Maps from garmin to Basecamp.

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Maps from garmin to Basecamp.

Post by EarthWorm » Tue Aug 15, 2017 8:52 pm

Anyone know if it is possible to transfer the map from a garmin montana onto a PC so it shows in Basecamp without having to connect the GPS unit every time?
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Re: Maps from garmin to Basecamp.

Post by Oop North John » Tue Aug 15, 2017 8:54 pm

What sort of map, is it on an SD card?

I cloned an SD card map of Morocco using this idea onto a SD card that lived in the computers flash drive slot:

http://www.gpsrchive.com/Montana/Clone% ... FlashDrive

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Re: Maps from garmin to Basecamp.

Post by EarthWorm » Tue Aug 15, 2017 9:06 pm

Thanks john that looks like one way to do it, yea the map is on an SD card, I'll give it try :arrow: :arrow:
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Re: Maps from garmin to Basecamp.

Post by Tramp » Tue Aug 15, 2017 9:10 pm

if the garmin map is unlocked just copy and paste to a new card..make sure the garmin file is inserted into a garmin folder otherwise it cant be read by basecamp..img etc...

or just download a opensource topo map to the basecamp maps folder on pc :D

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Re: Maps from garmin to Basecamp.

Post by EarthWorm » Wed Aug 16, 2017 8:51 am

cHEERS rUSS, i'LL TAKE A LOOK AT THE openmaps stuff
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Re: Maps from garmin to Basecamp.

Post by Oop North John » Wed Aug 16, 2017 10:10 am

The opensource maps are good value, but, in the past the mapping hasn't been as accurate as the paid for stuff, eg, a road junction shaped like a "T" has a gap between the two roads, so the laptop / GPS sees it as a no through road if your going up to the "T" junction and so routes you around a scenic route to go past the junction.

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