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Hello to everyone and a windows7 mapsource tip
« on: January 08, 2010, 06:56:17 AM »
Hi everyone
Thanks for making this the most helpful gps site online.  :) I went from knowing absolutely nothing about gps and mapping to creating my own maps in just a few evenings thanks to the tutorials and info on this site.

I noticed that a few folks here are having trouble with mapsource on win7. After playing around with several different releases I found that version 6.13.7 is the most stable on my system and the newest release has the most problems, I could not maps to load correctly if at all in it. BTW I am running win7 64 bit.
 I hope this helps someone out and am looking forward to the day my mapping skills are good enough to post a few maps to this site.
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Re: Hello to everyone and a windows7 mapsource tip
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2010, 07:13:28 AM »
Thanks for the info and welcome aboard.

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Re: Hello to everyone and a windows7 mapsource tip
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2010, 02:44:37 PM »
that is good to know, i'm moving two computers to windows 7
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Re: Hello to everyone and a windows7 mapsource tip
« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2010, 07:36:11 PM »
Basecamp has been reasonably well behaved in Win7.  MapSource 6.15.7 seems to have cacheing problems with its tiles.

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Re: Hello to everyone and a windows7 mapsource tip
« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2010, 02:04:35 PM »
freecat, I can't find the old downloads of MapSource; can you help me out with a link?

I tried running 6.15.7 and it definitely kept crashing.
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Re: Hello to everyone and a windows7 mapsource tip
« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2010, 04:20:48 PM »
Try
http://www.gawisp.com/perry/mapsource/

I haven't downloaded from there in a while, but it looks like you can find what you are looking for.

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Re: Hello to everyone and a windows7 mapsource tip
« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2010, 06:58:01 PM »
Yep, perfect thanks.
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Re: Hello to everyone and a windows7 mapsource tip
« Reply #7 on: January 17, 2010, 11:20:04 AM »
My CNNANT came with MapSource 6.15.7 and it's the only MapSource version installed on my Win7 machine.  Has anybody tried to downgrade under these conditions?  I'd hate to lose my registration.


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Re: Hello to everyone and a windows7 mapsource tip
« Reply #8 on: January 18, 2010, 04:50:42 AM »
Sorry for not replying sooner work has been keeping me tied up. My copy of mapsource 6.13.7 came with a gps i bought over Christmas so I am not sure of another DLD location other than the one posted by Seldom_sn. 
One thing that you can try to improve mapspace performance is to increase your swap space (virtual memory) size. I set most of the PCs i build to 2048,2048 or higher.
heres how
control panel>system>advance system settings>advance tab>performance settings -button>performance options advance-tab>click the change button>>>set swap space to 0,0>>click all ok/ apply buttons and RESTART (required to prevent a split swap space on the hard drive)
          go back to above location>> set swap to 2048,2048 or higher>>>>click all ok/ apply buttons and RESTART
NOTE:
 if windows is set to manage swap space automatically it may be higher than these settings already.

This has helped several other map type programs on a friends PC and greatly improves performance when running memory intensive apps.

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