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    COPYING MAPS FROM DEVICE TO PC

    Anyone know if this is possible, trying to help a mate get set up with planning routes and he is a tight git who wont pay for lifetime updates (zumo 660 btw) .

    I know the PC will read maps off the device in Basecamp but I'd like to use Mapsource also and want more than just the global map on the PC.

    Any help appreciated.

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    Use Open Street Maps, they are free.

    There are also pirated Garmin maps on the internet

    PS Didn’t the 660 ship with lifetime maps by default?

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    If the maps are out of date, how will an answer to your Q help? If he wants to update the maps without forking out, then Openstreetmap is probably the solution?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wapping View Post
    Use Open Street Maps, they are free.

    There are also pirated Garmin maps on the internet

    PS Didn’t the 660 ship with lifetime maps by default?
    No it did not, second hand purchase.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scotboxer View Post
    If the maps are out of date, how will an answer to your Q help? If he wants to update the maps without forking out, then Openstreetmap is probably the solution?
    Will have a look at OSM

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    Have a look at Talkytoaster he provides both free and subscription Openstreet style maps for many countrys he also provides tutorials on installing them to Garmin devices.

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/3417...03586/?fref=nf
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    Have a look here also

    http://www.ukgser.com/forums/showthr...aps-onto-a-550

    The techniques described in my final post will apply to a 660 also. I tried downloading OSM maps of UK last night and it took me about 20 mins after the maps became available from OSM. I tried loading them direct onto the card plugged into the laptop but this did not work for me. Your pl might need to download Mapsource first.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scotboxer View Post
    Have a look here also

    http://www.ukgser.com/forums/showthr...aps-onto-a-550

    The techniques described in my final post will apply to a 660 also. I tried downloading OSM maps of UK last night and it took me about 20 mins after the maps became available from OSM. I tried loading them direct onto the card plugged into the laptop but this did not work for me. Your pl might need to download Mapsource first.
    Had a look at Mapsource on my PC where I dont have OSM but I have the up to date Garmin Maps, followed your instructions and clearly I can send maps to a device, would i be able to connect my mates 660 to my pc and give him the updated Garmin Map that way ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pablo1 View Post
    Had a look at Mapsource on my PC where I dont have OSM but I have the up to date Garmin Maps, followed your instructions and clearly I can send maps to a device, would i be able to connect my mates 660 to my pc and give him the updated Garmin Map that way ?
    Very probably, no.

    Garmin maps are coded to a specific device; yours and not your mate’s.

    Are you sure your mate’s 660 does not have lifetime free map updates?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andi_archer View Post
    Have a look at Talkytoaster he provides both free and subscription Openstreet style maps for many countrys he also provides tutorials on installing them to Garmin devices.

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/3417...03586/?fref=nf
    Openstreet maps are free anyway! Why not just go to their site http://garmin.openstreetmap.nl/
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Grey One View Post
    Openstreet maps are free anyway! Why not just go to their site http://garmin.openstreetmap.nl/
    That's the way to go. See my links above. It really is very straight forward. If you have Mapsource, then you should be able to send the downloaded maps (or a selection from them) to your pal's 660 or direct to his card, if your PC / laptop has a card port.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wapping View Post
    Very probably, no.

    Garmin maps are coded to a specific device; yours and not your mate’s.

    Are you sure your mate’s 660 does not have lifetime free map updates?
    No, when connected to Garmin Express it offers the map update with pricing £50 for a one off, £75 for lifetime updates.

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    OSM

    Ok heres what I see when I select a country to download on OSM
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    advice please im using windows 7

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    This was the easiest way to get an OSM , just selected the country on drop down, Germany I had to supply my email and I'm in a queue for this map.

    Am I correct in saying I will not be able to display more than 1 country when plotting routes accross countries in Mapsource and Basecamp (the tile selection method was a PITA) ?, I know how to select multiple maps to display on the device.

    For me this would be a showstopper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pablo1 View Post
    This was the easiest way to get an OSM , just selected the country on drop down, Germany I had to supply my email and I'm in a queue for this map.

    Am I correct in saying I will not be able to display more than 1 country when plotting routes accross countries in Mapsource and Basecamp (the tile selection method was a PITA) ?, I know how to select multiple maps to display on the device.

    For me this would be a showstopper.
    No. Just do a manual tile selection. I did all of South America last week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wapping View Post
    Use Open Street Maps, they are free.

    There are also pirated Garmin maps on the internet

    PS Didn’t the 660 ship with lifetime maps by default?
    The early 660's did not have lifetime maps (I had one) - the 660LM did.

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