Legacy format with *.img map tiles are normally stored under "C:\Garmin\.". Some 3rd part map providers store maps in their own directory structure like TrakMaps.
New GMAP format are stored under "%PROGRAMDATA%\GARMIN\Maps\." (prefered for ALL users) or "%APPDATA%\GARMIN\Maps\." (for single user). There can also be a Windows LNK-shortcut in either of those pointing to some other path. GMAP format is the new format that Garmin uses for both Windows and Mac.
It's possible to create a GMAP version from legacy IMG with Gamin MapConverter for Windows.
Thank You WknThDg, it worked perfectly with PV_complete.tdb.HomePort!
1. question: Does this work for other maps too with this .tdb file?
2. question: I created an .img file (with MapSource "Send to device" function), changed the Ms in header to 0 (using GMapTool) and put it on an USB stick (Garmin folder), but HomePort didn't accept it as a correct file. It checked it a while (green increasing line), but finaly rejected it. What did I wrong?
I have tried the steps outlined in p7 to get this to work in homeport, but when i select split.....it comes up with all errors. Could someone please post a step by step tut for a complete noob. I would like to use this in homeport. Or could sum1 upload to trak marine files with this already done?
Damn the 5th columners, I was about to return my GPS, as I could never have afforded the maps. The GPS unit was already over my budget, and I soon realized it was almost useless without maps. I could spend 30$ on a map, not 200!
I bought this for the safety of my family, so if it ever saves us you will be to thank.
Who knows maybe the 5th columners have cost people their lives.
Last edited by payne72; 2nd April 2012 at 02:09 AM.