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How can I get Australian MapSource map work in Garmin Mobile PC?
Bill Melbourne
This is my first post so please go easy if this is a stupid question. I have Garmin Mobile PC on my Laptop but no Australian maps. I have Garmin XT installed with an Australian MapSource map. How can I get that map to work in Garmin Mobile?
BTW I have an external receiver which is working with Mobile PC .
tcassidy
Instructions are here assuming you can view the map in MapSource and it is not locked. http://www.laptopgpsworld.com/518-transferring-detail-maps-mapsource-mobile-pc

Terry
Bill Melbourne
My MapSource is unlocked but I have problems opening the maps after they have been transferred. It says the id number is incorrect.
Thanks for your help.
Jola
I have the same problem - this is just a little bit of Garmin stupidity - I am hoping that they fix it in a software update. That is, if they have the insight to recognise the issue - maybe they need a few e-mails. But it's no use sending these to general support, they don't have a clue. Any idea where one can take this up ? Product development, etc ?
tcassidy
Bill,
The problem you are seeing is because you can not use any maps that require an unlock code with the software version of Mobile PC whether or not you have unlocked them to the GPS you are using. The software version is considered by Garmin to be a standalone product working with the maps that were included with it. If you have maps that don't require an unlock code, they can be used with Mobile PC.

Terry
tcassidy
Jola,
You will have to take this up with Garmin. Garmin does not have a representative on this group so an email or phone call to them would have more effect.

Good luck
Terry
Bill Melbourne
Hi Terry, I have spent ages looking for Aussie maps that will work. Do you have any links I can chase up? Thanks
tcassidy
Bill,
I am not familiar with any map links. Did you check the ones listed in the FAQ? http://www.laptopgpsworld.com/711-garmin-mobile-pc-faq

Terry
Bill Melbourne
I have just checked out the links to the maps, but they won't open. I'm quickly getting very p***ed off with Garmin maps and don't think they are worth the headache.I'll give it another few days then call it quits and go with IGO or MIO.
tcassidy
I thought iGO was for PDA and Mio is a dedicated device. Do either of them do laptop software for Australia? With the maps you already have you can at least use Garmin nRoute on your notebook.

Terry
Bill Melbourne
I have IGO 8 running on my Laptop, if you are interested let me know. I'm not sure with MIO.

I have installed NRoute but it won't pick up my GPS receiver.
tcassidy
The Nav n Go site only lists iGO 8 for portable devices and maps for Europe. I couldn't use it but others may be interested. Why don't you provide some information in a new thread in the software section.

Terry
Marvin Hlavac
Nice, but unfortunately there is no PC version of iGo officially available. (Just like there is no PC version of TomTom, etc... )
Ken in Regina
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bill Melbourne
... I have installed NRoute but it won't pick up my GPS receiver.
Hi Bill,

What GPS receiver are you using with it and are you getting any indication of why it might not be working?

...ken...
Bill Melbourne
Thanks Ken, I have no idea why it won't pick up the GPS. It has no problem with IGO 8.
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