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Nevermind AGAIN.
I did not have details set to highest.


I just ran the install again (after getting basecamp setup) and it worked.

But, the My Trails map is still not working.
Looks the same in basecamp and mapsource.
I refreshed my pc.
Now I am working on getting everything reinstalled.
I ran into the BaseCamp issue with maps installed, but not showing.
I created c:\programfiles(x86)\Garmin\MAPS to put everything in one place.
The MY TRAILS file from jbensman fixed the topo install issue.
Everything shows great now, except for the MyTrails file... All I see are random black dots.  No clue why this is not working.

Anyway, for track management, I always liked MapSource better than BaseCamp.
I got the newest file from the Garmin site, but it says that it is an update file and gives an error that no previous version is found.

My questions are :

What is the newest and best (hopefully the same) version of MapSource?

Do I need to find an older version, install it, then update it?

I found the link with all the old versions of BaseCamp and MapSource, but I hate installing and reinstalling software over and over if I can help it.

Thank you in advance guys/gals!!

GPSr Units / Re: Nuvi for offroad use
December 10, 2012, 09:20:19 AM

Everyone... thank you for all the info!!!
BobT.. as usual.. you are the man!!
I will be sending out an email soon.  I actually worked on my track file recently.. not that you need it.  hahahaha 
1/2 of it is your tracks anyway.

I am actually not looking to replace my 60Csx.  I was only going to use the Nuvi for viewing while riding.  I was actually going to run both the 60 and the Nuvi at the same time.

I want a Montana.. but 400+ is a lot for me to spend!

I used to want an Oregon, but back when it was 400+, the screen size was not big enough for me to justify getting it.

I don't know a lot about the Montana, but it sounds like the way to go.

I will look into it and them make a choice.  I guess I could always sell the 60.
I love that thing though.

GPSr Units / Nuvi for offroad use
December 08, 2012, 05:41:50 PM
Guys... (and gals)

I currently use a 60Csx on my ATV.
A couple of guys I know of use a Nuvi as well on the ATV for the screen size.

They are able to use topo apparently.

What Nuvi model will work best with topo?  I want one that can take track points as well.
I called Garmin to learn more, but they were not a big help.

Does anyone know what would work best?
The waterproof thing isn't a problem.  I would probably get a RAM box for it to keep it safe.

Quote from: Indrid Cold on January 06, 2012, 12:56:00 PM
he probably should be able to use them.

I am not sure how to help him though.
Hey guys and gals,

A friend of mine just purchases a Magellan (used) from another friend.
I know that the track files from the Magellan can be used with the Garmin.  I know, because the first owner has sent me files to add to the "big file".

My question though, is for the second friend. 
First, I know he cannot use the maps that I create.  (I use gpx2img, and can manually make them the hard way too.)  But, is there a way for him to load my track files to the Magellan?  I can send him the gpx file, but I don't know if that is possible.  I do know that apparently the gpx file works with Delorme. 

GPSr Units / GPSMap vs. Oregon
October 05, 2010, 02:39:10 PM
I was surprised today when I was comparing the GPSMap62 to the Oregon units today.

I own a 60CSx.  I have been thinking about trying to add another GPS since I like mine so much.  I figured I would like a "better" unit even more, but I think I might be wrong.
First, the 62 only seems to have a better screen.  I don't see the advantage for me getting that one.
Then I looked at the Oregon.  The screen doesn't seem to be much bigger than the screen on the 60Csx!!??!!
I will be better off getting an automotive unit or the Nuvi 500 and loading topo maps to it and using it!!
What is the deal here??  I thought the Oregon had a much bigger screen?  I have never held one, so i guess that is why I didn't know it.
I just bought gpx2img today!!

I will try it out tonight.

I hadn't plugged the GPS up to the PC, so I didn't try that already.
Can you load GpsFileDepot maps onto your gpsr with basecamp?  I don't see a select map function.
I can't get NEtopo to work right either.
I need VA maps, and well, it ain't working.
Oh well.
GPSr Units / 60CSx 12v Auto power
April 21, 2010, 08:19:22 AM
Will powering the 60CSx off of an iGo 12v cig. adapter in the car work ok with the mini USB tip?
I just wanted to check before trying it out.
I don't want to have to buy another GPSr.

GPSr Units / Re: GPS Map60CSx cleaning questions.
April 21, 2010, 07:44:27 AM
Good idea on the toothbrush!!
GPSr Units / Re: GPS Map60CSx cleaning questions.
April 20, 2010, 01:55:18 PM
Anybody ever get they 60CSx really muddy??