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Indrid Cold

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Limit on BirdsEye???
« on: February 19, 2011, 10:21:53 AM »
I see that Garmin has upped the sive of the download recently on BirdsEye files, Yeah! But I have read in a couple of places that the units will only load 200 .jnx files. Anyone have some personal experience with that other than hear-say?

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Re: Limit on BirdsEye???
« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2011, 11:24:57 AM »
I have not downloaded any BirdsEye for awhile, and Garmin has made changes to Basecamp since then. I gather Birdseye is now broken down into more small files now? If so, then that might be the problem.

I have just about filled my 16GB memory card (13.2GB of imagery) and I only have 63 .jnx files. That would imply that it would take over 40GB to store 200 Birdseye files, so it wouldn't be much of a practical limitation.

My individual file sizes range from about 60MB up to a max of over 360MB.

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Re: Limit on BirdsEye???
« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2011, 11:37:24 AM »
When they rolled out BirdsEye, the requests couldn't handle the server load so they throttled the download size of the imagery. They have recently have enlarged the size of the largest download. I read somewhere that once you have 201 .jnk files, some units would hang on startup on the "loading pictures" message. Once the number was reduced to 200 or less, all was fine.
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Re: Limit on BirdsEye???
« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2011, 06:55:03 AM »
This just sounds like a bug to me. Even if there is a limit, it should not cause the GPS to crash: https://forums.garmin.com/showthread.php?t=16466

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Re: Limit on BirdsEye???
« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2011, 10:02:54 AM »
I saw something similar when I sent 218 .jnx files to an Oregon 450 datacard. The unit would hand on booting up, but would bootup correctly with the card pulled.

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Re: Limit on BirdsEye???
« Reply #5 on: February 24, 2011, 03:56:48 PM »
Here's your answer: https://forums.garmin.com/showthread.php?t=16466

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Devices have a limit of 200 BirdsEye imagery.

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azdrmn
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For now, one solution may be to take 4 adjacent 5000 tile images and redownload them as 1 20000 image now that the limit has been increased. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Interesting to note Red's comment, that all these devices have always had a limit of 200 files of any type on the device.

 

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