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    hello, i have a garmin gps 176c; its an old er model. I would like to use it for netherlands waterways and walking routes and and bike routes. i have tried to download the rar files but cannot make them work. is there another format that I can download them please ?

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    You need to install the map in Mapsource and then transfer it to the 176C from Mapsource.
    I suppose the 176C is like my old 176 (greyscale without C) and needs to transfer the data by a serial cable. If your computer does not have a serial port there are usb to serial adapters for a reasonable price avalible.
    The 176C can not handle NT-maps I believe but maybe the waterways map is not an NT so it should work well.

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    I did the exercise today on my GPSmap 176C for the same files and I got great help:
    Step 1. Create a directory c:\Garmin.
    Step 2. Unpack the .rar files in the directory c:\Garmin
    Step 3. Run the install.bat file.

    Now, open MapSource.
    Strangely enough, for me as a beginner, after step 3 the map showed up in MapSource under the File button.

    Hope this will work for you too.

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    Anyone has success bringing the Canada Inland Map (Ontario) in to the MapSource. I have the older 176C which connect with the serial port.

 

 

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