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If multiple Garmin maps enabled, which map will display?
GadgetGirl
The answer is probably obvious, but it is alluding me at the moment.

Let's say I send a City Navigator map and a Topo 2008 map of the same area to my GPS 60CSx memory card. Which will the unit use when I am in that area.

In the attached example, I send a few Topo tiles around Missoula, MT and the CNNT Montana map to the unit. When I am in Missoula, which map will it use?
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Ken in Regina
Good question. If the display precedence for the American Topos is like Topo Canada, almost everything will display over top of it.

That is, if I have City Navigator tiles and Topo Canada tiles for the same area loaded on my eTrex Legend (or my iQue or Mobile PC or my Nuvi 765T), the City Navigator tiles will display. I have to unselect City Navigator if I want the topos to display.

If I have Metroguide Canada and Topo Canada, Metroguide Canada has precedence over Topo.

If I have City Navigator and Metroguide Canada and Topo Canada, City Navigator takes precedence over the others, then Metroguide Canada, and topos will only display if I turn off everything else.

Sometimes the only way you can find out is to test it yourself.

...ken...
GadgetGirl
I think you're right. City Navigator wins!
I haven't tried it in Garmin Mobile PC as it's not important, but I don't think you can select a map set in the GPSMapCSx handheld.

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Sometimes the only way you can find out is to test it yourself.
Ha.....why didn't I think of that! :rofl"
Ken in Cape Breton
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Originally Posted by GadgetGirl
I don't think you can select a map set in the GPSMapCSx handheld.


Try this. This is how it works for a Garmin GPSMap 76 CSx, I believe the 60 works the same way:
  1. From the Map page press Menu then select "Setup Map"
  2. Press Menu again and you should get another menu.
  3. Select "Show None" and wait a few moments. It may take 10 or 15 seconds to deselect all map segments if you have many maps installed.
  4. Press Menu again and select "Show (whatever map set you want displayed)" and wait a bit again.
  5. Press Quit to get back to the map page.
Does that work for you?
On Garmin handhelds the Menu button is your friend.
Ken in Regina
Hi Ken,

With the exception of button locations that's the same way it works on my eTrex Legend HCx.

...ken...
GadgetGirl
I have had this unit for a couple of years and never noticed this option. My menus are different, but seems similar. After going to Setup Map, I can tab over to a function at the top of the menu that gives me an option to select or deselect maps. I can scroll through different maps.

I will have to experiment with this. I have a card with the d/c'd Topo Nat'l Parks in it right now and I can scroll through the park maps! Wow!
Ken in Regina
Although you can scroll through the list of individual map tiles, you should actually be able to enable and disable the display by product. At least you can on my Legend HCx.

...ken...
GadgetGirl
I did some experiments. Loaded two Topo maps and a CN map to the unit. If I go into the Set Up map function, I can deselect CN map and my Topo map instantly loads! Wow! This is SO much easier than opening the case, taking out the batteries, changing those tiny little micro SD cards, and putting it all back together. If you dropped one of those gems in the leaves it would be lost forever.
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Ken in Cape Breton
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Originally Posted by GadgetGirl
I did some experiments. Loaded two Topo maps and a CN map to the unit. If I go into the Set Up map function, I can deselect CN map and my Topo map instantly loads! Wow! This is SO much easier than opening the case, taking out the batteries, changing those tiny little micro SD cards, and putting it all back together. If you dropped one of those gems in the leaves it would be lost forever.
When you are in the screen you are showing on your 60, what happens if you press "Menu" one more time? Do you get the Menu with the choices to globally turn on or aff all the segments in a map set?
GadgetGirl
Hmmm...I don't know. I'm at work right now, but will check when I get home.
GadgetGirl
Well, I checked it out and you are right! If I press menu again, I can select or deselect whole map sets. This is even better. Thank you K in CB and K in R!
SkiWithGPS
GadgetGirl,

I have a Rino530HCx and ran into the same issue myself. As you have discovered from previous responses, its possible to select which map you want to display.

For future reference, I found the text below in one of my manuals. It describes the hierarchy used to display overlapping maps. I looked in the manual for the 60CSx but it wasn't there. No wonder you were having problems . Hope this helps.
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Transferring MapSource Data

If you have purchased a Garmin MapSource Data program, you may want to transfer detailed map data before beginning use to provide your unit with maximum Find features and mapping capability.

You cannot view multiple types of MapSource data in the same location at the same time (one replaces the other if there is an overlap). When you leave a CitySelect area for example and enter the area of a topographic map, the display changes to contour lines. The same is true when moving from a topo map to a CitySelect map. The BlueChart maps are at the top of the hierarchy and will replace any other map information. Here is the list of the hierarchy for your reference:

1. BlueChart
2. City Select
3. Metro Guide
4. Fishing Hot Spots
5. Points of Interest
6. U.S. Waterways & Lights
7. U.S. Topo
8. Roads and Recreation
9. WorldMap
SkiWithGPS
I found this in the FAQs on the Garmin site.
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Garmin GPS devices read and display mapping according to the following hierarchy:
  • City Navigator
  • City Select
  • MetroGuide
  • MetroGuide Canada
  • BlueChart g2 & BlueChart g2 Vision
  • BlueChart
  • LakeMaster
  • Lakes
  • Fishing Hot Spots
  • US Recreational Lakes with Fishing Hot Spots
  • MetroGuide with Roads and Recreation
  • US Waterways and Lights
  • US Roads and Recreation
  • TOPO 24K
  • TOPO
  • TOPO and Topo 2008
  • World Map
Last modified on: 12/30/2008
GadgetGirl
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I looked in the manual for the 60CSx but it wasn't there.
I didn't think I had read this anywhere...and I usually devour owner's manuals...yeah, I know, I'm a geek! I guess they expect you to know this stuff by osmosis...kinda like some bosses! Thank heavens for this forum. But, it is kinda fun to discover new stuff for something you've had for years!

I will definitely file this tidbit away! Thanks !
Marvin Hlavac
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I will definitely file this tidbit away!
Don't bother, just remember you can easily find it in http://www.laptopgpsworld.com/711-garmin-mobile-pc-faq, which is always pinned to the top of this form's index.
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