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Mark Botting

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Etrex20 freezing when I load a .kmz file
« on: February 14, 2014, 01:29:03 PM »
Hi,

I have downloaded a .kmz map and tried to install it on the sd card under garmin/custommaps on my Etrex20 - as outlined on this and other forums.

When I go to restart the Etrex20 freezes on the start up panel (ir doesn't even make it to the "loading maps" stage).  I can reset the unit as a mass storage device (hold up arrow while connecting to PC) - and remove the file.  Then the unit boots up fine.

If I load the file simply to sd card/garmin.  No problem with start up - but I can't see the map.

I have had no problems installing other format maps through Map Install.
This is the first time I have tried to install a .kmz file so maybe I am doing something wrong.

Any ideas?

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Re: Etrex20 freezing when I load a .kmz file
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2014, 02:24:28 PM »
Not all .kmz files are going to work with your gps, where did you download it from?

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Re: Etrex20 freezing when I load a .kmz file
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2014, 05:00:51 PM »
Hi.  I downloaded this directly as a .kmz file from a site called teararoa.org.nz - a site dedicated to a walking trail the length of NZ.

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Re: Etrex20 freezing when I load a .kmz file
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2014, 10:03:58 PM »
That would be the ones that don't work, those are for a Google Earth.

You want the .gpx files from here: http://www.teararoa.org.nz/downloads/

 

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