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Old 08-24-2012, 10:04 AM   #31
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Eh? Mapsource

Garmin sucks at defining terms. Sometimes "Mapsource" means the 'base' program that everything builds from and sometimes it refers to individual map packeages. They used to include a disc called Trip & Waypoint Manager with their products, if you can find something like that to download it might be a good first step. I think that they 'include' (or used to) "Mapsource" in each map package so if you were to load "City Navigator" into your unit, it would include "Mapsource". I am on day one of high speed I-net so I haven't tried looking around on their site yet. Good luck,


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Old 08-24-2012, 02:15 PM   #32
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Old 08-24-2012, 03:24 PM   #33
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Garmin sucks at defining terms. Sometimes "Mapsource" means the 'base' program that everything builds from and sometimes it refers to individual map packeages. They used to include a disc called Trip & Waypoint Manager with their products, if you can find something like that to download it might be a good first step. I think that they 'include' (or used to) "Mapsource" in each map package so if you were to load "City Navigator" into your unit, it would include "Mapsource". I am on day one of high speed I-net so I haven't tried looking around on their site yet. Good luck,


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MapSource is no longer used as a map brand name in any of the newer Garmin maps. So, if you see the name MapSource before the map name, it is most likely an old (≤ 2008/9) product. The trip planning software MapSource is no longer included with newer Garmin map products; BaseCamp is.

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Old 08-25-2012, 10:01 AM   #34
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Mapsource is now 'out of date'?

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MapSource is no longer used as a map brand name in any of the newer Garmin maps. So, if you see the name MapSource before the map name, it is most likely an old (≤ 2008/9) product. The trip planning software MapSource is no longer included with newer Garmin map products; BaseCamp is.

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That fits exactly with what I have, my newest Garmin maps are "Mapsource BlueChart Americas" and dated 2007. I have heard that you can't get them on CD (DVD?) anymore and need to get a 'chip' instead which would seem to fit with what little I know about BaseCamp.

Would it be a good (or bad?) idea for me to try and integrate "BaseCamp" into my stuff or would it just create problems? For the near future, I don't see getting any new mapping software, perhaps since my 'system' is working I should leave it the heck alone?
Hmmm, it appears that instead of offering help I am now asking for it.


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Old 08-25-2012, 10:43 AM   #35
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Bruce, I don't believe BaseCamp supports BlueCharts. You might want to take a look at Garmin HomePort (which is not Free) or just stay with MapSource.

For those map products that are only available on SD Cards or Download, you can always use them in a Card Reader with your Computer or make a "Disc Image" to mount on your computer so you don't have to have your GPS connected with BaseCamp to use the map.

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Ha! I came home from Rick's RDV with extra cash, and the Etrex Legend died, so I convinced my wife to let me buy a Garmin GPSMAP 62 stc at half price with all topos loaded. Mr GPS, I mean, Cannonshot, clued me into that deal at REI.

Crap, now I have to figure out how to use it. It's just slightly more advanced than what I had.
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