Cannot install Mapsource??

 

Hi to who can give some helps. Just bought a new Nuvi 350 and downloaded Mapsource 6.13.4 from Garmin web. However, when I'm trying to install it to my PC, it turns out that I cannot do that since there is no "previous" Mapsource already installed on my PC. There is no Mapsource CD coming together with my 350, which I suppose is the case in European market now (not sure if 350 selling in states will go with a Mapsource CD). How could I then use Mapsource on my PC?

Without it, how could I upload map to my 350?

Thanks in advance.

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Garmin Nuvi 350, Europe City Navigator NT V9

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The MapSource update that you can download from Garmin's website is just that ... an update. It won't work unless you already have the full version of MapSource installed on your computer. The nuvi doesn't come with the MapSource disk, however, many people have been successful in calling Garmin to get it for free. If you search the forum here, you will find several threads on the subject. But basically if you tell them that you want it to manage your favorites and transfer them back and forth between the unit and your computer, you should be able to get it.

However, you cannot use it to load maps to your 350 since the maps are already preloaded to the unit. If you were to purchase additional map regions in addition to the ones that came preloaded, then you would be able to load those maps to the unit.

Thx

Motorcycle Mama wrote:

The MapSource update that you can download from Garmin's website is just that ... an update. It won't work unless you already have the full version of MapSource installed on your computer. The nuvi doesn't come with the MapSource disk, however, many people have been successful in calling Garmin to get it for free. ....

Thanks for the quick reply!!

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Garmin Nuvi 350, Europe City Navigator NT V9

See this thread...

See http://www.poi-factory.com/node/4620 for instructions on obtaining the Mapsource program and a rudimentary world map.

fatal wrote:

How could I then use Mapsource on my PC? ... Without it, how could I upload map to my 350?

You could try asking Garmin for the DVD - but Garmin Europe really doesn't like shipping them :-(

If you buy maps from Garmin (on DVD), a copy of Mapsource is included.

If you want to upload 3rd party maps, there are programs like Sendmap20 (click link and scroll down the page)

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