Free MapSource

 

I found this info on another site. It worked for me. No hacks or cracks. It comes directly from Garmin. If this against the TOS, please delete.

Download the Training Center:
http://www8.garmin.com/support/download_details.jsp?id=835

Install it

Then download the MapSource update:
http://www8.garmin.com/support/download_details.jsp?id=209

Install it.

You now have full blown MapSource, enjoy!

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Dave - Annapolis, MD

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That's been posted here before and Garmin is okay with this method.

It should be noted that you won't have detail maps with this method.

Thanks

I have a registered copy of v7 so I got the full detailed maps and saved some money.

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Dave - Annapolis, MD

Which is OK if just to get Mapsource, Correct?

Motorcycle Mama wrote:

you won't have detail maps with this method.

MM, For the last month or so, I've been trying to decide if there would be any value in using this process to simply obtain the MapSource program. My V2008 came without it. Seems like the benefit to having Mapsource is managing favorites, converting favorites to POI's, etc. Not having any detail maps is OK. Am I missing anything?

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Randy C530, Nuvi 52

I got free mapsource by

I got free mapsource by extracting the exe file. Then I clicked on the .msi file and it installed the latest mapsource with the latest maps.(2009)

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Nuvi 350 Nuvi 3597LMT Nuvi 1450LMT Nuvi 55LM

Free MapSource

IRESQ Says: Free MapSource
I found this info on another site. It worked for me. No hacks or cracks. It comes directly from Garmin. If this against the TOS, please delete.

Download the Training Center:
http://www8.garmin.com/support/download_details.jsp?id=835

Install it

Then download the MapSource update:
http://www8.garmin.com/support/download_details.jsp?id=209

Install it.

You now have full blown MapSource, enjoy!

‹ Mapsource Help POI Loader doesn't load custom files ›

IRESQ That Only works For These Garmin Units

Forerunner 50

Forerunner 201

Forerunner 301

Forerunner 205

Forerunner 305

Edge 205

Edge 305

Edge 605

Edge 705

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Auggie SP2720 , SP C330, Nuvi 650, Nuvi 785T America Moves By Truck

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Grandad-2003 wrote:
Motorcycle Mama wrote:

you won't have detail maps with this method.

MM, For the last month or so, I've been trying to decide if there would be any value in using this process to simply obtain the MapSource program. My V2008 came without it. Seems like the benefit to having Mapsource is managing favorites, converting favorites to POI's, etc. Not having any detail maps is OK. Am I missing anything?

No, you aren't missing anything. Just be aware that you won't be able to search for POIs this way. But it's very useful for the reasons you state.

I have it on my work computer from this method since I don't have a DVD drive yet on my work computer.

This way I can transfer information from my Zumo if I need to.

Sad.....

It's sad that so many folks have a problem getting mapsource. When I bought my 76CS it came with mapsource. When I broke it and sent it back Garmin sent me a new, retail unit which included mapsource. When I bought my 76CSx it came with another mapsource CD. When I sent it in for repair I got back a new unit with yet another mapsource CD. My son and I bought my daughter a 76CSx and, bingo, another freaking CD. He and I just bought an eTrex Legend HCx for a friend and, while I didn't check, I'd guess it has a mapsource CD with it.

Mapping hand held units all come with this software. They include it like an extra freebie. Once you have any version of it the upgrades are an easy download.

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GPSMAP 76CSx - nüvi 760 - nüvi 200 - GPSMAP 78S