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dmottv

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Re: MapInstall 4.2 (May 2018 update) won't install third party maps
« Reply #45 on: June 17, 2020, 08:23:31 AM »
Hi Boyd,

You're right, Garmin wouldn't move the City Navigator. It's not listed in the Basecamp MapInstall window, so it's not available to be moved to the Rino. Apparently it's locked to the Montana. It originally was purchased on a dvd which I have.

I'll take a look at the firmware downgrade option next. I saw numerous older firmware files at your link. I'll do some research as to what will work on this Rino device. I'm worried that I'll be SOL without any gps if the wrong firmware "bricks" this device. This ventures into uncharted territory for me.

I thought the Worldwide DEM Basemap had major roads, but that seems to be just a very vague topo presence when zoomed way out. I find that odd, maybe the roads are a part of City Navigator. I removed the NE Topo so the only maps on the unit are the Worldwide DEM Basemap, a Digital Globe and a Grand Canyon demo USGS Quad.

I don't find a gupdate.gcd file on the unit. There is a GarminDevice.xml file that has reference to the latest software update version.



« Last Edit: June 17, 2020, 08:35:27 AM by dmottv »

Boyd

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Re: MapInstall 4.2 (May 2018 update) won't install third party maps
« Reply #46 on: June 17, 2020, 08:32:04 AM »
Unfortunately, Garmin discontinued the DVD versions of their maps a few years ago. The only options now are downloadable versions and pre-loaded cards. The download version is locked to the original GPS and is not compatible with MapInstall. The card version can be used on any GPS, but cannot be moved from the original card and cannot be used in MapInstall.

Are you trying to install the Global Map on your GPS? You should not do that, it is just a very crude map that is only intended for use in Basecamp. Your GPS should already have its own basemap which is comparable (possibly better).

Firmware downgrades should be straightforward, however don't do it if you aren't comfortable.

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Re: MapInstall 4.2 (May 2018 update) won't install third party maps
« Reply #47 on: June 25, 2020, 02:32:11 AM »
Thank you a lot for disposing your time to explain the procedures and the links! vscr888group

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Re: MapInstall 4.2 (May 2018 update) won't install third party maps
« Reply #48 on: July 10, 2020, 09:12:12 AM »
Allory Deiss is the page owner.

@Red90: I just noticed that the software archive at http://www.gawisp.com/perry/ is gone and a message says the site has been suspended. I assume that means the bill is not getting paid?

I have a feeling it might be gone for good, because http://gpsinformation.net/ also seems to be gone.  :(

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Re: MapInstall 4.2 (May 2018 update) won't install third party maps
« Reply #49 on: July 14, 2020, 04:52:58 PM »
He says it will be back.

He is currently posting updates on Twitter at allory_d

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Re: MapInstall 4.2 (May 2018 update) won't install third party maps
« Reply #50 on: July 14, 2020, 05:03:17 PM »
Thanks for the update!  :)

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Re: MapInstall 4.2 (May 2018 update) won't install third party maps
« Reply #51 on: July 24, 2020, 02:54:29 AM »
It is back up.

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Re: MapInstall 4.2 (May 2018 update) won't install third party maps
« Reply #52 on: July 24, 2020, 03:25:38 AM »
Excellent!  8)

 

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