Mapsource - 6.13.0.1

 

MapSource Beta Version 6.13.0.1 Is Out as of August 3 2007 if anyone is interested go to Garmin.com

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

Mapsource changes

Changes made from version 6.12.4 to 6.13.0.1:

Improved the View in Google Earth feature.
Improved the Find Nearest Places dialog.
Improved the transfer of user data to removable media drives for marine units.
Added support for transferring user data to Symbian Garmin Mobile XT devices.
Added a temperature field to the tab delimited text output.
Fixed an issue where a track or route vertical profile that spanned a detailed map boundary had an erroneous fissure.
Fixed an issue with URIs (links) in GPX files that contain non-ASCII characters.
Fixed an issue when opening a GPX file that contains a new-line as the first character of a waypoint comment.
Fixed an issue with adding duplicate link entries in the waypoint dialog.
Fixed an issue with rendering maps in a locked map product that contains terrain shading data.

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

Mapsource comment

This version of MapSource no longer supports Windows 98, Windows Me, and Windows NT.
Works with Windows Vista.
Although this software is believed to be reliable, it has not yet been released for production and should be used at your own risk.

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

MapSource for C-340

For anyone who would care to comment:
1) What benefit is there to the MapSource on the C-340?
2) What kind of things can I do with the Mapsource program that I can reasonably fit on my C-340?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks all!

mapsource

Mapsource goes on your computer.

you can "manage" your favorites.

you can create .gpx poi files.

you can easily "browse" the map and view the "pre-loaded poi's" on your computer.

you can create "TourGuide" files. (For units that support TourGuide files, the 340 doesn't)

There is probably more, but that's all I've used it for.

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........Garmin StreetPilot c550 / Nüvi 765...........

Toiur guide

So how do you create the tour guide files?

MapSource is on the new 2008 disc

MapSource is on the new 2008 disc, a Garmin tech emailed the instructions on getting it from the 2008 UPDATE disc to computer.

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Can you post those

Can you post those instructions? It would be beneficial to all of us who have upgraded to the new map version

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NickJr Nuvi 3597LMT

on my c330

nickjr wrote:

Can you post those instructions? It would be beneficial to all of us who have upgraded to the new map version

When I updated, it was put on my computer automatically. However, I can now call up the old or new version. Very interesting for comparison purposes. Don't know if you had to have older version already installed or not, mine was...

Take a look at the Help File in POI Loader

robertsjae wrote:

So how do you create the tour guide files?

Creating TourGuide Files

TourGuide is a feature available on compatible Garmin devices. TourGuide files include Custom POIs with descriptive .mp3 audio files. When you approach a TourGuide point, the .mp3 file plays and provides you with information about that point, much like a guided tour. TourGuide files must be saved as .gpx files.

NOTE: TourGuide files are usually created by third party developers.

To create TourGuide points, follow the steps for creating Creating Custom POIs in MapSource and use the File/URL field to attach the appropriate .mp3 files to the points. The .mp3s must contain the word “TourGuide” in the file name to activate the TourGuide feature. For example, “TourGuide.mp3”, “TourGuide USA.mp3”, or “TourGuide 12.mp3” are all valid TourGuide file names.

After you have created all your TourGuide points, save them as a .gpx file. See Creating Custom POIs in MapSource for more information.

After you have saved your TourGuide points in a .gpx file, you can save them on an SD card or load them on your compatible GPS unit using Express Mode or Manual Mode.

Adding Pictures to TourGuide Points

You can add .jpg images to your TourGuide points by following the steps for creating Creating Custom POIs in MapSource. Save the .jpg images and TourGuide .mp3 files in a directory, then use the File/URL field to link to that directory.

You can also include the path to the .jpg image in the ID3 data of your TourGuide .mp3 file. Search the internet for more information on ID3 tags for .mp3 files.

Managing my Favorites

lsmonop wrote:

Mapsource goes on your computer.

you can "manage" your favorites.

you can easily "browse" the map and view the "pre-loaded poi's" on your computer.

Am I the only one who is having an issue with my waypoints having info deleted from them after I send to Mapsource and then transfer back to GPS? In other words, I send over a waypoint with the address in tact and when I send it back to the GPS, the city, state and zip have been deleted. Is this happening to anyone else and if it isn't, please give me some tips as to what might be happening...thank you.

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On your mark, Get set.....wait a minute......D-A-N-I-E-L..........now we can GO.... (Garmin c340)

Newbie

Hi, I am a newbie to GPS navigation and all the fun it promises. Is Mapsource the best interface for the add ons that can be included for my Garmin c530?

Disk 2008

I have the 2008 update disk, can you tell us? or email me?

OK maybe I'm confused. What is the program to edit trips on your PC and then upload to the GPS.
I have the SP C550. It is updated w 2008. Is Mapsource the program uploaded/updated to my GPS or something else?

???

MS Streets and Trips

Can MS Streets and Trips 2007 be used to manage and/or create .gpx files like Mapsource?

I've not had your problem....

rhamona wrote:
lsmonop wrote:

Mapsource goes on your computer.

you can "manage" your favorites.

you can easily "browse" the map and view the "pre-loaded poi's" on your computer.

Am I the only one who is having an issue with my waypoints having info deleted from them after I send to Mapsource and then transfer back to GPS? In other words, I send over a waypoint with the address in tact and when I send it back to the GPS, the city, state and zip have been deleted. Is this happening to anyone else and if it isn't, please give me some tips as to what might be happening...thank you.

I don't recall having your particular problem...I usually end up with duplicate entries, then have to delete from the gpsr.
kch50428 explains better here

I have used hornbyp's program GeePeeEx editor to add phone numbers etc to my existing favorites so they'd be dialable with no problem. It's actually much easier than mapsource.

A link is available via the faq section - under "useful software & web tools"

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........Garmin StreetPilot c550 / Nüvi 765...........

Managing favorites...continued

I just downloaded the new Mapsource Beta. Brought the favorites over for viewing on the PC and no adresses or icons appear in Mapsource. It names the Favorites but that's it, no addresses are displaying therefore I have no way to add info to comments because comments is blank. Any suggestions?

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On your mark, Get set.....wait a minute......D-A-N-I-E-L..........now we can GO.... (Garmin c340)

Cannot get it to work

I am new to GPS and downloaded Mapsource used my unlock code, then when I plugged in my Nuvi 350 it put my favorites in but when I tried to to transfer the maps it said "There are no maps on this device". I went into settings on the Nuvi and under "Map Info" I had City Navigator NT 2008 with the box checked. Too late to call Garmin until Monday.

MapSource from UPDATE DIsc

This is for PC only sorry MACs.

PLEASE NOTE this is copied and pasted directly from a Garmin tech email, the only change I made was to #5 regarding the UNLOCKING OF MAPS, my unlock code was their and I deleted it. The Unlock code I deleted was the same as on MY.Garmin.com under "MapSource® Unlock", you may want to go get that prior to attempting this.

Your GPSr does NOT need to be plugged in to your computer to do this.

If you feel at all uncomfortable doing any of this please don't, I would hate to cause any of you stress, contact a Garmin Tech Rep. I got this VIA email from the Second shift people, they seem less stressed after the phones stop ringing. GO FIGURE

I believe I read on here that Garmin has a newer update than Map Source 6.12.4.

Good Luck Please let me know if this works for you.

Jim

Please follow the instructions below for
installing the City Navigator 2008 NT map to your computer.

1. Insert the disk in your computers dvd drive.

2. Cancel the initial setup program.

3. Click on your Start menu.

4. Open your My Computer icon.

5. Right Click on the City Navigator disc and choose Explore.

6. Locate and open the Windows folder.

7. Locate and open the MSI folder.

8. Double click on the file called CNNANT2008Update_ENU.msi .

This will start the install program and load the maps to your computer.
You will need to click on the link below and download the latest version
of Map Source. Download the file to your desktop and then install it.

Map Source 6.12.4 update
http://www8.garmin.com/software/MapSource_6124.exe

Once you are done with installing the Map Source update it will launch
and you will have to unlock your maps. Please follow the instructions
below to enter your unlock code.

1. Map Source will launch.

2. You will receive a message stating there are locked maps detected.

3. Click on the Unlock Maps button.

4. Click Next on the first two screens of the Unlock Wizard.

5. Enter your unlock code when asked for. (mine was on MY.Garmin.com, UNLOCK MAPS I think it is. It's that long 25 digit number.)

6. Comment is not necessary but you may input one if you wish and then
click Next

7. Choose "No, I will Register Later" when prompted to register your
unlock code and click NEXT. Click YES on the pop window. Confirming that
you do not want to register.

8. Choose "No, I am done" and click Next on this window.

9. Click Finish.

Your maps should be installed on your computer.

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Mapsource transfers Favorites

mourton wrote:

I am new to GPS and downloaded Mapsource used my unlock code, then when I plugged in my Nuvi 350 it put my favorites in but when I tried to to transfer the maps it said "There are no maps on this device". I went into settings on the Nuvi and under "Map Info" I had City Navigator NT 2008 with the box checked. Too late to call Garmin until Monday.

You are not transferring maps, only Favorites. You can transfer your favorites (waypoints on mapsource) between your PC and your GPSr.

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Garmin StreetPilot c530, Mapsource

Mapsource..managing favorites

I just downloaded the new Mapsource Beta. Brought the favorites over for viewing on the PC and no adresses or icons appear in Mapsource. It names the Favorites but that's it, no addresses are displaying therefore I have no way to add info to comments because comments is blank. Any suggestions please if not I will have to call support for assistance?

My comment is listed again as the previous comment is not indicating "new" so I am assuming the open forum is not seeing my post...thanks

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On your mark, Get set.....wait a minute......D-A-N-I-E-L..........now we can GO.... (Garmin c340)

Thank You JMAR254

I was in the process of my annual clean up and reformat of my computer, I just followed your posting and it worked like a charm.

Ok, let's back up a bit...

rhamona wrote:

I just downloaded the new Mapsource Beta. Brought the favorites over for viewing on the PC and no adresses or icons appear in Mapsource. It names the Favorites but that's it, no addresses are displaying therefore I have no way to add info to comments because comments is blank. Any suggestions?

You get your favorites to show up in the box on the left and map on the right...

What you have to do next is click "Edit" then "Waypoint(s) Properties" add your comments then click "Ok"
I think this is what you are looking for. (I hope)

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........Garmin StreetPilot c550 / Nüvi 765...........