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    GPSMAP 76/76CSx

    dear all,

    GARMIN 76CSx has deleted arabic language by mistake. that was 3.9 s/w version. i updated to 4.00 but its same; i can retrieve ARABIC language. anybody can help me... please.......

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    Unlocked maps for GPSmap 76CSx ???

    A few months ago I had been pointed to a link where I could download BlueChart America charts that were unlocked and could be installed on my GPSmap 76CSx.
    Due to computer problems I have lost the download and the link to re-download from.
    Cam anyone point me once again to the website where I had made the download from?
    In particular, the one that covers the Alaska, Hawaii and the U.S. and Canada west Coast.
    Thanks for any assistance with this.
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    Re: Unlocked maps for GPSmap 76CSx ???

    Quote Originally Posted by solo_voyager View Post
    A few months ago I had been pointed to a link where I could download BlueChart America charts that were unlocked and could be installed on my GPSmap 76CSx.
    Due to computer problems I have lost the download and the link to re-download from.
    Cam anyone point me once again to the website where I had made the download from?
    In particular, the one that covers the Alaska, Hawaii and the U.S. and Canada west Coast.
    Thanks for any assistance with this.
    Do you already have mapsource on your PC ?

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    Re: Unlocked maps for GPSmap 76CSx ???

    Quote Originally Posted by Tiger View Post
    Do you already have mapsource on your PC ?
    Hi Tiger,
    Thanks for responding.
    Yes, with BCAM 2008.5 and TOPO U.S. 2008 installed.

    But, the unlocked charts I'm refering to were Zipped or RARed "gmapsupp.img" files that only needed to be copied to the Micro SD card.

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    Re: Unlocked maps for GPSmap 76CSx ???

    OK,
    I've spent some time searching with Google for the information and found it.
    I'm beginning to suspect there has been some kind of a problem here that has created a schism.
    I want no part of it.
    I take no sides.
    I don't know what it's about.
    I don't want to know what it's about.

    Now with that out of the way, I assume you were going to be trying to point me towards how to make my own unlocked "gmapsupp.img" files.
    Let me know if that is correct.
    I'm leaving on a PWS kayak trip tomorrow.
    I should be gone for about a week or so.
    That's why I needed the BCAM West Coast file in such a hurry.

    If I'm right about where you were headed with your help, I think it would be a good ability for me to have.
    When I get back I'll post in a more appropriate forum for information as to how to do it for my 76CSx.
    Thx

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    Pipe Dream? ... Loading USGS Topos onto my Garmin

    This is probably just a food for thought post.
    But, here goes ---

    Over the years, I've spent a fortune on USGS topos purchased from the USGS map store, needing to replace most of them every year.
    About 2000 [Yes, 10 years ago.] I purchased a copy of iGage's All Topo Maps v6 Alaska! and haven't looked back.
    Code:
    http://www.igage.com/
    This is a complete library of USGS topographic maps for the state of Alaska.
    They do make a set for every state.
    There is a new v7 out now, but they are still selling v6.
    I still use this 11CD set [12 with the update] that I purchased 10 years ago, all the time.
    With the somewhat "clunky" stitching feature, I can build composite topos that print at 1:63,360, or 1:50k if I prefer, on 13x19 from my large format photo printer.
    Perfect for standardized map and compass work.
    I always carry hard copies of these topos and BlueCharts for the areas I'm tripping into and will continue to do so.

    My GPS12XL finally died last summer.
    My GPSmap76CSx is so new that I'll be taking it into the field for the 1st time in a couple of days now.

    So, where is this leading?
    I hate the Garmin and Delorme topo maps.
    As far as I'm concerned compared to the USGS topos they are garbage.
    I like the BlueCharts and do load then into my GPS for traveling.
    I would rather use the topo hard copies I'll be carrying than loading Garmin's topos into the GPS.

    So, my question:
    is there any possibility that the iGage topos, and/or the USGS data available online could be adapted so that they could be loaded into my GPSmap 76CSx and used?

    I have asked this question once before in another forum a couple of months ago.
    I got no response from anyone.

    I'm about to leave on a week +/- trip.
    When I return, I'll be open to any possibilities offered up to see if it can be done.

    EDIT:
    Here are the topos I normally use.
    Code:
    http://rapidshare.com/files/393943695/NW_PWS.pdf.html
    The first 4 are what print to 13X19 as 1:63,360.
    The last 2 are over sized for my use on the PC.
    It sure would be nice to be able to use them in the hand unit.
    Last edited by solo_voyager; 1st June 2010 at 08:57.

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    Re: Pipe Dream? ... Loading USGS Topos onto my Garmin

    Hi

    Yes you can use those raster maps on garmin units
    It's quite a long but easy job to vectorize the maps
    I assume the maps are in jpeg format or similar, may be with georeferencing data
    Go there
    http://www.mapwel.eu/
    Can you upload one of your maps in jpeg or similar format, I'll do the job to show you the results

    I've done the job for US sahara maps
    Last edited by lejeff; 1st June 2010 at 11:13.

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    Re: Pipe Dream? ... Loading USGS Topos onto my Garmin

    All Topo has an "Export to GIS/CAD" function that allows exporting to image formats BMP, EPS, PCX, PNG or TIF[Best for GIS & CAD].
    I made the attached NW_PWS.pdf from exported TIF's.
    Would they do the job?

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    Re: Pipe Dream? ... Loading USGS Topos onto my Garmin

    PNG, TIF or BMP are the input formats allowed in MAPWEL for vectorization

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    Re: Pipe Dream? ... Loading USGS Topos onto my Garmin

    Can MAPWEL be used to creat maps for Tomtom or is there another program for that?

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