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It depends on the exact regions you are loading. But your GPS has a limit to the total number of map tiles (aka "segments") that can be accessed. This limit has nothing to do with the size of the files, it is related to the number of little tiles that are inside them. There are no standards for the size of a map tile, it's up to the mapmaker - a tile could cover a whole county or only a few city blocks.

In practical use, most Garmin devices will exceed the tile limit with only about 4gb of map files. You can use Javawa device manager to see how many tiles are in the maps you have loaded. The limit applies to all tiles on your device - it's the total of what is stored in internal memory plus the SD card. Doesn't matter whether the maps are enabled or not.

http://www.javawa.nl/jdm_en.html

Your eTrex has a maxium of 4,000 tiles

https://support.garmin.com/en-US/?faq=m1lBmDidNX8VV7Oc44vVZ8

So you may find that one big file has too many tiles to work properly, and using smaller map files will give you more control over this. If you have too many tiles on your GPS, some of the maps will not work properly. THere's no way to predict what will happen, it depends of the specific maps you're using.

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Map Making Support / Re: topo lines not showing
« on: July 19, 2019, 02:18:55 AM »
Did you install the map using Basecamp/MapInstall? If so, then that is likely the problem. Garmin updated these programs in May 2018 such that they no longer work properly with many (most?) of the maps on this site. Then Garmin discontinued Basecamp, so apparently this will never be fixed.

The easiest solution is to either use Garmin's older MapSource software or downgrade Basecamp/MapInstall to a older version that still works properly. See this thread: https://forums.gpsfiledepot.com/index.php?topic=4539.0

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Map Making Support / Re: total newbie stumped
« on: July 08, 2019, 01:40:47 PM »
You can't "open" or "import" maps in Basecamp, those functions only work for user data like tracks and waypoints. See these instructions for installing the map: http://www.gmaptool.eu/en/content/installation

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You might want to spend some time here: https://www.gpsrchive.com/BaseCamp/index.htm

As for the order of your waypoints, I don't see why this surprises you. I'm sure your old Nuvi 200 works the same way.

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You canít change the way that favorites are sorted. This is an old complaint that has been discussed extensively in the past, but Garmin doesnít seem to care. The odd thing is, for awhile they had a smartphone app that looked just like a Nuvi (StreetPilot). And it *did* have the option to sort by name or distance. Garmin discontinued that app though.

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You may not have understood step 1. First, you must go to the VOLUME SCREEN. This is the screen where you can adjust the system volume or mute it. Hold your finger in the corner of that screen for awhile. This works on all the newer models AFAIK.


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On my Drivesmart 61 on the Diagnostic Page I have the following items, I think your Drive 51 should be the same.

Clear all user data
Demo Mode
Configuration and Settings
Developer Info
Developer Tests and Tools
Diagnostic Logging

You need to press Configuration and Settings, then press MTP settings. Choose Mass Storage from this menu and press the Save button. Then you'll be all set.

Sorry, my other post was based on old info, it should be "Diagnostic Page" instead of "Developer Screen".

Happy to help, and this is a great site, but it's actually the wrong place to discuss this topic. The forums here are primarily intended for discussion of GPSFileDepot maps, and most people are using them on handheld devices instead of automotive units.

Generally speaking, you'll get better responses about automotive devices on one of the sites below.

http://forums.gpsreview.net/categories/garmin-auto-forum-garmin-nuvi-forum
http://www.gpspassion.com/forumsen/forum.asp?FORUM_ID=172
http://www.poi-factory.com/forum/12

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See this: http://forums.gpsreview.net/discussion/17731/x/p1/

Now, the Drive series appears as a MTP device to a windows computer, and not a USB disk like older models. This is why Mapsource can't "see" it. But you can change this:

1. Go to the volume screen

2. Press your finger on the upper right corner of the screen for about 10 seconds

3. The developer screen should appear

4. Go to MTP Settings

5. Choose Mass Storage

Now the device will behave like a USB disk when you connect it to your computer.

BTW, if you use Mapsource to transfer favorites/waypoints, it simply creates a file named Temp.gpx and the data from that file is imported when the device starts up. You should delete the Temp.gpx file after you have transferred the data. It is no longer needed and can cause some strange problems later if you leave it there.

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General Discussion / Re: Topo maps
« on: June 20, 2019, 04:02:35 PM »
Donít think you will find many people here with chartplotters. Personally, I try to stick to dry land.  :) So not sure where you could find a forum for that.

I assume you have looked in for a map detail setting in the menus?

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GPSr Units / Re: VVmapping
« on: June 12, 2019, 03:15:25 PM »
Apparently these are commerical products? Have you discussed this with them? http://www.vvmapping.com/contact.html

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General Discussion / Re: 3rd party maps turn by turn navigation
« on: June 12, 2019, 04:37:32 AM »
Most of the maps on this site do not support turn by turn navigation. You can find routable maps by going here and check the "routable" box under "Search by Map Features"

https://www.gpsfiledepot.com/maps/

You will only get 13 results from that search. So, are you using a map that actually supports routing? If not, it won't work properly. However, the GPS should not not crash. If the map does support routing, you could try contacting the author for troubleshooting.

Otherwise, I'd say you are out of luck, since Garmin will not give you any support for the maps from this site.

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GPSr Units / Re: GPS60CSx Loading Maps But Maps Dont Work
« on: June 05, 2019, 04:12:07 AM »

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General Discussion / Re: Topo Map for Portugal
« on: May 31, 2019, 03:22:26 AM »
FYI, GPSFileDepot is just an archive of user-contributed maps. Nobody decides what kind of maps to offer, so there are no "intentions". In other words, "it is what it is". :)

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That's true! Guess I'm confused about what the OP is trying to do. The icons are automatically generated when you name the roads correctly. But you will not have any control over where they appear on the road.

If you want them at specific places, you would create POI with bitmaps that contain the icon you want to use. That is something completely different however and would involve creating custom types.

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GPSr Units / Re: GPS60CSx Loading Maps But Maps Dont Work
« on: May 30, 2019, 02:16:44 AM »
There's no user-accessible internal memory on the 60csx - I have one too and the screenshot below is what I see in Basecamp. The things that are shown in "internal storage" are just your user data (waypoints, tracks, routes), there are no system files. These aren't "files" at all, it is data that Basecamp retrieves from the device using Garmin's old protocol.

The 60csx is not like newer Garmin devices, it is not file-based. Everything that is needed to operate the GPS is included in the firmware. There's just nothing that you can do to mess with that - either it works, or it doesn't. ;)

So I have no idea what might be wrong, maybe a problem with your memory card? Is it formatted as FAT32? Maybe try a different card? How large is the card? There are limits to how big a card these old devices can use.

There are also limits to how many map segments you can access. If you load too many maps, some of them won't work. This is actually very restrictive, so if you have a bunch of maps loaded, try removing all but one and see if that works.

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