GPS noob with a 76CSX

Discussion in 'GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me' started by Bob Tosi, Mar 28, 2013.

  1. Bob Tosi

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    i have a 76CSX and need to get some maps and/or routes made and put on it. I tried to download Mapsource but couldnt because I dont have a previous version of Mapsource on the new computer.

    How do I get Mapsouce? CanI just make a route in Google maps and download it to the GPS
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  2. Countdown

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    First you need lots of set up.

    Buy a 4 gig data card for about $8.

    Go to my class on DualSportWest.com click GPS and just start reading and doing.

    Next you need MapSource or Basecamp for your computer and you need maps for your 76.

    You can try to find an old copy of Roads & rec Mapsource but best to just start with a DVD of City Nav (about $85), install it on your computer then download the portion of where ever you ride to 76.
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    If you get stumped after going over DS west, just call Garmin Tech support
    Learn all you can first so you have cogent questions and they can help you better.
    I spent a whole day fiddlediken around and kept hitting walls
    Called garmin and the tech spent an hour with me and got everything sorted out , made a liteyear leap in an hour
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  4. Bob Tosi

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    I used to have Mapsource on an old computer that gave up the ghost and don't remember how or where the disk is.

    I'm not sure if this units memory is expandable. Will need to check on that. Does anyone know where this memory stick hides on this unit?

    There are maps on it now, I just need something to make a route on my computer and download the route to the computer. Make sence?
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    Did you buy it new? They come with almost no memory and no real maps, just base map of major highways. Memory is right below lower battery. Push it in and it will pop out like a ball point pen.

    Like I said, get 4 gig micro SD for $8 and get City Nav for $85 unless you bought it used and it has them but you need CN for computer anyway.
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    You can also get maps for free from GPSfiledepot.com

    The Ibycus USA map is pretty good.

    The Topo maps are too busy on the screen for that unit.

    If you do buy maps from Garmin, get then on a CD or DVD.... don't just download them or buy the SD card - you'll regret it in the future.
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    Is that basically R & R 1:100,000 USGS?

    I need to update "getting maps" on my DualSportWest.com GPS class

    Give me some Ideas what you would say.
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  8. Bob Tosi

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    The unit was bought used here in the flea market. It's got some kind if map on it. Don't know what it is exactly.

    Ill check on the memory chip.

    I have basically used it in conjunction with a map to verify coordinated and location. I want to starting learning the GPS craft more so I can make my own routes and take off with my SPOT and go riding.
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    Looks like I have a 4gig chip.

    I'm not sure what map is on there but it's local in CA.
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    Back to my 60/76 class on DualSportWest it tells you how to see what maps are installed and which map is actually turned on.

    From Map page hit menu, go down to set up, then go to 2nd Icon from right (!),

    The map status is at bottoom of pulldown. Only trick is the word "HIde" & "Show" are verbs, if you enter it will go to that state (it is not the current state) Also only one map shows at a time and there is a funny heiracle ligic so just turn on "Base" and the one other map you want.
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    Is that with the unit hooked up to a computer?
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    No.
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    The class is for a 60/76 stand alone until the very end when it gets into Mapsource.
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    A little off subject, but is Garmin still including Mapsource in the new map DVDs it sells?

    I guess I would be a little suprised since they have supposedly dropped the product.
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    Interesting. How would you install them if they were not part of an application? Registry connection and all? But then why isn't the application BC?
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    I think Garmin's MapInstall utility is used now and may be integrated with BaseCamp (or a plug-in). Not saying that none of the older products don't come with MapSource but there have been significant changes in Garmin's GPS lineup which MapSource (which hasn't been upgraded in some time) might not recognize. Time marches on.

    Bruce
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    I will need to try Basecamp I guess
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