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  1. Here's a custom map I made for the ATV trails in Utah. Installs into Mapsource where you can select the map for upload to your GPSr.
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    mapsource update

    MapSource doesn't run on your GPS. It's the PC interface to manage Garmin map files. so the update version does'nt change anything on my GPSr topo maps i have loaded on the older version? Change History Changes made from version 6.13.5 to 6.13.6: Fixed error when displaying feature properties on some map products. Display find results from base map. Correct localization issues for some languages. Changes made from version 6.13.4 to 6.13.5: Fixed announcing of extra via points on some USB units Fixed incorrect waypoint names when exporting point to point routes Fixed incorrect display of Asian language labels Fixed incorrect import of user data in Asian languages Fixed recognition of SD cards initialized in a marine unit Changes made from version 6.13.2 to 6.13.4: Fixed an issue with displaying the product name of some map products. Fixed an issue with receiving data from removable media on Windows Vista 64-bit.
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    Tracks - Combining ?

    To me it sounds like you want to add tracks from one ride to another ride to make a master file of all your rides. Open two instances of Mapsource... Mapsource one....open previous tracks Mapsource two...open tracks you want to add to previous tracks. Copy and paste to Mapsource one.
  4. Thanks... By any chance would reading the kml line color be in a future release of GPSBabel?
  5. Is there a way to get the track name (557 in example below) in a kml file to transfer to the gpx file? I'm using GPSBabel 1.3.4 and when I run the conversion the resulting gpx file will show up as Track 001 instead of 557 when opened in Mapsource. <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <kml xmlns="http://earth.google.com/kml/2.0"> <Document> <Folder> <name>SENTIERS_l Drawing</name> <open>1</open> <Placemark> <name>557</name> <Style> <LineStyle> <color>ff32cd32</color> <width>3</width> </LineStyle> </Style> <LineString> <tessellate>1</tessellate> <extrude>1</extrude> <coordinates>-69.721405, 47.447838, 0.000000 -69.721009, 47.446889, 0.000000 -69.718406, 47.445057, 0.000000 -69.717590, 47.443711, 0.000000 -69.713210, 47.440922, 0.000000 -69.712409, 47.439820, 0.000000 -69.709596, 47.438480, 0.000000 -69.708504, 47.437325, 0.000000 -69.707725, 47.436867, 0.000000 -69.707078, 47.436912, 0.000000 -69.703248, 47.434334, 0.000000 -69.700440, 47.431622, 0.000000 -69.695694, 47.428432, 0.000000 -69.692857, 47.426769, 0.000000 -69.690094, 47.425812, 0.000000 -69.684998, 47.422389, 0.000000 -69.685020, 47.421024, 0.000000 -69.683143, 47.421136, 0.000000 -69.675080, 47.415795, 0.000000 -69.673217, 47.416439, 0.000000 -69.671654, 47.416031, 0.000000 -69.668763, 47.415912, 0.000000 -69.667206, 47.415356, 0.000000 -69.665786, 47.413453, 0.000000 -69.659782, 47.413117, 0.000000 -69.658775, 47.412838, 0.000000 -69.657174, 47.410332, 0.000000 -69.654823, 47.410172, 0.000000 -69.653748, 47.411258, 0.000000 -69.653168, 47.410904, 0.000000 </coordinates> ----cut for brevity----
  6. You have to upload both maps together in one shot. The transparent map will overlay the Garmin map allowing it to show through.
  7. Send me your track files and how you want them labeled...I'll make a custom map out of the tracks that you can upload to your GPS. The map will have a transparent background so your base map or any Garmin detailed maps will show through. email: cf-700 at hotmail dot com
  8. download this video...play in Windows Media Player Track Editing
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    Locked Maps

    I would imagine if you were to upload a new mapset from an unlocked map it would take care of your problem...or insert the card in a reader and delete the GMAPSUPP.IMG file.
  10. Ever had a need to indicate direction of travel on custom maps for your Garmin GPS? Here's a way I came up with...I created a 32x13 pixel arrow in a graphics program...saved file as bmp...used the Add/Edit Image feature of genTYP to custom TYP the polylines. Here's a screenshot sample from a Garmin 276c showing directional tracks/trails. BMP arrow file shown at 800%
  11. With these programs: cGPSmapper GPSMapEdit MapSetToolKit genTYP Inno Setup
  12. Screenshot from a Garmin 176 of how the map would appear on a non-color unit.
  13. In a non-color unit the boundaries will show up as a black dashed line.
  14. GPSBabel Here's a link to the custom map I made from the tracks. It installs into Mapsource where you can then select it for upload to your GPS along with TOPO maps etc. The map is transparent so your basemap or other detailed maps will show through. The boundaries will show up on your GPS as a white line with red border just like in my screenshot above (can be made other colors and thicknesses if desired). Give it a try and let me know if you like it. Download the zip file....read the READ_ME_FIRST.txt file for installation and use instructions. Custom Garmin KY WMA Boundary Map
  15. I converted the kml file to .gdb and it displays the boundaries in Mapsource for me. Here's my .gdb file...download it and open it in Mapsource and see if it works for you. Note: there are 1618 tracks so you are not gonna be able to load very many of them in your GPS...best bet would be to create a custom map from those tracks. KY.gdb file Here's a screenshot from a Garmin 276c showing a custom map I made from the track files...borders can be made any color.
  16. I can turn off route waypoint names in Map Setup on a Garmin 276c....there should be a similar setting to change in the 60 series. Check page 45 of the user manual...Map Setup - Text Route Waypoint Names On Route Waypoint Names Off
  17. When you set the unit to follow a track it will show the track and your position.
  18. You can't use the custom maps...they're Garmin. Try this instead: plug your USB cable in...put your Magellan in File Transfer mode...selecting either Internal Memory or SD Card when the pop-up window opens on your computer screen copy the file you converted to the Track Logs folder
  19. The Garmin Mapsource Overlays (custom maps) listed near the bottom on that site I made from the track files listed at the top. Being you have a Magellan you'll need to convert those .gtm track files to Magellan .log files...as suggested on that site use GPS TrackMaker.
  20. http://www8.garmin.com/support/faqs/faq.js...in%20web%20page
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    Gen TYP question

    open the .mp file that you originally compiled your .img file from click File...Add...point to your new track(s) file click Edit...Select...All Tracks rightclick highlighted track...Convert to...Polyline...Select the level(s) you want track to appear...OK...select type...OK click View...Attachments...Detach...Close if you want to (re)name new polyline(s)...rightclick polyline...Modify...Label...enter text...press Enter click File...Save Map click File...Export...Garmin Img...select your previous .img file...click OK to overwrite...click Run you will now have an updated img file with the changes you made
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    Shape files

    Global Mapper If you are using a Garmin and your end result is to get these shapefile trails onto your GPS it is fairly easy to make a custom map. Here's a screenshot of the map I made from the shapefiles...zoomed in to show trails over Garmin US Topo.
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    Shape files

    ...his .prj file PROJCS["NAD_1927_UTM_Zone_10N",GEOGCS["GCS_North_American_1927",DATUM["D_North_American_1927",SPHEROID["Clarke_1866",6378206.4,294.9786982]],PRIMEM["Greenwich",0.0],UNIT["Degree",0.0174532925199433]],PROJECTION["Transverse_Mercator"],PARAMETER["False_Easting",500000.0],PARAMETER["False_Northing",0.0],PARAMETER["Central_Meridian",-123.0],PARAMETER["Scale_Factor",0.9996],PARAMETER["Latitude_Of_Origin",0.0],UNIT["Meter",1.0]]
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    Shape files

    Thanks for sending the additional files...I can load the trail map in other GIS software packages but for some reason I get the error in GPS TrackMaker. I converted the shapefile to .gpx for you and emailed it to you...you will receive a Trails.zip file attached to the message.
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