New Garmin Montana

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

  1. atlas cached

    atlas cached OX Ambassador

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    They also have a transparent version of just the trail maps, NWTrails, if you want to layer the trail information over another map, like City Navigator, etc...
  2. Rocky TFS

    Rocky TFS Been here awhile

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    I've been playing with custom POI files after reading Post # 1935-1938 way back in January '12 from DVWalker.

    Several of them went well, then I started seeing this behavior: (posted on the Garmin POILoader forum)


    I have created a half dozen *.gpi files with POILoader from *csv or *gpx files with a custom bitmap for each.

    When I look for them in "Extras" on the Montana, they appear as originally named along with 6 instances of "Garmin", which has a single POI named "Poi" right at my house.
    This POI is NOT in any of the original files, it's being created during the conversion to *gpi process.

    I'm converting into a HDD folder, the GPS is not connected, so where is POI Loader getting that lat/long from?

    I use special directories for POILoader data, only including one bitmap and one *.csv or *.gpx file at a time, so there is nothing else in there for the Loader to see.

    When I look at the *gpi files with GPS Data Team's online editor, each *gpi file has as it's last entry the lat/long for my house, named as "Poi".

    However, this POI does not show in the listings of that file when viewed on the Montana, i.e. "Arizona Rest Areas", it only shows up in a separate list called "Garmin" with only that one identical poi in it, "Garmin" being repeated six separate times.

    Any of you gurus have an idea what's happening?:D
  3. Jon_PDX

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    Cool.....Thanks!

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    I've had a Montana 600 for a couple of months now. It's working well- not too much trouble setting it up since I've read/skimmed this entire thread and most of the links that have been posted- Thanks for everyone's efforts.

    I ran across this post (#4235, page 283) by TravellingStrom and didn't see any replies, but it's something I've been wondering about as well. Anybody know what the logic behind the order of listing is when you ask the Montana to do a CITY SEARCH?




    I just did a similar Montana search sitting here at my computer for the town of Evergreen which is about 7 km from my house. The first Evergreen in my results list is Evergreen, NC (2405 km), the second in my list is Evergreen, CO (7.43 km).

    ................shu
  5. EmmEff

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    Just more Garmin incompetence and lack of attention to detail... anybody can be a software developer, not everybody can be a good software developer.
  6. Bonerov

    Bonerov Damned dirty ape

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    Did anyone else get this email from GPS City about the new 600 series? WTF?


    Oregon 600 Series Sneak Peek.
    <TABLE border=0 cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width="90%"><TBODY><TR><TD>[​IMG]</TD><TD vAlign=middle>The Garmin Oregon has been re-imagined with a bright, dual-orientation multitouch display, dual battery system, and a more robust processor. An 8MP camera with flash and flashlight mode is added to the Oregon 650, making it the best companion for all outdoor adventurers.

    Pre-order today and be guaranteed the earliest delivery available!

    </TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>[​IMG]
  7. Emmbeedee

    Emmbeedee Procrastinators

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    It's an Oregon, not a Montana. Smaller and looks like USB power only, which makes it far less interesting to me.
  8. mass-klr

    mass-klr Been here awhile

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    It's the new Oregon. Montana is still better. This one does not even do voice prompts. Still glad I got my Montana...
  9. Bonerov

    Bonerov Damned dirty ape

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    I'm retarded. Read "Oregon" and translated into "Montana" in my head. Disregard. Nothing to see here, people. Move along.
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    mass-klr Been here awhile

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    I know. You had me there for a minute. I saw the same thing :deal
  11. WIBO

    WIBO Will it buff out?

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    Yip...I get like that these days..and I'm only 49.....my hard drive is full.....must defragment...where's the red wine?


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  12. Bonerov

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    Careful, too much wine can result in a serious loss of data. Whiskey, on the other hand, can result in re-formatting. :evil
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    WIBO Will it buff out?

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    You mean a clean canvass with which to work with??......reboot....where's the Bushmills... lol

    :)


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  14. Bonerov

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    It sounds good until you realize that you have to re-install your OS and all programs. :rofl
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    WIBO Will it buff out?

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    Fek it all...I'll just have a drink and blame Windoze.... lol


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  16. gots_a_sol

    gots_a_sol Been here awhile

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    I noticed when the using my Montana in my truck, when it is running on battery power, it beeps at me when approaching my next turn. When plugged into external power, it gives voice prompts. I loathe voice prompts(they are muted btw). How can I make it just beep at me when it is plugged into external power?

    Yea yea, RTFM. I seem to have misplaced it. Yea, that is the excuse I'm going to use, misplaced it :rofl
  17. atlas cached

    atlas cached OX Ambassador

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    Misplaced the manual?

    The original Garmin Montana manual is available directly from the Montana Wiki.

    The wiki covers a lot more than the manual however, including the information you are looking for. Maybe. :D Let us know if setting [Tones Output] to [Internal Only] accomplishes what you desire.

    Another option may be to navigate to your \Garmin\Voice\ directory and remove all available voice files from the device :wink:
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    Not to dilute the Montana info too much but I bet there will be a version of the Rugged Mount out for the Oregon 6XX series before long. I can't believe Garmin wouldn't have better than mini-USB power since the device has a rechargeable NiMH battery, a built in flash, flashlight, and Bluetooth.

    I created a thread for the new Oregon.
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    ROFLMAO........ "re-install you OS and all programs"

    :lol3:lol3:lol3:lol3:lol3
  20. dlh62c

    dlh62c Long timer

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    The owners manual and a quick reference guide should be loaded on the gps.

    Connect the unit to a computer via a usb cable. The manuals should be located at "?:/Documents/files/pdf" on the unit. They are named OM_EN.pdf and QSM_EN.pdf.

    daryl