I have a Kenwood DNX7200 which is a few years old now so it has the original Basemaps on it. I have the latest UK and RoI detailed map. Are there any newer Basemaps? What exactly are the basemaps? Thanks
Is a small terrain map with state borders ect...
the last one 03/2011 can be find here:
Garmin Worldwide Autoroute DEM Basemap NR 5.01
Thanks Kor@l. My Kenwood unit currently has 3 basemaps
Can I just replace these 3 files with gmapbmap.img?
These are the old basemap files from Garmin, at the beginning they have done diferent basemaps for diferent world zones than have created a worlwide basemap.
bmap_pac.imgFile: bmap_atl.img, length 13123584Header: 03.09.2003 17:11:29, DSKIMG, xor 00h, Ms 0
Mapset: Atlantic Routable Highway Basemap v3 (3.00)
bmap_amr.imgFile: bmap_pac.img, length 10297344
Header: 03.09.2003 17:13:13, DSKIMG, xor 00h, Ms 0
Mapset: Pacific Routable Highway Basemap v3 (3.00)
New gmapbmap.imgFile: bmap_amr.img, length 14252032Header: 07.04.2006 08:35:12, DSKIMG, xor 00h, Ms 0
Mapset: Americas Autoroute Weather Basemap (3.00)
File: gmapbmap.img, length 51003392
Header: 14.03.2011 15:43:24, DSKIMG, xor 00h, Ms 0
Mapset: Worldwide Autoroute DEM Basemap,NR (5.01)
Last edited by Kor@l; 7th October 2011 at 19:44.
I deleted the 3 old basemaps from the Kenwood unit.
I copied the gmapbmap.img onto the Kenwood unit but I have to give it the same name as one of the old basemaps to get the Kenwood to recognise it.
I renamed it bmap_atl.img and the Kenwood unit it calls it Atlantic.
I then renamed it to bmap_pac.img and the Kenwood unit calls it Pacific.
Doesn't seem to work though as when you zoom out it only shows UK and Ireland in world map.
Last edited by mikeybhoy; 8th October 2011 at 15:13.
Try this one, is a smaller standard world basemap not a DEM one, if is not recognized than meeans that kenwood needs own basemaps.
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Last edited by Kor@l; 8th October 2011 at 19:51.
Hi Kor@l. Thanks, that map seems to work. When the Kenwood is loading the Garmin, it says 'Worldwide Roads Basemap V2' and when I zoom out on the map it is quite quick and shows all countries.
I still have to rename it to bmap_atl.img and the Kenwood still calls it 'Atlantic Basemap' but it seems to work.
How old is your 'Worldwide Roads Basemap V2'?
Here is a screenshot of my Kenwood before I updated basemap and UK & RoI Detailed map
And here is a screenshot after I updated with basemap and Detailed UK & Roi map
Last edited by mikeybhoy; 8th October 2011 at 18:51.
It's a old device so cant manage DEM basemaps
Worldwide roads is 2007
File: gmapbmap.img, length 10493952
Header: 19.04.2007 15:08:38, DSKIMG, xor 00h, Ms 0
Mapset: Worldwide Roads Basemap (2.00)
I have update my Kenwood DNX8220BT last saturday without a problem.
I update the maps on a SD card (is that possible for you?)
1. Tip you must first update the system self! look on the website from kenwood Kenwood : Global Site for updates
This link is directly only this is the Dutch one.... that's easy for me :P Kenwood Electronics Europe | Car > MultiMedia > DNX7200
I have update my system because there was a problem if i use the maps from 2011 or 2012
But after the update all problems where gone!:P
I download this one (locked version) Garmin City Navigator Europe NT 2012.20 from the tutorial from Kor@l and unlocked it whit the number of my own device.
selected in mapsource all the maps and send it to a sd card.
everything works fine for me (after updated the system first).
kind regards Metselaar (sorry for my bad english)