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    Quote Originally Posted by syzygy View Post
    Garmin's search is done by radial scan from a starting point, default to your current GPS position. To search items on a China or other map, you need to change the starting point to somewher on that map. This can be done by the "Near" function (a button or menu item) on your device's GUI.
    Exactly, that was what we used in China : the search function. The device listed us the nearest metro or railway station, for instance, but you can use it
    also for banks, road exits, hospitals, etc..... If the map is installed on your device, well...that's it, I think it's ok.
    You say "I get street names but when I select a street there is no information for it", but keep in mind that it's not Google Maps you're looking at, man.
    It's not exactly the same way to use, and since the map covers the whole territory of China, you can't have the same precision.
    Anyway, it's largely sufficient to find your way and help you find roads, if you learn a little bit of Chinese pinyin terms beforehand, like :
    bei = north, nan = south, xi = west, dong = east / lu = road, hence nanji lu = east ji road.
    And for some adresses, we had to take care of the empty spaces : sometimes you don't know if you have to write the adresse in one or two words, eventually we tried both ways and got the answer, the map was really helpful in Beijing, always found the adresses we were looking at, even in small hutongs.
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    Thanks everyone for all for the help!

    Knowing how to read pinyin is pretty much required for this map, at least for pronunciation purposes. Most cab drivers can't read pinyin so if you dont say it out loud, they wont know where you want to go. The reason they can't read it is because they are usually older (50+) and come from the rural countryside, so they never learned pinyin. Their education came from a time before China had standardized education (let alone one that included pinyin). The cab drivers end up in the cities because as farmers their land is annexed by the Chinese communist gov't (usually to make way for a city/road) in exchange for money. Having no skills, they head to the city (where all the money is), buy a cab and drive (no education needed).

    Quote Originally Posted by shalero View Post
    It's not exactly the same way to use, and since the map covers the whole territory of China, you can't have the same precision.
    That explains it a bit...but my default North America map has much more detailed info and is bigger. I think it's just cuz of the lack of any sort of urban planning in many cities in China. I live in China 10 months out of 12 and it's absolute chaos trying to find an exact location for a business. Highways and overpasses are literally built within a month, roads are demolished or blocked off completely due to construction....so take this map's accuracy with a huge grain of salt. When I saw no address info for this map I was wondering if something didn't transfer over, but rather this is all done using POI only.

    ditto for the pinyin translation too. Some places are not quite don't quite use the right pinyin translation for that city (probably because of the slight accent inherent to the city). Good tip about adding/deleting spaces. Usually if 2 characters form a word then you keep the pinyin together (no spaces).

    ie. Shanghai City has three characters: Shang + Hai + Shi. Because Shang + Hai go together to form a proper noun, there shouldnt be a space between the pinyin for it. That's why we write "Shanghai Shi" but this map has it as "Shang Hai Shi"
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    I used this map last month in Shanghai, Nanjing, Hangzhou and the surrounding areas, It worked out fine and very accurate.

    Thanks for the upload.

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    Thanks for share this map. It provides very detail addresses in the big cities. pretty easy to search address in PinYin.

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    Hello everyone, here from China.
    I bought a Garmin 1455 GPS (very good) with the maps in Chinese, hoping to put the maps of China in English and Pinyin. I had a surprise, could not open the Garmin folder. I put the SD card, but did not work, I put the maps from Brazil and were recognized in the SD card. What is wrong and how should I proceed. Anyone have any idea...
    Greetings to all!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Celso Maximino José View Post
    I had a surprise, could not open the Garmin folder. I put the SD card, but did not work
    Have you enabled hidden folders on your windows? Put the img in a "Map" folder
    Same in sd put it in "Map" folder with anyname.img, not gmapsupp.img
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    Quote Originally Posted by Celso Maximino José View Post
    I had a surprise, could not open the Garmin folder. I put the SD card, but did not work, I put the maps from Brazil and were recognized in the SD card. What is wrong and how should I proceed. Anyone have any idea...
    Make sure your China map is unlocked. Your Brazil map probably is already unlocked to start with.

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    I need the map with offset error. could someone upload it to another site like rapidshare or mediafie. I really need it badly. Thank you

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    Quote Originally Posted by Celso Maximino José View Post
    Hello everyone, here from China.
    I bought a Garmin 1455 GPS (very good) with the maps in Chinese, hoping to put the maps of China in English and Pinyin. I had a surprise, could not open the Garmin folder. I put the SD card, but did not work, I put the maps from Brazil and were recognized in the SD card. What is wrong and how should I proceed. Anyone have any idea...
    Greetings to all!
    If you are in Beijing, call me. I will do it for you. I'm familiar with these things
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    Quote Originally Posted by midnight1 View Post
    I need the map with offset error. could someone upload it to another site like rapidshare or mediafie. I really need it badly. Thank you
    See the updated link at the end of post #1.

 

 
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