Adding A Map to Nuvi 1450

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  1. James

    James Guest

    I have a new Garmin 1450T that came with the US/Canada maps. I added
    a Micro SD card and loaded a map of Europe onto it. I need some help
    on how to access that map. The instructions aren't clear--if they
    exist at all in the Garmin documentation.

    Assistance is greatly appreciated. Thanks.
     
    James, Feb 6, 2011
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  2. James wrote:

    > I have a new Garmin 1450T that came with the US/Canada maps. I added
    > a Micro SD card and loaded a map of Europe onto it. I need some help
    > on how to access that map. The instructions aren't clear--if they
    > exist at all in the Garmin documentation.
    >
    > Assistance is greatly appreciated. Thanks.


    Is the Europe map routable? It won't be able to give you
    turn-by-turn directions if it isn't.

    I've got a Nuvi 1350. Hopefully the menus are similar enough.

    Tools / Settings / Map / Info

    Then tick the map you want, and untick the other one.

    John
     
    John Henderson, Feb 8, 2011
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  3. James

    ps56k Guest

    "James" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    >I have a new Garmin 1450T that came with the US/Canada maps. I added
    > a Micro SD card and loaded a map of Europe onto it. I need some help
    > on how to access that map. The instructions aren't clear--if they
    > exist at all in the Garmin documentation.
    >
    > Assistance is greatly appreciated. Thanks.


    ok - exact details needed....

    What do you mean you added a Micro SD card & loaded a map onto it ?
    From where did you get the map ?

    All avail map images are shown in the menu -
    On my 255 -
    Tools -> Settings -> Map -> at bottom Map Info button

    Only checkmarked maps will display
    And of course, if you are not anywhere in the Country -
    then you need to try the Simulator
     
    ps56k, Feb 8, 2011
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  4. James

    ps56k Guest

    "James" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    >I have a new Garmin 1450T that came with the US/Canada maps. I added
    > a Micro SD card and loaded a map of Europe onto it. I need some help
    > on how to access that map. The instructions aren't clear--if they
    > exist at all in the Garmin documentation.
    >
    > Assistance is greatly appreciated. Thanks.


    BTW - you do realize that Garmin maps are "locked" - other/outside maps are
    different -
    A - downloaded Garmin maps are locked to the serial number of the device
    requested
    B - purchased on Garmin Micro SD cards are locked to the internal serial
    number of the card,
    and can't be copied...
     
    ps56k, Feb 8, 2011
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  5. James

    AS Guest

    "James" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    >I have a new Garmin 1450T that came with the US/Canada maps. I added
    > a Micro SD card and loaded a map of Europe onto it. I need some help
    > on how to access that map. The instructions aren't clear--if they
    > exist at all in the Garmin documentation.


    What is "map of Europe" ? City Navigator? Open Map? Mapsource? IMG?
     
    AS, Feb 11, 2011
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  6. James

    ps56k Guest

    "James" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    >I have a new Garmin 1450T that came with the US/Canada maps. I added
    > a Micro SD card and loaded a map of Europe onto it. I need some help
    > on how to access that map. The instructions aren't clear--if they
    > exist at all in the Garmin documentation.
    >
    > Assistance is greatly appreciated. Thanks.


    I love it where a question gets asked,
    various answers appear - along with the questions asking for clarification -
    and then - we never see the OP again -
    It's like an intellectual cliffhanger.....
    what SD card, what map, what was he doing or expecting to happen
     
    ps56k, Feb 11, 2011
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  7. James

    James Guest

    On Fri, 11 Feb 2011 17:47:51 +0100, "AS" <> wrote:

    >
    >"James" <> wrote in message
    >news:...
    >>I have a new Garmin 1450T that came with the US/Canada maps. I added
    >> a Micro SD card and loaded a map of Europe onto it. I need some help
    >> on how to access that map. The instructions aren't clear--if they
    >> exist at all in the Garmin documentation.

    >
    >What is "map of Europe" ? City Navigator? Open Map? Mapsource? IMG?
    >



    I didn't get lost, just been travelling. The map is City Navigator
    for Europe Version 10. I put it on an SD card which is in the
    Nuvi now. It shows up as gmapsupp.img on the card, but when I go to
    Settings/Map/Info it doesn't appear as does CN North America NT
    2011.31.
     
    James, Feb 11, 2011
    #7
  8. James

    AS Guest

    "James" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > On Fri, 11 Feb 2011 17:47:51 +0100, "AS" <> wrote:


    >
    >
    > I didn't get lost, just been travelling. The map is City Navigator
    > for Europe Version 10.


    There's no CN Europe v10, unless so old I don't remember. Well, probably
    it's v. 2011.10 or 2010.10 then.

    I put it on an SD card which is in the
    > Nuvi now. It shows up as gmapsupp.img on the card, but when I go to
    > Settings/Map/Info it doesn't appear as does CN North America NT
    > 2011.31.



    If the device tells "not able to load maps" or smth like this, ir means it
    can't find the right key file for the map. It must be together with the map
    file in the same folder named Garmin on the card. Use our friend google to
    find out how. If you got somewhere an unlocked map file, it's possible the
    device doesn't recognize it. AFAIK all xxxmodels accept unlocked maps, but
    some of the 1xxx models don't. Search again, here are just directions to
    your solution.
     
    AS, Feb 11, 2011
    #8
  9. On Fri, 11 Feb 2011 13:09:55 -0600, ps56k wrote:

    > "James" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    >>I have a new Garmin 1450T that came with the US/Canada maps. I added
    >> a Micro SD card and loaded a map of Europe onto it. I need some help
    >> on how to access that map. The instructions aren't clear--if they
    >> exist at all in the Garmin documentation.
    >>
    >> Assistance is greatly appreciated. Thanks.

    >
    > I love it where a question gets asked,
    > various answers appear - along with the questions asking for clarification -
    > and then - we never see the OP again -
    > It's like an intellectual cliffhanger.....
    > what SD card, what map, what was he doing or expecting to happen


    He's back now - he was traveling.

    Message-ID: <>

    It was posted a couple of hours after your remark :)

    (Actually 1 hr 59 min 38 sec!)

    --
    Gene E. Bloch (Stumbling Bloch)
     
    Gene E. Bloch, Feb 11, 2011
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  10. James

    Joel Guest

    James <> wrote:

    > On Fri, 11 Feb 2011 17:47:51 +0100, "AS" <> wrote:
    >
    > >
    > >"James" <> wrote in message
    > >news:...
    > >>I have a new Garmin 1450T that came with the US/Canada maps. I added
    > >> a Micro SD card and loaded a map of Europe onto it. I need some help
    > >> on how to access that map. The instructions aren't clear--if they
    > >> exist at all in the Garmin documentation.

    > >
    > >What is "map of Europe" ? City Navigator? Open Map? Mapsource? IMG?
    > >

    >
    >
    > I didn't get lost, just been travelling. The map is City Navigator
    > for Europe Version 10. I put it on an SD card which is in the
    > Nuvi now. It shows up as gmapsupp.img on the card, but when I go to
    > Settings/Map/Info it doesn't appear as does CN North America NT
    > 2011.31.


    Here we go again!

    I don't have the same maps you have, so I just give you the GENRAL
    information and it should work with all maps and all models.

    1. Install MapSource to your computer

    2. Install the Map Data(s) you want to install to your GPS. City Navigator
    America/Eu or whatever to computer.

    3. Run MapSource, then ADD whatever Map Data(s) you want to tranfer to your
    GPS. If you want to transfer to external memory card then you don't have to
    add the map in internet memory.

    Make sure that the number of BLOCK not exceed the limitation (it's 2xxx
    blocks I don't remember the exact number)

    4. Tell MapSource you want to transfer the selected map(s) to external
    memory card.. and that's it!

    From the GPS, go to SETUP -> Map Info (or whatever) then you should see a
    list of available maps from Internal memory and external memory card. Enable
    the map you want to use, and disable the map you don't want to use.
     
    Joel, Feb 12, 2011
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  11. James

    ps56k Guest

    "James" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > On Fri, 11 Feb 2011 17:47:51 +0100, "AS" <> wrote:
    >
    >>
    >>"James" <> wrote in message
    >>news:...
    >>>I have a new Garmin 1450T that came with the US/Canada maps. I added
    >>> a Micro SD card and loaded a map of Europe onto it. I need some help
    >>> on how to access that map. The instructions aren't clear--if they
    >>> exist at all in the Garmin documentation.

    >>
    >>What is "map of Europe" ? City Navigator? Open Map? Mapsource? IMG?
    >>

    >
    >
    > I didn't get lost, just been travelling. The map is City Navigator
    > for Europe Version 10. I put it on an SD card which is in the
    > Nuvi now. It shows up as gmapsupp.img on the card, but when I go to
    > Settings/Map/Info it doesn't appear as does CN North America NT
    > 2011.31.


    Can you explain exactly what steps you followed
    to get the map onto the SD card,
    so we can see what might have happened...
    ie - like the following Q&A -

    1 - where did you purchase or get the map ?
    2 - did you download it ?
    or buy it on a "different" SD card ?
    from where ?
    3 - did you specifiy a specific GPS serial number during download ?
    4 - etc....
     
    ps56k, Feb 12, 2011
    #11
  12. James wrote:

    > I didn't get lost, just been travelling. The map is City Navigator
    > for Europe Version 10. I put it on an SD card which is in the
    > Nuvi now. It shows up as gmapsupp.img on the card, but when I go to
    > Settings/Map/Info it doesn't appear as does CN North America NT
    > 2011.31.


    Do your SD card have a top-level folder/directory called
    "Garmin"? It should have one, and gmapsupp.img should be in
    that folder.

    John
     
    John Henderson, Feb 12, 2011
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  13. James

    James Guest

    On Fri, 11 Feb 2011 17:47:51 +0100, "AS" <> wrote:

    >
    >"James" <> wrote in message
    >news:...
    >>I have a new Garmin 1450T that came with the US/Canada maps. I added
    >> a Micro SD card and loaded a map of Europe onto it. I need some help
    >> on how to access that map. The instructions aren't clear--if they
    >> exist at all in the Garmin documentation.

    >
    >What is "map of Europe" ? City Navigator? Open Map? Mapsource? IMG?
    >



    Thanks to you all for the advice. It turns out that the GPS was
    defective and I returned it to the store last nignt. Among other
    things, it sometimes took 5+ minutes to find the satellites. And the
    roads I was on (after updating to the latest NA City Navigator) didn't
    show up on the screen: most recently US 20 in Iowa. It showed me
    driving through a cornfield. This road did show up on my old GPS.
     
    James, Feb 13, 2011
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