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Old 05-08-2008, 08:32 AM   #196
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Just one question about european users.
We just got available the City Navigator Europe NT 2008 RMU, no news for further updates.
In order to use this dvd on a mac we are supposed to install all the stuff on a crappy winxx pc, convert all, export, import and so on.

Can't you just allow bobcat to download or convert "on the fly" the pc maps?

i know it's hard, i don't even know if it's possible, but.... just in case.
thanks anyway.

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CNEU RMU is for the PC and Mac (same DVD) so you won't have to convert the maps. Just put the DVD in your Mac and launch Garmin Map Update. It should take care of it for you.
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Old 05-08-2008, 08:36 AM   #197
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GPZ to Google Earth

I apologize in advance if this is already possible, and that I'm not GPS savvy enough to know how, but is there or will there be a way to convert and/or send a .GPX file so that Google Earth can use it? ( .kmz .kml) As of now the only way I know of is with a second app. called GPS Visualizer. Would much rather do it inside Bobcat.

http://www.gpsvisualizer.com/map?form=googleearth

PS... Using Google Earth Plus is not an option for what I want to be doing this for.
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Old 05-08-2008, 08:39 AM   #198
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At this point I think I should uninstall/re-install but am hoping to hear from
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Did you send in a crash report?

Edit: I found your crash report, we'll start looking into this issue to see why it is happening.

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Old 05-08-2008, 11:35 AM   #199
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[quote=Member No. 1]is there or will there be a way to convert and/or send a .GPX file so that Google Earth can use it? ( .kmz .kml) As of now the only way I know of is with a second app./quote]

http://www.gpsbabel.org/

Does kml conversion, It reads and writes bunches of GPS file formats.
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Old 05-08-2008, 11:46 AM   #200
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I would also like the ability to select/download maps independently of routing. With my Quest (I) I don't have much memory, so "map management" is important.

Thanks!
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Old 05-08-2008, 11:51 AM   #201
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is there or will there be a way to convert and/or send a .GPX file so that Google Earth can use it? ( .kmz .kml) As of now the only way I know of is with a second app./quote]

http://www.gpsbabel.org/

Does kml conversion, It reads and writes bunches of GPS file formats.
Thanks, Denny. Same handle on Zumo? Kingpin06 over there. Mama turned me onto the one I posted. I am hoping for something so I can export right from Bobcat. But I will try your suggestion.
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Old 05-08-2008, 02:33 PM   #202
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GarminMac - another feature that would help is make Bobcat remember the application window sizes and locations on the desktop. That way when you open it back up you don't have to move and resize the windows each time. Thanks
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Old 05-08-2008, 03:42 PM   #203
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GarminMac - another feature that would help is make Bobcat remember the application window sizes and locations on the desktop. That way when you open it back up you don't have to move and resize the windows each time. Thanks
Agreed, this is something we have been trying to get around to doing for a while now. It will definately work that way in the final version. Thanks.
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Old 05-08-2008, 08:53 PM   #204
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Hi GarminMac, A true track tool would be nice so you can draw in the missing miles of tracks when you loose the satellite signal. Something like the one in MapSource would be nice. The track join is good if the tracks are close together otherwise you end up with a straight line across nowhere.

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Old 05-08-2008, 08:57 PM   #205
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ie: remembering window position and size.

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Agreed, this is something we have been trying to get around to doing for a while now. It will definately work that way in the final version. Thanks.

Thank You! more good news, I am beginning to like you guys.


I must say the first preview version of Bobcat was horribly dissapointing, but you've made great strides in a fairly short time. This latest beta is the biggest improvement, and I am very close to getting rid of that damned Virtual PC software.
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Old 05-08-2008, 09:05 PM   #206
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Thanks, Denny. Same handle on Zumo? Kingpin06 over there. Mama turned me onto the one I posted. I am hoping for something so I can export right from Bobcat. But I will try your suggestion.
yes, i'd like to see Bobcat have the ability to write .gdb, .kml, .kmz, there are probably others that would be very useful too. For now I think the only option is another app to do the conversion. The Graphical front end for GPSBabel+ is pretty simple and not too hard to use. Just another step that could be eliminated.

yep I am denny on Zumo!

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Old 05-08-2008, 10:53 PM   #207
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Is anyone else using a Powerbook 12" and having any difficulty with Bobcat calculating long routes, e.g., never completing the route calculation on those routes greater than 250 to 300 miles?
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Old 05-10-2008, 04:58 PM   #208
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GarminMac,
I am a VERY new user of a GPS. I have been waiting patiently for Garmin to finally market Macintosh software and to offer something like Bobcat. So, last week I sprang for a Garmin GPSMAP 76CSx, along with City Navigator North America NT 2008 for Mac and US Topo NT 2008 for Mac.

I live near San Diego, CA and I frequently ride offroad motorcycles in Baja California, Mexico. Up until now, I have been relegated to following my GPS owning friends. I am looking forward to being able to use my GPS for riding in the future.

One of the prime programs that is used for offroad motorcycling in Baja is a map that is published by BiCi Mapas, a company based in Mexico. The map that is used most often is BiCi Mapas Expeditioner. The webslte, located at this link http://www.bicimapas.com.mx/MexicGPSAtlasEn.htm says all of the right words, (i.e., Map Source compatible, useable by Garmin GPS). However, it appears that they download the software to your computer. Would it be possible for them to run their PC Windows based GPS map product through Bobcat Map Converter and then download it to a Macintosh computer? If possible, would a Macintosh user have a useable product compatible with Bobcat if they did this? They also offer the same program on an SD card. Would this be perhaps a better option, if you could run it through a card reader and then into a PC, then use Bobcat to produce the map software on a CD and load the CD into a Macintosh and then us Map Install?

Are you familiar with this product, that is have you tested it? If not, could you test it for inclusion in your catalog of tested Bobcat compatible software at some future time?

Finally, am I understanding correctly that 1 month after release and one week after I bought my GPS and the only two Macintosh compatible map progams released to date, that there are updates to 2009 available for US Topo NT 2008 for Mac and City Navigator North America NT 2008 for Mac? If so, what is required to update my software?

Now is the time for anyone who would care to, and at this stage of my learning curve this would include almost everyone on this thread, to jump in here and add some insight to my questions.
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Old 05-10-2008, 07:04 PM   #209
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I am a VERY new user of a GPS. I have been waiting patiently for Garmin to finally market Macintosh software and to offer something like Bobcat. So, last week I sprang for a Garmin GPSMAP 76CSx, along with City Navigator North America NT 2008 for Mac and US Topo NT 2008 for Mac.

I live near San Diego, CA and I frequently ride offroad motorcycles in Baja California, Mexico. Up until now, I have been relegated to following my GPS owning friends. I am looking forward to being able to use my GPS for riding in the future.

One of the prime programs that is used for offroad motorcycling in Baja is a map that is published by BiCi Mapas, a company based in Mexico. The map that is used most often is BiCi Mapas Expeditioner. The webslte, located at this link http://www.bicimapas.com.mx/MexicGPSAtlasEn.htm says all of the right words, (i.e., Map Source compatible, useable by Garmin GPS). However, it appears that they download the software to your computer. Would it be possible for them to run their PC Windows based GPS map product through Bobcat Map Converter and then download it to a Macintosh computer? If possible, would a Macintosh user have a useable product compatible with Bobcat if they did this? They also offer the same program on an SD card. Would this be perhaps a better option, if you could run it through a card reader and then into a PC, then use Bobcat to produce the map software on a CD and load the CD into a Macintosh and then us Map Install?

Are you familiar with this product, that is have you tested it? If not, could you test it for inclusion in your catalog of tested Bobcat compatible software at some future time?

Finally, am I understanding correctly that 1 month after release and one week after I bought my GPS and the only two Macintosh compatible map progams released to date, that there are updates to 2009 available for US Topo NT 2008 for Mac and City Navigator North America NT 2008 for Mac? If so, what is required to update my software?

Now is the time for anyone who would care to, and at this stage of my learning curve this would include almost everyone on this thread, to jump in here and add some insight to my questions.
Welcome to the world of GPS!

I'm not familiar with these Mexican maps, but I will see if I can get a hold of a copy to test with. I've seen it mentioned on here before so I'm sure some people on here have experience using it in Bobcat, and maybe they can confirm that using MapConverter from a PC worked on it without a hitch. If you buy the SD card version (as far as I know) you won't be able to load it onto the computer because what will be on the SD will be a different format map than what Bobcat or MapSource use, so I would recommend the DVD version instead so you can use it on the computer + GPS.

In regards to the map updates... I would contact our customer support to see what you can do to get the updates to the new CNNA 09. My understanding is that they will give you the Mac Map Update for free if you recently bought the GPS, however I cannot gaurantee this policy (engineering department doesn't usually get filled in on these sorts of things )

Have fun with your new GPS and hopefully others can fill you in on some tips and tricks.
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Old 05-11-2008, 05:47 PM   #210
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One of the prime programs that is used for offroad motorcycling in Baja is a map that is published by BiCi Mapas, a company based in Mexico. The map that is used most often is BiCi Mapas Expeditioner. The webslte, located at this link http://www.bicimapas.com.mx/MexicGPSAtlasEn.htm says all of the right words, (i.e., Map Source compatible, useable by Garmin GPS).

I've already downloaded the Bici maps to my Zumo.

See the other Mac thread ("... at Last...") for the process.
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