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ALPHAWHALEN

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speed of map
« on: October 28, 2009, 05:23:24 PM »
so first time with handhelds and i have a legend hcx and i downloaded the mississippi topo and saved it to the micro sd then i inserted the sd into my garmin and what do i do from there? does it pull the map up automatically from the sd card?  it wont let me zoom or anything so i cannot tell.  it just says drawing when i hit the zoom button.  help appreciated. thanks

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Re: speed of map
« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2009, 07:12:19 PM »
The file you downloaded needs to be run. This will allow MapSource to see the data.  In MapSource you select some or all of the quads.  MapSource will build a gmapsupp.img file and transfer it to your GPSr.  See:
http://www.gpsfiledepot.com/tutorials/how-to-load-maps-on-my-garmin-gps-unit/
« Last Edit: October 30, 2009, 08:32:05 PM by Coggins »

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Re: speed of map
« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2009, 03:39:33 AM »
so do i just insert the memory card in my computer and save it to it? it will not let me transfer through the usb.... im pretty lost

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Re: speed of map
« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2009, 08:37:59 AM »
first time to ever do this... seems overwhelming... i need some serious help from start

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Re: speed of map
« Reply #4 on: October 29, 2009, 04:02:48 PM »
so i downloaded and used mapsource to send to memory card then put memory card in gps.... after this is that map on the micro sd gonna pull up when i turn on the gps??  it seems very very slow to zoom so i cannot tell if it is the new map

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Re: speed of map
« Reply #5 on: October 30, 2009, 07:48:21 AM »
Also you might want to go to setup/maps and see what maps have a check mark.

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Re: speed of map
« Reply #6 on: October 30, 2009, 12:41:27 PM »
so it still wont zoom... whats the deal???? i have it on least detail too.

 

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