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    Question Naming conventions for maps on Garmin nuvi 260W

    Hello everyone 5h0qs

    I would like to be sure that the following naming convention has not changed after the latest firmware updates. Would be a lot easier to be able to name the maps as we want, but it seems that this can be done only on some newer models.


    In internal memory naming it gmapprom.img, and the other 2 in SD under folder Garmin naming them gmapprom1.img and gmapsupp.img.

    Here are the mapset files supported by Garmin Nuvi 255w GPS navigator:
    gmapbmap.img - the default base map
    gmapprom.img - the primary mapset
    gmapprom1.img - the secondary mapset
    gmapoem.img - the OEM mapset that cannot be unselect by user (if it exist) lo
    gmapsupp.img - the supplemental mapset which you can have one in the GPS flash memory and another one in the attached SD card.


    The nuvi 1xxx series has the advantage/ability to load any number of maps from it's internal memory. Simply create a folder in the root of the nuvi drive called "Map" (no quotes) and copy your desired map into that folder. The map does NOT have to be called gmapsupp.img nor any of the older nuvi naming conventions. In this case you should give it a more descriptive name such as Topomaps.img (or anything else for that matter). The only stipulation is that it ends with the .img extension.
    The trick works on SD card too.
    Last edited by david.lynch; 18th March 2015 at 20:47.

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    260w recognize from SD from folder Garmin only map with this two name

    1.) gmapsupp.img
    2.) gmapsup1.img
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    Confirmed here!

    Everything is working as expected!

    jg2t4

 

 

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