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Old 01-16-2014, 07:55 PM   #61
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Doesn't Basecamp see the maps on the GPS when it's hooked up to the tablet?
I just played around with the 478 while attached to the tablet. I could see the waypoints, tracks, and routes; but not the maps. I even zoomed all the way in as it seems everyone complains about Basecamp not showing secondary roads until zoomed in. I logged onto myGarmin and that didn't help. I'm not saying it's impossible, I'm just saying I played with it for a half hour and I couldn't see them. One of the map pages got to the 'unlock region' page which is what I've been screwing around with on the computer for the last couple days.

Anyone want to give me a hint how to view the maps?
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Old 01-16-2014, 08:27 PM   #62
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You can find these older Sony's on Fleabay all the time
I have a VGN-UX280 4.5" screen 1.2GHz, 80 GB 1 gig ram Windows XP prof,
VGN-P598E 8" wide screen 1.33GHz, 2 Gig, 128 GB SSD Windows 7 Prof, AND has a built in GPS
Both under 2 lbs very handy for making tracks etc. They even fit in my small Dirtbike tankbag.







I used to think my 10.1" was a small PC
I still use it too.

above pic of the 4.5" screen on the UX
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Old 01-16-2014, 09:25 PM   #63
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Anyone want to give me a hint how to view the maps?
Click on MAPS in the drop-down menus up top and see if the map on the GPS is listed there. Perhaps this feature only works with the newer GPSs/maps.
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Old 01-16-2014, 10:31 PM   #64
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Click on MAPS in the drop-down menus up top and see if the map on the GPS is listed there. Perhaps this feature only works with the newer GPSs/maps.
Just double checked. The gps maps are not listed on that drop down menu.
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Old 01-19-2014, 07:23 AM   #65
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Click on MAPS in the drop-down menus up top and see if the map on the GPS is listed there. Perhaps this feature only works with the newer GPSs/maps.
Works with my Zumo 550.
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Old 01-25-2014, 04:11 PM   #66
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Old 02-02-2014, 10:59 AM   #67
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New Dell Venue 8 Pro 32G

I have been using an old Panasonic Toughbook CF-19 with Windows XP as my travel computer. Has always been faithful, but it is big and heavy. The online Microsoft Store was advertising the 32G Dell Venue 8 Pro for $229 last weekend. Went to the local Microsoft Store in San Jose, and they sold it to me for the same price (reg price $299). Besides the required Basecamp, MapSource, and Garmin Express downloads, I also loaded Hexcode GS-911, and the BMW RepROM for my R1200GS. All work perfectly. Installed my TOPO 24K and City Navigator North America and Europe maps on to the 32G microSD card. Can charge it in my Tank Bag, methinks this is the perfect travel mate.

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Old 02-02-2014, 09:38 PM   #68
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Perhaps that's true in the bags on the bike, but you can reduce vibrations by 90% by carrying it in a backpack / hydration pack on your body. That's where I carried mine on the Western TAT. Heck my hard drive based netbook even survived my cliff dive in Utah last year on the TAT.
A data point for those interested in this topic. I carried a Lenovo 10.5" laptop in a backpack on my long DS riding trips. Here carried in a Kriega R15.




and put through some hardships




Always carried in the backpack and never directly on the bike. Like Ride Freak, one day the hard drive just failed, no warning or anything. Everything on it lost. Like JoefromSF, I thought if I carried it in a backpack the hard drive would do quite well since it's parked when the computer is turned off and isolated from a lot of vibrations on my body. In my experience it lasted for three months of off road work before packing in. Food for thought, so Joe backup everything on your traveling PC often before you lose all the saved pics and video as that's what happened to me when the hard drive failed.

I'll be searching for a SSD on my next travel computer.
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Old 02-09-2014, 02:12 PM   #69
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Have you been able to download a route from the Venue to a Garmin GPS? I have a cable that converts mini to micro USB but when I use that to connect my Garmin 478 to the Venue, the tablet doesn't detect the 478. I'm ASS U Ming that the cable is not configured correctly and I'll have to use some kind of USB hub.
It recognized the Montana just fine actually. It seems to work great!
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Old 02-09-2014, 07:36 PM   #70
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Question How did you unlock mapsource map?

Greetings! How did you unlock the map after you installed mapsource on your Dell? I have the same model tablet as you. When my mapsource takes me to Garmin's unlock-maps webpage, I'm stuck. I've even loaded all the files and folders from my GPS's default drive so that my Dell thinks my SD card is my GPS, but can't crack the Garmin page. If I could, I would manually enter the GPS's Unit ID. Many thanks.


QUOTE=paulhdick;23372402]I have been using an old Panasonic Toughbook CF-19 with Windows XP as my travel computer. Has always been faithful, but it is big and heavy. The online Microsoft Store was advertising the 32G Dell Venue 8 Pro for $229 last weekend. Went to the local Microsoft Store in San Jose, and they sold it to me for the same price (reg price $299). Besides the required Basecamp, MapSource, and Garmin Express downloads, I also loaded Hexcode GS-911, and the BMW RepROM for my R1200GS. All work perfectly. Installed my TOPO 24K and City Navigator North America and Europe maps on to the 32G microSD card. Can charge it in my Tank Bag, methinks this is the perfect travel mate.

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GS-911 Screen


BMW RepROM Screen


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Old 02-10-2014, 09:00 AM   #71
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You need the unlock code from the map disc packaging.

If you install Basecamp it might be able to see/display the maps on the GPS.
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Old 02-10-2014, 02:04 PM   #72
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Greetings! How did you unlock the map after you installed mapsource on your Dell? I have the same model tablet as you. When my mapsource takes me to Garmin's unlock-maps webpage, I'm stuck. I've even loaded all the files and folders from my GPS's default drive so that my Dell thinks my SD card is my GPS, but can't crack the Garmin page. If I could, I would manually enter the GPS's Unit ID. Many thanks.

You can only download maps to Mapsource from Garmin Express now, AFAIK. If you purchased your map on an SD card for a specific unit, you can not download the map from Garmin to your computer.

Assuming the map database on your GPS is the original map it came with or an updated download that is less than 1 year old you can do the following:

Open Garmin Express and connect your GPS. It should show you the Map Database installed on your GPS and display a reinstall button. After selecting that click on options, then select download or install to computer only. You can select where to download it, like my SD card. Depending upon your connection speed once the download completes it should show up in Mapsource or Basecamp. That's it .....
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Old 03-01-2014, 05:11 AM   #73
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For those that bought the Dell Venues 8, how are you packing them so you don't smash the screens? Are you using a ruggedized case, as I only find a few options?

Pelican® 1065CC Hardback™ Slim Tablet Case - Padded Foam Liner - 1065CC



Targus SafePort Rugged Max Pro Case for the Dell Venue 8 Pro Model 5830 - black
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Old 03-03-2014, 04:59 AM   #74
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I ended up ordering the
Pelican® 1055CC Hardback™ Slim Tablet Case as a few reviewers on Amazon says the Dell Venue should fit (and it was a bit smaller than one posted above).

Now off to find the USB Female-Female connector.
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Old 03-04-2014, 09:34 AM   #75
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Let me know how the 1055 CC works ...

I was looking at the 1055CC but did not think it would fit with the cover I have on my Dell Venue. I found a hardback cover made by IVSO that works great and has a foldable front cover like an iPad cover. The hard shell adds about another 1/8 to the overall length so may not work with the Pelican Case. Pics would be great once you get it ....

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