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Old 09-16-2008, 03:50 AM   #1
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I have a Zumo 550 and, like most that I've heard of, use Mapsource on the computer.
The MapSource version I have is 6.13.4.
Does anyone know if there is a later version, and if so, would I have to go buy it or is it available free to registered Garmin users.
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Old 09-16-2008, 03:56 AM   #2
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I have a Zumo 550 and, like most that I've heard of, use Mapsource on the computer.
The MapSource version I have is 6.13.4.
Does anyone know if there is a later version, and if so, would I have to go buy it or is it available free to registered Garmin users.
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You can download updates to the MapSource viewing and loading program for free from Garmins website
The latest version v6.14.1 is available here; MapSource
Note this is the viewing and loading program only and does not include any maps.
This version has a pretty new interface and is quite slow. It also has problems with many third party maps

The previous version is available here - MapSource v6.13.7
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Old 09-16-2008, 04:40 AM   #3
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You can download updates to the MapSource viewing and loading program for free from Garmins website
The latest version v6.14.1 is available here; MapSource
Note this is the viewing and loading program only and does not include any maps.
This version has a pretty new interface and is quite slow. It also has problems with many third party maps

The previous version is available here - MapSource v6.13.7


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Many thanks Burnie. I'll go look at the Garmins website. Would you say I'd be better off loading the latest, slower version, or go with 6.13.7. I'm not brilliant at these things and usually, as long as things work, I leave them alone, but the version I have is getting a bit old so thought I'd better get things up to date.
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Old 09-16-2008, 04:50 AM   #4
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So far I hate the new version, slowwwwwwwwwwwwwww
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Old 09-16-2008, 04:54 AM   #5
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So far I hate the new version, slowwwwwwwwwwwwwww

Thanks Dave. So, from what you and Burnie are saying, I should perhaps go with the earlier version?
Next dumb question. When I download it, do I just put in my 'Tracks for Australia' and 'City Navigator' and take it from there?
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Use MapSource v6.13.7

If you already have maps installed it will just update the viewing and loading program and you will not have to reload your maps
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Old 09-16-2008, 05:24 AM   #7
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I downloaded 14 today...it works fine for me.

Edit: I actually like Google maps better....it is easier to navigate, and the map detail is superior...
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It also has problems with many third party maps
Including GPS TopoPLUS Australia 10m from Johnny Appleseed - prevents .14 from loading - have to stick with 6.13.7
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Old 09-16-2008, 05:39 AM   #9
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new version is crap...completely stuffed Oztopo, until my man Burnie sorted it for me...
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If you download and install MapSource v6.14.1 and it causes problems with your third party maps do NOT de-install it.

Just download MS v6.13.7 and install it over top and it will be fine again
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Old 09-16-2008, 06:55 AM   #11
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Hi Burnie

Ive got a Garmin 296 which I use for work. Ive been thinking of buying the mapsource program for roads. Is the new version that has been mentioned here going to cause me grief too if I buy it?
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Old 09-16-2008, 06:57 AM   #12
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The new version is slow - i thought it was my PC ! Although it looks good. Stay with the earlier version for the moment.
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Old 09-16-2008, 01:18 PM   #13
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Use MapSource v6.13.7

If you already have maps installed it will just update the viewing and loading program and you will not have to reload your maps
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Sorry Burnie. My computer and programme skills are a bit like my riding.
Are you saying I just download it and it installs itself over the top of the old version and city nav etc just remain as is?
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I am going back to the previous version as Burnie suggests (actually because he suggested it)

Because of next years trip I have to learn Mapsource and MS Streets & Trips of the US so I can do it in my sleep, standing on my head in a downpour. This current latest version is just TOO slow.

It's pretty, but I don't need pretty I need fast.
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Old 09-16-2008, 03:31 PM   #15
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Hi Burnie

Ive got a Garmin 296 which I use for work. Ive been thinking of buying the mapsource program for roads. Is the new version that has been mentioned here going to cause me grief too if I buy it?
We are talking about the MapSource viewing and loading program

Sounds like you are looking at MapSource City Navigator Australia which does 'turn by turn' auto-routing.
All Garmin mapping products are called MapSource something.
Should be fine

Don't forget that you need to buy a Garmin format 256MB data card as well to load the maps
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