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    How to get aviation maps from Aera 500

    Can anybody help please? I have a Garmin Aera 500 which is very similar to the Nuvi 500 or Zumo 660. Is it possible to load these maps onto my PC on mapsource?

    All the image files can be seen on the aera 500.

    Any advice will be welcome
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    Re: How to get aviation maps from Aera 500

    Can these maps be used on a standard Nuvi?
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    Re: How to get aviation maps from Aera 500

    back-up the .img file on the device...
    (copy to hd) then you can use an .img converter to install it to mapsource... google mapsettoolkit ! by the way upload a copy of the file here, it would be nice to add it to my collection...

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    Re: How to get aviation maps from Aera 500

    can you share those map with us? I am looking for aviation map for my 550T. I can test if it can be used in pc for you.

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    Re: How to get aviation maps from Aera 500

    Would gladly share it with you if you tell me how to. File size 2.2 GB.

    I tried mapsettoolkit but get stuck on the cpreview.exe. Cannot seem to find this folder anywhere. Will try again when I have a chance.
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    Re: How to get aviation maps from Aera 500

    Quote Originally Posted by alanuae View Post
    Would gladly share it with you if you tell me how to. File size 2.2 GB.

    I tried mapsettoolkit but get stuck on the cpreview.exe. Cannot seem to find this folder anywhere. Will try again when I have a chance.
    split the IMG and upload on megaupload
    files must be less than 1 gb
    to load it in mapsource use gmaptool
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    Re: How to get aviation maps from Aera 500

    RAR or ZIP the IMG using Split to volumes option. 100-200Mb parts should be optimal.

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    Re: How to get aviation maps from Aera 500

    Ok downloaded Gmap tool and looked at the IMG files. The first is a worldwide aviation basemap (207 Mb), secondly a CN Europe NT 2010.10 all (1716 Mb) and lastly WW autoroute DEM Basemap NR (52Mb).

    There are other small IMG files such as gmaptz.img (586Kb).

    I will look at the way of splitting the large file but if its the same as the standard Europe file then may not be neccessary?

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    Re: How to get aviation maps from Aera 500

    It would be great if you could upload the worldwide aviation basemap somewhere (like megaupload). Thanks

    According to this: https://buy.garmin.com/shop/shop.do?pID=37810&ra=true#specsTab
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    , some of the smaller files should be airports, obstacles etc.

    Probably best to rar or zip all the smaller IMG files and upload it as well.

    The largest file (CN Europe) is already available and doesn't need to be uploaded. The DEM Basemap is also already around.

    Thanks
    Last edited by gaga55; 5th August 2010 at 17:13.

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    Re: How to get aviation maps from Aera 500

    Quote Originally Posted by alanuae View Post
    Ok downloaded Gmap tool and looked at the IMG files. The first is a worldwide aviation basemap (207 Mb), secondly a CN Europe NT 2010.10 all (1716 Mb) and lastly WW autoroute DEM Basemap NR (52Mb).

    There are other small IMG files such as gmaptz.img (586Kb).

    I will look at the way of splitting the large file but if its the same as the standard Europe file then may not be neccessary?

    that basemap should be nice to share
    Last edited by catymag; 5th August 2010 at 20:42.

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