MapSource

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

  1. BurnieM

    BurnieM Nipple boy

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    A GPSmap 76S has a fixed 24 MB of internal memory. You cannot expand this or use memory cards.

    Some mapping products use an unlock code.
    The unlock code is specific to a particular version of a particular mapping product and a particular GPS serial number.
    You can load somebody elses maps to your PC and enter their unlock code and it will let you view them on your PC but you will not be able to load them to your GPS.

    You can borrow somebody elses MapSource map CD and load it to your PC and then enter your unlock code (as long as it is for the same map product and version number) and this will work
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  2. TravellingStrom

    TravellingStrom Been here awhile

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    Hi Burnie

    Thanks for the reply, even though it is not good news.

    So, by the looks, I will need to buy a new map base, for USA and hopefully it will come with a new mapsource.

    If I have to do that, depending on cost, I will.

    I do not need to use a street map as I will have that for my TomTom, but I was hoping to use the Garmin for the tracking ability and the ability of it integrating with Google Earth.. The last time I tried the Neam? for TomTom(tracking data program) it crashed the system, so I may stay away from that for now.

    Anyway, cheers
    TS
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  3. BurnieM

    BurnieM Nipple boy

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    Que ?
    I think you mean NMEA data output.

    The GPSmap 76S will put out either Garmin protocol or NMEA and you will need to set this on the GPS
    Most PC based moving map programs should work
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  4. TravellingStrom

    TravellingStrom Been here awhile

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    Yeah, sorry about that, I meant NMEA, this data is ouput by TomTom and can be logged, but when I used it it crashed the TT.

    After having talked to a few people at the Horizons Unlimited meeting last weekend I have decided I will buy the world map for my 76S. I can then use this in some of the countries where my TT will not be useful.


    Also, when I said above I lost my install CD for mapsource, I also lost the code, so even though I registered online, I am unsure whether this is useful in tracking back. My email address has changed a number of times since then. I will ask the shop I bought it at tomorrow :)

    Cheers
    TS
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