Data Card 2Gb Blank for Garmin GPSMAP Navigator

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  1. speedracertdi

    speedracertdi Been here awhile

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  2. Fulano

    Fulano Scooter Trash

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    Got mine today ( 9 July ) Ordered on 19 June. Workds as advertised.
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  3. MichaelJ

    MichaelJ Long timer

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    Quick question - what program did you use to transfer the data and what GPS did you use it in?

    I would be using Mapsource and a GPSMap 478

    Thanks
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  4. Shoganai

    Shoganai Let's do some livin'

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    Does it work w/ 478?
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  5. garminych

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    Yes
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  6. Shoganai

    Shoganai Let's do some livin'

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  7. sintax

    sintax Been here awhile

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    any option for a 4gb or larger?
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  8. garminych

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    Only 2 gb
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  9. RoadDad

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    I have both 256MB and 512MB cards. When i load them i can get only a maximum of 900 map segments into either one of them. And they both have used about 220MB of the capacity. My question is --Is the card limited by the number of map segments it can hold and / or the actual data storage amount? Does it depend on which condition max's out first?
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  10. garminych

    garminych Adventurer

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    Limit of 900 parts (segments) is made in the firmware.
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  11. PackRat

    PackRat Huey Guns

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    I installed the chip in a Garmin carrier...no problem until I selectedabout 1.9 GB in map sets (whole USA) and the MapSource sends me a message window that says the memory card isn't sufficiant for the mapset. Any ideas? :eek1

    Does this have to be formated?
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  12. RoadDad

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    Refering back to post 29 and 30. If all cards are limited to a maximum of 900 map segments and you can get 900 map segments on either a 256mb or 512mb card, why bother paying $150.00 for a 2gb card? You are paying for capacity you can't use. Doesn't make sense. Just buy the 256mb card for $99.95 from Garmin or even cheaper on ebay. I have loaded over 500 map segments on an old 128mb card and they are really cheap now. What am I missing?
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  13. BlueLghtning

    BlueLghtning Riding is my passion

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    You must be using older maps with really small map segments and small map sizes. The old roads and rec was one of these that had map segments by counties and didn't require a lot of room on the card. A lot of the newer maps have much larger segments like City Nav 2013 and if you want the whole US, I think its over 1 gig in space. So when using these newer maps, the segments isn't an issue, but space is.
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  14. garminych

    garminych Adventurer

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    Please show a screen shot MapSource .
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  15. Deerhead

    Deerhead Be Safe Out There!

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    I'm gonna try it, based on the positive comments on the product and the seller.
    Ride Safe,
    Robert

    Ps, I'll let you know the results when I get it.
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  16. Deerhead

    Deerhead Be Safe Out There!

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    I think the internal card requires some space, at least that is the way it is on the 512M cards. Try a littler smaller size than the 1.9GB and see if it works.
    I'm buying one so I'd like to know your results before I pay.
    Ride Safe,
    Robert
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  17. steveaikens

    steveaikens n00b

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    I realize this is a little late to the party for PackRat but others may find it useful.

    The way to install the full USA mapset is using MapInstall, not the Garmin on-line installer. Download the entire mapset to your computer - then use MapInstall to populate the card. Works fine.
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  18. Bengt Phorks

    Bengt Phorks Been here awhile

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    Is this 2 gig card still available?
    What do I need to do to purchase one?
    Thanks,
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  19. garminych

    garminych Adventurer

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    Hi.
    Check PM
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  20. Deerhead

    Deerhead Be Safe Out There!

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    Same question, still available and how much $?
    Thanks,
    Robert
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