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Do I need both, nRoute and MapSource, or just one of them?
hummerin
I am new. Finding all info here to hook up my GPS to laptop for moving map. Too much info.

Question? Why do I have to use both, Garmin nRoute and Mapsource?

Answer? Is it because MapSource is needed to uplaod/download data and nRoute is needed for moving map? One program can't do both?

Dan
tcassidy
You do not need MapSource to use nRoute. You may need MapSource to unlock maps you have from another Garmin device though.

Terry
Ken in Cape Breton
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Originally Posted by hummerin
I am new. Finding all info here to hook up my GPS to laptop for moving map. Too much info.

Question? Why do I have to use both, Garmin nRoute and Mapsource?

Answer? Is it because MapSource is needed to uplaod/download data and nRoute is needed for moving map? One program can't do both?

Dan
Early versions of MapSource could do both, but now you need nRoute for the moving map realtime navigation. While you don't NEED MapSource, it comes with any map you get from Garmin and is free and will make setting up routes in advance simpler. There are route planning tools in MapSource that don't exist in nRoute.
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