I have a Nuvi 750. Garmin does not provide Mapsource free to it's customers.
Are there any available FREE map programs that will
accomplish the same tasks as Mapsource?????
I know that's a silly question....
Your 750 did not come with a cd-rom? Mine had Mapsource on it, it came with my 760.
Here's the link Joe: http://www8.garmin.com/support/download_details.jsp?id=209
You'll find the 'help' file to be really handy as you're getting started with the program.
Edit to add: Just noticed, that download may not work if you don't already have Mapsource installed. Apologies for the misdirection.
I lost Mapsource when I had a laptop go brain dead, The next time I updated my maps Mapsource was reinstalled during that process. I did not have to do anything else.
If you ask Garmin nicely, they may send you free MapSource installation DVD. I got one and it costs me $0.
I bought the Nuvi 750 in February. When I logged on to My Garmin to register and to get the latest maps and firmware, I had to connect the Nuvi to the computer. Some time during that process, either from the Nuvi or from My Garmin, Mapsource was installed on my computer. I saw it was an older version so I then downloaded the latest version. So somehow I was able to get Mapsource for free. I think it was on the Nuvi since it was a little older than what was on the site.
Mapsource is part of the map update exe file and is installed along with the map files on the computer you are using when you do the map update install to your GPS unit.
You can download mapsoure free from garmin website.
You can download a Mapsource update and install it only if you already have a previous version of Mapsource already installed on your PC.
See this post from earlier in this topic:
Does anyone know where I can find the "Idiot's guide to Using Mapsource"?
One - Did you try the help file? It answered a lot of my questions.
Two - Beg, plead and send your Harley to MM.
Thanks. (no harley!)
MapSource for Beginners – A Complete Step By Step Guide
Here's the official tutorial from Garmin:
The above link is a Flash presentation that explains how to select and save mapsets.
How does that qualify as a Mapsource tutorial?
I tried to download it but it said "previous mapsource not found" and terminated download.
The How-To (from the above link)
1. Download and install Garmin Training Center
2. Download and install Garmin MapSource
Did you install Training Center first before the Mapsource install?
appreciate the links and comments. thanks
Thanks. I did what you said and it worked.
Glad to help...
I asked Garmin (nicely) for a copy of the DVD, but the rep insisted it is never free and that it would cost me $15 (?)
That's correct. Garmin now charges shipping for the MapSource/City Navigator DVD.
Once upon a time it used to be free, but now TANSTAAFL.
LOL. Had to google TANSTAFFL
I called and asked for Mapsource several months after I bought my 750 and they said new maps would be out soon and I could get one when they come out. I told them I was not going to buy the new map this soon and the man made me a copy of mapsource and mailed it and all was free!!
Just keep caling till you get a rep that will send you one.
Did they change the policy after May 2009? I got mine back then (IIRC) and it didn't cost me anything other than time to compose/send an email.
Something free from Garmin?! What is the world coming to?
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