MapSource

Discussion in 'GPS Tracks - Oz and Kiwi Land' started by Clancy, Sep 16, 2008.

  1. Clancy

    Clancy Long timer

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    I have a Zumo 550 and, like most that I've heard of, use Mapsource on the computer.
    The MapSource version I have is 6.13.4.
    Does anyone know if there is a later version, and if so, would I have to go buy it or is it available free to registered Garmin users.
    Thanks.
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  2. BurnieM

    BurnieM Nipple boy

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    You can download updates to the MapSource viewing and loading program for free from Garmins website
    The latest version v6.14.1 is available here; MapSource
    Note this is the viewing and loading program only and does not include any maps.
    This version has a pretty new interface and is quite slow. It also has problems with many third party maps

    The previous version is available here - MapSource v6.13.7
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  3. Clancy

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    Many thanks Burnie. I'll go look at the Garmins website. Would you say I'd be better off loading the latest, slower version, or go with 6.13.7. I'm not brilliant at these things and usually, as long as things work, I leave them alone, but the version I have is getting a bit old so thought I'd better get things up to date.
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  4. aussiedav

    aussiedav ... it's just a road

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    So far I hate the new version, slowwwwwwwwwwwwwww
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  5. Clancy

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    Thanks Dave. So, from what you and Burnie are saying, I should perhaps go with the earlier version?
    Next dumb question. When I download it, do I just put in my 'Tracks for Australia' and 'City Navigator' and take it from there?
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  6. BurnieM

    BurnieM Nipple boy

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    Use MapSource v6.13.7

    If you already have maps installed it will just update the viewing and loading program and you will not have to reload your maps
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  7. Tropical Bird

    Tropical Bird From the front line

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    I downloaded 14 today...it works fine for me.

    Edit: I actually like Google maps better....it is easier to navigate, and the map detail is superior...
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  8. Goosefeather

    Goosefeather Captain Slow

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    Including GPS TopoPLUS Australia 10m from Johnny Appleseed - prevents .14 from loading - have to stick with 6.13.7
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  9. guymcfly

    guymcfly Banned

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    new version is crap...completely stuffed Oztopo, until my man Burnie sorted it for me...
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  10. BurnieM

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    If you download and install MapSource v6.14.1 and it causes problems with your third party maps do NOT de-install it.

    Just download MS v6.13.7 and install it over top and it will be fine again
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  11. urbanoyster

    urbanoyster Been here awhile

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    Hi Burnie

    Ive got a Garmin 296 which I use for work. Ive been thinking of buying the mapsource program for roads. Is the new version that has been mentioned here going to cause me grief too if I buy it?
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  12. Doc Rich

    Doc Rich Dance with the Angels

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    The new version is slow - i thought it was my PC ! Although it looks good. Stay with the earlier version for the moment.
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  13. Clancy

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    Sorry Burnie. My computer and programme skills are a bit like my riding.
    Are you saying I just download it and it installs itself over the top of the old version and city nav etc just remain as is?
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  14. aussiedav

    aussiedav ... it's just a road

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    I am going back to the previous version as Burnie suggests (actually because he suggested it)

    Because of next years trip I have to learn Mapsource and MS Streets & Trips of the US so I can do it in my sleep, standing on my head in a downpour. This current latest version is just TOO slow.

    It's pretty, but I don't need pretty I need fast.
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  15. BurnieM

    BurnieM Nipple boy

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    We are talking about the MapSource viewing and loading program

    Sounds like you are looking at MapSource City Navigator Australia which does 'turn by turn' auto-routing.
    All Garmin mapping products are called MapSource something.
    Should be fine

    Don't forget that you need to buy a Garmin format 256MB data card as well to load the maps
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  16. BurnieM

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    Yes, if you have already installed your maps then you do not need to install them again after an update to the MapSource viewing and loading program
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  17. Autostream

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    I have 14 and it runs fine on one PC and crap on the other, not sure I like the newer graphics. The on eit is slow on is older, but not slow and has 2gb of ram with an OK graphics card so I have no idea why it is so slow building the maps.

    Had no issues with Tracks 4 Aus

    If I could be bothered I would go back to 13
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  18. BurnieM

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    I think the 2GB memory makes a difference

    Only takes 3 minutes to revert to MS v6.13.7
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  19. Clancy

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    Thanks heaps Burnie
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  20. TravellingStrom

    TravellingStrom Been here awhile

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    Hi

    I have a couple of questions:

    1. I have the GPS Map 76S - I want to add more maps as I am heading to the states, but when I tried to install them, it said my unit was not allowed to have these maps, do I need to get my unit unlocked? It was bought here in Oz, so it has the base map of Oz on it, but not the street maps.

    2. I have lost my original Mapsource install disk, so I cannot install the program on my laptop, do I have to buy another? I did originally register this unit online, so if I 'borrow' someone elses Mapsource, will it allow me to install it and use it, or do I have to buy another copy?

    3. If I can add more maps, where do I expand the memory, is there a card slot inside that I can upgrade and if so, does it have to be a bought one from Garmin?

    Thanks in advance

    Cheers
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