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movemaine

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Any way to use these maps with a Delorme Earthmate?
« on: September 19, 2010, 03:45:17 PM »
Hi,
I would really love to use a lot of these different maps/overlays with a Delorme PN-40.
Has anyone done it, or know how to?
Is there a way to import these maps into the Delorme Topo software? and then export it to the device?

thanks!

Indrid Cold

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Re: Any way to use these maps with a Delorme Earthmate?
« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2010, 11:01:55 PM »
You won't be able to load them onto an EarthMate GPSr, but you can use them on your computer with one. DeLorme has a Serial emulator drive that will then drive any software that will take a NMEA source:
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Re: Any way to use these maps with a Delorme Earthmate?
« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2010, 07:36:09 AM »
The maps here ONLY work on GARMIN units. You could use them on your computer with Garmin software however, which I think is what Indrid is alluding to. Garmin used to make a free program called nRoute for this purpose, but they have discontinued it and no long support it.

It is still available here: http://www.gawisp.com/perry/nroute/nRoute_276.exe

If you follow the instructions on this site and install the maps in Mapsource, then they will also be installed in a location where nRoute will find them. You would then need to connect a GPS to your computer to use the maps. This probably isn't what you're looking for, since you'd need to hike around with a laptop, cable, and GPS.  ;D

So really, the answer to your question is "NO, the maps on this site can't be used with anything but Garmin GPS'es."