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Map Making Support / Mapwel and Garmin 66s
February 03, 2019, 06:36:06 PM
Here's some information for anyone potentially using Mapwel with a Garmin 66s.

I have Mapwel 2017 build 17.0 and a Garmin 66s.

In Mapwel I created a transparent map using my tracks.  I used File > Upload map to GPS.  In the upload dialog I checked the box to Add to existing maps.  That worked.  Later I decided that I did not want the two maps combined on the GPS.

I then used Tools > Erase Specific maps to remove the one I'd created in Mapwel.  That seemed to work.  But after that the GPS would not start.  It would initiate the startup process but then within a few seconds shut down.  The same thing happened when I tried to connect it to my PC.
My guess is that the 66s did not like something about the way Mapeel modified the gmapsupp.img file and refused to start.

Garmin support spent about an hour with me trying to get the GPS to function.  They ended up saying that I needed to return it for repair/exchange. 
<A few months ago, someone posted that more than one overlay mapset will not work>

I've had no problem with two transparent overlay mapsets on my 60CSx.  Maybe multiple transparent map overlays work fine with some GPSs and not others; or maybe that person had something messed up (which is so easy to do), or ???

I have Garmin topo 2008; a Washington topo; a transparent FS road with GNIS overlay; and a transparent overlay of trails; all loaded on the 60CSx.  Obviously I don't see both topos at the same time, but can turn map layers/sets on or off as I want.  I do see the features from both transparent overlays plus whatever non-transparent mapset is turned on.
Map Making Support / Re: Washington 24K Topo Map
July 07, 2009, 08:25:05 PM
What other issues have you run into with the Washington 24K Topo?
I don't think there is an easier way.  In GPSmapedit did you first delete all the data that was not on level 0?  The layers get recreated (as you specify) when you compile the map using cGPSmapper.

The other thing you could try is changing the map detail level on your GPS and see if that gets close enough to what you want.
Map Making Support / Washington 24K Topo Map
July 05, 2009, 07:19:02 PM
I was transferring some map segments from the Washington 24K Topo Map which is downloadable from this site.  The Windows download file name is "95-4065-watopo_install.exe".  I notice that at the latitude of Mt Rainier that there seems to be a band of 'duplicate' slightly offset map segments.  These have map names of the form "WATopo_A2".  Other map segments in the mapset have names of the form "Washington 24k Topo – 40ft_E2". 

Trying to select map segments in MapSource for transfer to the GPS without getting any of these duplicate segments can be a little tricky.  I mention this, in case the map author would like to fix it.
I like to crop vector data to an irregular shape (area) such as cropping roads to a National Forest boundary.  Has anyone found an automated way to do it? Global Mapper does not.


Map Making Support / Re: Point custom type
June 06, 2009, 06:27:36 PM
Yes, a text editor.
Map Making Support / Re: Point custom type
June 06, 2009, 11:49:49 AM
Well, I found my problem.  A dumb typo: xmp instead of xpm. :-[
Map Making Support / Re: Point custom type
June 03, 2009, 07:42:48 AM
Thanks for the suggestion, but using Type and SubType did not make any difference for me.  If you get a point to display in Mapsource with the custom type, then it seems like there must be something else that's making the difference for me.
Map Making Support / Point custom type
June 02, 2009, 09:38:08 PM
I'm having problems with custom typing points.  When I try to open MapSource I get a message that there is a problem with this GARMIN application...please e-mail Garmin;  then MapSource closes.

MapSource is version 6.13.7
cGPSmapper: I've tried 96 and 98c free version
Using MapsetToolkit v1.62 beta.

The problem custom type is:

string1=0x04,my point
xmp="4 4 2 1"
"x   c #000000"
"a   c #ff0000"

I copied the Mountain Range sample point from CustomTypesDemo.txt which I think came with an earlier version of cGPSmapper and it works fine.

What am I missing?  Any ideas?


Map Making Support / Re: Creating .img Files
May 19, 2009, 03:58:07 PM
I was having problems with getting no IMG files while following the Tutorial; then found this thread; coping sendg.dll fixed it.  Can someone update the Tutorial?
It's a 60 CSx "feature".   The 60CSx can not display lower case letters at an angle, so you get the L.... effect.  This is with version 3.90 software on the 60CSx, which I think is the latest.  The map author can fix it by using a LBLcoding=6 in the header of the original MP file, but I think that means all caps display on all Garmin GPSs. ::)
Map Making Support / Re: Downloading NED data
July 29, 2008, 06:05:15 PM
I was wondering: using Global Mapper is there any advantage to downloading elevation in ArcGrid format rather than GeoTiff?
Site Support / Washington Excel
July 29, 2008, 04:40:13 PM

I downloaded the Washington quad excel spreadsheet and found that the NORTH, WEST, EAST, SOUTH coordinates were listed as the same for all quads.

Map Making Support / Re: Downloading NED data
July 03, 2008, 06:06:01 PM
Quote from: aaronpriest on June 28, 2008, 09:04:49 AM
Well, this was disappointing. ...And 10-meter NED was only available in GeoTiff format, but I'd like to try ArcGrid with Global Mapper instead of individually processing each .tif with Dem2Topo.

Why not just use Global Mapper to process the GeoTiffs?