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Installing European Maps on Nuvi 265WT

 

I'm planning to take a trip to Europe and wanted to ask if it's possible to install European maps on my Nuvi 265WT. If so, will this overwrite the existing North American maps on my Nuvi or will the European maps be added to the existing North American maps?

And if the North American maps do get overwritten, is it possible to re-install them once I return from my Europe trip? And if so, how do I re-install them since I do not have a CD to reload them.

Thanks in advance for any information!

Mike

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Garmin Nuvi 265WT User

Get a SD card and put Europe

Get a SD card and put Europe on that instead of the internal memory. That will save you the hassle of losing and reinstalling the North America maps. You will need a SD card regardless, as the Europe maps are 2.4GB in size, which is larger than the available memory on a 2x5-series nüvi. A 4GB card will be sufficient.

Be aware that you cannot use the automated installer Garmin provides to install the maps, though you can download them using that tool. You will need Garmin's MapInstall program.

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I have a Nuvi 750

I bought the Europe maps and went in Mapsource and put just the area I was going to visit. I put the entire maps on sd card and carry it with me just incase I go to some country I wasn't going to. Both ways work great when using the maps. It is better to keep the large part of the maps on sd so they don't take up so much room. Neither way overwrights your unit maps. You have two maps on the unit and have to check what one you want to use.

I bought a new gps, Nuvi 2450, and went to put the a small area of the map on the new unit but couldn't. It is pined to the Nuvi 750 just like the original maps so when we go to Europe I have to take my older Nuvi 750, which is still a great unit. I like the 2450 better but when needed it is nice to have the 750.

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Nuvi 750 (gave to son) Nuvi 2450

preinstalled micro SD/SD card.

dimar-productions wrote:

I'm planning to take a trip to Europe and wanted to ask if it's possible to install European maps on my Nuvi 265WT...

You might want to consider purchasing the Europe maps preinstalled on microSD/SD card. The installation process is to simply insert the card and make sure the mapset is checked in the Map Info screen.

The advantage of purchasing the map this way is that it is not tied to your nuvi serial number. It can legally be removed and installed on another nuvi. Therefore you would be able to sell it on eBay or Craigs list when you return from your trip.

The Garmin part number for the 2012 maps is 010-11045-04. The list price is $99.99, but you should be able to find it for less at several online resellers.

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Alan - Nuvi 3597LMTHD, Oregon 550T, Nuvi 855, Nuvi 755T, Lowrance Endura Sierra

Get a SD card and put Europe

Thank you so much for the quick reply! It is much appreciated!

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Garmin Nuvi 265WT User

I have a Nuvi 750

Thanks for the info on whether it overwrites my units maps. Am glad to hear that it doesn't!

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Garmin Nuvi 265WT User

preinstalled micro SD/SD card.

Thanks for the advice on the SD card and for providing the map part number! I really appreciate that!

I didn't think I would get a response on my question for a few days, but I got great advice in a matter of minutes!!! You guys are awesome!

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Garmin Nuvi 265WT User

Enjoy Europe !

You are not in Cannes, by any chance ? I'm actually looking at that city from my terrace razz

Ya gotta love helicopters these days, though...

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Ain't nuthin' never just right to do the things you wanna do when you wanna do them, so you best just go ahead and do them anyway ! (Rancid Crabtree, from Pat F McManus fame)

Europe map on sd card

alandb wrote:

You might want to consider purchasing the Europe maps preinstalled on microSD/SD card. The installation process is to simply insert the card and make sure the mapset is checked in the Map Info screen.

The advantage of purchasing the map this way is that it is not tied to your nuvi serial number. It can legally be removed and installed on another nuvi. Therefore you would be able to sell it on eBay or Craigs list when you return from your trip.

The Garmin part number for the 2012 maps is 010-11045-04. The list price is $99.99, but you should be able to find it for less at several online resellers.

Wish I knew that when I bought my Europe map.....
Maybe I will buy another one on SD. Thanks

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Nuvi 750 (gave to son) Nuvi 2450

Remote

spera wrote:

You are not in Cannes, by any chance ? I'm actually looking at that city from my terrace razz

Ya gotta love helicopters these days, though...

Do you have a remote helicopter with camera??

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Nuvi 750 (gave to son) Nuvi 2450

Enjoy Europe !

I'm still in Houston, making plans for visiting Europe.

Enjoy that view!

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Garmin Nuvi 265WT User

Not right here, sorry...

mgarledge wrote:
spera wrote:

You are not in Cannes, by any chance ? I'm actually looking at that city from my terrace razz

Ya gotta love helicopters these days, though...

Do you have a remote helicopter with camera??

I was walking my dog the other day, and saw a paparazzo playing with one of them drones, the type with six or eight propellers. I also recently saw a TV show where they were trying to use them during the Film Festival. They got caught, the sceurity guys are much wiser than you'd think !

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Ain't nuthin' never just right to do the things you wanna do when you wanna do them, so you best just go ahead and do them anyway ! (Rancid Crabtree, from Pat F McManus fame)

Son wants one

spera wrote:
mgarledge wrote:
spera wrote:

You are not in Cannes, by any chance ? I'm actually looking at that city from my terrace razz

Ya gotta love helicopters these days, though...

Do you have a remote helicopter with camera??

I was walking my dog the other day, and saw a paparazzo playing with one of them drones, the type with six or eight propellers. I also recently saw a TV show where they were trying to use them during the Film Festival. They got caught, the sceurity guys are much wiser than you'd think !

My son is now in the movie film production. (Just finished his first documentary "The Bugs that Bug Us" trailer on youtube). For his second documentary he wants to get a helicopter and put a camera on it. It sounded like you had one and I was just checking to see if you knew of a good one for a camera.

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Nuvi 750 (gave to son) Nuvi 2450

I wasn't rejecting your post, sorry if that's how it sounded ?

Here's a link to the machine I saw, or close enough anyway

http://www.geek.com/articles/gadgets/google-buys-flying-came...

If you want more, do a quick G*** on Camera Drone, you should get plenty of onfo - that's how I found that one btw.

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Ain't nuthin' never just right to do the things you wanna do when you wanna do them, so you best just go ahead and do them anyway ! (Rancid Crabtree, from Pat F McManus fame)

SD card

dimar-productions wrote:

I'm planning to take a trip to Europe and wanted to ask if it's possible to install European maps on my Nuvi 265WT. If so, will this overwrite the existing North American maps on my Nuvi or will the European maps be added to the existing North American maps?

And if the North American maps do get overwritten, is it possible to re-install them once I return from my Europe trip? And if so, how do I re-install them since I do not have a CD to reload them.

Thanks in advance for any information!

Mike

I put my Europe map on an SD card. This way, when I got home, I just took out the card and I had my old GPS back.

Before I bought my 775t...

I bought the pre-installed Europe maps so I could use them on whichever Nuvi I was using.

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Texas to France

spera wrote:

Here's a link to the machine I saw, or close enough anyway

http://www.geek.com/articles/gadgets/google-buys-flying-came...

If you want more, do a quick G*** on Camera Drone, you should get plenty of onfo - that's how I found that one btw.

Didn't take your post that way. Appreciated the information. Thanks for the link.

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Nuvi 750 (gave to son) Nuvi 2450

You're welcome, feedback appreciated ?

If your son gets one, can you post some info on how they handle ?

The one I saw seemed to fly quite well, but then again it may not have been the pilot's first flight ?

Oh - and then again, there's the price to consider. They are getting used for CCTV in the UK, but with a hefty budget, it would seem.

.... Us Guys and our toys, we always want them. But can we really use them ?

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Ain't nuthin' never just right to do the things you wanna do when you wanna do them, so you best just go ahead and do them anyway ! (Rancid Crabtree, from Pat F McManus fame)

Will let you know

spera wrote:

If your son gets one, can you post some info on how they handle ?

The one I saw seemed to fly quite well, but then again it may not have been the pilot's first flight ?

Oh - and then again, there's the price to consider. They are getting used for CCTV in the UK, but with a hefty budget, it would seem.

.... Us Guys and our toys, we always want them. But can we really use them ?

We bought him a small one that does not carry a camera for his Birthday (40th) this year so that is what he is learning to fly on. He has learned to use the one so I do look for him to get one that can carry a camera and will let you know if he does.

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Nuvi 750 (gave to son) Nuvi 2450

If only I'd known....

It was my birthday just a few days ago... Well, "many" few days ago, anywa smile

Joke aside, I look forward to your feedback. Some day maybe, I'll have a bit of time (and some money) to get into those rigs. I'd been wanting to by an RC hovercraft for many years, till I eventually realized I had too much grey hair in my beard for using one.

Those drones, on the other hand... It's also good to have wishes !

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Ain't nuthin' never just right to do the things you wanna do when you wanna do them, so you best just go ahead and do them anyway ! (Rancid Crabtree, from Pat F McManus fame)

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