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gonfish
Hi. I just bought a Garmin gps and am starting to succeed in using Ibycus maps on MapSource software. Problem is: I need advice for simple things because I'm not a good learn-by-clicking kind of guy. This probably isn't the right forum for this, but can someone tell me where I might try? Example question: I somehow accidentally selected an area on the map. It turned pink. Now I want to select a different area for my first attempt at loading it into my gps. But the old pink one won't disappear, so it seems I'm stuck with my first selection. Do I have to restart MapSource to select a different one instead? Where do I go for help in simple things like this, with Ibycus/Garmin?
Thank you!!
-gonfish
defoucault
Hi,
Remember that everyone started somewhere to get to be a master at something.
For your answer try clicking the pink square another time. That should deselect this tile.Now you are free to select some more tiles.
tcassidy
The maps areas you select (pink) are listed under the Map heading on the left. You can delete them individually from that list.

Ibycus maps behave just as any MapSource maps but with no routing data. You just need to learn how to use MapSource which has a pretty good help file.

Terry
gonfish
Okay, thanks. I see now that you can't select an area to move into your Garmin gps, but you are selecting an entire map by clicking anywhere within that map's boundaries. Makes sense. Thanks for the answer.
-gonfish
tcassidy
The map areas are relatively small compared to other Garmin products such as MG Can v5 or Topo Canada v4. If you select the map tool and zoom the map out, you can see the individual selectable areas outlined.

Terry
Ken in Regina
Hi gonfish,

I'm not sure if we're just having a problem with terminology or if you still misunderstand the use of the map selection tool. As Terry said, if you zoom out so you can see a larger area of the map you will see that there are lots and lots of smaller selectable areas in Ibycus topo (and most map products). You select and deselect by simply clicking on the areas you want to select. First click turns them pink (selected). Another click on the same area deselects it.

You can select multiple "tiles" by clicking, holding and dragging a rectangle over the larger area to select multiple tiles at once.

You can deselect multiple tiles by holding the CTRL key down and clicking an dragging the rectangle over the tiles you want to deselect.

As Terry said, if you click on the MAPS tab you can see all the individual map tiles you have selected and you can deselect them by clicking, CTRL-clicking or SHIFT-clicking and then hitting the delete key. When you look at the MAPS tab, down at the bottom you can see the number of tiles you have selected and the amount of memory that will be needed to load them onto your device or memory card.

If you get completely fouled up and confused you can simply exit Mapsource, do NOT save your work, and restart Mapsource. It will come back up clean and you can start from scratch.

...ken...
gonfish
Okay, thanks guys. I selected the "tile" I live in (East-Central Saskatchewan), and managed to load it into my gps. Tomorrow I'll be out and about, and watching myself move on the screen. One last question, though: I know which maps I'm going to need for my future explorations; should I load them all up now at one time, or can you just add a map whenever you're going to go somewhere? I'm asking because an online tutorial seemed to say that loading a new map will erase an old one.

Thanks again.
tcassidy
That is correct. You must load all the maps or sections you want at the same time. You can even select areas from different maps (eg Ibycus, Canada Topo) in one session and combine them to send to your GPS. The GPS will recognize the different sources and allow you to select/ deselect individual sources from the single file you create. On my Nuvi 750, that function is under Tools - Settings - Map - Map Info. It will probably be different on your GPS.

Terry
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