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greyghost

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76 CSX + alaska
« on: November 10, 2009, 09:33:54 PM »
I have a 76csx & the old version of mapsource on my old computer. New computer has windows vista & I don't have the mapsource install cd for it.  Would I be better buying the AK sd card or the mapsource 2008?   Also I am planning on purchasing another sd card or two.  Would it make any sense to buy on bigger than 2 gig since I think this as big as it will allow maps to be loaded?
I would like one card for ak & another for when I am out of state.
Thanks,
Greg

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Re: 76 CSX + alaska
« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2009, 02:48:54 AM »
If MapSource AK is locked (I don't know), the advantage of AK on a card is that it can be used on multiple GPSrs.  The disadvantage is that maps on a card can't be used on a computer for trip planning.  I think most people are better off with maps on a disk that they can install on a computer.  That way they can plan trips.

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Re: 76 CSX + alaska
« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2009, 07:15:14 AM »
The latest software will support a 4Gb card and gmapsupp.img file - still the 2040 quad/tile limit.
It will take some time to transfer a large file, and any change/addition you make will require a new gmapsupp.img file to be created and transfered.
If by out of state you mean not adjacent to AK, 2 cards might be a good choice.

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Re: 76 CSX + alaska
« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2009, 04:49:23 PM »
Thanks,
I think I will go with the cd & see how cheap I can find a blank 2Gb card or two.

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Re: 76 CSX + alaska
« Reply #4 on: November 11, 2009, 05:00:07 PM »
As maps4gps said, 4GB is supported if you upgrade your firmware, and since they only cost about the price of two 2GB cards they offer more flexibility.  I updated using the WebUpdater with my old Sirf 60CSX and have no regrets.  Large file transfers will be HOURS faster if you use a card reader instead of any form of transfer to your GPS, since the GPS is only USB 1.5 or something like that instead of USB2.  Be sure you get a card reader that supports SDHC.  A 4GB microSD card is about $8 at Amazon or Buy.com.  Same price for a USB2 mini card reader.
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