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*FREE* Topographical Maps For Garmin Nuvi GPS

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by Ghost96Romeo, Jul 15, 2009.

  1. fishshooter

    fishshooter Well-Known Member

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    Rep sent G96R! These work on other Garmis GPS as well. I loaded up my Etrex that I use hunting and hiking with a TOPO map of the state, it is more detailed than the one that cost me almost $100 from Mapsource!
     
  2. Bushknight

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    what is the site that you got the maps for the us from I am coming for a vacation next summer and it would be a great help when traveling
     
  3. Ghost96Romeo

    Ghost96Romeo [OP] What is the Search Tab for????

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    You got it buddy! Thank the mods for making this a sticky!
     
  4. Ghost96Romeo

    Ghost96Romeo [OP] What is the Search Tab for????

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    This one.
    http://www.gpsfiledepot.com/maps/
     
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    05TacomaCO mmmmm beer!

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    worked for my etrex. thanks ghost96romeo
     
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    I still havn't downloaded this damn thing :eek:.... I will have to do it tonight when I get home to my Home PC!:cool::D
     
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    Just did this also! I registered my Garmin Nuvi and got a free update from Garmin, so it was nice to not have to pay 70$ for the update. I am stoked to see the topo as well. This well be helpful! (I also hardwired the GPS in the truck today!)
     
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    It worked for me. Thank you.
     
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    Will this work for other garmin gps systems such as kenwood k500 the garmin gps for kenwood double dins
     
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    Gabassman Drive it like a 4WD

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    Im Downloading this right now. Maps are AWESOME. I just hope is works on my NUVI 260 I hope its not too old.
     
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    I downloaded the maps I wanted, but I cant get them into the drop down bar...

    I gave up any ideas?
     
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    Well crap. I drove "off" the road today getting to my logging area in the state forest. No problem I thought to myself, I'll just grab an SD card for my garmin Nuvi 2797, find that thread on tacoworld and go to town.

    Well sort of. The Alaska topo from gpsfiledepot is a collection of .IMG files. When I browse to them inside map source and try to open one it comes up with an error that .IMG is not a valid file type.

    When I browse to the same files from my start button Winders wants to burn them to a CDROM, but I threw in a blank CDR and "the selected disc image file isn't valid".

    I feel like a new dad who doesn't know how to change a diaper... tech support invited.
     
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    My experience with gpsfiledepot maps is that they have a setup file included. This will load it to Basecamp (modern version of Mapsource). Attach your device to the computer and then from Basecamp you tell it to copy the map to the device. Now I don't know if this works for a Nuvi attached to Basecamp. It for sure works on my Montana 650t.

    I have a 3790LMT which is licensed for an update every quarter. If I plug in the 3790 to the computer and use the Garmin Express program to download to the computer only, the City Navigator file is unlocked and can be used in Basecamp without the device attached. I have done this on 3 computers.

    My question is how do I chose a map on the Nuvi if I load a gpsfiledepot or my garmin 24K topo to the device? Do I have to have either one or the other loaded? On my Montana 650t I have like 20 maps installed and can enable/disable which ones I want.

    One other trick. On my Montana 650t it comes hard coded with a 100K topo map of north america. I found the files on the device and copied them to a dedicated 4GB USB drive. Basecamp now thinks the USB is my Montana 650t and allows me to use the 100K topo without the GPSr plugged in.

    (Long post, sorry)
     
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