps I've taken so far, include:

  • I've made sure to flash all the hard drives of the unit I have so they all the have the same software version on them.
  • I've went through my personal data files to make sure all the units have data that's been specifically matched to their serial numbers so they should work as they did before the 6th
  • Double checked the data to make sure all the region id and product codes match so the maps will unlock for each unit

The only thing I've noticed with the units is the ones that work have a GPS SW Version of 2.20m and the ones that don't are 2.90m.

Does anyone have any idea what the GPS SW Version does?  Or how I can change the version to the ones that work to see if that will resolve my issue?

Thanks in advance.
Map Making Support / Re: Route-able data issues
January 14, 2016, 09:31:32 AM
It worked!

Thanks guys.

But I made this version after compiling the image without the data being locked.  When I lock the file, compile an .img then process it through MapsetToolkit I get an error message and it tells me I need to unlock it through a website?  I have a program to unlock the data but it won't let me use that one to open the newly created image.  Any ideas or suggestions about this issue?
Map Making Support / Re: Route-able data issues
January 13, 2016, 01:23:42 PM
So I downloaded the manual and found a bunch of useful information I was unaware of before.  Thank you.

I have gotten everything to work all the way til I finished creating the mapset with MapsetToolkit but now I cannot open the find a file that Mapsource will open.  I tried the .mp, .tbd. and .img files but I keep getting the message saying none of these file formats are supported by Mapsource.

A little more confusion on my end.  Thank you for your patience.
Map Making Support / Route-able data issues
January 12, 2016, 02:36:01 PM
So after much consultation with other members of this forum, issues with programs and personal effort, I have another issue with generating route-able map data for newer and older model Nuvi units.   >:(

I am currently using a route-able version of cGPSmapper, Sendmap20, SDLock and GPSMapEdit to generate mapping data for a Nuvi 700 series.  And it works great.  BUT, when I try to put the same data on a Nuvi 1000 series, after editing the information before generating data, it won't read my data.  So I tried a new direction to solve my new issue.

After asking questions and getting feedback I downloaded Mapsource, MapsetToolkit, and another version of cgpsmapper (for solution issues).

"Now" when I try to use the MapsetToolkit to change my .img file to a .tbd file, to open with Mapsource, it tells me that I have to use the GMapTool program, so I then downloaded gmaptool.  Now it tells me I have a locked map so checked my source data against the new file I'm trying to create.  I matched the FID thinking that maybe this could be the issue but to no avail it won't budge.

Please, I know this looks like a catastrophe, so I can try to clarify more, but can someone help me untie this knot I've created for myself.

Feeling kind of at wits end so to speak.  I believe I am over complicating the heck out of this.

Thanks in advance.
Thanks Boyd.

One more thing.  Is there a newer program that can be used to program newer Garmin units with map data I've recorded myself for route-able uses?
Map Making Support / Re: Map Creation and Selection Issue
December 31, 2015, 11:30:12 AM
One more thing, do you have or know of a link that could direct me to where to download Mapsource from?  I have looked for the original software but seem to only be able to find an update link.  I'm having technical difficulties I suppose.
Map Making Support / Re: Map Creation and Selection Issue
December 30, 2015, 01:14:31 PM
Yeah.  I figured out that I can put two maps on as long as I use an SD card but it kind of defeats the purpose of what I'm trying to accomplish at this point and time.  Your help is greatly appreciated.
Map Making Support / Re: Map Creation and Selection Issue
December 30, 2015, 12:54:22 PM
Okay.  That makes sense then.  I use a tool called Sendmap20 to generate the .img file.  It makes sense that the unit would not recognize a file with a name other than GMAPSUPP.img but the original maps on the unit have different names.  Do the older Garmin devices only recognize those and a user generated file with the GMAPSUPP name then?  I'm kind of confused.

I attached an image of the files I am referring to.
Map Making Support / Map Creation and Selection Issue
December 30, 2015, 12:12:52 PM
So when I try to create two separate maps and load them into the same device I get an error because the image creator only lets me make Disc Image Files with the name GMAPSUPP.img and not anything custom.  So I do the usual steps and try to rename one file or the other with a number or letter but the Garmin Nuvi 760 I have cannot find the file without the original name of "GMAPSUPP".

I want to make a mapset that I can turn on either maps or both at the same time but keep running into the same issue.

I am using GPSMapEdit to create the original Polish format .mp file and Sendmap20 to create my Disc Image File.

Does anyone know what my deal is or maybe have experience with the same issue?  Any help is greatly appreciated.
Both .mp files are polish format.  I'm not 100% sure how to add one map to another so what I've been doing is just loading all the .shp data I have stored into one map in GPSMapEdit.

via : File > Import > ESRI shape (.shp)

I'll try the File > Add command.  I have honestly never used it before.
I've been trying to combine two different sets of map data into one and have had nothing but trouble doing it.

I am using GPSMapEdit and CGPSmapper as editing and generating software.

It seems that when I combine both sets of map data and compile it into a usable image there are roads and points missing from the finished product.  I do not have this same issue when I make the maps separately.  The data I do have will route as it should but I want to have all of it, not just 75-80%.

Any clues as to how I can remedy this situation?  Help, or guidance, is greatly appreciated.