garmin zumo 590lm

Discussion in 'GPS Tracks - Oz and Kiwi Land' started by dunc, Sep 18, 2015.

  1. dunc

    dunc coddiwompler

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    have a 590lm and have updated the latest maps etc etc from garmin
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    can you also put something better like shonky maps or similar with more detail for off road on this and if so any idea how to do it
    does it just go on a SD CARD AND INSERTED ???

    i've got basecamp on me PC if that helps about downloading it

    thanks for any help
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  2. rider911

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    Yes you load it onto the SD card.
    I cant remember how I did that now, as I have the file stored on the PC and just copy and paste whenever I need it. Installing Shonky onto your computer is straight forward but putting it onto the card is not. Im sure google will come to the rescue.
    CN on your 590 is getting very good its just that you have to zoom in a long way to see the minor roads that Shonky displays at a normal viewing level. You'll be surprised at what tracks are actually on there. Im a Shonky fan but I recently did the CSR/Gunbarrel trip and used CN for the entire 8000km trip.
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  3. dnrobertson

    dnrobertson Big Bike, Slow Rider

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    If you go to the Shonky site (here: http://shonkylogic.net/shonkymaps/), the instructions are there.
    When you plug the 590 into your PC, you should see two drives. One is the 590 itself, the other is the SD Card.

    Download the .img file
    Stick it on SD Card in the /Garmin folder. (You may have to create this).
    If you have a USB 3 port and SD Card reader use that as it will be quicker. Otherwise go get a beer while the .img copies over.

    There's also a Basecamp installer.

    I agree with rider911 re: CN. I have CN, Garmin Topo and Shonky. Most of the time in I just use the CN now. Aus Top/Shonky have a lot of tracks that no longer exist.
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  4. dunc

    dunc coddiwompler

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    thanks for the replies
    whats the CN you talk about
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    dnrobertson Big Bike, Slow Rider

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    Garmin City Navigator. That's the map set that comes standard with the 590. And given you have the 590LM, you also get free Lifetime Updates.
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  6. dunc

    dunc coddiwompler

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    thanks for the clarification CN
    yep the 590lm and have just done the latest update thru garmin express

    have not downloaded the shonky yet as am gettin a new sd card for that and will let you know how it goes
    thanks again
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    dunc coddiwompler

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    do you know if the shonky would go in a tablet as well???
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    dnrobertson Big Bike, Slow Rider

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    Only if the tablet accepts the Garmin .img format (unlikely).

    There are other mapping programs for Android and Apple. But most aren't free.
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    Only if it runs proper windows not windows RT or Android because you need Basecamp or Mapsource to view the Shonky maps. Im not sure about ipads but I wouldnt think so.
    I have Mapsource and Shonky on a 8" Dell tablet
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    dunc coddiwompler

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    thanks that answered that Q
    its a android
    was only a thought to have it on the tablet as well as i take that on trips

    not that important to do that
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