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 Help! Garmin Mapsource Topo 
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 Help! Garmin Mapsource Topo
I've been using Garmin Mapsource for several years and somehow CD #2 broke; I can't load maps onto my GPS now! Garmin will not help at all, told me to buy new software and didn't offer a discount. Can anybody burn me disk #2???


Tue Jan 11, 2011 5:47 pm
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I have only CD #1 myself. Their website has upgrade software which will apply over top of existing installs, if that helps.

What was on CD#2 that you need?

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Tue Jan 11, 2011 8:39 pm
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The CD contained all the maps of NH, broken up into quadrants, that I need to download onto my GPS. I like Mapsource cause it has all the trails, names the streams, etc.. Other freebie maps that I have seen don't include that info.


Wed Jan 12, 2011 7:14 am
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Go here:

http://www.gpsfiledepot.com/maps/state/nh

As long as you have the Garmin Mapsource Trip and Waypoint program you just download the program "New Hampshire Topo" for topo maps, and then "My Trails" for the trails in New England. The "New Hampshire Topo" has street names, points of interest names and water body features names. If the name does not appear directly on the map (usually it does) then scrolling over it with the pointer will show you it's name. Voila, free! I learned recently that Garmin apparently has some kind of key code that does not get transfered on to copies. So someone burning you a copy of the disk will probably get you nowheres.

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Wed Jan 12, 2011 5:50 pm
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You want the $129 disk. I only have the MapSource disk that comes with the GPS.

I use the free maps that Brian points out, combined with the tracks for all the trails. I got mine here:

http://www.gameandfishnetwork.com/NE-topo-map.html

See this thread on VFTT for how to get the trails.

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Wed Jan 12, 2011 9:58 pm
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bikehikeskifish wrote:
You want the $129 disk. I only have the MapSource disk that comes with the GPS.

I use the free maps that Brian points out, combined with the tracks for all the trails. I got mine here:

http://www.gameandfishnetwork.com/NE-topo-map.html

See this thread on VFTT for how to get the trails.

Tim


Exactly. I bought the software several years ago & Garmin told me I had to plop down more $$$$, no free CD or discount on a new one. thanks for links, I will check them out.


Thu Jan 13, 2011 7:05 am
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If you are a registered / licensed user, most software companies will send you replacement CDs/DVDs, or downloads. Seems that Garmin is not a software company. I can kind of see their point though because people could just claim to have lost / broken the CD and they are out the $129.

Most software is technically not owned by you, but you are licensed to use it. If they separate the license key from the physical media, then it wouldn't hurt them to send you a new CD without a new key.

As a new GPS owner (thanks Santa) this is a good tidbit to have handy... should I shell out the $129.

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Thu Jan 13, 2011 9:27 am
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Yeah, I didn't figure it was a big deal, I was only asking for the one CD. Hell, even a discount on buying new would have been nice. I liked the software, wish the CD hadn't ended up with a big crack in it. E-bay has some good pricing.


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