How to install Garmin MapSource for the First Time

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Re: How to install Garmin Mapsource

Postby invisibleghost » Sat Jun 20, 2009 11:11 pm

fancheng wrote:
invisibleghost wrote:
but when i open, just a Note pad. did i download the correct thing?


right click on the file and select merge or install the Registry files then in install MapSource.


the file is only 1kb n when i right click, i saw the below, anything wrong?
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Re: How to install Garmin Mapsource

Postby dvpro » Sun Jun 21, 2009 1:01 am

invisibleghost wrote:the file is only 1kb n when i right click, i saw the below, anything wrong?

OK, try this. Start > Run > (type) regedit (to start Registry Editor).
In Registry Editor, select File > Import > select "mapsource.reg" > Open. Then install Mapsource.
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Re: How to install Garmin Mapsource

Postby invisibleghost » Sun Jun 21, 2009 2:06 am

ok, as u can see from the pic, i right click on the "emech" and the little box popped up, so is that the correct gps co-ordinate?

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if yes, how do it put in the map for others to see? u knw, like all other location in the map. i believe some1 put it in. wat do u call that? POi?

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Re: How to install Garmin Mapsource

Postby dvpro » Sun Jun 21, 2009 2:13 am

invisibleghost wrote:ok, as u can see from the pic, i right click on the "emech" and the little box popped up, so is that the correct gps co-ordinate?

Yes.

invisibleghost wrote:if yes, how do it put in the map for others to see? u knw, like all other location in the map. i believe some1 put it in. wat do u call that? POi?

Yes, that is called POI Contribution. In Mapsource, save it as GDB file, and upload it at the appropriate feedback section with some comments. The mapper will collect these contributions, and update the map accordingly.
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Re: How to install Garmin Mapsource

Postby invisibleghost » Sun Jun 21, 2009 2:24 am

dvpro wrote:
invisibleghost wrote:ok, as u can see from the pic, i right click on the "emech" and the little box popped up, so is that the correct gps co-ordinate?

Yes.


i right click on the "emech" a few times n each times, diff co-ordinate appears although is very near to each other. something wrong?

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Re: How to install Garmin Mapsource

Postby dvpro » Sun Jun 21, 2009 2:37 am

invisibleghost wrote:errr, sifu, wat does this error means?

When receiving from device, deselect Maps.
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Re: How to install Garmin Mapsource

Postby dvpro » Sun Jun 21, 2009 2:42 am

invisibleghost wrote:i right click on the "emech" a few times n each times, diff co-ordinate appears although is very near to each other. something wrong?

Zoom in further, and then only select with Waypoint Tool. While you select with Waypoint Tool, make sure the POI name is highlighted. If there are a few POIs nearby, right-click, select the appropriate POI, select New Waypoint.
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Re: How to install Garmin Mapsource

Postby invisibleghost » Sun Jun 21, 2009 10:28 am

dvpro wrote:
invisibleghost wrote:i right click on the "emech" a few times n each times, diff co-ordinate appears although is very near to each other. something wrong?

Zoom in further, and then only select with Waypoint Tool. While you select with Waypoint Tool, make sure the POI name is highlighted. If there are a few POIs nearby, right-click, select the appropriate POI, select New Waypoint.

i just mark it at favorite. I din put in POI yet. hence I cant highlight the POI name.

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Re: How to install Garmin Mapsource

Postby mcmc » Sun Jun 21, 2009 12:02 pm

invisibleghost wrote:
dvpro wrote:
invisibleghost wrote:i right click on the "emech" a few times n each times, diff co-ordinate appears although is very near to each other. something wrong?

Zoom in further, and then only select with Waypoint Tool. While you select with Waypoint Tool, make sure the POI name is highlighted. If there are a few POIs nearby, right-click, select the appropriate POI, select New Waypoint.

i just mark it at favorite. I din put in POI yet. hence I cant highlight the POI name.

Pls do the following:
1) Select the Waypoints tab
2) Right click on Emech
3) Choose Waypoint(s) Properties...

FYI, Waypoint = POI.
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Re: How to install Garmin Mapsource

Postby dvpro » Mon Jun 22, 2009 10:22 am

invisibleghost wrote:i just mark it at favorite. I din put in POI yet. hence I cant highlight the POI name.

If you mean the POI is saved in Nuvi Favorites, connect Nuvi to PC, start Mapsource, select Receive from Device icon(or Transfer > Receive from Device). Then, all your saved Favorites will be uploaded into Mapsource.
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