Loss of Map Detail--Garmin 60cx

Discussion in 'Mapping & Navigation' started by JMartin, Jul 15, 2007.

  1. JMartin

    JMartin Been here awhile

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    Hello all,

    Riding around in the WY backcountry the other day, I am one minute looking at very minor roads (minor in the sense that some of them no longer exist in reality.) The next minute my screen shows little more detail than the freeway system and some major paved roads, all forty plus miles away and my immediate are is blank. Is it possible to fat finger the buttons to make it do this? Any suggestions for how to get the detail back when this happens?

    Thanks,

    Jay
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  2. MookieBlaylock

    MookieBlaylock Long timer

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    i had to fold up a little scrap of paper into a square shape and put it between the batteries and the memory card to keep the card from shaking loose. It was happening every ride
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  3. dlearl476

    dlearl476 Two-bit Throttle Bum

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    Do you download maps into a 60cx? I ask because you do on my 76 and if I ride "off" one of the maps I've downloaded and onto the built in "basemap" the exact same thing happens. Also, the cursor showing my position then has a dotted circle around it, indicating my position is "approximate".
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  4. markjenn

    markjenn Long timer

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    Notwithstanding some weird failure, I see two possibilities:

    - The unit started using the basemap rather than a loaded map. As someone else mentioned, this will happen if you ride "off" the maps you have loaded - the unit will revert to the basemap which has very little detail. You can manually turning off/on what maps are displayed in Menu > Map > Info icon, although I have no idea how you could have inadvertently done this while riding.

    - You may have zoomed to a level where the maps were "decluttered" to show only major roads and since there were no major roads in your area, you saw nothing. There is a setting in Menu > Map > Detail where you can vary the degree of map detail for any particular zoom setting. For backroads exploration, mine stays on "Most".

    - Mark
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  5. JMartin

    JMartin Been here awhile

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    Yes, I downloaded maps. But I should not have reached the edge of what I downloaded. Although, I did end up with the circle around the cursor, just as you describe. I'm inclined to think it was the card jiggling and losing connection as mentioned above. I believe the maps are stored on the card, so that is logical.

    Thanks,

    Jay
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  6. JMartin

    JMartin Been here awhile

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    I just checked mine, and it is set at most. Also, when I zoomed up and down there were no minor roads. They'd all disappeared at all zoom levels. At this point I'm suspecting it was the card jiggling loose.

    Thanks,

    Jay
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  7. ZZR_Ron

    ZZR_Ron Looking up

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    I had that happen to my Legend Cx once. I pulled the SD card out, reseated it, and all was well with the world again!!
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  8. markjenn

    markjenn Long timer

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    Haven't had any issues with the card on my 60Cx, but this explanation makes sense. Hope you get her working.

    - Mark
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  9. frewhl

    frewhl daily rider

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    I would be at a loss to guess card slot failure without first checking the user set parameters as to what level street detail is preset.

    I don't see local roads until I am zoomed to .03

    there are also auto zoom features when you are near a destination.

    I just have not heard about the card slot personally,in fact,I don't recall ever sending a cx series back.
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  10. Frank Warner

    Frank Warner Traveller

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    I had a loss of data card maps ... reseating the card has worked .. except my saved active tracks log went funny (strange not ha ha) ... fortunatly puting the data card in a card reader has revieled all my save tracks ... :clap
    Good Luck
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  11. dlearl476

    dlearl476 Two-bit Throttle Bum

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    Funny, I ALWAYS do. :D No matter how careful I am, or how well I plan where I think I'll go, I always end up back on paper at some point!
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