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MicroSD card
« on: August 05, 2016, 10:50:09 AM »
I compile a Garmin map and install it in Basecamp. I then use Basecamp to install onto the MicroSD card of a Garmin Oregon where it appears as Garmin/gmapsupp.img.

If I now copy that MicroSD card is there any reason why the copies should not work in other Garmin devices (assuming, of course, the card size is supported by the firmware)?


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Re: MicroSD card
« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2016, 01:32:41 PM »
There might be an issue with the Nuvi and the new "Drive" series. These units expect maps to be in a folder named Map instead of Garmin. I have not tried this for a long time, but I remember when they made the switch, I think I had a Nuvi 1350 at the time. I seem to recall it ignored maps in the Garmin folder. But I also recall the behavior was different on internal memory vs SD card.

This might have changed recently. Will try to give it a test on my Nuvi 3550 and Dezl 760 if I get a chance. If they need to be in the Map folder, you could actually use that to your advantage, and put separate maps in the Garmin and Map folder, and each could have a custom .typ file to make it look best on the different devices.
« Last Edit: August 05, 2016, 01:34:22 PM by Boyd »


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Re: MicroSD card
« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2016, 12:47:16 AM »
I think file \Garmin\gmapsupp.img on SD should always work.