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I have a couple Garmin Map 62 at work that the keypads are not readable and worn badly. Anyone know where I can get a replacement pads. Watch several You Tube videos and the actual replacement is not hard to do. Just can't find the pads anywhere. Any Ideas??? THANKS
I accidentally removed the original garmin nivi road map layer. How do I reinstall this map. Garmin Express will not even access the gps because of the missing map. I can't seem to find the deleted file on the computer either. Call Garmin??
General Discussion / Garmin Birds Eye Topo map problem
January 20, 2015, 06:41:33 PM
I have a couple Garmin Map 62 which I use for work and home use. My work GPS has the Birds Eye Topo loaded on a 8 gb card and have not had any problems. I load different map shapes into it. I recently made a copy of the 8 gb card to a 16 gb card and started having problems. The gps works fine the first time I turn it on but the second time I turn it on my Birds eye will not work. I have to remove the card and leave it off and sometimes it will work when I turn it on. If I plug it in to Basecamp and look at the files and unplug it will turn on the first time but no go the second time. I recently used Google and made an custom map overlay and saved it to the gps. It will not show up on the gps, I'm thinking a to big of file. Base camp says its there in the gps but will not come up. If I switch the 8 gb card to the 16 gb same problem. I know it takes time for the 16 gb card to redraw the layers but it will not even come up
It appears the software upgrades are current on Basecamp and GPS. Any ideas??? THANKS
General Discussion / Non Garmin mapping program
October 14, 2014, 11:27:22 AM
I have and use Garmin Basecamp/Map Source programs for a long time. Does Loworance have a mapping program like Garmin?
I seen a Loworance gps with a Navionics chip in and and was inprewwed with the Canada lake maps displayed. Was wondering if a person could print off a map using a program of some kind.
General Discussion / GArmin Birds Eye Topo map question
November 01, 2013, 06:28:36 PM
I have a Garmin Map 62 with a SD card. I have several maps loaded and saved to the GP and my computer from the Birds Eye Topo program. I'm thinking about getting a second GPS for the wife to use. I know I would have to purchase a second Birds Eye subscription if I wanted to use these maps on the second GPS.
My question is would I have to down load all these maps again (using more computer memory up ) and save to the second GPS unit or would I just get another access code from Garmin to use these maps on another unit?
If I understand the birds eye program correctly, once my subscription expires, I'm still able to use the loaded/saved maps I have on the computer, flash drive and still be able to load /change the saved maps using the computer and Basecamp program but not down load any more new maps. Is this correct?
General Discussion / Saving downloaded maps + photos
October 25, 2013, 05:08:24 AM
I have a question about saving downloaded Garmin Birdseye topo maps and photos. I have downloaded several maps and photos. I found the files on the computer and loaded them onto flash drives. Now the Basecamp program will not read them or even recognize the files. If I use the Basecamp program to drag and transfer files onto the flash drive then it seems to work OK but the computer doesn't recognize the files on the flash drive but basecamp program does.
The external hard drive is not recognized by the base camp program either. Not even as a memory devise.
My goal is to build a file to keep my maps and photo in so when my subscriptions to the birds eye runs out I still have the maps available to reload onto the gps for which the are unlocked to. What would your recommend for this type of info storage. I know enough about computers to make me dangerous and need something simple to work with. THANKS
I have been playing around and would like to make a downloadable map for a Garmin 62 but only want the NW corner of Wisconsin. The directions  show it doing the entire State. I'm having problems with the 2 different programs working and I can't get the 2nd tutorial step. I'm sure it's because the computer is looking for the data in all of the other parts of the State I don't want.
Is there an easier way and different program just for parts of a state?
I'm learning about making maps and have a question. I've been using Goggle Earth to upload different maps of different areas. It saves the custom maps in the custom maps  of my Garmin Map 62 S folder as a KMZ file.
Is there a way to convert this file to a IMG file so it easyier to turn on/off in the maps set up menu?
THANKS for the wonderful info available on this website.
I was wondering if anyone has info on IF/How a person could create maps and load them onto a SDcard and us in Hummingbird fish locator with built in GPS?
Map Making Support / Topo maps Canada
April 28, 2013, 09:19:30 AM
I have been trying to figure out how/where to find some Canadian topo maps. I have been reading this forum and still can't make heads or tails of it. I did try a website found in this forum  and found it easy to get to the area that I wish to make a map of. I down loaded a smal area, saved it, uncompressed it but still can't make Garmin Basecamp read it. I must be missing something, I thought I had it save in the correct format. Any suggestions???
General Discussion / Goggle Earth questions
March 25, 2013, 06:23:50 PM
I have been reading/learning a lot from this forum topics THANKS
I have down loaded Goggle Earth and have played around with downloading photos onto a Garmin 62 into a Custom Map folder. I went onto Goggle Earth today and tried to do it again and get a message picture size is to big and will not load onto my GPS. When I look at the size of the HMZ file it shows only 1 kb. The current pictures I have on the GPS show 275-310 kb. Funny thing is when I look at the 1 kb file and right click and check the folder properties, show approx 300 kb +/-. I can't even load a picture that I have saved with the Goggle as a personal place.
Any ideas what I'm doing wrong??
I'm trying to load the Garmin Fishing the Midwest Mapping software I purchased yesterday. I loaded it, unlocked it per instructions, printed a confirmation that successful in unlocking program. But when  I open Garmin Basecamp it says the version I unlocked it still locked up. I try to unlock it again and I get a note that the unlock coded is already used or the version is unlocked.
After I did this I reliazed that I had not registered my GPS with Garmin and did so.
I have a cople unlockable maps (which I downloaded from this website and are great) and old version of Garmin Lake maps.
Any ideas of problems? I have to wait until Monday to call Garmin I suppose.
GPSr Units / size of Micro sd card can use Garmin Map 62s
February 04, 2013, 06:06:47 PM
I was wondering what size micro sd card a person can use in a Garmin Map 62s. The owner manual says 4 gb. I have a 8 gb card in it now with no problems. Has anybody used anything bigger? I just use it for navigation uses.
GPSr Units / Google maps
January 29, 2013, 06:12:53 PM
I was wondering about using the downlaoded maps from google earth and downloading a custom map ( JPG image ) and having it as a tranparent layer onto the garmin map 62s. The files are saved in the Garmin  custom maps folder. On some of the gps , you can turn this custom map folder/layer on/off. Can you do this with a Map 62. The custom map shows on the map page no matter which map I have visiable. This is really neat to have but when out in the field it could be nice to be able to turn this feature off.
GPSr Units / Datum settings
January 12, 2013, 08:46:15 AM
I have a question on map datum settings. I have a older Garmin Map 76 that I have many saved waypoints from which I saved at the point itself. Not projecting it anyway from any mapping program. I was at the spot and saved a waypoint. I found out the datum setting was NAD 27 central.
I got a new Garmin Map 62 which I'm transfering the way points to and found I should be using WGS84.
My question is the map datum setting is only used for placing the waypoint on a map in the correct location. The Lat-Long saved on the GPS is the same and would take you back to the exact spot of the original way point minus the 5'-12' variation.
I use Garmin Mapsource/Basecamp with topo maps/ fishing hot spot lake maps to see where I was.
I wanted to use Mapsource to export my waypoints from the old GPS and import them onto the new GPS. Does the Datum setting matter for this use?
I'mnew to this website and was wondering how to get the 24 k topo for wisconsin and Minnesota. I now Garmin has these out but I need 2 disc/chips because the 2 states are on different "sets". I have loaded the Topos for each state but they appear to be 50K scale. I would like to put them on a Garmin Map78 which I'm going to purchase very shortly. I'm having a very hard time with the turtorials and don't want to wait my time for the 50 k scale. This is a very nice website and will explore it a little more. Any suggestions? THANKS