Bing Maps

 

Anybody ever use Bing.com to get any maps? If so how in the world do you send it to your gps. I can send the maps with a usb but not thru MSN Direct. 885T

Interesting. Similar to

Interesting. Similar to Google Earth, yet different.

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You cannot send Bing maps, Google Maps, etc to your Garmin nuvi. Garmin units can only use maps made specifically for Garmin units, either by Garmin or third party sources.

I believe that you can however send routes or waypoints created using Bing or Google to the GPS but not the maps themselves.

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I use Bing Maps to send waypoints and routes wirelessly

I use Bing Maps to send waypoints and routes wirelessly to my 885T using the MSN Direct link but have never heard of sending maps that way.

Bing Maps is really handy if you have a MSN Direct receiver. You do not have to even have your GPS unit anywhere near you when you do it and you can send it from any computer you happen to be using. They appear in your GPS the next time you turn it on while it is connected to the receiver. I have pretty much switched from Google to Bing now because it is so simple and quick to use.

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rjrsw wrote:

Bing Maps is really handy if you have a MSN Direct receiver.

Yes, this works quite well as long as you're in a coverage area. I'm in an area where I frequently cross over the boundary between Los Angeles and San Bernardino counties in SoCal. Crossing into the next coverage area can cause quite a delay in the GDB 50 to switch over & resync and start resending data. This also affects traffic but that's another thng altogether.

There is also a limit (20 I believe) to how many waypoints can be sent in a 24 (or 12, not sure) hour period. Aside from these limitations, the system works very well for OTA data transfer.

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bing maps

I prefer Bing maps over Google for sending points to my GPS.

Also, I notice that Bing has a Navteq in the lower right corner. I have had an occasion where I sent a favorite to my GPS from Google and I noticed that the position of the road was not the same on my GPS vs Google relative to the location that I sent. I re-sent the location from Bing and it did come up in the same location on both Bing and the GPS.

I've tried sending

I've tried sending directions with bing but I cant seem to get it to work. I have MSN.

Must be in range and receiving data

Steve620 wrote:

I've tried sending directions with bing but I cant seem to get it to work. I have MSN.

You must be actively receiving MSN data for it to work. By that I mean your receiver must be within range and actively receiving data. It's supposed to have a battery and some storage memory so that it continues to receive data if the cord is left in the car.

You can send Google maps to

You can send Google maps to your Garmin. If you go to Google maps and hit send, it will ask if you want to send to a GPS. If you say yes, it will open a drop down box with a list of GPS's one is Garmin.
I have NUVI 350 and have sent a few maps to it.

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you can not send Google maps to Garmin...

Timantide wrote:

You can send Google maps to your Garmin.

Sorry but those are not maps that you're sending to the GPS. If you've looked up an address, sending to GPS sends that address/location to the GPS as a waypoint or favorite. Maps cannot be sent to the GPS via Google, Bing or otherwise. Garmin uses their own proprietary maps which will only work on Garmin units. Maps from other vendors simply cannot work on Garmin units.

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Download MSN maps to Garmin 880

I have had the same problem. In the past I was able to download the maps, but lately I am unable to get the successful download. Garmin told me that it had something to do with the contract between Garmin and MSN. Has the contract been renewed? Garmin is not too helpful in the matter.

Downloading non Garmin maps!

I thought the only way to download a map to a Garmin is using Mapinstall or Mapsource (aside from copying an IMG file directly to the PND)!

Only thing I ever been able to download from MSN to my Garmin is a location! Certainly not a map!!!

I think everytime someone says they downloaded an MSN Map or Google Map, they are referring to locations. Am I wrong?

You are not wrong

rafacq wrote:

I think everytime someone says they downloaded an MSN Map or Google Map, they are referring to locations. Am I wrong?

You are correct. Newbies often think they are dowloading the map and pushpins that they see on the PC screen. All those web sites only download the individual waypoints.

Going To Try

Haven't tried the MSN OTA with my 780. I have a little time today so I think I'll play around with it.

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Bing to 885 over MSN

Worked for me. Looked up an address and confirmed my service area. After I left and got in the car, the location was sent to my Favorites.

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I have the 885T and use Bing

I have the 885T and use Bing maps and it works great. It usually takes anywhere from 15 to 30 minutes for the transfer to show up in my favorites but it works fine.

Nuvi 765t

gerrydrake wrote:

I have the 885T and use Bing maps and it works great. It usually takes anywhere from 15 to 30 minutes for the transfer to show up in my favorites but it works fine.

Would it work on the 765t??

It should

The send feature in Google, Mapquest, Bing is really not model specific. If it works for the 8X5 series it should be the same for the 7x0 or 7x5.

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"Would it work on the 765t??"

bsp131 wrote:
gerrydrake wrote:

I have the 885T and use Bing maps and it works great. It usually takes anywhere from 15 to 30 minutes for the transfer to show up in my favorites but it works fine.

Would it work on the 765t??

Only if you now have or purchase a MSN Direct receiver.

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MSN Direct works on 765T

But you need to have the MSN Direct power cord (GDB-50) for it to work. Once I select a location to be downloaded, it shows up on my 765T within 1 -5 minutes! Here in Dallas it is that fast!

I Give Up

I have the 885T, I called MSN and they told me what to do, I must be doing something wrong I just can't get it to send wireless.

select the reactivate link and that should solve your problem

Steve620 wrote:

I have the 885T, I called MSN and they told me what to do, I must be doing something wrong I just can't get it to send wireless.

If it still doesn't work go to the MSN direct site and go to your account and select your receiver and select the reactivate link and that should solve your problem. Even if you are still receiving other updates on the receiver do the reactivation anyway. I had to do it when mine quit showing up after I had sent them.

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Can Google or Mapquest do this?

In Bing maps, when you search for a location and its found, a red box with a blue arrow appears on the map at the location. Hovering your mouse over that box allows a popup to appear which contains the SEND command for uploading the point to your Nuvi as a Favorite.

But what if you had a number of locations you wanted to send to the Nuvi. Bing can do this transfer all at one time. To accomplish this, instead of selecting SEND from the pop-up, select ADD TO COLLECTION. This results in the Collection Editor window opening and your location push pin appears there. Now enter another location search and ADD it to your collection. Continue until you have all your addresses showing in the Collection Editor window.

Now in the Collection Editor window, select ACTIONS and SEND, then GPS. This will result in ALL of your listed locations to be send to the Nuvi as Favorites in one upload.

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Logging on to MSN

When I'm on bing maps in the upper right corner it says Im logged on, is that the same as being logged on to MSN ?

Hard to Tell

It's sometimes hard to tell with Microsoft stuff but I think in the case of Bing you are logged into Windows Live (hotmail, bing and possibly msn (not msn direct).

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MSN Direct

When I log into MSN Direct I have to use my Windows LIVE passowrd.

Bing Maps

I have been playing around with Bing Maps for several weeks now.Make a few custom pois for my own use.It does have some nice features but still not in the My Google Maps category but getting there.Use the feedback to make some suggestions like being able to see the coordinates when you point to a location,importing CSV files and being able to move the push pins before saving the location.For making custom poi files it is pretty straight forward.Here are the steps I have came up with so far.

1.Create account and sign in. http://www.bing.com/maps/
2.Click on collections and select open your collections.
3.Click on New collection and type in the information for your file and click save at bottom once completed.
4.Go to search at top and type in what you want to search for. For my example Hocking Hills State Park VA and click search.
5.You will now see on left of screen Directions, Add to collection and Send. If you click send you will have the option to send email or gps.
6.Click Add to collection. Using the down arrow select the collection Title you want to put it in and click save.
7.Continue adding locations to your collection until completed.
8.Click on collection again at top and click Open your collections. Select the title of your collection.
9.Click the down arrow for Actions. You will now see several selections. If you select send you will have the choice to Send wireless with MSN Direct or Send with USB.
10. If you select Export you will have option to save as a GPX file.
11.Click GPX. Screen will come up allowing you to save the GPX file to your computer that you can load to your gps unit.

Extras to look for.
1.Open up your collections. You will have option to import a GPX file from your computer and add it to your collections.
2.To view your maps in 3D you will need to install 3D. You will see 2D and 3D on the map page. Just click 3D and it will take you to the download page.
3.Once you have created your collection you can go back and click on the pin or hold cursor over it and you will see option to move the pin allowing you to fine tune the coordinates. You will have to re-save as a GPX file for the new coordinates.

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The MSN Cord

johnc wrote:

You must be actively receiving MSN data for it to work. By that I mean your receiver must be within range and actively receiving data. It's supposed to have a battery and some storage memory so that it continues to receive data if the cord is left in the car.

You are quite right. The MSN receiver and its separate battery are in the 12v power plug, and the cord doubles as an FM antenna. The GPSr does not have to be left on or even connected to the cord to receive data. The only requirement is that the cord is left extended and able to receive the FM signal, whether you store it in the car or bring it inside.

The MSN receiver should continue to run about 3-4 days (with a full charge) after being disconnected. It will transfer the data it has collected when it is reconnected and the GPSr is powered up.

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thanks for the tips

charlesd45 wrote:

I have been playing around with Bing Maps for several weeks now.Make a few custom pois for my own use.It does have some nice features but still not in the My Google Maps category but getting there.Use the feedback to make some suggestions like being able to see the coordinates when you point to a location,importing CSV files and being able to move the push pins before saving the location.For making custom poi files it is pretty straight forward.Here are the steps I have came up with so far.

1.Create account and sign in. http://www.bing.com/maps/
2.Click on collections and select open your collections.
3.Click on New collection and type in the information for your file and click save at bottom once completed.
4.Go to search at top and type in what you want to search for. For my example Hocking Hills State Park VA and click search.
5.You will now see on left of screen Directions, Add to collection and Send. If you click send you will have the option to send email or gps.
6.Click Add to collection. Using the down arrow select the collection Title you want to put it in and click save.
7.Continue adding locations to your collection until completed.
8.Click on collection again at top and click Open your collections. Select the title of your collection.
9.Click the down arrow for Actions. You will now see several selections. If you select send you will have the choice to Send wireless with MSN Direct or Send with USB.
10. If you select Export you will have option to save as a GPX file.
11.Click GPX. Screen will come up allowing you to save the GPX file to your computer that you can load to your gps unit.

Extras to look for.
1.Open up your collections. You will have option to import a GPX file from your computer and add it to your collections.
2.To view your maps in 3D you will need to install 3D. You will see 2D and 3D on the map page. Just click 3D and it will take you to the download page.
3.Once you have created your collection you can go back and click on the pin or hold cursor over it and you will see option to move the pin allowing you to fine tune the coordinates. You will have to re-save as a GPX file for the new coordinates.

thanks for the great tips