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Explorist 400 - street map topo conversion troubles.


jimreid1
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Ive done a lot of reading about this problem. Im well aware of the problems with the mapsend not exporting the correct format of detailed maps to use with my explorist 400. I have MapSend S&D Canada and MapSend Topo 3D USA. My goal is to get street map details from Canada onto my explorist.

 

Ive managed to export a region from MapSend S&D Canada and save it in .img format. Ive attempted to use MMO Converter to convert the .img to .imi. MMO converter seems to succeed in the conversion, but when loading them onto my explorist they fail to load (invalid map format).

 

Has anyone ever succeed in transfering street data maps onto an explorist and could point me in the right direction? Im lost and just need some help, thanks.

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I got Direct Route to work instead of trying to figure out why MMO27 wasnt working. Anyway, when I goto export the region to the hard drive it ask for the serial number. But my serial number is 2 digits longer then what it will allow you to enter into the field. Should I just negate the last 2 digits, or does it even matter? It outputs the .imi file fine, is the file and the gps unit supposed to be linked with a common serial?

 

Havnt got to my gps yet to see if it will take the map upload or not, im just curious

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The correct serial number is the one that is shown in the "about" screen on the gps. The serial number from the battery compartment has an extra 0 on the front, and another extra digit at the end. If you drop the first and last digits from the serial number in the compartment, you should get the correct one.

 

File transfer to the gps is done in usb mode. When you want to transfer your map from the hard drive to the gps, put the gps into file transfer mode, select the SD card, assuming you have one. Then the gps should show up as a removeable drive on the PC. Now, to actually transfer the map, just drag-and-drop the map into the 'detail map' directory of the removeable drive.

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