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eaparks

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Uploading new Garimin Custom raster maps?
« on: November 06, 2009, 05:28:40 PM »
I have been trying to upload a Custom Garmin raster map .kmz file that has 8 individual map tiles in the single .kmz file and keep getting an error message.  I thought GPS File Depot was accepting kmz file uplaods now.   Can my .kmz file to be uploaded only contain 1 map tile?  Thanks for any help.

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Re: Uploading new Garimin Custom raster maps?
« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2009, 06:13:06 AM »
Yep, on the PC right-click on your kmz file and choose Send To > Compressed (zipped) Folder. You will then be able to upload. Glad to see somebody else has custom maps to contribute, I have a bunch here: http://www.gpsfiledepot.com/maps/byuser/282/

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Re: Uploading new Garimin Custom raster maps?
« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2009, 01:24:04 AM »
Do you guys think people would mind downloading the actual .kmz file?  I can allow those as well.
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Re: Uploading new Garimin Custom raster maps?
« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2009, 06:54:26 AM »
Actually the .kmz file *is* the custom map, that's the beauty of it. It just needs to meet Garmin's guidelines in terms of the number of tiles and pixels.

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Re: Uploading new Garimin Custom raster maps?
« Reply #4 on: November 08, 2009, 05:23:57 PM »
Thanks for the replies / help everyone.

If the .kmz file could be downloaded, that would be best because then it is just a simple copy and paste into the :Garmin/Custom Maps folder on the GPS or memory card... about as easy as it could be to get a custom map.
« Last Edit: November 08, 2009, 05:27:22 PM by eaparks »

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Re: Uploading new Garimin Custom raster maps?
« Reply #5 on: November 14, 2009, 10:11:15 PM »
Alright; I've modded the script so that .kmz files can be uploaded as a "windows" file; I'll work on modding the windows/mac thing so that .kmz files are flagged as either OS.
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