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Using The Maps/Garmin Software / Re: Loadin maps on Garmin
« Last post by noraaustin72 on Today at 03:26:31 AM »
I also cant download map in my Garmin watch,
I just don't understand where I am stucking or what I am doing wrong, your problem is sorted out? whenever I start downloading after a few mins it shows error. is there any software issue?
plz also help me to resolve my issue.
Sorted out your issue?
Using The Maps/Garmin Software / Re: Correct file format for Basecamp - etrex20x ?
« Last post by Boyd on September 12, 2020, 10:57:45 AM »
One other possible issue... if Basecamp was running when you installed the map, then it will not appear. Completely close Basecamp and open it again if that happens.
Using The Maps/Garmin Software / Re: Correct file format for Basecamp - etrex20x ?
« Last post by Boyd on September 12, 2020, 03:49:31 AM »
You keep searching for files on the computer. That has nothing to do with how to use Garmin maps. Basecamp/Mapinstall should do everything for you. If that is not happening and you don't see the map in the dropdown menu then something must be wrong with the map or the installer. If that doesn't work, try a different map.

You don't "open" or "import" Garmin maps. The installer that you downloaded (.exe file) puts them in the right place for Garmin's software and you don't need to do aything else.

Why don't you try using Mapsource, Garmin's older software? It is much more straightforward and the tutotial is correct.



Using The Maps/Garmin Software / Re: Correct file format for Basecamp - etrex20x ?
« Last post by raferguson on September 11, 2020, 02:30:32 PM »
No luck so far.   As you said, the tutorial does not match up very well with the current Basecamp.

When I clicked on "Maps" in the top line, it did not show the Nebraska Map.   I tried "Install Maps", but it said "No unlocked maps were found for this device."  Was I supposed to see the Nebraska map there?

I had tried earlier clicking on "File" and then "Import into my collection."  I found the directory, but it said "No items match your search."   C:\Program files (x86)\netopo11 is the directory.

Using The Maps/Garmin Software / Re: Correct file format for Basecamp - etrex20x ?
« Last post by Boyd on September 11, 2020, 10:39:03 AM »
It is not a "disk image". I know that Windows claims it is, but (unfortunately) there are more than one kind of .img file. In this case, .img files are Garmin-format maps.  :)

Not personally familiar with that map, but unless something is very wrong then Basecamp will "know what to do" with it but you are not looking in the right place. You should not be concerned with .img files and where they are stored, Basecamp handles all of that for you.

This tutorial may be a little out of date, but the basics are all there. You need to choose the map from the drop down menu, as shown in step 3 here


After verifying that the map is there, use this tutorial for installation.

Using The Maps/Garmin Software / Correct file format for Basecamp - etrex20x ?
« Last post by raferguson on September 11, 2020, 08:59:49 AM »
I am going around in circles trying to load the Nebraska topo onto my computer and Etrex20x.  I have Windows 10 with Basecamp. I downloaded the Nebraska topo as an exe file, and when executed it created the directory netopo11.   When I looked in the directory of netopo11 on my computer, there are a series of disk images.   I believe when I have loaded maps in the past, I got a single .img file.   Basecamp does not seem to know what to do with disk images, so I have not succeeded in getting the Nebraska topo onto Basecamp.   

Please tell me what I am missing.  Thanks.

Map Making Support / Polygon Appearing Issues
« Last post by dleblanc2546 on September 10, 2020, 11:38:42 AM »
Hi all,

I've been working on trying to compile my map data to show a difference in boundary data between two different polygon types.  I got the original layer I've used for years to work but the new layer won't show at all after exporting and compiling it.

Right now I'm doing most of my map recording and any data manipulation with ArcMap 10.3 then I export .shp files and import them into GPSMapEdit which I use to verify connectivity for routing before I compile it with cgpsMapper and export the final image to use on my Garmin 750 series.

I have a couple different private properties for hunting, hiking, etc., that I have recorded with permission from the owner but I'm trying to get the polygons to show up in different colors.  But the only one I have any luck with is green but all the areas still show up in the same shade on my Garmin display.  So any shade of green I use in GPSMapEdit shows up in the same shade on my Garmin but none of the other polygon colors show up at all, not even faintly.

Thanks in advance.
General Discussion / Re: Database-Problem after updating 3.7.3 to 3.7.4
« Last post by lupacexi on September 09, 2020, 02:46:48 AM »
Thanks you for sharing
GPSr Units / Re: Transferring Lifetime Maps to replacement Garmin Nuvi 1490
« Last post by Boyd on September 01, 2020, 03:29:08 AM »
All current Garmin automotive devices include lifetime maps for the region in which they are sold. You cannot transfer an old lifetime map to another GPS. Yor waypoints (aka favorites) can easily be transferred. New Garmin devices no longer use "routes" however, they have something new called "trips". I think they will be converted when transferred, but not sure. Worst case, you can transfer them to Basecamp, then send them to the new GPS where they should automatically be converted.

Free third party maps (such as most of the maps here) can also be easily transferred. Commerical maps that were purchased from Garmin or other companies might be locked to the old GPS and not work on the new unit. It really depends on the specifi map.

This is really the wrong site to ask these questions however, the forums here are primarily for discussion of the free maps available here. I'd suggest starting a thread here for any other questions related to Garmin automotive devices and products.


[edit]I see that you have actually purchased a used Nuvi. Theoretically, you will still be able to use lifetime maps on the unit IF it previously had them. You would not be able to transfer your own lifetime maps to it however.
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