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How to get Garmin Mobile PC to recognize my Garmin Topo and CNNA v10?
Kemosabe
Howdy, and thanks for letting me in!!

I have Garmin Mobile PC installed on my HP Notebook PC. How do I get this program to recognize my Garmin Topo map program and CNNA v10 programs/Data bases also already installed on this notebook?

My primary GPS is a Garmin GPSMAP 276c and a Vista. I find the "Mobile" a little hard to get used to.

THANKS!
tcassidy
Normally you would move maps to Mobile PC using the transfer function in Garmin MapSource. However, locked maps cannot be opened in Mobile PC unless;
You have a version of Mobile PC that came with a GPS (20x or 10x) and;
You purchase an unlock code for each map for the Mobile PC GPS.

Terry
Kemosabe
Thanks for the reply. After my post, I looked around the forum a little more. I'm running MapSource v6.16.3.. I received a message that my Gamin Topo wasn't installed correctly, but haven't got back to it.

Thanks again for your reply!!
Ken in Regina
Garmin's Topo is not locked so you can use Mapsource to select segments and transfer to Mobile PC exactly the same as you transfer to your 276C and they will work right now.

As Terry said, if you got a version of Mobile PC that came bundled with a Garmin GPS you can register the GPS and get another unlock code for it, just as you did with the 276C. Then you can select and transfer CNNA maps to Mobile PC just the same as to the 276c.

...ken...
tcassidy
Mobile PC is not a great program for Topo maps. It will show the countour lines but cannot show the actual DEM picture below 20 miles as MapSource can. I attached a couple of screenshots at 3 miles for comparison using Topo Canada 4 which is not a locked map.

Terry
Attached Images
gmpc-topo-3mi.jpg   mapsource-topo.jpg  
tcassidy
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ken in Regina
Garmin's Topo is not locked so you can use Mapsource to select segments and transfer to Mobile PC exactly the same as you transfer to your 276C and they will work right now.

...ken...
Sorry, I thought the US Topo maps were locked.

Terry
Ken in Regina
As Terry said, topos generally don't look very good in Mobile PC. As you can see in his screenshot, the contour lines are so thick that at some zoom levels they pretty much obscure everything else, making them virtually useless.

Mobile PC should have come with City Navigator already loaded. If you just bought it new, recently, you should be eligible for a free map upgrade when you register it.

...ken...
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