Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
Forums Search:  


Author Topic: Garmin Vista HCX SD Card Issue With Multiple Maps  (Read 3451 times)

Hiker211

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 2
  • Karma: 0
    • View Profile
Garmin Vista HCX SD Card Issue With Multiple Maps
« on: May 19, 2013, 08:02:07 PM »
I just recently purchased a Garmin Vista HCX and have been trying to put maps on the SD card. I was able to make it work with just one map, I tried putting more maps on there, but then no maps work on the GPS. I even changed the files name and that did not solve the problem. I have been searching the forums and have not found a solution to the problem.

Does any one have any ideas on how to put multiple maps on the SD card, while still having them work on the GPS? I know the GPS recognizes the SD card and that when I click show all maps none come up...

Indrid Cold

  • Moderator
  • Expert Advisor
  • *****
  • Posts: 919
  • Karma: 20
    • View Profile
Re: Garmin Vista HCX SD Card Issue With Multiple Maps
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2013, 09:42:11 PM »
First off, don't change the file name of the map, the Vista HCx will only read gmapsupp.img

You need to send 1 or more maps at one time, you can not add a second map without overwriting the first one.

maps4gps

  • Expert Advisor
  • *****
  • Posts: 1525
  • Karma: 17
    • View Profile
Re: Garmin Vista HCX SD Card Issue With Multiple Maps
« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2013, 03:51:25 AM »
See the tutorial: http://gpsfiledepot.com/tutorials/how-to-load-maps-on-my-garmin-gps-unit/
Using MapSource on a PC, step 8 (which says to repeat steps 2 - 7) is the 'key'.  As Indrid posted, you select the segments/quads from each mapset before sending them as a single gmapsupp.img file to the Vista. 

Hiker211

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 2
  • Karma: 0
    • View Profile
Re: Garmin Vista HCX SD Card Issue With Multiple Maps
« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2013, 03:08:29 PM »
Perfect!! Thank you for the help that solved my problem.

 

anything