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  1. here's a video I'll be sending to Garmin to see if they can come up with a fix... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EkCNwAljksQ
  2. I have my Montana 600 mounted to the handlebar riser on a snowmobile and encountered a problem I never had with any other GPS (GPS lll Plus, 176, 276c and 620)I've run on sleds. At idle the unit vibrates slightly causing the map to spin. If I hold the unit solid or shut the machine off..no spin. I was thinking maybe the vibration was causing the units sensor to try switch between landscape or portrait but locking it into landscape didn't help. Anyone else run into this?
  3. email me your mp file and I'll convert it for you...
  4. Rating a product without even knowing how to operate it...You two could have pulled the Quick Start Guide out of the box and read page 5.
  5. My Garmin GPS III Plus still works good...
  6. Although it says "Put your message on the next line", you can use multiple lines. I've put my name on the first line and phone number on the second, so it doesn't get split in an inappropriate place. up to 5 lines/40 characters per line (including spaces) will display properly in the portrait position.
  7. Edit startup.txt in Garmin folder to display a custom message on bootup screen....I put my name and phone number in case I lose my GPS and someone would want to contact me. I gave it a 30 second pause to give plenty of time to read...the pause can be overridden by touching the screen. .
  8. Google "log track to data card" Most manufactures have manuals for their products online. Download it from Garmin's site. The next thing to do is study it.
  9. Use the Track Divide Tool in Mapsource. Zoom in on each end of the "connecting line" and cut it with the tool...then delete the line. Better to save your tracks by logging them to the data card....see pages 27-28 of your manual.
  10. by hollow pointer do you mean like these?
  11. Use GmapTool to combine the two gmapsupp.img files.
  12. You don't need to decipher German...just look at the pictures...several will do what you are looking for...if you see something you like download the attached file. site freeday pointed you to... http://www.naviboard.de/vb/showthread.php?t=34041
  13. Have you read your manual? Page 45? Covers what was said in posts 2 and 8 in this thread.
  14. releasethedogs is in luck...his wife has a Windows machine.
  15. Sequence to change map name using GMapTool GUI version. Create a working folder and put the original Korea OSM gmapsupp.img file in it. Start GMapTool Add gmapsupp.img making sure it is highlighted Split the gmapsupp.img file making appropriate entries. Add the img files that were split out of the gmapsupp making sure only they are highlighted Write making appropriate entries Join making appropriate entries will now show like this on the map information page on GPS
  16. Use the GUI version then... got a link for that? The GUI and command line version are packaged together...download using the link Madproforg listed above.
  17. GMT command line text instructions http://www.mediafire.com/?fbezaip7atqi5pp Create a working directory and place gmapsupp.img, gmt.exe in it. Command prompt sequence to rename map name with GMT...in Windows. Same in Mac??? Once you split the gmapsupp create a list.txt file with file names of maps to join ie as in illustration below 63240001.img - 63240002.img etc and place in working directory before you run the gmt -j (join command) OSM original Korea map name in Garmin GPS OSM modified name Korea map in Garmin GPS
  18. Was the filename for each of the maps (Korea, Turkey etc) you downloaded named gmapsupp.img?
  19. Use Mapsource and a detailed map. If you don't have Mapsource/detailed map... Get a copy of Mapsource using this link as a guide. Get a free detailed topo map which includes Colorado using this link Install Mapsource and the Topo map. Start Mapsource. Go to the lake where you are gonna plot your GPS locations. Optional...In Mapsource click Edit tab...Preferences...Position...change Datum. Click Edit tab...New Waypoint...type in a name...choose a symbol...edit position..click OK Do the same for the remaining locations...now that you have one waypoint entered you will only have to edit a few digits for the remaining locations. When done save it. You can then upload the waypoint file (and the Topo map too if you want) to your GPS. Screenshot showing a sampling I entered into Mapsource....
  20. 200 saved tracks...are they track point limited? And if so how many points per track?
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