MapSource NT and MapSource non-NT

Discussion in 'Mapping & Navigation' started by Jamie Z, Jan 30, 2009.

  1. Jamie Z

    Jamie Z Long timer

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    I've got a double-faceted question about MapSource. I haven't asked Garmin (yet) because in my experience, no matter the answer they give you, they really don't know. I've been given false information in the past, so I'd rather hear it from someone who's done it.

    I already have MapSource City Navigator North America 2008 for my 2610. It's the non-NT version. I also have City Navigator NT Europe 2008 which I got for my eTrex Legend HCx when I went to Europe. Both programs work together fine. When you open MapSource, you can switch between them. It's very slick.

    I'd like to get North American maps for my Legend, which requires NT software. If I try to install the City Navigator NT North America V9 (or whatever the new version is) will it conflict with the City Navigator North America I already have?

    Additionally, if I get the newest version of City Navigator NT North America, do I even need the older version any more? The 2610 uses non-NT maps, but the maps are already loaded. I only use City Navigator now when I want to load a route onto the GPS. Will the 2610 accept a route from the NT version of MapSource?

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  2. johnlt

    johnlt Been here awhile

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    I'll try to answer at least part of your questions. First, "Mapsource" is a PC applications only and is independent of the mapsets used. There isn't an NT or non-NT version of Mapsource. There is an NT and non-NT version of City Navigator mapsets that load into Mapsource as well as your GPS unit. Normally if you create a route on one version of CN and load it into your GPS that has a different version of CN, all you need to do is "recalculate" it and it should work fine. On many of the Garmin GPSs (not sure about the 2610), you can have different mapsets on the unit and can "select" which one to use from the unit itself.
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  3. 9Dave

    9Dave Bazinga!

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    Hey Jamie - still hanging out in Europe:ear

    Each mapset is different to Mapsource. You should be OK.

    And if not, you can always just reinstall and make it all better.
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  4. Jamie Z

    Jamie Z Long timer

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    John, thanks for the clarification regarding MapSource. Garmin's software has often confused me, especially their policy of unlock codes and different things. It still confuses me, even after I've owned a couple Garmins and several pieces of software. I have to say though, it's quite slick when you have to only load MapSource and you can switch easily between mapsets.

    Dave, got back from Germany about a month ago. Just settled into a new place last week and I'm still sorting out furniture and whatnot since I didn't own any before.

    Thanks for the answers guys. That's the info I was hoping to hear.

    Jamie
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  5. Timmer

    Timmer Curious Adventurer

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    You should be okay. I run CN 2008 and 2009 as well as older versions of City Navigator and City Select, TOPO 2008, USR&R, etc. with absolutely no problem and I can toggle between them so easily.
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  6. Jamie Z

    Jamie Z Long timer

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    Cool. Any reason to have redundant versions of the maps on your system?

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  7. 9Dave

    9Dave Bazinga!

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    :nod

    Roads & Rec for little road dual sport riding, city select for the 60csx, and CN NT for the 376, along with R&R.

    If I only had one GPS, I would not maintain City Select, but I don't really care about the latest highways when DS riding.
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