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    Default How To Change Which Map Is Displayed On A Garmin GPS

    How To Change Which Map Is Displayed On A Garmin GPS





    With so many maps to choose from on this forum

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    you're likely to have multiple maps loaded on your GPS receiver and you'll need to turn some on or off to show or hide different maps. This is most obvious when you have a topo showing and want to show City Navigator, or you have a topo showing and need to see another topo map.
    This tutorial will walk you through how to show or hide maps on some of the most popular series of GPS units. Even if your unit isn't listed specifically it should be very similar to the steps listed for these series:
    Changing Maps Displayed on the Colorado, Oregon, and Dakota Series


    This section will detail how to change which maps are displayed on the Colorado, Oregon, and Dakota series GPS units. The process may vary slightly based on which profile you are using and which unit. The screenshots were taken with a Garmin Dakota 20.
    1. From the main menu screen find the setup button and click it:
      install dakota 1
    2. Click "Map"
      install dakota 2
    3. Click "Map Information Select Map"
      install dakota 3
    4. Click on each individual map to enable (displayed) or disabled (hidden) the map
      install dakota 4
    5. On the Dakota its as easy as clicking "Enable" or "Disable"; in this case I'm clicking disable (thus why its blue.
      install dakota 5
    6. Repeat this for any maps until you have it configured how you would like. You've now shown/hidden maps on your GPS unit.
    Changing Maps Displayed on the GPSMap 60C(S)x, 76C(S)x, and eTrex Series


    This section discusses how to change maps on the GPSMap 60CSx, 60Cx, 76CSx, 76Cx, eTrex and similar units. Showing/hiding maps in this case is not as easy as it is with the Colorado/Oregon/Dakota series. This screenshots were taken at night with a Garmin GPSMap 60CSx
    1. Hit the "Page" key until you are viewing the map.
    2. Press "Menu" and scoll to "Setup Map"
      display 60csx 1
    3. Press "Enter"
    4. Scoll right/left until you get to the "I" (Map Setup - Information). From this page you can enable or disable single map segments; this is not reccomended.
      display 60csx 2
    5. Press "Menu"
    6. Here you can scoll to any option and hit enter. You can Show All or Show None from this screen. By pressing enter when it says "Hide [Map Name]" it will hide the map and the text will change to "Show [Map Name]".
      display 60csx 3
    7. Show/hide maps from this screen until you've setup your map how you'd like. Then hit "Quit" twice to get back to the map.
    Changing Maps Displayed on the Nuvi Series


    Although these maps are normally displayed on handheld units they can be installed on the Nuvi automobile and turned on and off. There are many different Nuvi units but these directions were tested on both a Nuvi 2x5 series and Nuvi 250W. The screenshots are from the updated 2x5 series Nuvi.
    1. From the main menu screen press the "Tools" button
      display nuvi 1
    2. Press "Settings"
      display nuvi 2
    3. Scroll until you see "Map" and click it.
      display nuvi 3
    4. Click "Map Info"
      display nuvi 4
    5. Check maps you want to display and uncheck those you would like to hide.
      display nuvi 5
    6. Hit back a few times and you'll be back at the menu; now you can view the maps configured as you would like.
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    HI
    I have a nuvi 255 and now unable to change maps by the ablove method ..was able to select and unselect maps ..now am not.
    any ideas for a gps idiot ;0)

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    Hello

    I have a nuvi 260w and installed an unlocked CityNavigator NA on Mapsource and can see the maps fine. When I put the files on an SD card and put them in the unit, I get a "cant unlock maps" error msg. I am able to get an unlock code from the unit ID and the Garmin unlock software. Any ideas?

    Thx

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    Did you use fast image unlocker for unlocking map?

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    I have a nuvi 3790 If I put multiple maps for my country and enable all wich one will be used? IF I got to a are where only one of the maps has the area it will be chosen automatically?

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    Better not to enable more than one routable map covering the same area, nuvi wont display them properly coz they can overlap or wont show at all.
    You can use a topo and a routable map together instead ,coz they have different priority in map draw. But it depends on devices, in some outdoor gps must use different profiles or the CN will be hidden by the topo.
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    Hello;
    I am familiar with turning maos on and off in my Nuvi 855 and have had at times had maps of Canada, North America and Mexico loaded because they have differing levels of detail. Dpending on where I am I keep only one of them visible because of the overlap problem. When you turn the 855 off for some period the battery discharges (it never fully turns off) to the point that when you turn it on again ALL maps are loaded and you have to repeat the proceedure to turn the unwanted ones off.
    I don't think there is a way around this problem because the current configuration is in volatile memory.
    Any ideas? Thanks for any feedback.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mullerh View Post
    Hello;
    I am familiar with turning maos on and off in my Nuvi 855 and have had at times had maps of Canada, North America and Mexico loaded because they have differing levels of detail. Dpending on where I am I keep only one of them visible because of the overlap problem. When you turn the 855 off for some period the battery discharges (it never fully turns off) to the point that when you turn it on again ALL maps are loaded and you have to repeat the proceedure to turn the unwanted ones off.
    I don't think there is a way around this problem because the current configuration is in volatile memory.
    Any ideas? Thanks for any feedback.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mullerh View Post
    Hello;
    I am familiar with turning maos on and off in my Nuvi 855 and have had at times had maps of Canada, North America and Mexico loaded because they have differing levels of detail. Dpending on where I am I keep only one of them visible because of the overlap problem. When you turn the 855 off for some period the battery discharges (it never fully turns off) to the point that when you turn it on again ALL maps are loaded and you have to repeat the proceedure to turn the unwanted ones off.
    I don't think there is a way around this problem because the current configuration is in volatile memory.
    Any ideas? Thanks for any feedback.
    Easy Solution
    Use Your GPS more Often
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