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    Default New Etrex20 - basemap only??

    Hi all...
    Would just like to get a clarification on this unit...it does not have any maps loaded except for the basemap but can load additional maps.

    Can I download the Garmap Africa Series 2012 - 2nd Edition from this site. Unlock it
    and follow the tutorial in order to use the unit for navigation for the following purposes:

    Garmap Sub-Saharan Africa Streetmaps 2012.2 - (NT) for city and rural roads in vehicle
    Garmap Southern Africa Topo & Rec 2012.2 - (NT) for mountain passes and dirtroads (offroad 4x4 and MTB and dirtbikes)


    I dont want to buy the device and then I cannot use it because these maps will not work......

    Thanks

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    You can add these maps in an sd ,both maps are in Etrex 20 compatibility list.
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    Must I dowload both these files for Garmap Southern Africa Topo & Rec 2012.2 - (NT) when they want to save it it has the same file names:

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    I am having the same issue. If you successfully installed the maps after installing po2012.2NT.exe please let me know. Thanks.

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    ok will do it's partly dowloaded still 500meg in 23min then will see what's going on...

    download is finished after wasting more than a Gig both files are the same.....verdict

    only download one of the god damn files...
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    All files downloaded
    Basecamp 3.3.3 + the patch
    Garmap Sub-Saharan Africa Streetmaps 2012.2 - (NT)(exe file not the image)
    Garmap Southern Africa Topo & Rec 2012.2 - (NT) (exe file not the image)
    UnLock MapSource

    install Basecamp and do the patch for it.
    extract the maps with winzip
    ........\Garmap_SATopo2012.2NT\SA Topo Rec\setup
    unzip the setup file and then you will get : SA Topo Rec 2012.gmap
    paste map SA Topo Rec 2012.gmap into fileC:\ProgramData\Garmin\Maps
    paste UnLock MapSource.exe in C:\ProgramData\Garmin\Maps\SA Topo Rec 2012.gmap
    run the unlocker.

    OPen Basecamp and select mapset

    Thanks I struggled a bit but it's working
    Last edited by Coeta; 18th August 2012 at 02:27.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coeta View Post
    ........... paste map SA Topo Rec 2012.gmap into fileC:\ProgramData\Garmin\Maps ..........
    That's correct for you Coeta because you're using Vista or later, so it's C:\ProgramData\Garmin\Maps.
    However, in XP it's C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\GARMIN\Maps. Just so there is no confusion for the XP users.
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    ok need some help again....the maps work great on the pc but I need to transfer it to the device..
    I have read the thread : Storing maps in devices....their they only talk about .img files that you have to put on the sd card in a map folder and rename it to the standard .img names for gps and sd card......

    But i downloaded the mapsets and unzipped and got a .gmap file directory and there are no image files in it .....what file must i put on the sd card

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    @Coeta
    You must use BaseCamp or MapSource to transfer the map data in whole or part as you require. Use an sd as catymag informed you in Post #2. You said you've already got the gmap folder installed in C:\ProgramData\Garmin\Maps so it will show in either program. Most people find MS a bit easier to use than BC. Maybe do some more reading from [Only registered and activated users can see links. ], particularly the ones on 'Mapsource and other programs'.
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    ok let me rephrase not transfer......but installing the map on the device??

    In BC under utilities is the option to install maps but it is greyed out.....does it only come active when the unit is connected with the pc via usb cable or is there another way?
    Last edited by Coeta; 20th August 2012 at 01:37.

 

 
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