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  1. Thx Heres the official thing from the Tech Support Still might get this GPS deal as its cheaper to get the crappy uncompatible v8 with the GPS than buy the GPS on its own from most places All maps (ie. BlueChart, MetroGuide, City Navigator NT, City Navigator, City Select, etc.) except for maybe BlueChart g2 maps are compatable with the 60CSx. Normally MetroGuide maps aren't routable on the gps but there are several ways around that. You can get a patch for v8 here: http://forum.brighthand.com/showthread.php...646&page=11 second to last post. Rich
  2. v8 has 1,125,827 poi's and 3,957,519 miles of roads. v9 has 1,306,294 poi's and 4,633,513 miles of roads.
  3. Is it really an international version or a scam such as this one: http://forums.Groundspeak.com/GC/index.php?showtopic=174994
  4. The process will work for any map, however certain information can be lost in the process such as routing, street addresses, additional poi information such as address and phone number, and DEM information. The original US Topo maps don't have any of this information, so nothing is lost from doing the process on those maps. To use the process on another map such as the Canadian topo maps you will have to generate a set of .gdb files which contain the map segments you want to combine, this is a simple but somewhat tedious process. The Canadian topo maps have over 7000 segments. They do have routing so that would be lost. The size of the maps is over 3Gig so you wouldn't be able to load all the maps onto a 2Gig card even after eliminating the segment limit (but you would be able to load more than you would be able to otherwise).
  5. What directories are the eastern, western, alaska, and hawaii maps in? What directory did you specify to the program? Thanks for getting back to me... they all reside in the "C:\Program Files\Garmin\Garmin Topo Disks" directory... \Alaska, \East, \Hawaii, and \West Send me the combinemaps.log file. Check my profile for email address.
  6. What directories are the eastern, western, alaska, and hawaii maps in? What directory did you specify to the program?
  7. The unlock codes that you entered when you unlocked the maps can be extracted from the gmapsupp.img files from the gps units that you have loaded the maps to. You'll need to transfer the file from the gps and then use a hex editor to view the file. Download sendmap20 from here: http://cgpsmapper.com/buy.htm and use that to transfer the maps from the gps to the pc. Then load the file into a hex editor. In the hex editor go to the bottom of the file and then search up for the string "City Select North" without the quotes. Before this string you will see a string of 25 characters, this is your unlock code.
  8. It's inherent in the process. DEM data, routing data, and poi addresses will be lost. However since there is none of this data in the original US Topo maps you won't lose any data with those maps.
  9. How much memory space does the whole Topo US map set take? 1.2Gig
  10. There are 6,114,707 poi's in City Navigator North America 2008, there are 5,428,786 poi's in City Navigator North America v8. http://forums.Groundspeak.com/GC/index.php...p;hl=difference
  11. SO in other words I need a DVD R&W. the reason I am asking is that I have an old PC that has a dvd R only that I maybe able to install The dvd-r drive you have will work. And you can get a new DVD writer for as little as $30: http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductList....05&SortBy=A
  12. What they're saying is that MapSource alone doesn't really do anything by itself (except up/download waypoints, etc.). It's the interface for manipulating map data. So in addition to MapSource, you also need to own map data to really use it. He will have map data, he ordered US Topo 2008. The problem is that the version of mapsource that comes with his copy of Trip & Waypoint manager and the version that will be on US Topo 2008 won't run on Win98. He can download the version of mapsource for legacy op systems that will run on Win98 but since it is an update it checks the registry to see if a previous version is installed, if it doesn't detect that a version of mapsource is installed then the update won't install. To get around the catch 22 you have to manually add the registry key that the mapsource update is looking for, then you can install the mapsource "update" without having to install a "shipped" version of mapsource.
  13. The maximum versitility statement was in the microSD/SD card section and means that if you decide to get the card instead of the DVD then you should get the microSD card even if your gps takes SD cards, then you can use the microSD card with an SD card adaptor to use in your gps, and if needed at some other time use the microSD card directly in a unit that takes microSD cards.
  14. City Navigator on DVD: Is locked, the unlock code is tied to the unit serial number of your gps, can only use on one gps unless you purchase additional unlock codes. Advantage, can view and use maps on pc to create routes, waypoints, etc. Advantage, can mix maps from different map products (for instance City Navigator & Topo 2008) on the same card. City Navigator on microSD or SD card: Is locked, the unlock code is tied to the serial number of the card. You can use the maps on multiple gps units by just inserting the original card into whatever gps you want to use it on. You can't make a backup so if you lose the card you are out of luck. The maps on the card can be read and transfered to another card but since the unlock is tied to the serial number of the original card the gps won't use unlock them. Advantage, can use on multiple gps units (but obviously not at the same time). For maximum versatility get the microSD card and use an SD card adapter if your gps uses SD cards.
  15. Instead of emailing them, give them a call, they are a lot more responsive on the phone. They should be able to tell you how to install the update even though you don't have a previous version installed. There is a simple registry edit that can be made to do it.
  16. Garmin Mobile 10 is a package which includes the GPS10x gps receiver, City Navigator Maps, and Garmin Mobile XT software (the software to display the maps). You can just buy the GPS10x receiver by itself. You can use the GPS10x receiver with any program that supports a gps receiver with NMEA output, so you can for instance use cachemate with the NMEA gps plugin to manage and navigate to the caches. For on road navigation you can use the GMXT software that comes with the Garmin Mobile 10 package, or you could use third party applications so for instance you could use Tom Tom software and maps with it. Currently the GMXT software is fairly buggy and unstable but they are actively working on the bugs. Once the kinks get worked out of GMXT it will be pretty good, it's the same GUI interface that the Nuvi's and new Streetpilots use but with a lot more features that they lack such as routes with more than one via point, track log recording, and setting of specific roads & areas to avoid.
  17. Here are over 900 waypoints. I don't remember where I got the file. http://rwsmaps.griffel.se/files/50060-wdwcollection_v1-2.gpx
  18. Check www.salescircular.com. The items currently listed are from the normal weekly ads, check back tomorrow morning to see if there are any from any specials in the Saturday paper.
  19. One link you gave has instructions to solder in a capacitor to solve the problem. Personally I would just solder a pair of wires from the spring connector to the pads.
  20. I don't believe that there is a Japanese model, Garmin doesn't even sell maps of Japan. In any case their website says: Included Software/Maps North America Maps, South America Maps which means that it has the North America basemap (why would the Japanese version come with a North America basemap?) or they are including City Navigator or MetroGuide maps of North America for free. I wonder what excuse the slimebags would come up with if you called them on their bluff and said the Japanese model would be fine.
  21. US Rec Lakes & Fishing hot spots v5 has a lot of detail for lakes, for other areas it has the same coverage as the old Roads & Recreation maps. The old US Topo maps have bouys & markers for sounds and channels. Neither are locked products. Are you interested in coastal areas or inland areas?
  22. The segment limit is 2025 not 1025. And that limitation can be worked around: http://forums.Groundspeak.com/GC/index.php...=170615&hl=
  23. Use an older version of cgpsmapper such as 0085.
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