New Mapsource 6.13.1

 

New MapSource 6.13.1.

Changes made from version 6.12.4 to 6.13.1:

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 on the plot.
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.

RT

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"Internet: As Yogi Berra would say, "Don't believe 90% of what you read, and verify the other half."

thanks for the info

RT, thanks.
The "find nearest places" dialog box is indeed improved, IMO.

New Mapsource 6.13.1

Thanks RT for the update on Mapsource

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

Thanks!

Thanks for the update! Great find.

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Garmin StreetPilot c580 | Garmin StreetPilot c330 | Garmin Edge 205

How does one obtain the new version?

I'd love to experience all those improvements, however I can't figure out how to get the new version. It does not appear to be on my map update DVD for 2008. I could not find it on Garmin's web site either. What do I need to do?

Edit: Nevermind. I did not realize you were referring to a Beta. I found it. Thanks.

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Zumo 450, C530, Quest, Quest, GPS III+

Only update I can find is

Only update I can find is Mapsource 6.13.0.1 which, as mentioned above, is a "beta" version.

Is 6.13.1 listed somewhere else??

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Ed - Garmin Zumo 550 (have 2)

Mapsource

If you click on the link at the beginning of RT post it will take you there. I did and it shows Mapsource 21 August 2007.

I missed that link and never

I missed that link and never could find it at Garmin.
Thanks.

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Ed - Garmin Zumo 550 (have 2)

this link?

http://www8.garmin.com/support/download_details.jsp?id=209

sure, it is difficult to find on Garmin's site. It takes a while to navigate to it.

Not difficult to find

bak276 wrote:

http://www8.garmin.com/support/download_details.jsp?id=209

sure, it is difficult to find on Garmin's site. It takes a while to navigate to it.

As 'mrronnie1' said, just click on the link on the first line of my post and it will take you right there. No need to copy and paste a big long link when you can just 'click and go'!

RT

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"Internet: As Yogi Berra would say, "Don't believe 90% of what you read, and verify the other half."

missing link

I was simply responding to the previous post. When I read your original post, I went over to Garmin's site. It was thereafter I saw one could actually click on the link you supplied. For some of us, it not obvious: merely seeing New MapSource 6.13.1. highlighted in blue in the post may not be enough to show it is hyperlinked, especially since I am not reading the page with my mouse. I guess the post to which I was responding did not "see" the link as well. That was why I posted the long link. Just in case.

Blue is a Hyperlink

bak276 wrote:

For some of us, it not obvious: merely seeing New MapSource 6.13.1. highlighted in blue in the post may not be enough to show it is hyperlinked,

Be it this post, this website, or most other websites, it's common 'website' knowledge that a blue-lettered line is a hyperlink. Check out the many blue lines on the right side of this POI-Factory's webpage, all of them being hyperlinks. A lot of valuable information is being missed if users aren't clicking on them. If anyone is unsure if any line is a hyperlink, just move your mouse over it .... you'll know .... Windows will give you the finger!

RT

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"Internet: As Yogi Berra would say, "Don't believe 90% of what you read, and verify the other half."

thanks

from now we will pay attention to blue lines within posts, as much as we do to those on the sides of the poifactory pages.

Another "feature" in new version...

retiredtechnician wrote:

New MapSource 6.13.1.

Changes made from version 6.12.4 to 6.13.1:

Improved the View in Google Earth feature.
Improved the Find Nearest Places dialog.
Improved the ...
(snip)
Fixed an issue with rendering maps in a locked map product that contains terrain shading data.

RT

Another "feature" that at least some of us are finding, is the new "Crash and exit when transfer is attempted" module. This wonderful component allows me to use the transfer icons as a quick and convenient way to exit the program suddenly without saving any work or moving any data to or from my GPSr. It truly is the fastest way to get out of mapsource. Of course there's always a compromise, I had to give up the ability to transfer routes, waypoints, etc. to my GPSr, but hey, you don't get something for nothing!

Okay, okay, maybe the irony in my voice doesn't display well here in print. I am very frustrated with this problem, and cannot seem to find any way around it. At least one other member has reported the same issue, but he/she was able to do a system restore to a point prior to the update. My system restore files were damaged, I suspect when I accidently filled my hard drive. So restore is not an option for me. I need to be able to completely remove the software, and re-install the older version entirely. So far I haven't found a way to do this. I downloaded a file that said it was 6.12.4, but after installing it, I still had 6.13.1. I think the "webupdate" process forced that. I am waiting for a response to my cries for help from Garmin. Will post more, probably in a new thread for this issue. Meanwhile, buyer beware!

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Zumo 450, C530, Quest, Quest, GPS III+

Send me an email

redbarber wrote:

I downloaded a file that said it was 6.12.4, but after installing it, I still had 6.13.1.

Even though 6.13.1 installed and is working ok, I always keep an older version laying around. If you send me an email that accepts attachments, I'll send you 6.12.2 and/or 6.12.4

RT

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"Internet: As Yogi Berra would say, "Don't believe 90% of what you read, and verify the other half."

Hi all, Does my nuvi 660

Hi all,

Does my nuvi 660 comes with mapsource?I couldn't find anything on it. Also what's the purpose of the mapsource? I'm sorry, still a newbie in GPS

Thank you.

Thanks, RT, but Tech Support and I fixed it.

retiredtechnician wrote:

Even though 6.13.1 installed and is working ok, I always keep an older version laying around. If you send me an email that accepts attachments, I'll send you 6.12.2 and/or 6.12.4

RT

I got hold of Tech Support this morning. Their advice was to remove the old software, delete all keys in the Registry, and delete the c:\Garmin folder. Then load everything from scratch. I did this and it's working fine, (but with 6.12.4 for now). I will be starting a new thread where I will give details of the work, as well as the nifty storehouse of old Garmin software I was pointed to.
Thanks for the offer, though. Maybe next time.

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Zumo 450, C530, Quest, Quest, GPS III+

What does Mapsource do?

jetnuvi wrote:

Hi all,

Does my nuvi 660 comes with mapsource?I couldn't find anything on it. Also what's the purpose of the mapsource? I'm sorry, still a newbie in GPS

Thank you.

Helo Jetnuvi, I'm no expert, but in a nutshell, what Mapsource does is allow you to look at your maps (V8, 2008, whatever you have) on your P.C. You can draw and calculate routes, locate and create waypoints, and other navigation stuff on your computer's big screen. With some GPSr models, (but not all), you can then download the routes, waypoints, etc. to your GPSr and use them. I plan all of my trips on Mapsource first, then when final version is to my liking, I download it to my Zumo. I also test my POI files by converting them to .gpx format, then opening them with Mapsource. I can then visually check the locations of the Points, and verify that they at least look reasonable. It's easy to see large empty spaces where I might have missed some locations.

For more ideas on what it can do, look back at the first message or two on this thread, where the improvements featured in the latest version are listed.

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Zumo 450, C530, Quest, Quest, GPS III+

Redbarber, Thank you for the

Redbarber,

Thank you for the response, i'll definately look at it!