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I am still using Windows 7 Pro with Mapsource and Google Earth Pro and the only way I found to view Google Earth Pro through Mapsource was to disable the automatic updates with Google and go back to a previous version of Google Earth Pro that does work.
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General Discussion / garmin express maps
« Last post by garminboyz on June 12, 2020, 02:43:11 AM »
hey guys leave comments
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I would say the most important thing about Mapsource is that it allows you to view Garmin-format maps that you have installed on your computer. Garmin Basecamp is the only other program that can do that. It was intended to be a replacement for Mapsource. But now, Garmin has also ceased development on Basecamp and is starting a transition to a web/cloud based platform. But Garmin still supports Basecamp, since the new platform only works with a few newer devices.

Anyway, IIRC Basecamp may also have a problem with Google Earth Pro, don't know because I really don't use either of these. However, visit the geocaching GPS forums and do a search there, because I recall some lengthy thread(s) discussing how to get Google Earth working again with both Mapsource and Basecamp.

https://forums.geocaching.com/GC/index.php?/forum/11-gps/
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I use MapSource to view GPS topo maps, and use the View option 'View in Google Earth'.  That stopped working with GE Pro version 7.3.3, giving an error in MapSource indicating that GE was not installed, when in fact it is.  I can downgrade GE to 7.3.2 to get the link working again, but GE automatically updates, breaking the link.  What alternative GPS mapping programs are out there that link to GE and have functionality equivalent to MapSource?
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Map Making Support / Re: Make Topo Map Part 2 - Stuck
« Last post by babj615 on June 07, 2020, 04:50:01 AM »
Thank You OZ.

Taken directly from your tutorial, it appears I am supposed to edit two lines of the batch file:

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Combine All The Contours Together

1. First we will combine all the contours into one file.  We have created a batch file that you can run and it will use FWTools to combine the contours. Download the bat file here and extract it.
2. Edit the bat file in Notepad (right click and click "Edit")
3. On the first line change the folder to be the folder where you have all the folders containing the contour lines folders.
4. On the second line set your location to the FWTools bin folder (the default for 2.4.7 on a 64-bit OS is already set)
5. Save the file
6. Now double click on the bat file to combine all the contours together. Note: Currently FWTools will crash if the file gets over 4gb; if this occurs you must split your contours into two separate folders and combine each half of the state separately.  For reference: for Arizona the file was only 3gb.
7. A new file has been created called "mergedcontours.shp"

I did eventually get this to work with only editing one line (the first).
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Map Making Support / Re: Make Topo Map Part 2 - Stuck
« Last post by -Oz- on June 06, 2020, 06:32:21 AM »
%contourfolder% is a variable. You set the location of your contour files on the first line:
set contourfolder="C:\your_map_folder\dem\"

Change the C:\your_map_folder\dem\ to whever you put your files.

You don't need the .exe for ogr2ogr in dos. Just make sure the FWTools folder before hand (version is correct). A lot has likely changed since 2016.

Also, you can put the bat file wherever you want; it does't matter. When it runs it goes to the correct folders based on the data set above.
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Map Making Support / Make Topo Map Part 2 - Stuck
« Last post by babj615 on May 28, 2020, 10:40:31 AM »
I am followng the multi-step Topo Map Tutorials and am currently stcuk on Part 2.

All countour data files are downloaded and unzipped in their own directory.

Under Combine all Countours, step 4, I donot understand what I am supposed to do here. The 'second line' in the batch file reads 'cd %contourfolder%'. How am I supposed to format this?

Step 4 suggest this line is already fomratted for the BIN folder on 64-bit OS, and I see that address in lines 5 and 6, followed by 'ogr2ogr' (not 'ogr2ogr.exe').

Not able to get any further yet.

BTW, where will the new 'mergecounturs.shp' file mentioned in step 7 be located if/when it works? THe tutorial does not specify this.

Thank You!
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Using The Maps/Garmin Software / Re: Loading 60CSx Maps on a Mac in May, 2020
« Last post by Boyd on May 27, 2020, 05:57:25 PM »
Cool - just gave one of those to my granddaughter. :) Must be something strange with the USB-C port and the reader. Odd that it works with the old GPS however. It would be an extra step, but still much faster than USB1.0... you could send the map to a USB flash drive if you have one. Then copy the map over to the SD card (assuming you can plug both the flash drive an SD card in at the same time).

Alternately, you could create a disk image, send the map to it, then copy it over to the SD card

https://support.apple.com/guide/disk-utility/create-a-disk-image-dskutl11888/mac

also see this:

http://www.javawa.nl/virtualdevice.html
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Using The Maps/Garmin Software / Re: Loading 60CSx Maps on a Mac in May, 2020
« Last post by wRadar on May 27, 2020, 05:33:04 PM »
I have a new MacBook Air (2020), and it only has two USB-C/Thunderbolt 3.0 ports. Therefore, an external card reader is really the only option available.

As for OS, it's Catalina (10.15.4).

Unrelated: I just noticed today that my 60CSx seems to either have been impacted by the GPS week issue, or it's being really fritzy, because the date is showing 11-OCT-00.  :o At least the position is correct!
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Using The Maps/Garmin Software / Re: Loading 60CSx Maps on a Mac in May, 2020
« Last post by Boyd on May 27, 2020, 04:26:40 PM »
I have used a USB card reader for this on my 2013 MacBook Air, but not recently. Are you using an internal card slot? Does your Mac show the card on your desktop? There may be something different with Catalina, or the T2 chip on newer Macs might be an issue? I am still running Sierra on my laptop for compatibility with old software. Installed Catalina on my 2012 quad mini server just for testing but haven't really done anything with it yet.

What Mac do you have?
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