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  1. #11

    Re: Two maps at the same SD-card?

    The nuvi 1xxx series has the advantage/ability to load any number of maps
    from it's internal memory. Simply create a folder in the root of the nuvi
    drive or SD card called "Map" (no quotes) and copy your desired map into that folder.
    The map does NOT have to be called gmapsupp.img nor any of the older nuvi
    naming conventions...in this case you should give it a more descriptive name
    such as Topomaps.img (or anything else for that matter). The only stipulation
    is that it ends with the .img extension.

  2. #12

    Re: Two maps at the same SD-card?

    Quote Originally Posted by goofykwek View Post
    The nuvi 1xxx series has the advantage/ability to load any number of maps
    from it's internal memory. Simply create a folder in the root of the nuvi
    drive or SD card called "Map" (no quotes) and copy your desired map into that folder.
    The map does NOT have to be called gmapsupp.img nor any of the older nuvi
    naming conventions...in this case you should give it a more descriptive name
    such as Topomaps.img (or anything else for that matter). The only stipulation
    is that it ends with the .img extension.
    That is a nice enhancement, I wish they all worked that way. It's about time garmin!

    Does it honor the same naming convention for an SD card if you use it with the 1xxx series?

  3. #13

    Re: garmin 1490T internal maps

    A Nuvi 1490Tv right out of the box should look like this:


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    Re: garmin 1490T internal maps

    Thank you x-trail for pics of what it should look like. Unfortunatley, my unit shows every folder except the most important one, ie .System. Garmin support said maps reside in .System folder which should be revealed if user has "show hidden folders and files" turned on in Windows, which I have done. I bought a refurbished unit but I don't see why it does not show the .System folder. Anyway, I am not going to worry about it any more and will put future map updates onto the mini-SD card.

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    Re: garmin 1490T internal maps

    Problem solved! In WIndows7, it is not sufficient to check folder view option to "show hidden files/folders/ etc", but also have to uncheck the option "Hide protected operating system files (recommended)" which is lower down on the menu. Damm microsoft for being overzealous in user-protection! Now, I can see the protected opeating system file ".System" ... hooray!

  6. #16

    Re: Two maps at the same SD-card?

    You can also name one map gmapsupp.img and a second map gmapsup2.img, both on same SD card.

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    Re: Two maps at the same SD-card?

    I did just that and it works well for one small problem.
    Both maps are available and recognized as seperate map sets if I go to tools-manage my data. I just can not figure out how I can switch between both maps ?
    THX/Ton

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    Re: Two maps at the same SD-card?

    If you go to" settings" select" map" then select "about",you will see your maps.There you can select maps.

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    Re: garmin 1490T internal maps

    x-trail and alfred8 >>> thank you for the Thread ! works for me !! keep sharing ..

  10. #20

    Re: garmin 1490T internal maps

    Hi
    I prefer to use External SDram with all maps to keep your Gps save, with SDram u can create folder and rename it " map " and put many maps inside it (you cane use any name inside this folder )

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