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Haven't tried one basemap over another.  Yet  I used cgpsmapper

I have sucessfully imported Canadian topo maps and overlain them onto the basemap in Basecamp.

The maps need to be transparent (topos often are).  In my case I overlay transparent .img aps over the base map included.  It is neat.  Here's more info: https://forums.garmin.com/showthread.php?t=8404

Basecamp (free DL) will display multiple maps atop one another. 

Ibycus Canada is topo; Ibycus USA is straight Census TIGER non-topo, no GNIS POI's, etc.
Oz made a self-installer for his USA mapset; I never wanted to download his 3+Gb Canada mapset.  You do not need cgpsmapper nor mapsettoolkit for the USA mapset.  See this tutorial on how to obatin MapSource for free: http://www.gpsfiledepot.com/tutorials/how-to-install-mapsource-if-it-didnt-come-with-your-gps/  Follow the procedure exactly; it will not work without doing the training center install before mapsource.

FYI: Ibycus USA is now nearly 3 years out of date.

The Mapsource trick worked like a charm on Win7.   However despite Garmin's insistence that the Dakota works with Training Center it does  not.  No matter.

Sorry - I should have specified Canada topos

When I use Basecamp (latest version) I can load .img (image) files onto  the SD card in my Dakota 20 (and the internal Dakota storage) and they correctly appear on the base map included with the Dakota.  Nicely registered and all inside Basecamp.  This is exactly what I want to do with select Ibycus topo maps for a few mapsheet areas.   I want to see them on my Dakota.

I understand that the only way to convert those .img files so that I can install them to the Dakota is to get cgpsmapper and Mapsettoolkit and build all the indices needed.

Would getting Mapsource (BTW, spoke with Garmin today and despite the fact the Dakota manual explicitly talks about "use Mapsource to load maps", it is not included with the Dakota but I can buy it.  Yeah, right...) make th process of loading .img CANADA topos to my Dakota easier?  ???

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