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pmcq

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Cant see map on eTrex HCx
« on: March 29, 2011, 07:58:18 AM »
hey everyone, new here, and I apologize if this has been asked already.  I'm having problems actually seeing a map I sent to my etrex.  I select the map in map source, send it to the deivice, and when I go to map information-show all it's not there.  I've got a 2gb sd card in the device so there is more than enough space.  Any idea?  Thanks in advance.

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Re: Cant see map on eTrex HCx
« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2011, 09:23:14 AM »
Is there a Garmin folder on the card, and does it contain a file named gmapsupp.img? If not, then no map was actually sent. If so, how big is the file and does its modification date match the time when you sent the map?

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Re: Cant see map on eTrex HCx
« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2011, 11:07:00 AM »
Yes there is a garmin folder, and there is a file with that name in there.  The size is 1.543 kb.


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Re: Cant see map on eTrex HCx
« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2011, 11:27:36 AM »
what map would this be?

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Re: Cant see map on eTrex HCx
« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2011, 11:30:08 AM »
1.5K sounds very small for a map file. Are you sure that you used the map tool to select the full area that you wanted to install in Mapsource?

In Mapsource, look under the Maps tab in the left hand pane. This should contain a list of all the map segments you have selected to send to the GPS and it should tell you their total size. That should be roughly equivalent to the size of the gmapsupp.img file on the card.

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Re: Cant see map on eTrex HCx
« Reply #5 on: May 06, 2011, 04:49:35 AM »
Qustion:  I'm having problems actually seeing a map I sent to my etrex.  I select the map in map source, send it to the deivice, and when I go to map information-show all it's not there.  I've got a 2gb sd card in the device so there is more than enough space.  Any idea?

Reply:  I had the same problem and after numerous attempts I got it to work.  The difference was one of two (or both) steps: (1) Load the sd card in the mac (download map to your Mac rather than direct to the HCX); and (2)  When you get to Step 7 of Rex's "loading the maps with a mac" tutorial (Goto the TUTORIAL link on this website) you should see a picture of your map on Mapinstall.  You need to actually highlight (as in a copy/paste absent the paste) the whole map or a portion of the map are interested in.  Only then proceed with the Mapinstall prompts.  Take SD card out of your mac, install it in your hcs and hopefully you're good to go.

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Re: Cant see map on eTrex HCx
« Reply #6 on: May 06, 2011, 11:07:13 AM »
 I had the same problem and after numerous attempts I got it to work.  The difference was one of two (or both) steps: (1) Load the sd card in the mac (download map to your Mac rather than direct
to the HCX); and (2)  When you get to Step 7 of Rex's "loading the maps with a mac" tutorial (Goto the TUTORIAL link on this website) you should see a picture of your map on Mapinstall.  You need to actually highlight (as in a copy/paste absent the paste) the whole map or a portion of the map are interested in.  Only then proceed with the Mapinstall prompts.  Take SD card out of your mac, install it in your hcs and hopefully you're good to go.
You can send the maps directy to the Vista HCx, one was used in that tutorial.

 Also in step 7:
"You can click on tiles to select them or marquee a selection; here I have selected the complete map." covers what you are describing.

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Re: Cant see map on eTrex HCx
« Reply #7 on: May 06, 2011, 12:16:17 PM »
FYI, I got a PM from Doug saying that he figured it out.  :)

 

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