New Garmin Montana

Discussion in 'Mapping & Navigation' started by AugustFalcon, May 18, 2011.

  1. JT

    JT Been here awhile

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    I have some portions of Roads and Rec installed to my Montana's card. I installed it with Mapsource.
  2. Rocky TFS

    Rocky TFS Been here awhile

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    I still have Topo USA from the original CD version. I installed them on the laptop years ago, and Mapsource sees them and so does Basecamp. Partial installs of that with Mapinstall have also worked normally, so it can be done.

    First, try installing a subset (to save time) of Topo West with Mapsource and see if the Montana can use it. (temporary workaround)

    It seems that after a certain update of Basecamp it no longer saw old maps, but I did not have that problem. It's in here somewhere in the last 6 months, maybe try the search term "Topo USA disappeared" I would also look at the Basecamp forum on Garmin, it has a lot of good info, and a quote of the above, with the deletion of "bootlegged":evil, will get a response. There is a known workaround, so don't give up. I'm pretty sure I saw some posts on this problem there as well.
  3. rickypanecatyl

    rickypanecatyl SE Asia adventure tours

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    I'm in the US for a bit and realized I don't have city navigotor on my newly "reconditioned" unit.

    Does anyone know if I buy a microsd card version from REI or something like that will it work in the montana, 62s and 60CSx or do I have to pick just one? Obviously I can only use it in one unit at a time, but can I use it in various units? Thanks
  4. Yossarian™

    Yossarian™ Deputy Cultural Attaché

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    Garmin website lists these as compatible devices:

    aera® 500
    aera® 510
    aera® 550
    aera® 560
    aera® 795
    aera® 796
    Alpha™
    Astro®
    Astro® 220
    Colorado® 300
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    dēzl™ 760LMT
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    Edge® 605
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    eTrex Legend® HCx
    eTrex Venture® Cx
    eTrex Vista® Cx
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    eTrex® 30
    GPSMAP® 60CSx
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    GPSMAP® 640
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    GVN 52
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    iQue® M4
    LIVE 1695
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    nüvi® 1260T
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    nüvi® 1300LM
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    nüvi® 1350LMT
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    nüvi® 2595LMT
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    nüvi® 265WT
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    nüvi® 295W
    nüvi® 30
    nüvi® 3450
    nüvi® 3450LM
    nüvi® 3490LMT
    nüvi® 350
    nüvi® 3550LM
    nüvi® 3590LMT
    nüvi® 360
    nüvi® 370
    nüvi® 3750
    nüvi® 3760LMT
    nüvi® 3760T
    nüvi® 3790LMT
    nüvi® 3790T
    nüvi® 40
    nüvi® 40LM
    nüvi® 465LMT
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    nüvi® 500
    nüvi® 5000
    nüvi® 50LM
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    nüvi® 755T
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    nüvi® 765T
    nüvi® 770
    nüvi® 775T
    nüvi® 780
    nüvi® 785T
    nüvi® 850
    nüvi® 855
    nüvi® 880
    nüvi® 885T
    nüvifone™ G60
    Oregon® 200
    Oregon® 300
    Oregon® 400c
    Oregon® 400i
    Oregon® 400t
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    Oregon® 450t
    Oregon® 550
    Oregon® 550t
    Rino® 520HCx
    Rino® 530HCx
    Rino® 650
    Rino® 655t
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    StreetPilot® 7500
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    zūmo® 665LM
  5. atlas cached

    atlas cached OX Ambassador

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    Short answer long......

    Long answer short...

    "yes"
  6. AlaskaDave

    AlaskaDave Adventurer

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    HaHa, I see that now. Good fix with minimal tools. I think I might even be able to do that over here.

    I'm not using the security screw (because it doesn't work) but it's no big issue. I do have my Montana secured to my motorcycle with a lanyard. If I go anywhere away from the bike I simply pop it off and stick it in a pocket or my lockable top case.

    Thanks for the feedback.

  7. levain

    levain STILL Jim Williams

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    I'm thinking while you're in the states you should pay your buddy Wayne a visit in San Diego:rofl:rofl:rofl:rofl
  8. Emmbeedee

    Emmbeedee Procrastinators

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    If you have those old maps installed on your Montana and want to see them in Basecamp, you can do so if the gps is connected, assuming you use JaVaWa to enable their visibility in BC.

    More info here
  9. Emmbeedee

    Emmbeedee Procrastinators

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    When you buy the uSD version the lock applies to the card itself so it can be used in any compatible gps, but can't be copied to another card to use in a second gps. The biggest disadvantage to uSD is that they can't be upgraded, and Lifetime Map Updates don't apply to the card.

    Those same disadvantages also apply to the download version.
  10. 250senuf

    250senuf Long timer

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    Maybe someone could lend you the uSD for your visit or you could check how generous REI's return policy is?
  11. Callahan

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    I just found out that the hard way from the recommendation and disappointed
  12. Callahan

    Callahan Long timer

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    Hey this was a bum steer as the link is wrong, i.e. I ordered what you have recommended and it is too small.

    So DRTBYK what size do you use as Small is too small ?
  13. cyborg

    cyborg Potius Sero Quam Numquam

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    My guess what works is the Nite Ize Backbone Case Size #20 Medium/Tall

    http://www.amazon.com/Nite-Ize-Universal-Backbone-Medium/dp/B001R4CJFM/ref=pd_sbs_cps_5

    http://www.niteize.com/product/Backbone-Case-Size-20.asp

    [​IMG]


    I ordered the Small too from GPS City at the recommended link and haven't gotten it yet, and it was too cheap to bother returning, so I'll use it for something else.
  14. Windrock

    Windrock Adventurer

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    Is there anything written or posted anywhere on the NET that can help with understanding workflow between BaseCamp and the Montana unit. Specifically organzing data in BaseCamp, transferring data between BaseCamp -> Montana and Montana -> BaseCamp. I am Trying to understand how BaseCamp operates so thought if there was some example WorkFlow's someone could post.

    I am very familiar with MapSource but I understand I need to be using BaseCamp with my new Montana.
  15. dacrazyrn

    dacrazyrn ED RN Adventurer

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    That one looks like the size of the one I got for my Spot II
  16. Callahan

    Callahan Long timer

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    That is what I am now going to use it for, good suggestion. Like Cyborg it is too cheap to return.
  17. rickypanecatyl

    rickypanecatyl SE Asia adventure tours

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    Thanks for that. Just confirming I can use it in my 62 one day and the montana the next?



    I'm gonna try! One of the issues we had are my knee guards are 3" too low; his response when I told him was that "in YOUR country you should be able to get anyone to fix that in 5 minutes!" I've literally been to 100+ taylors and no one will touch it.
    The velcro is coming off the gear all over the place; in a letter he insisted that was impossible as he uses the very best velcro on the planet. He also told me the very day I wrote the letter the velcro was coming off he got another letter from someone who wore the gear every day for 28 years and they wrote in to praise the velcro. I'm wondering what he'll say to me when he sees it falling off in person?

    Got a waypoint for Wayne?
  18. cyborg

    cyborg Potius Sero Quam Numquam

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    Rick, off topic, but if you get no joy on the velcro repairs, when you get back to Seattle area, these guys WILL fix anything, and specialize in outdoor gear http://rainypass.com/
  19. Emmbeedee

    Emmbeedee Procrastinators

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    Yes, the card can go from one gps to the other and back as often as you feel like doing it.
  20. Bill Murray

    Bill Murray Been here awhile

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    Have you tried the BaseCamp tutorial videos? Look under Help -> Video Tutorials. This will open a browser window with the following video tutorial options: Adventures, BirdsEye, Find, Introduction, Organizing Data, Routes, Sharing, and Tracks. Start with the "Introduction" and "Organizing Data" videos.

    Key points to note:
    • In BaseCamp, all of your data is stored in a single database called "My Collection."
    • Your data can be organized in List Folders, or in Lists. I believe the Mac version of BaseCamp also offers "Smart Lists" -- the Windows version of BaseCamp does not.
    • Your original data is always located in "My Collection." A List it is just a way of organizing how you view your data in "My Collection."
    • A List Folder is a way to organize Lists. Start by creating some List Folders.
    • You can have Folders within Folders.
    • You can have any number of Lists in a List Folder.
    Watch the "Organizing Data" video a couple of times, to ensure you understand the concepts. Then try creating some Lists, Folders and some data in those.

    You may also find this BaseCamp Wiki useful:

    http://garmin-mapsource.wikispaces.com/BaseCamp

    I recommend you experiment with BaseCamp a bit, to learn how it works, before you begin migrating your data from Mapsource to BaseCamp. And when you do begin to migrate your data, do so SLOWLY, not all at once.