Am I stupid?

Discussion in 'Mapping & Navigation' started by firerigger, Oct 1, 2006.

  1. firerigger

    firerigger Trauma waiting to happen

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    Okay, I have a Garmin 60CSx, which rules btw. I have Mapsource, and I have the topos for the whole US. Here's the question: How do I load the maps onto my computer so I don't have to put in a CD every time I need a map change on my GPS? The computer always wants the CD.
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  2. Dolly Sod

    Dolly Sod Red Clay Halo

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    uninstall the topo maps from your computer. Then copy the whole topo map cd (all 3 cd's) into a folder on your computer and then reinstall it from that folder.
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  3. John E Davies

    John E Davies Runs at Mouth Adventurer

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    Yes, that is what the good folks at Garmin will tell you to do if you pressure them, though they prefer that you to run off the CDs for some reason.

    You do NOT, however, have to copy all the Topo maps - just those for the area you ride. For example, since you live in Colorado - just the Western States, unless you have a particular need for New Jersey. If your hard drive is small, that will save a lot of space.

    You do definitely need ALL the Garmin program setup files on your hard drive for this to work.

    John Davies
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  4. patch29

    patch29 Surly Rider

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    Here are the detailed instructions from Garmin.

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  5. firerigger

    firerigger Trauma waiting to happen

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    Thanks for the tips, I got it working.
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  6. 9Dave

    9Dave Bazinga!

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    I learn something new every day!

    Thanks,

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