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Old 04-25-2012, 12:40 PM   #1
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Windows Version Garmin MapInstall 4.0.0 Released Officially

This new version seems to be good news for the New Generation of Garmin users, people who've got the Montana, Oregon, 62/78, eTrex 30 etc, but not so good if you're a Legacy gps user with a 60/76CSx or eTrex, etc.

HardWorkingDog received the following from a Garmin Tech about version 4.0.0 for Mac, and I assume it'll be the same for the Windows version:

"Yes, I am sorry but the newer version of MapInstall is going to be a bit of a challenge with the legacy units, such as the GPSMAP60CSx.

Mainly because the only image file the device can read is gmapsupp.img whereas the newer units can read named mapping. Whenever one sends mapping to a legacy unit it will automatically replace what is on the SD card, so the application is not going to prompt that there is a file there. "

Here's the Change Log for version 4.0.0

Changes made from version 3.15.0 to 4.0.0:

Added ability to automatically send all current map products to newer devices if possible.
Added ability to send full map products to newer devices rather than needing to select individual map tiles.
Added display of how many map tiles are selected.
Changed the map selection page to no longer list map products that are locked for the selected device.

Here's a couple of screen shots I made on my computer today. (Never mind the yellow arrow - it's there to obscure my serial number)






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http://www8.garmin.com/support/downl...ls.jsp?id=3291
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"The motorcycle, being poorly designed for both flight and marine operation, sustained significant external and internal damage," police noted.

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Old 04-26-2012, 08:51 AM   #2
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Does this program do something mapsource or basecamp can not do?

I know basecamp mac needed an install program for maps but is that true for Windows version too?

I already know any time I send a map(s) to my 60csx I'm going to wipe out what ever is there...
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Old 04-26-2012, 09:17 AM   #3
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Does this program do something mapsource or basecamp can not do?

I know basecamp mac needed an install program for maps but is that true for Windows version too?

I already know any time I send a map(s) to my 60csx I'm going to wipe out what ever is there...
Even BaseCamp for Windows has a separate map installer, and that's what this is. As described, this is of much more use to new gen gps owners - it'll save lots of time choosing tiles, and juggling files. If MapInstall works as it promises, it will load the maps to compatible gps units into separate files, ultimately making it easier to keep individual maps updated on the gps.

As long as you know that using the new MapInstall with your 60 will wipe out existing maps, as Mapsource would do too of course, then there's no problem.

In fact it makes a lot of sense on 60/76 units to rename the file called gmapsupp.img to a different name before loading new maps. There's no reason why the file MUST be overwritten (it's not re-using the bits, after all) and if the new maps you load don't work, or even if they're a completely different mapset for an area you may be visiting, then after that trip is over you can rename your original mapset back to gmapsupp.img to get your old maps back, or to keep multiple mapsets in the gps.
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Does this program do something mapsource or basecamp can not do?
I have this same question, which I haven't seen the answer to yet. If I have a 76CSx, does this program do anything that MapSource does not do?
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I have this same question, which I haven't seen the answer to yet. If I have a 76CSx, does this program do anything that MapSource does not do?
Not that I can tell, but then my 76CSx days are gone. It works well with my Montana, though.
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I have this same question, which I haven't seen the answer to yet. If I have a 76CSx, does this program do anything that MapSource does not do?
as mentioned above, it is the map installer for basecamp. If you are still using mapsource with a 76, the program does not do much for ya...
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It's for installing maps on GPS's.

Something most people will only use once per GPS.
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It's for installing maps on GPS's.

Something most people will only use once per GPS.


Surely you jest.

If you're a gps geek you're always loading maps as you find them. I've got a bunch of OSM maps which are constantly being updated, so they need the updates applied.

In fact that's one of the advantages of OSM maps - much more frequent map updates than Garmin maps.
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Surely you jest.

If you're a gps geek you're always loading maps as you find them. I've got a bunch of OSM maps which are constantly being updated, so they need the updates applied.

In fact that's one of the advantages of OSM maps - much more frequent map updates than Garmin maps.
I consider myself a GPS geek, but I don't think the OSM maps really have much to offer. They don't seem to have the good trails. Just some unmaintained roads. I mostly use tracks to navigate. But most of the time I'm on a dirt bike and not a dual sport.

Does this mean I lose my GPS geek status?
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Does this mean I lose my GPS geek status?
It's in jeopardy, that's for sure.

Seen this?

http://trailmaps.torontogeocaching.com/node/3
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ImagetoGPX opens up a new need to change maps more often on the 60 series
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I see the concept. There just isn't many trails for dirt bikes.

I played with making map overlays a few years ago, but it's so much easier to manage tracks.

But if there was a source somewhere with a lot more trails that were only for dirt bikes, well...

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