Garmin Montana

Discussion in 'Mapping & Navigation' started by AugustFalcon, May 18, 2011.

  1. atlas cached

    atlas cached OX Ambassador

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    Is your main menu page set for 16 icons?
  2. Albie

    Albie Kool Aid poisoner

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    How many icons do you have on your main page? I know that once you get over like 5 or 6 icons the text does go away.
  3. atlas cached

    atlas cached OX Ambassador

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    2x2 (4) or 3x3 (9) and you still have text.

    4x4 (16) and no text.
  4. Sleddog

    Sleddog Ridin, again:)

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    That was it! Thanks
  5. Emmbeedee

    Emmbeedee Procrastinators

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    I found how to clear "Track Distance": go to the Trip Computer, hit the Menu button, select Reset and choose "Clear Current Track". Apparently this is different from Saving, then Clearing the track in the Track Manager.

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    Just got back from a short ride - tomorrow's weather is looking crappy so we bolted out after work.

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  6. DRTBYK

    DRTBYK All Things GPS

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    Thanks Emmbeedee. I stared at that and never touched it as I thought surely a function with the same name (Clear Current Track) would do the same thing as it's counterpart in the Track Manager of the same name. Oh silly me...:norton

    This Track Distance datafield is like having a second Trip Odometer within the Trip Odometer which is really cool for doing "Stage" events. As well as monitoring track leg distances.

    I really like this datafield but the Clear Current Track command, no matter where it is on the Montana, should clear the Track Distance as well.

    Cheers,
  7. Emmbeedee

    Emmbeedee Procrastinators

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    I agree, if it's named the same, it should do the same, but it would be interesting to see if the Reset method actually clears the track, or just the Track Distance field. My track was already cleared so I couldn't test the possibility.

    And I also agree that the Track Distance can be a second Trip Odometer, functionally.
  8. DRTBYK

    DRTBYK All Things GPS

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    It does clear the current Track. I think they just didn't make the code links to the other Clear Current Track commands. I sent them an email earlier today.

    Cheers,
  9. mbabc

    mbabc Curmudgeon trainee

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    Finally got a new PC to run Basecamp. Now, can someone direct me to a good forum or site that explains some of the tricks for someone who's been in the Mapsourse world? I've looked at all the Garmin vids and their help sections but looking for something with a little more meat.
  10. mbabc

    mbabc Curmudgeon trainee

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    Never mind, found the wiki. That should keep me busy for awhile.
  11. Rocky TFS

    Rocky TFS Been here awhile

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  12. Madhouse

    Madhouse Semi-Goodlookin!

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    Fred,
    Ordered from GPS Central in Canada, I bought my CNNA and was offered lifetime map update card at discount if bought together for $129.95. 2 day shipping brought the total to 145.45.

    Had to get help from fella's on this Montana thread to load the CNNA to computer, then onto the Montana.
  13. USAIR

    USAIR picking and riding

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    Thank you for the info.
    But...Already ordered from GPS City will be here on Monday.
    I did get the lifetime updates too it was $70.

    I am trying to read thru this thread and absorb all the info but this is a very large thread.

    Let the learning curve begin....:*sip* :D

    Thanks
    Fred
  14. Ladukebob

    Ladukebob lost in hood river

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    New 600 owner here. I have the topo US 24k west and the north central maps loaded into Basecamp. I finally, after a few attempts, successfully loaded the 24k west onto the 600 micro card. Wow, it took like 8 hours :eek1 but it worked. My questions is can I down load my north central map onto the same card? Will it mess with the map that's on there now? It's a 16 gig card so that should be plenty of storage space.

    The back story as to why I'm asking is that when I was having problems getting the 24k west map to load I tried selecting just half the map at a time to up load. That worked great but when I tried loading the other half of the same map it wrote over the first half I had previously loaded. The only way to load the entire map was by selecting the entire map and loading it all at once.

    Now that I have spent so much time getting my 24k west map loaded I really don't want to mess it up. And I really wanted these two maps on the same micro card.

    Thanks everyone.
  15. atlas cached

    atlas cached OX Ambassador

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    Sounds like you are using Mapsource?

    If you use BaseCamp (and you should), you will not have the issue of overwriting maps on the uSD Card.

    Everything you need to know about loading maps on your Montana can be found here.
  16. Ladukebob

    Ladukebob lost in hood river

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    Thanks, I'll check out that link. And I am using Basemap rather than Mapsource.

    After reading through that link it looks like maybe I should be setting the 600 interface to "Spanner" for easier map loading verses the Basemap Mapinstall program. Does that make sense?
  17. Ladukebob

    Ladukebob lost in hood river

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    So with the interface set to Spanner and Mass Storage selected when I open MapInstaller with my device selected and dropped down, in my case "H drive" which is my SD card when I open that up it shows nothing stored there. The storage gauge on the right shows 16 gigs of available space on the drive. But when I open the H drive and click properties in "My Computer" it shows the 24k west map as using about 3.4 gigs.

    When I clicked on the 24k north central map to install to the H drive I got a warning that I exceeded 4 gigs which to sounds like it's looking at the internal storage of the 600. Not sure if I'm missing a setting in the 600 somewhere. It looks pretty straight forward so its pretty confusing why MapInstall isn't showing whats on my SD card (H drive)

    Thanks
  18. Emoto

    Emoto Sure, why not?

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    Ladukebob, I am an amateur compared to a lot of folks who post in this thread, but when I wanted to upload 24k topo maps to my memory card, the view in basecamp looked like the image below. No setting anything to spanner or anything to anything else. Maybe I am misunderstanding your issue, so apologies if so.

    I simply had the map set I wanted as the selected one at the top of BaseCamp:

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    Then, with my Montana connected, I right-clicked on User Data, and selected Install Maps on Memory Card.

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  19. bighopper

    bighopper Been here awhile

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    Well I have checked mine after the 4.9 upgrade & the 'Speed' doesn't change to RED well exceeding the speed limit, either while navigating a route or just plain display map mode. But on bringing up the Trip screen (touch 'Speed') the 'Speed' is showing RED when I exceed the speed limit!
  20. Ladukebob

    Ladukebob lost in hood river

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    Thanks, yes I'm doing the same as you just posted. That all works great. It's when I get to the MapInstall page that is the issue. If you open MapInstall does it show everything that's on that drive? Mine doesn't. No matter what's actually on it it doesn't show up. And with a 16 gig card I should have lots or room on it. But when I tried loading the North Central 24k it warned that I had exceeded 4 gigs, which leads me to suspect that I'm actually looking at the 600 internal memory rather than the sd card