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    How to share our own maps on forum



    How to copy and upload maps from your Garmin device or from Mapsource and upload on an host server to share it on forum.


    Users sometimes ask how to do it,so I try to explain it simply in few words.

    Is the map on your GPS?

    1) Plug USB your device to your pc.
    If it's a new nuvi you must make it behave as a mass storage device ,so read:
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    2) You must enable hidden files and folders in your Windows OS

    folders

    3) In Garmin folder or in .System folder or in Map folder you'll find maps loaded in your device.
    Maps can be named as Gmapprom.img ,gmapsupp.img or nameofyourmap.img (eg.France_topo.img)
    Maps can be in an SD too in a Map or Garmin folder.
    To see the content of this *.img you can use GmapTool
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    drag the .img in it, click on Details and it will show all the infos about the map.

    4) Drag the map file to your pc, just the map file .img and compress it with Winrar or 7zip

    5) Choose an host. We usually use Zippyshare (200 MB max) or 1fichier (2 GB max).
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    Zippyshare is faster in download, but if you have a big map you must split it with Winrar in more than one part.
    1fichier allow to load bigger files in just one part.
    On both ,select the file to upload from pc and click start upload. Dont leave the page untill the upload isnt finished.
    At the end you'll get the link to share on forum.

    6) If the map is installed in Mapsource you must look for the gmap folder or the Family folder.
    Paths are usually:
    for gmap folder is for example : On an XP system the directory for CNNANT 2012.4 is
    C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\GARMIN\Maps\City Navigator North America NT 2012.40.gmap
    On Vista and Windows 7 systems
    C:\Users\username\AppData\Roaming\Garmin\Maps\City Navigator North America NT 2012.40.gmap

    for Families the path is C:\Garmin.

    7) compress the folder and upload it on host server.

    8) The .img can have your codes in it ,so please before posting it ,you have to delete them.
    Codes can be seen in Gmaptool log and deleted using an Hex Editor, just use search ,localize them and change numbers and letters with XXXX XXXX XXXX etc
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    If you're not used to the Hex editor ,just send the map link to me or Neil or kenta2 and we'll reupload the maps without codes.


    9) To easily upload files ,you can use this files uploader
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    Thanks for your future shares
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    You have to navigate to get to the good.

    [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] Password for my files: gpspower.net
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    A simply recommendation that was missed; in the case of JCV, ASR, SID, GS2, and SQLite, must be identified the device or the type of device that origins the files, for high or low resolution screens.
    Please add this to the first post. Thanks!

    PS: I'm not a expert in software; and, as Giomen said, to the JCV you has to identify if the version is to splited or entire screen version. Forgive my mistake... However; remains my advise that the files must be identified by source and/or by type. Thanks for support!
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    Very valid point PUNGENTE. Sometimes very confusing for newer users . Particular example is if ASR files are not identified for specific units [not hard to add '1' or '2' behind ASR to help differentiate at least].
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    But only one point is not considered! User often do not know for what uploaded files is means. Even you, PUNGENTE, makes the mistake: there are no high or low resolution screens JCV - there are JCV for full or split screens and full or small version for the beginning!
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    ...... there are no high or low resolution screens JCV ......
    Well, yes technically. But in PUNGENTE's defence everybody knows what he's talking about, just as they do when anyone else uses Hi-res/Lo-res for JCV files i.e. 480*270 and 212*234. This is another instance when the description works because it's universally understood, just as VID [Vendor ID/Vendor Identification] is not the correct name when used for Secondary Region Identification or Sub-Region ID. It isn't right but it works so who cares? .... (That's rhetorical btw, we know you do G, lol).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Giomen View Post
    Even you, PUNGENTE, makes the mistake:...
    I'm not a software or GPS expert, and I don't truly know for what those files serves; only know where I look for this knowledge in this forum, if I really need... My slip is acceptable because the intention is only to show my point of view; if you not a GPS expert (my case) you don't know what files to download until the uploader tell what the origin or the variety of the files; and, in some cases, neither an expert will know because none identify is posted... If everyone tells the origin (in case of the non-experts, like me) or the type (in the case of catymag and other experts) of the files, it's much very easier to choose, and very much unnecessary/clutter posts will be avoided... Of course this not erases my mistake! Sorry for my limitations...; and thanks for the correct info!

    For example: [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] In this post, how many clutter posts will be avoided? In this tread only catymag (The One! Not by chance I`m your admirer!) has concerned to entirely identify the type of file (later, I will improve my post; I`m about to go to work and only tomorrow I`m back home)

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    Best regards!
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