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Garmin & Mac can now play together on OS X
Garmin Malsingmaps ? on a Mac....
Where to get it? Garmin website of course.
Garmin offers an entire suite of applications dedicated to your Mac:
Allows you to install maps on your Garmin GPS device
MapInstall and MapManager for the Mac software version 2.1.3 [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]
Plan and manage your road trips, whether they are trips around town or across the country, and send them to your Garmin GPS
RoadTrip for Mac software version 2.0.2
as of March 24, 2009
[Only registered and activated users can see links. ]
RoadTrip allows you to transfer waypoints, tracks, and routes between your Mac and Garmin device and manage your data using your Garmin maps.
RoadTrip provides the ability to search for points of interest from the convenience of your Mac and then send the locations to your Garmin GPS.
The included utility MapManager copies maps and unlock codes into the right place to be accessible by RoadTrip and MapInstall. To migrate the maps from your Windows PC, download MapConverter onto your PC and follow the instructions.
[Only registered and activated users can see links. ] and install MapConverter for Windows to convert your unlocked PC maps for use on your Mac.
Intel-based or PowerPC G4 or later Mac
OS 10.4.11 or later
512 MB RAM
OS 10.5 or later
1 GB RAM
POI Loader is free software for your Mac that helps you upload customized points of interest (POIs) to your compatible Garmin GPS — add the latest restaurants, safety camera locations, tourist destinations and more
POI Loader is free software for your computer that lets you upload customized points of interest (POIs) to your compatible Garmin device. With the help of POI Loader, you can update your compatible Garmin GPS with the latest restaurants, safety camera locations, tourist destinations and more.
[Only registered and activated users can see links. ]the latest version of our free POI Loader software.
How Does POI Loader Work?
Simply download and install POI Loader software on your computer and you're ready to find and load new POIs. You can find new POIs from both Garmin and third parties through our [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]. Once you've downloaded the POI files (GPX or CSV format), use POI Loader to find the files on your computer and upload the data to your compatible Garmin GPS or third-party SD card.
POI Loader allows you to configure proximity alerts — when you're within a certain distance of a POI or driving over a certain speed near a POI, your GPS will provide visual and audio alerts — perfect to warn you about upcoming school zones, red lights, and safety cameras. For more information about this feature, see the help file included with the free software [Only registered and activated users can see links. ].
Proximity Alert examples:
Garmin TourGuide POIs allow you to use your compatible Garmin GPS* as your own personal electronic tour guide. When you pass by a TourGuide POI, an MP3 file automatically begins to play—perfect for bus tours, historical sites, real estate sales and more. You can find TourGuide POIs on our [Only registered and activated users can see links. ].
* Garmin TourGuide POIs are currently compatible with any mp3-compatible nuvi, all zumo models and the StreetPilot c550, 2730, 2820, 7200 and 7500.
Make the most of your Garmin device. You've logged the miles and now you want to see how you did. Garmin Connect makes it easy to analyze performance, monitor progress and share with others.
Thanks...i taught everything in garmin is all window based.
thanks, very nice, i was thinking that i have to stay whit windows,
MAC OS X - INSTALLING MAPS
If you have a map in gmap format (can be frequently found in this forum), it can easily be installed into your MAC OS X software - just click the .gmap icon, it will install into RoadTrip, where you can browse it or transfer it to your Garmin device throught MapInstall.
Prerequisite is the Garmin software for mac, which can be freely downloaded grom Garmin site.
Maps are installed by copying the GMAP folder into location: user/Library/Aplication Support/Garmin/Maps
If you wish to have maps on some other drive, you can make a symbolic link: open terminal and type: ln -s [target gmap file] [map folder location] . This can be easiliy done just by dragging targeted files and folder into terminal window.
Last edited by dvazg; 22nd February 2011 at 07:42 AM.
MAC OS X - REMOVING MAPS
To remove a mapset from your MAC computer, you just need to delete it - as simple as that!
Go to: homefolder/library/application support/garmin/maps and delete the folder containing the .gmap file you wish to remove. Restart RoadTrip and that is it!
Enjoy the simplicity of MAC!
MAC OS X - HOW TO ENTER UNLOCK CODES INTO ROADTRIP
If you have a preinstalled map on your Mac computer, the procedure of entereing unlock codes is simple Just go to Unlock -> Edit Unlock codes (or hit ⇧⌘U) and click Add button - here you just enter or paste the code you have for a specific mapset.
The procedure is similar to that seen in Mapsource for Windows. So far, there is no need for "patched" Roadtrip.
Last edited by dvazg; 21st June 2010 at 10:04 PM.
Some advice and useful info about using RoadTrip - Garmin software for Mac os X
RoadTrip is a program quite similar to Mapsource for Windows. It allows you to browse maps and its POIs, enables you to enter and edit unlock codes, can handle multiple mapsets you have previously installed etc.
When browsing maps, it is not a bad idea to use limited detail preview (a slider in right-bottom corner). High detail preview may slow down th computer.
If you wish to transfer maps into device, use MapInstall program. It uses pretty much the same logic when selecting various regions of maps and allows you to choose which ones you wish to transfer to device or to USB stick. It uses the same rules as Mapsource: creates a gmapsupp.img in Garmin directory.
Besides that, RoadTrip allows you to import recorded tracks from your device and analyze them in your maps.
I want to add to that, that first of all, BaseCamp is pretty good too.
Next thing is, you can easily share maps between windows (if you still have some) and mac.
I have a MapSource VMware session still inside Windows, just to get non-gmap maps converted.
But on windows, we can also use GMap folder.
It is quite easy actually:
Place the .gmap file anywhere on a large disk.
Richt click on the .gmap file inside the new location, and select: Create Shortcut.
Move that shortcut to the following folder, depending on your windows version:
Windows XP -> C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\GARMIN\Maps
Windows Vista -> C:\ProgramData\GARMIN\maps
Windows 7 -> C:\ProgramData\GARMIN\maps
For mac, the install is the same (although the GMap folder looks like a file on MAC (but it isn't !! )
So, on the MAC:
Copy the .gmap file to the $HOME/Library/Application Support/Garmin/Maps directory.
To make the map available for all users, please create the following directory if not already there:
/Library/Application Support/Garmin/Maps, and please the .gmap file in that directory instead.
If you want to place the files elsewhere, please put all your .gmap files in that new directory, and create [Only registered and activated users can see links. ].
i.e., if your new path is /Users/Shared/Garmin/Maps/, please execute the following command:
If required, please use the MapID to unlock your map in JetMouse (which is not there for MAC yet, who owns the source for this tool? I can write it down into a native mac app if I would know what it exactly calculates.),
and enter the new key into the Garmin MapInstall.app program,
via the Unlock -> Edit Unlock Codes, menu option.