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hussain
I am an owner of Garmin Mobile PC along with GlobalSat BU-535 GPS receiver. I am in Pakistan right now, and Garmin does not have any maps for Pakistan.

However, there is a company called Naqsha.net which sells Garmin products with preloaded maps of Pakistan. They also sell standalone maps which work with any Garmin navigation product.

Can somebody please tell me if it would be possible to load these Garmin maps onto my Garmin Mobile PC software?

Thanks
Ken in Regina
Hi Hussain,

It depends on whether those maps are locked or not. If they are not locked they will work.

If they are locked you will need a Garmin GPS receiver for them to unlock to. You cannot unlock maps to the software-only version of Mobile PC. It only uses the maps that come with it and any maps that are not locked.

...ken...
hussain
Okay thanks. So if I have Garmin GPS receiver, I can unlock these maps for use with Garmin Mobile PC. Can you please give me a link to Garmin GPS receiver which will work with my Garmin Mobil PC software.

There is another site that is offering maps for Pakistan OpenStreetMap.org as well as Maps.Google.com. Can I use these with any of the GPS software?

Thanks
tcassidy
From all appearances, the maps on naqsha will not unlock to Mobile PC, even if you had the version that included a GPS receiver. However, it is reasonable to call them and ask.

The maps from OpenStreetMap and Google will not work with Garmin Mobile PC.


Terry
hussain
So is there any software in the world in which OpenStreetMap or Google Maps will work along with a GPS receiver?

Thanks
Marvin Hlavac
At naqsha.com I see a product "Pakistan Navigator $120 (Map only)" for Garmin PNDs. Would this not unlock to a Garmin GPS20x or GPS10x?
hussain
I don't know does anyone know

I found this Garmin unlocked map for Pakistan. Would this work with Garmin Mobile, Destinator or iGuidance?
Marvin Hlavac
No Destinator, no iGuidance, but it should work with Garmin Mobile PC, IMHO.
hussain
Well, I install Garmin Mobile PC trial version on my computer, but I cannot figure out how can I upload maps onto my Garmin Mobile PC.

Can anybody help.


I also tried installing Mapsource but after installation the map source simply said that there are no map products installed on your pc.
tcassidy
That is a compiled map so won't work with MapSource.

Copy the gmapsupp.img file from the zip file attached to that message to your GarminMobilePC folder and it should show in Mobile PC. I don't have the trial version of GMPC so I can't say for sure but it would work with the retail version.

Terry
tcassidy
It took me a while to track this down as I wasn't sure where Islamabad was in Pakistan. It only shows at 300m or less.

Terry
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hussain
I have tried but software still shows that no maps are installed with trial version can somebody please confirm.
tcassidy
Where are you looking in Garmin Mobile PC that says there are no maps installed? Did you look in Tools-Manage My Data-Map Sets?

Terry
tcassidy
If you see a basemap and the Islamabad map listed there, go back to View Map and click the Browse button in the bottom left corner Click on the '-' on the top right until you are looking at the world basemap. Drag the map over until the Asian continent is centered. Click on the magnifying glass on the left and draw a box around Pakistan. Find Islamabad and draw a box around it to magnify and center it. Use the '+' button until you get in close enough to see the details as in my previous screen capture.

If you don't see the maps listed, I guess it doesn't work with the trial version.

Terry
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hussain
Okay i went to tools->manage->mapset and there islamabad map is showing. but I don't have a world base map as i only have a trial version of garmin. Please see the attachment for details. in the bottom right corner it says "no map".

Where can i get world base map. Thanks
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