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    Hi,

    I download my waypoints (favorites) from my unit using MapSource. I then make a few changes to the name or address. I upload the waypoints and everything on the GPS is doubled. If I make more changes in MapSource, then upload again, it triples everything. I would hope it would overwrite the old information.

    Does anyone have a solution to my problem?

    Thanks!

    Bob

  • #2
    Re: MapSource Waypoints (Favorites) Problem

    Originally posted by SmokyMtnz View Post
    Hi,

    I download my waypoints (favorites) from my unit using MapSource. I then make a few changes to the name or address. I upload the waypoints and everything on the GPS is doubled. If I make more changes in MapSource, then upload again, it triples everything. I would hope it would overwrite the old information.

    Does anyone have a solution to my problem?

    Thanks!

    Bob
    That's just the way things work these days. Some folks prefer it to operated that way and some don't.
    The only solution to avoid the duplicates is to manually delete them from the GPS before re-loading them.

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    • #3
      Re: MapSource Waypoints (Favorites) Problem

      Thank you Tiger for the information. Does anyone know of any software that I can use instead of MapSource?

      Bob

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      • #4
        Re: MapSource Waypoints (Favorites) Problem

        Originally posted by SmokyMtnz View Post
        Thank you Tiger for the information. Does anyone know of any software that I can use instead of MapSource?

        Bob
        Take a look at this one for PIO creation/editing/management. It's very nice.

        http://turboccc.wikispaces.com/Extra_POI_Editor

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        • #5
          Re: MapSource Waypoints (Favorites) Problem

          Originally posted by Tiger View Post
          Take a look at this one for PIO creation/editing/management. It's very nice.

          http://turboccc.wikispaces.com/Extra_POI_Editor
          Looks nice. I'll give it a try. Thanks!

          Bob

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          • #6
            What version Mapsource can i use?

            Can I dl the newest update and just run the msi to install along with the training program?
            Last edited by sparkee; 17th May 2010, 16:00.

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            • #7
              Re: What version Mapsource can i use?

              Originally posted by sparkee View Post
              Can I dl the newest update and just run the msi to install along with the training program?
              Don't do it just yet.
              I installed version 6.16.1 yesterday, and used the new patched version of it.
              Everything seems to work fine EXCEPT the CNEuropeNT 2011.1 "looks" compressed (left and right) on the screen.
              When I send the map to my gps, it looks and works fine, but on the pc screen looks compressed!!!
              I've checked with others and they have the same "appearance" problem. (both vista and xp)

              You can dl 6.15.11 from here: http://rapidshare.com/files/387646562/MSource_61511.rar

              and the patched version of mapsource.exe from here: http://rapidshare.com/files/368305484/mapS_special.rar

              Using 6.15.11, I have no "appearance" problems.
              Maybe its a problem with patched 6.16.1 and somebody will fix it in the future

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              • #8
                Re: What version Mapsource can i use?

                Use Ctrl-Alt-a to change the projection angle of the map. It depends on what part of the map you are using; more north or more south.

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                • #9
                  Re: What version Mapsource can i use?

                  Hi, where did you get patched 6.16.1 executable?

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                  • #10
                    Re: What version Mapsource can i use?

                    Originally posted by Morph3R View Post
                    Hi, where did you get patched 6.16.1 executable?

                    Mapsource 6.16.1 patched
                    is here: http://rapidshare.com/files/38952754...61_Patched.rar

                    Now you can unlock and view in Mapsource the maps, using Jetmouse KeyGen1.5
                    (If you see a map in Mapsource "compressed", Use Ctrl-Alt-A to change the projection angle of that map only.)
                    THANKS A LOT HaTeVe, CNEUNT 2011.1 is OK now (36 degrees)

                    For old Garmins (like 60csx, nuvi 205w etc) the map is sent from Mapsource to the Garmin Unlocked.

                    For newer devices ( with new firmwares) maybe the maps are still locked on the devices (nuvi 1xxx, Oregon, Colorado, etc)
                    You have to unlock the gmapsupp.img which is sent to your device, using the "alternative unlocker" from here:
                    http://gpsunderground.com/forum/show...=2801#post2801
                    and after it's unlocked there, copy it back to your Garmin device.

                    For newer devices, If you want to create unlocked mapsets using GmapTool,
                    FIRST from Mapsource send each map to your device, (your device finds them locked)
                    THEN unlock each map using the "alternative unlocker" as above,
                    and FINALY put all your unlocked, by now, maps in GmapTool and create your unlocked mapset!
                    Last edited by x-trail; 20th May 2010, 15:34.

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                    • #11
                      Mapsource

                      Can anybody tell me please how I import maps into Mapsouurce? Ther seem to be plenty of tutorials on how to use Mapsource but none that explain how to import the maps. Thanks in advance.

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                      • #12
                        Re: Mapsource

                        Originally posted by Sentosa View Post
                        Can anybody tell me please how I import maps into Mapsouurce? Ther seem to be plenty of tutorials on how to use Mapsource but none that explain how to import the maps. Thanks in advance.
                        You can't actually "import" maps into mapsource (there is no import function). There are 2 common ways mapsource gets maps but there are other more complex ways as well. I hate to hedge on you, but there is no single simple answer. Here's what commonly done.

                        Method-1
                        If you download an archive that says it's a "mapsource unlocked" map it means someone has already removed the lock capabilities for the maps and in that archive there should be some sort instructions for how to make them useable to mapsource. In it's simplest form it could be a single folder with a bunch of *.img files (100-300) which are your unlockable map segments for mapsource. You typically copy that directory to some PC location per included instructions and execute some sort of a .bat or .reg file to make the necessary registry entries which allow mapsource to properly find all the files. Or... there may be some some of an install file provided that will automatically do it in one click. The unlocked versions of any maps are the ones to go for if you are a novice. Either way, your installing maps in mapsource.

                        Method-2
                        If you download a full garmin map release/update it comes in the form of a large .exe file (gig range) which you can extract to a folder on your PC (I use 7-zip). These maps are then installable along with mapsource by locating an .MSI (microsoft installer) file in that release and executing it. But, when you are done, mapsource is installed but the maps will be inaccessable because they are "locked" and you need to use the method of your choice to unlock them (either a keygen or other tools like a map reverse converter tool and the garmin unlocker tool). I'm not going to bother to explain all that. It's not something you really need to learn as folks these days are posting maps that are alreay unlocked. Trust me.... they've done all the dog work for you.

                        In the maps section, you will commonly find 2 kinds of unlocked maps posted for download.

                        1. If it says "mapsource unlocked" it means you install it on your PC in mapsource and you then use mapsource to transfer whatever subset of maps called a mapset (or all the maps) to your gps. This is a pick & choose map method and allows you to get only what you want. It is a good choice when you have a concern for .img files size.

                        2. If it says "unlocked image" it generally means it a file intended to go directly in the GPS or on SD card (not a PC, and it's not a mapsource compatable file). You have no control over what it contains as that was determined by the person who created it. These are the easiest maps to deal with but are sometime to large in size to fit or even run on some model GPS with insufficient internal memory.

                        Hope this helps rather than confuse.

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                        • #13
                          Re: Mapsource

                          Method-3

                          Unlocked image can be transferred to Mapsource using GMapTool and Cgpsmapper.

                          There was a tutorial back in the "past" - perhaps it will reappear one day

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                          • #14
                            Re: Mapsource

                            Originally posted by cuius View Post
                            Method-3

                            Unlocked image can be transferred to Mapsource using GMapTool and Cgpsmapper.

                            There was a tutorial back in the "past" - perhaps it will reappear one day
                            This is from the old forum.....

                            Converting an img to mapsource
                            1. Run the GMapTool.exe
                            2. Hit "Add Files" and add the "gmapprom.img" file
                            2.5. Under the "options" tab tell it the location of cgpsmapper.exe
                            3. Click on "Split" at the top.
                            4. Select the directory where you want to save it
                            5. Make sure that "Create" is set to "files for mapsource"
                            6. Make sure there is a tick in "compile map preview"
                            7. Mapset name is "CN AUS & NZ NT 2010.10"
                            8. Tick "set mapset FID"
                            9. FID is 2006 and PID is 1
                            10. Click on "split all".
                            11. Wait until it is done, should take a couple of minutes.
                            12. Close GmapTool.exe
                            13. Open the directory from step 4.
                            14. Locate install.bat and run it.
                            15. That should be all you need to do to install City Nav 2010 into mapsource.

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                            • #15
                              Re: Mapsource

                              Tiger

                              Once again thanks. In explaining it you have made it 100% clearer. I have only just started to delve into this area of GPS and its software and you have helped every time.

                              Sentosa

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