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MichaelJ07

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Option to send the map file to a place other than my device?
« on: November 07, 2010, 10:29:06 PM »
When sending the map file to my 60csx, do I always have to send it to my micro card (either in the device or from a reader?)  I thought once I saw I could put it anywhere on my system (the pull down window offered all my hard drives.)

Did I dream this?

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Re: Option to send the map file to a place other than my device?
« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2010, 05:24:25 AM »
Did I dream this?

I think so... I've never seen an option to send a map to your hard drive. Why would you want to do that anyway, the map is already on your hard drive?

What are you trying to do? Save groups of map tiles so that you can load them again later? You can save a .gdb file that will capture all the tiles you have selected, and that can be used to build the same mapset again (or at least I think so - have never needed this myself).

Alternately, just copy the gmapsupp.img file from the data card to a folder on your computer after you've sent it. You could name it something descriptive so that you'll remember what it is, then rename to gmapsupp.img later and copy it to a card if you want to reinstall on the GPS.

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Re: Option to send the map file to a place other than my device?
« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2010, 06:55:21 AM »
Yes, Boyd, it must have been a dream from another land and time far, far away.  But, I thought for sure.....

And yes, I do have several different map sets and I do copy them from the device to my drive and then rename them.  I reckon I don't need the whole country on my card if I'm only going to be in a few states.....for the rest of my life!!!   ???

Thanks for taking the time to answer my question.  I appreciate it a whole bunch.

Mike, who occasionally dreams too much.

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Re: Option to send the map file to a place other than my device?
« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2010, 06:55:50 AM »
In MapSource I have sent (built) to the GPSr and/or a thumb-drive.  Neither of the built-in hard drives have ever been listed as an option.  

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MapSource will not send(build) to an external USB hard drive.  Anyone try BaseCamp?
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Re: Option to send the map file to a place other than my device?
« Reply #4 on: November 08, 2010, 07:59:23 AM »
I just played around with this a bit. Seems that the criterion is that it must be a "removable drive" to be recognized as a destination by Mapsource. It immediately found an 8GB USB thumb drive. Then I connected an external 500GB USB hard drive. It didn't find that. Instead, the dropdown menu listed the computer's 3 empty internal slots for various types of data cards. If Itried to send data there, it said there was a communications error and I should insert a card (duh  ;) ).

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Re: Option to send the map file to a place other than my device?
« Reply #5 on: November 08, 2010, 09:34:41 AM »
I get the same.

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Re: Option to send the map file to a place other than my device?
« Reply #6 on: November 08, 2010, 11:11:01 AM »
Send it to something you can send it to and then copy it to your hard drive

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Re: Option to send the map file to a place other than my device?
« Reply #7 on: November 08, 2010, 05:54:01 PM »
I just checked the thumb drive that was hiding on my desk.  Sure enough, there's a map file on it!  That must have been the time I saw other drives.

That was close, folks.  For a minute or two there, I thought, for the first time in my life, I was wrong about something   ::)

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Re: Option to send the map file to a place other than my device?
« Reply #8 on: November 08, 2010, 06:22:37 PM »
With an attitude like that, we might leave you to your own devices next time.  ::):D ;) ;D

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Re: Option to send the map file to a place other than my device?
« Reply #9 on: November 09, 2010, 06:17:52 PM »
With an attitude like that, we might leave you to your own devices next time.  ::):D ;) ;D

Now THAT is freaking hilarious!  ;D  I'll do my best to befriend my devices......just in case.
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