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General Discussion / Re: Garmin eTrex 30x not showing maps details; only basic
« Last post by tvstimson on September 27, 2019, 08:03:22 PM »
Thanks for this information. I installed Version 4.6.2 and was able to transfer the maps to the GPS unit.

But, I'm wondering if there is something I might do to prevent the program from updating. I did uninstall the Garmin Upater program, but is this enough to keep the program  from updating?
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General Discussion / Re: Garmin eTrex 30x not showing maps details; only basic
« Last post by Boyd on September 26, 2019, 03:59:41 AM »
Are you using the newest version of Basecamp/MapInstall on Windows? If so, that is likely the problem. This version will not properly install most of the maps from GPSFileDepot. It has been discussed extensively here, and Garmin has discontinued Basecamp development, so the problem will never be fixed.

See this thread for more information and solutions: https://forums.gpsfiledepot.com/index.php?topic=4539.0
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General Discussion / Garmin eTrex 30x not showing maps details; only basic
« Last post by tvstimson on September 25, 2019, 07:53:30 PM »
I have recently purchased  an eTrex 30x. I have downloaded maps  from GPSFileDepot (Nebraska, Wyoming, Montana, & Idaho). On my computer (Windows 7), Garmin BaseCamp
displays map details, but when the map(s) are transferred to the
Garmin eTrex 30x, the maps on the GPS unit only displays the simple (and useless)
default map(s).
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Map Making Support / Re: Making new map from custom kmz maps and tracks
« Last post by Boyd on September 23, 2019, 04:20:51 AM »
Unfortunately your options are very limited on the Mac. I have used Macs as my primary computers since 1985, and I'm a moderator at MacRumors.com. But when it's time to make maps.... I fire up the Windows PC.  :) "Back in the day", I used Virtual PC on my Mac to run Windows software, but that left a lot to be desired in terms of performance so I eventually got a dedicated system. With today's faster Macs, that might be less of a problem.

I believe that there are OpenStreetMap tools that are Java-based and work on Macs the same as Windows, but have never spent any time with those.

Making transparent overlays is trivial, it's just a matter of setting a map property and really has nothing to do with the way you make the map. It can easily be done with gmaptool or MapsetToolkit on Windows. But, IIRC, Mapwel also gives you that option.
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Map Making Support / Re: Making new map from custom kmz maps and tracks
« Last post by oregon on September 22, 2019, 10:47:01 PM »
imgfromgpx may do what you want, it converts .gpx files to simple Garmin .img files (maps). There's another, similar program called gpx2img (I think).

Making a more complex map involves a learning curve, and can be done with free or commercial software. There are comprehensive tutorials here on the site. A simpler option is a program called MapWel

It has a free demo but you must pay for the fully functional version. Its (arguably) the most user-friendly way to make Garmin maps and it can do everything, as opposed to other solutions that require multiple programs.

Thanks for the help.
I should have mentioned i am running a mac. Do you have any other programs i can use?
I do have VMware but would prefer to run mac only.
I was actually thinking about trying basecamp in VWmare windows  as it is very unstable on the mac.
Can programs like mapwel create transparent overlays like the other 2 in your post?
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Map Making Support / Re: Making new map from custom kmz maps and tracks
« Last post by jolly47roger on September 21, 2019, 07:02:15 AM »
I'm not sure exactly what you mean - but my MAPC2MAPC will open a 'Custom Map' KMZ (tiled raster images) as a single calibrated image. You can then paint GPX tracks onto the image in various styles/colours and save the result as another KMZ. It won't do arrows, though.
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Map Making Support / Re: Making new map from custom kmz maps and tracks
« Last post by Boyd on September 21, 2019, 04:09:30 AM »
imgfromgpx may do what you want, it converts .gpx files to simple Garmin .img files (maps). There's another, similar program called gpx2img (I think).

Making a more complex map involves a learning curve, and can be done with free or commercial software. There are comprehensive tutorials here on the site. A simpler option is a program called MapWel: http://www.mapwel.net

It has a free demo but you must pay for the fully functional version. Its (arguably) the most user-friendly way to make Garmin maps and it can do everything, as opposed to other solutions that require multiple programs.
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Map Making Support / Making new map from custom kmz maps and tracks
« Last post by oregon on September 20, 2019, 02:49:24 PM »
I have a bunch of tracks and waypoints on custom kmz maps.
Its all getting very messy and would like to write permanent tracks with markings on them.
Ideally tracks would be in different colors with arrows and track gradings.
Not sure on the best way to go about it.
I am prepared to play around with some map making software. Unsure on the costs and complexities of the process though.

I have also found this program
imgfromgpx form java gps tools
I think it creates a new track overlay over any map which i use.
This sounds like a great option also as i have some maps which overlap each other.

Appreciate any help.
 
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General Discussion / Re: View a topo map in another state?
« Last post by Boyd on September 19, 2019, 07:38:24 AM »
Just read the thread in the link I posted. It explains how you can either downgrade to an earlier version of MapInstall or use Garmin's older Mapsource software.

Garmin screwed up here, but GPSFileDepot is not without fault either. Members here stubbornly used Garmin's old registry-based map format which has a variety of issues and has caused a lot of grief for users over the years. Garmin's newer gmap format avoids all these problems, and I have urged other mapmakers to switch to it for years, with no luck. The recently-revised map-making tutorial on this site still uses the old registry format in fact.

But... "it is what it is". So, you have four options:

1. Purchase a Garmin topo map, which includes tech support and is guarnteed to work
2. Find a third party map that uses the newer gmap format
3. Downgrade to an old version of Basecamp/MapInstall
4. Use Garmin's old Mapsource software.

Most people will probably go for option 3 or 4.
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General Discussion / Re: View a topo map in another state?
« Last post by Brendon on September 19, 2019, 03:00:05 AM »
What's the proper way to go about it in that case, Boyd? Is there a tutorial?
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