Antique GPS

Discussion in 'Mapping & Navigation' started by Jxnman, Jun 18, 2017 at 6:03 AM.

  1. Jxnman

    Jxnman n00b

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    I have a Garmin 2160 Street Pilot. I kinda like it, HOWEVER it is no longer supported by Garmin which is no surprise. I cannot open it in basecamp OR mapsource. Map source "sees it", but wont let me do anything with it. Are there any map programs that MIGHT recognize this GPS so that I might be able to look at tracks or create routes ?
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  2. Drif10

    Drif10 Accredited Jackass

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    They're still a good gps. I think you're gonna need the old USB drivers to talk to it.
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  3. Jxnman

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    I think you are correct... I could not find any. The GPS is up to date with the latest garmin ( from 223 BC :D)software, but drivers are clearly missing.
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  4. Jxnman

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    Found these...
    USB Drivers software version 2.3.1.1
    maybe they will help
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  5. Grinnin

    Grinnin Forever N00b

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    I have never used Basecamp or Mapsource EVER for my 2 Garmins. (Reasons why will take a longer post than this.)

    I use my computer's file system to get and put GPX and IMG files from/to the GPSs.

    I use GpsPrune and QLandkarteGT to view and edit files. I don't create routes very often, but I have used both of those programs to create routes and tracks.

    What they DON'T have is a mapinstaller to allow me to use map files from GPSFileDepot on my Garmins.

    https://activityworkshop.net/software/gpsprune/

    http://www.qlandkarte.org/

    EDIT: There's also a thread, Viewing GPX Files, that has lots of other programs that other inmates use. The thread goes well beyond "viewing".
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  6. Jxnman

    Jxnman n00b

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    yah... I think the big prob is that the computer doesn't really recognize the gps Strangely Mapsource does "see" it, but I can even find the folders or access the memory to find the files. I did install the latest driver... no luck..... YET.:hmmmmm
    in mapsource It offers to get info from the device but then says I don't have the maps installed...
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  7. Drif10

    Drif10 Accredited Jackass

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    You need old drivers, not the latest. The newer ones apparently are missing the protocols the older USB ports used, which is needed.
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  8. Jxnman

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    very likely..although the ones I downloaded were specified for the 2610.
    I am going to get a card reader to see if at least that way I can access the files
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