Sorry, I'm kind of new with all this GPS thing, I just got a brand new Garmin Nuvi 40 from my last trip to the US, but now that I'm back in Colombia I really wanna use my GPS, but the pamacol maps are just to expensive for me, so... I just download the .img file, and really don't have a clue of what to do, so I was hoping that someone just give me a hand, and tell what to do, or refer me to a tutorial or something.
I really appreciate what you guys are doing, keep going, and thank in advance!
It's best to put maps that you've downloaded onto an sd card rarther than in the unit, especially if it's new and under warranty. So get a micro sd and create a folder named "Map" (without the quotes) in the root of the sd and then copy the image file into the Map folder. The map can have any name as long as it ends in ".img" eg pamacol.img. That's the way it works on most modern units. I'm not familiar with 30/40/50 series but i'm sure it will work that way too. If anything goes wrong just take out the sd and no harm to the unit. The map from Post #1 is unlocked so when you plug the sd into your unit it will work straight off if that's what you got. Have a read of this too: [Only registered and activated users can see links. ].
EDIT: Sorry Caty, you replied while i was drafting this .
Last edited by Neil; 29th January 2012 at 09:35 PM. Reason: saw eariler reply.
Thanks! I was kind of confuse, because I found the same map in another forum, but it was like 1.5Gb... But now I just install the map just like you said, and everything is perfect! Now I'm gonna check the thread out and look for some Pois... Thanks again!
NP . Just create a POI folder in the root of sd as before & copy .gpi file into it. No need for thanks posts, just hit like button for thanks.
pamacol for mapsource? no img... Thank you
666 has posted a MapSource version of 12.6 here at [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] which you maybe already have seen. If it's too old or the link's down, you can of course load an image into MS using [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] to generate a simple preview map, but you'll lose search functions and it'll be useless for transfer to your gps unit. Ok for browsing in MS though.