Mapsource Question: Downloading Mapsets

Discussion in 'Mapping & Navigation' started by marco polo, Jul 11, 2005.

  1. marco polo

    marco polo Been here awhile

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    I'm a relatively new Garmin user (I have the 276C) and I have a question about downloading mapsets from my PC to my GPS. Several weeks ago I highlighted a series of maps and downloaded them to the GPS in anticipation of riding to the MOA rally in Lima, Ohio. In checking the detailed maps on the GPS I see that I should have downloaded more detailed maps around the rally site. My question: can I simply select a few more detailed maps in Mapsource on my PC and download them to my GPS (thereby adding them to the maps already in the GPS) or do I have to create an entirely new mapset to download (because I'd effectively be "erasing the maps already in my GPS by downloading a few new ones)? I think I know the answer, but I'd like to be sure before wasting time. Thanks.
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  2. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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    When you download maps the original maps are erased first. In other words, you will need to select ALL the maps you want, and download them at once.

    Jim :brow
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  3. nationwide

    nationwide Been here awhile

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    It would be nice if it worked the other way, wouldn't it? Esp those of us with cheapo serial interfaces where downloading a map set takes 50 mins.

    Jason
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  4. marco polo

    marco polo Been here awhile

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    Thanks for the replies guys. You confirmed what I expected. Oh well, at least I can use a USB cable to download.
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  5. christian

    christian Exchange your GPS Track!

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