Garmin Mac Software

Discussion in 'Mapping & Navigation' started by GarminMac, Apr 14, 2008.

  1. DR. Rock

    DR. Rock Part of the problem

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    Who says I was riding? :dunno
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  2. Beez

    Beez Given to fly

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    I've made routes with Bobcat before, but today everytime I try to use the route tool it crashes Bobcat. WTF!? :bluduh

    Also, it seems that it is impossible to manually create a route with my 276c so I'm totally fucked and can't make a route AT ALL! :becca

    PS I can't autoroute because I'm using Roads & Rec.
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  3. johnjen

    johnjen I've Been Resigned

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    I successfully created an autoroute. The 1st 2 times I tried it got hung up in the creation. But the 3rd time it actually worked. Of course the route was a bit 'odd' but then I didn't expect it to be what I'd choose.

    I need to play with it some more.

    JJ
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  4. dEAdEyE

    dEAdEyE practicing retirement

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    I just found this thread too late I guess.I just bought and installed City Nav.2008 for my mac.I was disappointed to find maps didn't install on my computer also.So I gather I have to buy 2009 now if I want the maps on the Mac?I have never used my gps to plot a route to follow but would like to try it.
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  5. jaybob

    jaybob Living the Dream

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    If you have access to a PC, read the whole thread. There is free software to be used. It's easy money.:clap

    J
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  6. jdbski

    jdbski old but getting younger

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    Hey Brian,
    Please tell the folks at Garmin that the new software for my mac works great. I did the conversion of my existing maps and then transfered them and it was easy and worked like a charm. I look forward to buying topo maps that are mac compatible when/if they become available. I read here that the 2009 road maps will be, what about the topo's for the USA?

    thanks,
    jb
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  7. tafflink

    tafflink Vicarious Adventurer

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    Converted my maps, opened them in Bobcat and have the thing up, but for some reason, the "Find" function just doesnn't work--no field in which to enter information.

    Anyone else have this problem or am I screwing up?

    Thanks.
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  8. GarminMac

    GarminMac Been here awhile

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    Can you take a screenshot of this behavior and use the "Report issues to Garmin" option in the Help menu to send it to us?

    Thanks,
    Brian
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  9. markgsnw

    markgsnw WTF?

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    works fine in the current version, didn't in older versions...are you running 2.0.0.3 ?
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  10. robhar54

    robhar54 Been here awhile

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    Welcome Brian! I guess you've been here long enough now to see how many people are looking forward to this software being fully functional! I love my Zumo but without running Windows (which I don't have as yet) it is essentially useless for pre-planning the kinds of routes I would like to ride.

    I'm looking forward to an application that is as fast, transparent and easily used as Google Maps. The ability to drag the route to a different road is brilliant. If I could do something like that in BobCat...on fire roads and trails as well as paved roads...I'd be ecstatic.

    Rob in Seattle
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  11. tafflink

    tafflink Vicarious Adventurer

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    Yes, I am running 2.0.0.3. Checked again last night, and if I click on the binoculars, the program crashes. If I click on the "Find" menu > "Find Place", I get the following screen, with no place to enter any info.

    Attached Files:

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  12. rallybug

    rallybug Local Yokel

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    Remember now, I am a village idiot :D

    I've just bought a Zumo 550, and it came with CN Europe NT 2008.1. Do I take it that this version still requires me to put the maps onto a Windows machine and convert them, rather than install them directly onto the Mac? Currently copying across to a USB key to install on the old Dell, just in case :lol3
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  13. Brent4ADV

    Brent4ADV Enjoying empty roads...

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    Why not just try it on the mac first? Sounds like it should be compatible.
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  14. rallybug

    rallybug Local Yokel

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    Did it on the dell now - there didn't seem to be a compatible file for MapInstall or whatever to use. Just need to start playing with it now - although might wait on the registration front to see if 2009 for Europe will be out soon :evil

    Bit of a heavy learning curve, this :D
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  15. GarminMac

    GarminMac Been here awhile

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    Please check your pm's, I am sending you a few questions. Thanks, Brian.
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  16. tafflink

    tafflink Vicarious Adventurer

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    Brian,
    I've answered and sent the log.
    Thanks.
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  17. Bimjo

    Bimjo Crashes at zero speed...

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    Hey Brian, welcome to the forum.

    Something for the wishlist- Provide the ability to input the unit into Bobcat/Mapsource so that the routing options match.

    It is beyond aggravating to spend a lot of time planning a route only to have the unit destroy it because the only options are "fastest" and "shortest" while the software has many more options.

    I'm using a 60Cx BTW.

    Thanks for listening!
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  18. christian

    christian Exchange your GPS Track!

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    +1 I'd vote for that also, so annoying!
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  19. DR. Rock

    DR. Rock Part of the problem

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    Me too!

    Sumpin tells me this ain't gonna happen. :dunno
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  20. Brent4ADV

    Brent4ADV Enjoying empty roads...

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    Why not just use enough waypoints so that it can only route the way you want it to?