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Map Making Support / Re: What is the CGPS Mapper?
« Last post by Boyd on May 16, 2022, 05:15:53 PM »
You really should not need to use MapsetToolkit. It's a program for people who make maps. Almost all the maps here include an installer, just double-click the installer and the map should be installed in Basecamp automatically.

Also note that Garmin .img files are NOT "disk images". Garmin uses the .img extension for their own purposes but that same extension is also used for disk images. But the two are completely different things. Windows may claim they are "disk images", but that is bogus.

You don't say which map you are trying to install, but look at its download page. For example:

https://www.gpsfiledepot.com/maps/view/111/



Notice the "installer" icon. That means you simply need to run the installer. See this tutorial:

https://www.gpsfiledepot.com/tutorials/how-to-open-maps-in-garmin-basecamp/
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Map Making Support / Re: What is the CGPS Mapper?
« Last post by Red90 on May 16, 2022, 05:01:41 PM »
It is a program that was discontinued.
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I guess it did display
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For some reason I'm unable to attach a photo today....anyway

It look like the map is missing a typ file.  I can see shading coming through.  I removed temporarily the typ from my map and it looked close to what you are showing.  Those lines look to areas where a First Nation, Forest and other public lands should be displayed.  Who did you get this map from and how did you install it?  Most if not all of the current map makers include a typ as the maps looks better than a "generic" look.  Look around in the folder that you download and see if you find a typ file (it will be 10-100kb most likely).  There are a couple free tools that can install the typ properly.
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Map Making Support / Re: Base Map Source?
« Last post by Lucky Dog on May 11, 2022, 05:21:10 AM »
Thanks for the information. Lots of stuff for me o look at.
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I installed one of the maps but BaseCamp is showing these random straight horizontal lines...



Any idea how to fix this?
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Using The Maps/Garmin Software / Re: Cannot unlock maps
« Last post by Boyd on May 08, 2022, 11:25:29 AM »
Cool.  8) MyTrails is a free map available on this site. It's just an overlay that must be enabled at the same time as another map.

How many maps are on the card? There's a limit to the number of "segments" that Garmin devices can access - these are the small "tiles" that make up the full map. This limit is reached long before you run out of space on a SD card. Impossible to be specific because it depends on the exact maps and GPS, but my experience has been that you will likely hit the limit with 4gb or less of map files. If you go over this limit, strange things may happen on the GPS. This is something Garmin really has not documented very well.

A limit of 4000 map segments is typical, with old devices only allowing about 2000 and a few new premium (ie: expensive) models supporting something like 10,000 segments.
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Using The Maps/Garmin Software / Re: Cannot unlock maps
« Last post by Jimchance on May 08, 2022, 11:02:06 AM »
pulled the card out and loaded the topo map on internal memory. No problems.
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Using The Maps/Garmin Software / Re: Cannot unlock maps
« Last post by Jimchance on May 08, 2022, 10:54:39 AM »
One is the New England topo and the other is My Trails. I believe the New England Topo was down loaded from this site. Less sure about "My Trails". IT seems to be some sort of overlay that you put on top of an existing map.
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Using The Maps/Garmin Software / Re: Cannot unlock maps
« Last post by Boyd on May 08, 2022, 09:34:44 AM »
The free maps on this site do not require "unlocking". There are, however, some maps that are listed here but you must go to another site to actually download. Some of them could be locked. If so, that would likely mean they could only be used on the first device on which they were installed, or only from the original memory card the map was provided on.

So... "it depends" on exactly what maps you're talking about. All of Garmin's own recent maps are locked in the same fashion. So perhaps the problem maps are actually commerical products from Garmin or a third party that have this kind of copy protection? For example, if you had a Garmin 24k topo on your old GPS and moved it to the new one, you'd get this sort of error message.

OTOH, it could also just be a bug in Garmin's software... it wouldn't be the first time for that.  ;D
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