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    How to view Garmin Bluechart G2 Vision maps on PC?

    Could anybody give me a hint on how to view Garmin Bluechart G2 Vision maps on my PC?
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    Re: How to view Garmin Bluechart G2 Vision maps on PC?

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    Could anybody give me a hint on how to view Garmin Bluechart G2 Vision maps on my PC?
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    Use Homeport software

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    Re: How to view Garmin Bluechart G2 Vision maps on PC?

    Hi Airion!
    Thank you for your replay. I downloaded/installed the Homeport sofware and it is performing nicely. However I have this BlueChart G2 Vision map file (gmapsupp.img) I also downloaded from the Internet which I am unable to open in the Homeport screen because apparently it doesn´t support .img files. Could you provide another hint?
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    Re: How to view Garmin Bluechart G2 Vision maps on PC?

    Use your existing BlueChart® preprogrammed card, or transfer the preloaded maps² directly from your chartplotter to an SD™ card. Then simply plug the card into your computer's card reader to start planning your voyage.

    Navigating waters with no visible landmarks or shallow shorelines can be a daunting task for even the most experienced navigator. With your existing BlueChart data together with HomePort on your computer, you’ll have the ability to view map details such as underwater hazards and hidden obstacles and plan a route to avoid them.

    HomePort also offers features such as depth profiles, distance and bearing measurements, and tidal predictions.

    Manage Your Data
    In addition to managing waypoints, routes and tracks, you can store information from past voyages right on your computer. HomePort will also help you create point-to-point routes, determine fuel usage and estimate your travel time for each leg of your route — saving you time and money.

    View Marine Charts
    It’s easy to browse and view chart detail on your computer screen and mark waypoints and other points of interest. When finished, send the data to an SD card or proprietary Garmin datacard to load into your compatible Garmin chartplotter or sounder.

    HomePort is compatible with BlueChart, BlueChart g2 and BlueChart g2 Vision navigation charts. It is currently only compatible with Windows® operating systems.

    ¹HomePort software does not include map data, and is only available in English.

    ²Inland Lakes software is not compatible with HomePort. If using a device preloaded with Inland Lakes software in conjunction with BlueChart g2 and g2 Vision pre-programmed cards, only the pre-programmed cards are compatible.


    •displays both fishing and navigational charts from BlueChart g2 Vision
    •allows user to measure distance and bearing on the charts
    •displays route/track depth profile
    •converts tracks into point-to-point routes (track to route conversion) and specifies the speed for each leg of the route
    •provides ETA and arrival times (for each leg) when you create routes
    •shows animated playback of data collected on device
    •calculates fuel consumption (based on fuel flow data provided by the user)
    •exports selected data to Google™ Earth
    •displays statistics and graphical information about tide stations, tidal streams and currents
    •displays grid lines to show latitude and longitude
    •allows you to manage waypoints, routes and tracks
    •allows you to view the map north-up, map-up or course-up
    •displays celestial information such as sunrise, sunset and moon phase
    •displays photos and point-of-interest detail
    •supports vector charts
    •includes worldwide basemap
    •allows multiple map views

    Note: HomePort is compatible with Windows® operating systems only. There are no Mac OS® versions at this time.
    File Information
    A 2 GB card will be required if transferring the preloaded map from your chartplotter onto a microSD/SD card for use with HomePort.
    Minimum Requirements
    ◦Windows XP SP2 or Windows Vista or Windows 7
    ◦Microsoft® .NET Framework 3.5
    ◦2.0 GHz Pentium 4 or equivalent
    ◦250 MB disk space
    ◦1 GB RAM
    ◦1024 x 768 display
    ◦video card that supports DirectX 9.0
    ◦microSD/SD card reader or Garmin proprietary USB card reader
    ◦USB port

    You must loaded your bluechart into a sdcard and not from PC drive
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    Re: How to view Garmin Bluechart G2 Vision maps on PC?

    OK Airion, thank you but ... what I am wishing to do is to visualise BlueChart G2 Vision maps on my PC. I have these maps in gmapsupp.img format but I am unable to load them into the HomePort window.

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    Re: How to view Garmin Bluechart G2 Vision maps on PC?

    Quote Originally Posted by kuka View Post
    OK Airion, thank you but ... what I am wishing to do is to visualise BlueChart G2 Vision maps on my PC. I have these maps in gmapsupp.img format but I am unable to load them into the HomePort window.
    Many bluecharts can be viewed in mapsource but no plotting at all.
    Use mapinstall to load chart in mapsource after you create an exe using gmaptool

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    Re: How to view Garmin Bluechart G2 Vision maps on PC?

    First, read the above posts again carefully...

    You must loaded your bluechart into a sd card and not from PC drive

    You cannot load the maps into the homeport directory or window. Put the gmapsupp.img file into a directory called 'Garmin' on your sd card. With the SD card plugged into your computer start homeport. You will see in the top left of the program under LIBRARY your map on the SD Card.

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    Re: How to view Garmin Bluechart G2 Vision maps on PC?

    Hey virgilcat!
    Thank you for your interest but ... you should read my initial posting carefully.

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    Re: How to view Garmin Bluechart G2 Vision maps on PC?

    Quote Originally Posted by kuka View Post
    Hey virgilcat!
    Thank you for your interest but ... you should read my initial posting carefully.
    You've got the solution spelled out 3 times now. Here's the forth try - Use Garmin HomePort and have the "{some_name}.img" placed in the Garmin folder on a USB stick or a memory card connected to your PC.

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    Re: How to view Garmin Bluechart G2 Vision maps on PC?

    OK, thank´s to all of you for trying to help me.
    Incidentally, as I mentioned in my previous message, the map I am wishing to visualise on a PC screen is not located on any SD card, it is in a folder in my PC instead. I downloaded it from the Internet and it came in gmapsupp.img format and now I don´t know what to do with it.
    Anybody for a fifth try?
    Last edited by kuka; 12th December 2010 at 11:08.

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