New Garmin Montana

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

  1. swimmer

    swimmer armchair asshole

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    It seems fine. The screen took about 7 business to get to me. About the only thing I can add to the pictures already presented in the previous links is this one. Which shows using a little screwdriver to grab onto the printed flex circuit in order to push it into the socket. Time will tell whether the GPS holds up as well as it did before. The screens look 100% identical. Some guy is probably buying the same OEM screens that garmin probably pays $10 a piece for and marking them up massively and putting them on ebay.
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  2. Emmbeedee

    Emmbeedee Procrastinators

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    Glad to hear it.
  3. swimmer

    swimmer armchair asshole

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    I suspect what happen was the screen cracked at some point by me dropping it or something but it continued to work until my last DS ride and then the screen wouldn't calibrate or respond correctly. It tried removing the dust cover film and completely pulled apart the screen. I can't blame garmin without knowing I was 100% not a fault which I cannot do.
  4. Emmbeedee

    Emmbeedee Procrastinators

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    From the scratches visible on the front, it does look like it's had a hard life
  5. Ridin'nFishin

    Ridin'nFishin Been here awhile

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    I just bought a 600 and need to put CN on it. Do I install it in Base Camp then to the Montana?

    Thanks
  6. Yossarian™

    Yossarian™ Deputy Cultural Attaché

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    Well, it depends.

    What type of computer are you using?

    Do you want CN on a DVD, or do you want it pre-installed on a MicroSD card?

    Do you want to be able to update CN?
  7. Ridin'nFishin

    Ridin'nFishin Been here awhile

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    I have a DVD in hand.

    I do want to update CN to LM later.

    I have a pc.
  8. Emmbeedee

    Emmbeedee Procrastinators

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    Put the dvd into your drive and let it install on the computer, then use MapInstall to put the maps on your Montana.


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  9. ShaneBaby

    ShaneBaby Been here awhile

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    All night I have tried to do this!! Is it possible please Mr Guru

    I want to make a line (route/track?) on Google maps

    then export it to my 650T and be able follow it

    cant be that hard surely????


    I dont need google earth because I cant even figure how to make the line(route/track?) I want on that #@$%^ program

    So the only way I can make a KML on the new google maps is to make a custom map and then export to KML is this right?

    It seems to me i have done this successfully and I have the KML on my computer

    Now I think I need to make a gpx from this for my garmin to read it?

    so I installed gpsbabel and open that drop that KML file in the input box

    and what ever output I select it appears it wont read the KML I dropped in??

    I get this:

    gpsbabel -w -r -t -i kml,lines=1,points=1,floating=0,extrude=0,track=0,trackdata=1,trackdirection=0,labels=1 -f /C:/Users/ShanePC/Downloads/Directions from Currimundi, Queensland to Donohue Highway, Amaroo, Queensland.kml -o gpx,suppresswhite=0,logpoint=0,humminbirdextensions=0,garminextensions=0 -F C:/Program Files (x86)/GPSBabel/Alice.gpx
    XML Reader: Cannot open file '/C:/Users/ShanePC/Downloads/Directions from Currimundi, Queensland to Donohue Highway, Amaroo, Queensland.kml'!

    Error running gpsbabel: Process exited unsucessfully with code 1

    The line I want to follow on Google maps only has 6 points. So I could put each of them on my device as a way point and "where to" to each point as I go but is this using my device correctly?

    Thanks guys my eyes are falling into my coffee Ive been up most of the night and tried lots of things none the right way
  10. DRTBYK

    DRTBYK All Things GPS

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    The easy way is to use this G-Maps online application.

    But, since you think you have a good KML Track, you could just import the KML file into BaseCamp and then transfer the Track to your Montana.
  11. ShaneBaby

    ShaneBaby Been here awhile

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  12. ShaneBaby

    ShaneBaby Been here awhile

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    Hmmn Ill try both now Thanks mate I THINK I have a good KML indeed
  13. DRTBYK

    DRTBYK All Things GPS

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    Should look like this after import your KML file into BaseCamp...

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    Or this on Shonky Topo w/o Contour Lines...

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  14. ShaneBaby

    ShaneBaby Been here awhile

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    I have just connected my device and opened Basecamp

    I go to file and the import option is not available how do I import the kml file?
  15. DRTBYK

    DRTBYK All Things GPS

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    Not sure why you don't see the Import option...

    What version of BaseCamp are you running?
  16. ShaneBaby

    ShaneBaby Been here awhile

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    WOW!! my basecamp looks nothing like that!!!! its postively bare compared to yours I have city nav and NZ/AUs topo maps in there but nothing like that WOW I feel dumb
  17. DRTBYK

    DRTBYK All Things GPS

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    No worries just a different map. That was OSM Australia. But, let's focus on why you aren't seeing the Import option...:wink:
  18. ShaneBaby

    ShaneBaby Been here awhile

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    Thanks I have looking for what version and cant find that! basecamp.ink?

    windows 8 and I installed base camp a couple of months ago and hope it updates auotmatically
  19. ShaneBaby

    ShaneBaby Been here awhile

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    The export option is there but not import
  20. DRTBYK

    DRTBYK All Things GPS

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    BaseCamp --> Help --> About Garmin BaseCamp

    Try just opening the folder where you have the KML file and drag/drop it into a List or Folder in BC.