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Using The Maps/Garmin Software / Re: echomap 74dv
« Last post by billy56 on July 08, 2020, 05:30:01 PM »
I am using a PC. If I know what kind of information you needed I may be able to tell you.

I have the map you referenced on my computer but don't know how to get it to my gps.

I can see the map in Homeport but for some reason I can't transfer it to my Echomap 74dv

I don't think that I can use Mapinstall because I do NOT have a hard connection to my gps I have to transfer maps by a memory card.
Using The Maps/Garmin Software / Re: echomap 74dv
« Last post by Boyd on July 07, 2020, 04:38:32 PM »
Apparently you are using a Macintosh (it would really help if you could provide more info). That is this map


It should still be installed on your computer, unless you intentionally deleted it. Sorry, no familiarity at all with the echomap. Are you sure the map isn't there anymore? It may just be disabled. Look for a menu with a name like "map setup" and see what maps are listed.

Have not used Homeport. But if the map is really no longer on the GPS, then you can probably send it again using MapInstall. See this tutorial, however I believe it is old and there have been some changes to MapInstall.

Using The Maps/Garmin Software / Re: echomap 74dv
« Last post by billy56 on July 07, 2020, 03:27:41 PM »
I have the maps that I bought from somewhere. The file name is "123-9888-fltopo_gmap_install"

I don't remember how I installed them. I have used homeport for marking waypoints etc.

I'm sorry if that doesn't help
Using The Maps/Garmin Software / Re: echomap 74dv
« Last post by Boyd on July 07, 2020, 03:58:29 AM »
What maps did you have? Did you get them from GPSFileDepot? How did you install them before? Were they installed on a memory card?
Using The Maps/Garmin Software / echomap 74dv
« Last post by billy56 on July 06, 2020, 04:36:34 PM »
I recently updated my Garmin echomap 74dv. Now I can't get my Florida topo maps back.. I'm not real good with electronics anyway.

I use the Garmin Homeport program for my maps

Thanks for your help.
GPSr Units / Re: Is the Drivesmart 65 and 55 that same Hardware other than screen?
« Last post by Boyd on July 05, 2020, 03:53:08 AM »
Don't know anything about the 55, but am pretty sure the DriveSmart 65 is just a DriveSmart 61 with different software. Regardless, I'm sure any of the current models will be much faster than a 12 year old Nuvi.

But I really think you are on the wrong site to discuss automotive devices, these forums exist primarily to support the free gpsfiledepot maps, and most people are using these on Garmin handheld devices.

This site is more centered on automotive devices but it's rather slow now, dedicated GPS devices are a dying product category and people just aren't very interested anymore. There are some members with DriveSmart 55's though. http://forums.gpsreview.net/categories/garmin-auto-forum-garmin-nuvi-forum

Personally, I have a DriveSmart 61 and now use a DriveTrack 71. They are both the exact same hardware, but the 71 also includes a pre-loaded topo map and one-year subsciption to Birdseye Satellite Imagery. Love the big screen! :)
GPSr Units / Is the Drivesmart 65 and 55 that same Hardware other than screen?
« Last post by GoGoGarmin on July 05, 2020, 03:38:26 AM »
I just picked up a DS65 and I love it!!! Coming from a 12 year old Nuvi.
I am wondering if there is any difference hardware wise between the 55 and 65?
The screen is huge in the 65! I fear I wonít get used to it. But I donít want to lose out on how fast the menus and features of the big 65.
Looks like you never got an answer to your question. I just ditched my jet ski and want ot move my echomap to my atv and run Bob-T maps for Hatfield McCoy. I already have a Garmin topo map which runs beautifully. But when I download Bob's map (disc image file specifically for Garmin) it says not supported. Kinda sucks. Guess I'll buy a used Nuvi or Drive.
Thank you a lot for disposing your time to explain the procedures and the links! vscr888group
Unfortunately, Garmin discontinued the DVD versions of their maps a few years ago. The only options now are downloadable versions and pre-loaded cards. The download version is locked to the original GPS and is not compatible with MapInstall. The card version can be used on any GPS, but cannot be moved from the original card and cannot be used in MapInstall.

Are you trying to install the Global Map on your GPS? You should not do that, it is just a very crude map that is only intended for use in Basecamp. Your GPS should already have its own basemap which is comparable (possibly better).

Firmware downgrades should be straightforward, however don't do it if you aren't comfortable.
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