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    Default How to update maps on Garmin eTrex Vista HCX ?

    Hello,
    I have a GARMIN eTrex Vista HCx that only has Basmap.
    How can I update the map for Bulgaria?
    Thanks.
    Last edited by Boki_Srb; 15th January 2022 at 04:31 PM. Reason: approved

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    I use this website for my free TOPO maps

    Spoiler: Website
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    Spoiler: To put directly on the Etrex
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    Spoiler: For use with MapSource or BaseCamp Software
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    They have maps for all of: Africa, Australia-Oceania, Central-America, Europe, North-America and South-America

    If you want Official Garmin Topo maps you will not finds them here.

    There are 2 ways to put maps on an Etrex:

    One by copying the IMG file to the SD card as posted below.

    Spoiler: On SD card in the folder Garmin
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    Then reinstall the SD card.

    or

    Connect the Etrex to the PC via USB cable and transfer the map info you want to the Etrex via Garmin MapSource


    Spoiler: Installing a map with MapSource
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    I always download both files the IMG and the install package for MapSource and BaseCamp.

    With it being in MapSource you can lay out tracks and send them to the Etrex too.
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    Spoiler: small image of poor quality
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    Тhis happens every time when i try to upload maps to the device. I tried MapSource and BaseCamp its the same ...
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    I can not make out your screen shot.
    When I try to zoom in it is out of focus
    You need to make a better one that is full size.
    Plus spell out the error message you are getting.
    Last edited by asprin624; 22nd February 2022 at 08:09 AM.

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    There is a problem with the OpenTopoMap_Bulgaria.gmap causing this MapSource error message
    Spoiler: Error
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    Might be worth looking at this
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    Why not just download the SD version and copy it manually to the SD card.
    Size of map is only 188 MB

    You can still use your Mapsource version to make tracks and sent it to the Etrex.

    I just tested with the Bulgaria map in Mapsource and the track install on the Etrex with no problems at all.

    Spoiler: Here is the SD version of Topo Bulgaria
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