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Discussion in 'Mapping & Navigation' started by AugustFalcon, May 18, 2011.
I have some portions of Roads and Rec installed to my Montana's card. I installed it with Mapsource.
I still have Topo USA from the original CD version. I installed them on the laptop years ago, and Mapsource sees them and so does Basecamp. Partial installs of that with Mapinstall have also worked normally, so it can be done.
First, try installing a subset (to save time) of Topo West with Mapsource and see if the Montana can use it. (temporary workaround)
It seems that after a certain update of Basecamp it no longer saw old maps, but I did not have that problem. It's in here somewhere in the last 6 months, maybe try the search term "Topo USA disappeared" I would also look at the Basecamp forum on Garmin, it has a lot of good info, and a quote of the above, with the deletion of "bootlegged", will get a response. There is a known workaround, so don't give up. I'm pretty sure I saw some posts on this problem there as well.
I'm in the US for a bit and realized I don't have city navigotor on my newly "reconditioned" unit.
Does anyone know if I buy a microsd card version from REI or something like that will it work in the montana, 62s and 60CSx or do I have to pick just one? Obviously I can only use it in one unit at a time, but can I use it in various units? Thanks
Garmin website lists these as compatible devices:
eTrex Legend® Cx
eTrex Legend® HCx
eTrex Venture® Cx
eTrex Vista® Cx
eTrex Vista® HCx
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HaHa, I see that now. Good fix with minimal tools. I think I might even be able to do that over here.
I'm not using the security screw (because it doesn't work) but it's no big issue. I do have my Montana secured to my motorcycle with a lanyard. If I go anywhere away from the bike I simply pop it off and stick it in a pocket or my lockable top case.
Thanks for the feedback.
I'm thinking while you're in the states you should pay your buddy Wayne a visit in San Diego
If you have those old maps installed on your Montana and want to see them in Basecamp, you can do so if the gps is connected, assuming you use JaVaWa to enable their visibility in BC.
More info here
When you buy the uSD version the lock applies to the card itself so it can be used in any compatible gps, but can't be copied to another card to use in a second gps. The biggest disadvantage to uSD is that they can't be upgraded, and Lifetime Map Updates don't apply to the card.
Those same disadvantages also apply to the download version.
Maybe someone could lend you the uSD for your visit or you could check how generous REI's return policy is?
I just found out that the hard way from the recommendation and disappointed
Hey this was a bum steer as the link is wrong, i.e. I ordered what you have recommended and it is too small.
So DRTBYK what size do you use as Small is too small ?
My guess what works is the Nite Ize Backbone Case Size #20 Medium/Tall
I ordered the Small too from GPS City at the recommended link and haven't gotten it yet, and it was too cheap to bother returning, so I'll use it for something else.
Is there anything written or posted anywhere on the NET that can help with understanding workflow between BaseCamp and the Montana unit. Specifically organzing data in BaseCamp, transferring data between BaseCamp -> Montana and Montana -> BaseCamp. I am Trying to understand how BaseCamp operates so thought if there was some example WorkFlow's someone could post.
I am very familiar with MapSource but I understand I need to be using BaseCamp with my new Montana.
That one looks like the size of the one I got for my Spot II
That is what I am now going to use it for, good suggestion. Like Cyborg it is too cheap to return.
Thanks for that. Just confirming I can use it in my 62 one day and the montana the next?
I'm gonna try! One of the issues we had are my knee guards are 3" too low; his response when I told him was that "in YOUR country you should be able to get anyone to fix that in 5 minutes!" I've literally been to 100+ taylors and no one will touch it.
The velcro is coming off the gear all over the place; in a letter he insisted that was impossible as he uses the very best velcro on the planet. He also told me the very day I wrote the letter the velcro was coming off he got another letter from someone who wore the gear every day for 28 years and they wrote in to praise the velcro. I'm wondering what he'll say to me when he sees it falling off in person?
Got a waypoint for Wayne?
Rick, off topic, but if you get no joy on the velcro repairs, when you get back to Seattle area, these guys WILL fix anything, and specialize in outdoor gear http://rainypass.com/
Yes, the card can go from one gps to the other and back as often as you feel like doing it.
Have you tried the BaseCamp tutorial videos? Look under Help -> Video Tutorials. This will open a browser window with the following video tutorial options: Adventures, BirdsEye, Find, Introduction, Organizing Data, Routes, Sharing, and Tracks. Start with the "Introduction" and "Organizing Data" videos.
Key points to note:
In BaseCamp, all of your data is stored in a single database called "My Collection."
Your data can be organized in List Folders, or in Lists. I believe the Mac version of BaseCamp also offers "Smart Lists" -- the Windows version of BaseCamp does not.
Your original data is always located in "My Collection." A List it is just a way of organizing how you view your data in "My Collection."
A List Folder is a way to organize Lists. Start by creating some List Folders.
You can have Folders within Folders.
You can have any number of Lists in a List Folder.
Watch the "Organizing Data" video a couple of times, to ensure you understand the concepts. Then try creating some Lists, Folders and some data in those.
You may also find this BaseCamp Wiki useful:
I recommend you experiment with BaseCamp a bit, to learn how it works, before you begin migrating your data from Mapsource to BaseCamp. And when you do begin to migrate your data, do so SLOWLY, not all at once.