Decide what cards you are going to install on Navigator – licensed or freely distributed. In the first case you will have to pay the developers in the second – can be freely downloaded from the Internet.
Install official Garmin maps by using the program MapChecker. This application automatically searches for new versions of cards, and then provides instructions for their download. For this program to connect your device to a computer with Internet access.
Install unofficial maps will require a bit more time. Connect the navigation device to the computer. Download computer software product MapSource. In order to download it, open in a web browser garmin.com then go to Support –> Software –> Mapping Programs. Locate the link MapSource and click on it. The download will begin.
Unzip contents of the downloaded archive. First, run the file msmain.msi and only after that file setup.exe. Wait until the software is installed.
Download maps for Garmin GPS that you want to install. Unpack them in separate folder. For each of the downloaded maps run the file Install. This is required to ensure that the information is registered in the registry of the system.
After that, start the MapSource application. Click on the Service menu –> Manage map products. This section allows you to discover all of the installed maps Garmin.
In the upper left of the program window is a drop down list with installed maps. With it, select the one you want to install.
Click on the icon in the form of a Pentagon, located on the toolbar. Then click on the map located on the right side of the program window. After you click on it its name will appear in the list in the left part of the window. This operation make with all the cards that you want to install on Navigator.
Click on the icon "arrow down" button located on the toolbar. All selected for installation of the map will be merged into the file .img and sent to the Navigator. The installation is completed.
Advice 2 : How to download maps in Navigator "Garmin"
In most cases, maps for navigation devices "Garmin" release partners. These cards are available online. However, to load into the GPS can be used in a blocked card.
You will need
- - personal computer with Internet access;
- - USB cable.
In the software Garmin XT cards are located in the same root directory as the file license. FOR Garmin XT can simultaneously work with four maps: Gmapbmap.img (base map) Gmapsupp.img (map 1), Gmapsup2.img (map 2) and Gmapprom.img (map 3).
To download the locked map copy it into the Garmin folder (the file extension should be .img), and then rename the file to one of the valid names. Then run the Garmin Unlock Generator v1.5 and in the top field, enter the ID, and then select Garmin Mobile XT and click on Generate.
Beat in the bottom of the window code FID (this code goes with the map). If you are aware of and PID, and enter it. Then the generated code (it can be seen in the line Your map unlock code) write to a text file, which assign the same name as the map, and the resolution it should be .unl.
Copy the prepared license to unlock the card, and the card itself to the root folder where you installed the Garmin XT. Then run Garmin XT and use the navigation.
To download the cards .exe install on PC program MapSource and GarminUnlocker.exe. Write them down in a single directory. After that, install the card: in most cases, the default card is installed in the same directory of MapSource.
Connect your device to PC and put it on his card. If suddenly while copying maps from the PC to the Navigator found that the card is locked (for example, if you bought it unofficially), start the computer in command prompt (cmd) and write С:GarminGarminUnlocker.exe all. This program unblocks the card.
Start MapSource and select the map must be downloaded to the Navigator. In the menubar, locate the "map Tool" and select the part of the card that needs to be set in the Navigator. Then find a tool "send to device", select the removable disk and click "Send".
Download software only from official website!
Code FID usually consists of three or four digits.
Advice 3 : How to upload maps to Garmin
Garmin produces some of the best navigation systems in the world. Cartography and Garmin tools GPS navigation allow hundreds of thousands of drivers and travelers to find the right routes.
Own device Garmin - GPS-receivers and navigation. They are used for both military and peaceful purposes. To download maps on the original device it is best to use a program from Garmin BaseCamp, and upload that on the official website of manufacturers (Garmin.ru).
Install BaseCamp on your PC (supported both Windows and MacOS). To work with local highways, select map "Roads of Russia". The program supports different levels of detail and quality in the menu "Settings" you can choose, and high resolution with deep detail, and low key points. An interesting feature of this program is EyeBird ("Hawkeye"), a technology that allows to save snapshots of the route taken by satellites from space.
Also BaseCamp can be synchronized with Google Earth. Especially important role the option plays in the West – the data of major search engines will allow to get information about the nearest shops, cafes and entertainment centers.
Along with their own Garmin devices, map services company used by large manufacturers of mobile electronics (Asus, At&T, Alcatel). To install maps you need to download the files (All Maps) from the official developer site and download them to the Garmin folder on your device.
Often there are new objects, roads that you want to monitor while passing the route. On the official Garmin website you need to download and install the program MapChecker. She is responsible for updating maps, routes. Connect the device to the computer, the program will prompt you for permission to initialize the data (dialog box). Click: "Allow", and MapChecker will load maps.
Often on official website and partner sites (Garmin-asus.ru, Garmin-att.com) rallies and competitions in which you can win original devices and devices.