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Garmin nRoute 2.6.1 doesn't see City Navigator North America NT 2010.1?
claydog422
I just installed Garmin nRoute 2.6.1. I got my GPSMAP 76 to navigate on it. Now I have a new problem. It won't see City Navigator North America NT 2010.1. Is this map too new, or wrong format, or something. It see's my Bluechart Americas 2008.5 no problem. Any advice. Thanx
Ken in Regina
New versions of City Navigator all install in a different way. The new method is not compatible with nRoute and older versions of Mapsource (6.13.7 and older).

There is a free utility called GMapTool that can be used to convert them for use with nRoute and older versions of Mapsource. If you are technical enough to analyze and massage a batch file you could give it a whirl. In the GMapTool zip file there is a folder with some batch files. One of the batch files is for converting City Navigator Europe 2009, the first of the City Navigator products to come in the new format. If you review the sample batch file and check out the directory structure for your CNNA 2010.1 installation, it is possible to change the batch file so it can be used to convert CNNA 2010.1. It's not trivial but it's not rocket science if you are batch file literate.

It's a lot easier if you have added the Send-To Powertoy to your system so you can select a file in the Windows Explorer and "Send To Clipboard As Name". That saves a lot of typing and potential typos when editing the batch file.

There's nothing illegal about it because you still can't use the converted maps on any other device than the one that CNNA 2010.1 is unlocked to.

...ken...
tcassidy
Ken,
As you say, it is not illegal. However MapReverseConverter from JaVaWa GPS-Tools is a much easier to use program for changing the format of the new maps to something that will work with nRoute and MapSource 6.13.7. Its a real no brainer!

Terry
Ken in Regina
Thanks, Terry. Is there an English version or is the Dutch version all there is?

...ken...
tcassidy
JaVaWa GPS-tools | Use City Navigator Europe NT 2009 with MapSource 6.13.7. <edit>Expired link was removed</edit>

The middle one with the British flag.

Terry
Ken in Regina
Thanks Terry. I found that page with Google but IE goes nuts when it tries to display the page. I tried it with Firefox and that worked.

...ken...
tcassidy
What have you done to poor IE? I didn't have any problems with it. Turn off some of those useless BHOs and script crap.

Terry
Ken in Regina
Quote:
Originally Posted by tcassidy
... Turn off some of those useless BHOs and script crap.
tcassidy
I guess I would have to see what you are experiencing. However, with IE7 I just go to Manage Add Ons and disable all of them. I am running Sun Java though. I just checked the Toshiba laptop running IE8 and it is ok too. But I was very careful to say no to everything when I upgraded.

Terry
Ken in Regina
Running IE7. Also using Sun Java fully up to date.

I just went to Manage Add-Ons, disabled the whole works, exited IE7 and started it again. When I went back to that link the behaviour had not changed. If I watch the status bar at the bottom, it's looping repeatedly through a series of links, too fast for me to read any of them. It never completes the page. It looks like everything is there, visually, but there are no links in place for the three different language downloads.

...ken...
tcassidy
Strange! I see the stuff on the status bar but it is just page elements loading. It stops after a few seconds. Page is solid. I think my internet options are at default too.

Terry
AllenMaloney
I have a feeling that in the correct thread...

I am trying to get my City Nav NA NT 2011.20, coming with my Garmin Mobile PC package, to be seeing in Mapsource and eventually in nRoute.

I have tried of course to try using MapReverseConverter.exe provided by our Dutch friend. Well, there must be a step missing in my procedure, I cannot run the converter because in the first step when I want to point to E:\Garmin\GarminMobilePC, the folder holding GMAPPROM.IMG (that is the map?), it does not allow me.

Any suggestion ?
I wish to thank in advance everybody that can shed light on the subject
Allen
tcassidy
Is 2011.20 out already?

MapReverseConverter is for converting the new format maps that are available to MapSource to the old format used by nRoute. Those map files will be in a folder with a gmap extension. Unfortunately, the maps that come with Mobile PC are already compiled. They can not be uncompiled for MapSource so will not be available to MapReverseConverter.

Terry
AllenMaloney
It should have been 2011.10 of course (a little dyslexia on my part eh, eh)

Thanks for the clarification regarding usage of MapReverseConverter. I had clearly misunderstood its purpose.

So if I understand correctly I cannot use my CNNA NT map with mapsource and NRoute.

Well, I was then misled when I bought a 10x package based on the description integrating nRoute and PDA navigation.
tcassidy
You are the only other person I have heard from (besides myself) that actually puts Garmin on a partition other than C:\. Or do you mean it is on a DVD or SD card?

I think you can buy DVD versions of CNNT NA20xx which are usable with MapSource. I know every update you download for a Nuvi is usable with MapSource and - using MRC - with nRoute. Garmin hasn't supported nRoute for several years.

I don't know what advertising you read that mentioned nRoute but you can transfer tracks,routes and waypoints between Mobile PC and MapSource; just not precompiled maps.

Terry
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