2597

 

Why won't Map Source connect to Garmin 2597 or 55 thanks in advance.

Switch to MS mode

Yes ..

Switch to mass storage mode and Mapsource will see it, but ...

Just be aware that a user who posted on the Garmin forums was having problems getting Express to install a map update to his sd card, eventually it seems this was due to the fact his nuvi was in mass storage mode, when he switched it back to mtp mode all was well.

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2597

Thank you for your help now if only I can figure out how to get the unit to tell me when I get close to a red light camera or dog park it would be great. Will this modification effect map down loads?

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deplee wrote:

Thank you for your help now if only I can figure out how to get the unit to tell me when I get close to a red light camera or dog park it would be great. Will this modification effect map down loads?

You need to help us understand the problem.

My nuvi came as an MTP device. I switched it to MS mode and am still able to do my Garmin map updates.

Whether you device is in MTP or MS mode, installing the POI Factory's redlight camera POI file should alert you to red light cameras.

Dog parks are a bit more complicated. If there's a dogpark POI available and you downloaded it to your computer and installed it to your GPS with Garmin's POI Loader program, and if you have your GPS set to alert to these (did you set alerts when loading with POI Loader?) and if each dogpark POI location is within about 98 feet of the center of the roadway you're on, you should get an alert when you're within your preset alert distance. If the POI file sets locations more than 98 feet from the center of the roadway you're on, you will not get an alert unless you convert the file to a TourGuide.

There's a lot going on here, so we need some help from you before we can offer more detailed advice. Have you installed some Custom POI files? Have they been set to alert you? How familiar are you with installing custom POI files, adding custom icons and audio, and have you ever installed one as a TourGuide? Etc.

@deplee

Map downloads should not be impacted by whatever you do on cameras and/or dog parks.

Based on what I know about dog parks (and, by the way, we do not have full country coverage), they will not likely be within 30 meters (98 feet) of the centerline of a road you would likely be driving on.

This says that you want to set up a TourGuide file. BUT - you will need to decide for yourself how far you are willing to divert from your current destination to visit the dog park. This distance (1/2 mile, 1 mile, 1 1/2 miles, etc.) will be used in the alert distance.

What follows are good starting points in exact instructions on how to do a TourGuide.

TourGuide alerts using csv files {G}
Making CSV Files into TourGuides – And Their Many Different Uses
TourGuides made easy {G}