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mob
20th April 2011, 12:42 AM
I've just spent a stupid amount of time at garmin's site, trying to find where to download their "free" Garmin Custom Maps software. Been led around and around in circles. Perhaps I'm blind, but I can't find it. Then I tried emailing them to ask where I will find it, but I can't see the contact via email option, just phone numbers. Can anybody set me straight? :confused

AusPak
20th April 2011, 08:17 AM
Introducing Garmin Custom Maps a free and simple process that transforms paper and electronic maps into downloadable maps for your compatible outdoor handheld device.

Its not software but a process ......... :hatoff

mob
20th April 2011, 08:40 AM
Yeah thanks, I just worked that out. Doh!

The Explorer
20th April 2011, 08:59 AM
..but it does require software to create a "custom map" so its not just a "process"....its just there is no Garmin software that does it.

(to avoid confusion the term "custom map" in this thread refers to custom raster maps - not custom vector maps - that is a different story).

Anyway - Garmins description of one method for creating custom maps is described here...

http://www.garmin.com/garmin/cms/cache/offonce/us/onthetrail/custommaps#fragment-2

More explanation and a list of programs you can use listed on this page

http://garminoregon.wikispaces.com/Custom+Maps

I havent tried all the different "processes" but have used MobAc (Mobile Atlas Creator) to make maps for other units and its pretty flash - or was. Software has been cut back recently so less useful but you can get an old version here

http://www.gpsaustralia.net/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=4205

which has more map source options than the version you can download from the MobAc website.

Cheers
Greg

The Explorer
20th April 2011, 09:04 AM
PS we have been through all this before here

http://www.gpsaustralia.net/forums/showthread.php?t=14290

Includes me wondering where the "program" is as well :)

Cheers
Greg