Garmin 760 Help!!!

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How do you load Natmap 250K map from a disk on the Garmin 760?
I have tried various searches, but have been unable to find any instructions.
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Reply By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Friday, May 01, 2009 at 13:28

Friday, May 01, 2009 at 13:28
HI Jan
I am no expert in this field by a long shot, but believe that the answer is that you can not. Garmin uses a different way of reading maps. If you are after very good details maps for the outback, I recently purchased the Garmin Topo Australia SD Card, that will drop into the Nuvi 760. They are very detailed, more so than the 2008 Natmap Topo maps. They might be dearer, but you will be able to take the SD card from one Garmin to the other.

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Reply By: get outmore - Friday, May 01, 2009 at 13:40

Friday, May 01, 2009 at 13:40
yes you cant do it - I believe you can crack some GPS and get to the winows operating system but thats well beyonf my knowledge - otherwise can be done.

assaid the garmin topo map which aint cheap might be an OK option for 4wd use
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Follow Up By: get outmore - Friday, May 01, 2009 at 13:41

Friday, May 01, 2009 at 13:41
sorry should say CANT be done
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Follow Up By: The Explorer - Friday, May 01, 2009 at 14:15

Friday, May 01, 2009 at 14:15
Hello - Unfortunately you cant unlock Nuvis - they dont have windows mobile operating system but some special one of their own creation. If you have a Nuvi you are stuck with whatever maps are availble in Garmin format. Shonkymaps are in Garmin format and have the same info as the Natmaps ..and they're free.

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Follow Up By: get outmore - Friday, May 01, 2009 at 16:01

Friday, May 01, 2009 at 16:01
do you have info on these shonky maps and how to load them? I have a nuvi 260
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Reply By: KennyBWilson - Friday, May 01, 2009 at 13:45

Friday, May 01, 2009 at 13:45
You can download Shonkymaps and that will work

Shonkymaps comes from the same source and has other POI loaded and Topo
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Follow Up By: The Explorer - Friday, May 01, 2009 at 14:09

Friday, May 01, 2009 at 14:09
Shonkymaps - Garmin Version of "Natmap"
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Follow Up By: get outmore - Friday, May 01, 2009 at 16:02

Friday, May 01, 2009 at 16:02
aha so thats what the scroll down buttin is for
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Follow Up By: get outmore - Friday, May 01, 2009 at 16:08

Friday, May 01, 2009 at 16:08
OK can I put these maps on a micro SD and load them to my Nuvi from that??
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Follow Up By: The Explorer - Friday, May 01, 2009 at 16:29

Friday, May 01, 2009 at 16:29
Hello
I think the instructions are on the shonkymaps webpage plus its been discussed on this forum many times - do a search (not always best option as many unrelated posts as well..but)

Basically you need to load the maps to the PC and have a program such as Mapsource or Trip and waypoint Manager also loaded. Using one of these programs your then compile the maps you want (i.e. you dont have to load all of Australia). The maps are compile into a single file and sent to your GPS or SD card. On the device you then use the menu sytem to load which particular mapset you want to view eg city navigator or Shonky.

Good luck - I dont have a Nuvi but many others do so you will not be short of assistance if you get stuck.

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Follow Up By: get outmore - Friday, May 01, 2009 at 17:05

Friday, May 01, 2009 at 17:05
right - took just under an hour to download
dont have those programs so i will look on the net
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Follow Up By: The Explorer - Friday, May 01, 2009 at 17:24

Friday, May 01, 2009 at 17:24
Hello again

I am sorry but I didnt realise there was a ready to go "datacard version" of shonky - just create a folder called Garmin on your sd card and copy it into that

ShonkyMaps ready to go Garmion img file

Keep in mind that if another file of the same name exist in the folder it will be overwritten.

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Follow Up By: The Explorer - Friday, May 01, 2009 at 17:31

Friday, May 01, 2009 at 17:31
Note it has T4A, Contours Australia 2.1 & Shonkymaps 3.51 combined into one. It is 435MB in size
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Reply By: JanP - Friday, May 01, 2009 at 15:37

Friday, May 01, 2009 at 15:37
Thank you to all of you that replied. I think I will take it back to Dick smith and see if I can get my money back.
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Follow Up By: KennyBWilson - Friday, May 01, 2009 at 16:57

Friday, May 01, 2009 at 16:57
Why is it broken already ?

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Reply By: Steve - Friday, May 01, 2009 at 18:02

Friday, May 01, 2009 at 18:02
must admit I'm a bit of a mug at this mapping technology but am pretty unimpressed with the mapping that comes with it (mapsource). In the Vic High Country last week and half the tracks aren't there. No better than my old TomTom.
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Follow Up By: The Explorer - Friday, May 01, 2009 at 19:42

Friday, May 01, 2009 at 19:42
Hi - Mapsource is not a map - it is a program for viewing maps. Are you refering to the maps that come with the Nuvi 760 (City Navigator?)...or some other map set?

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Follow Up By: Skippy In The GU - Friday, May 01, 2009 at 20:51

Friday, May 01, 2009 at 20:51
City Navigator isn't made for the City Slickers to visit the High Country with their Ford Laser . You should have brought the Nuvi that came with The Hi Country Navigator V3.1 instead
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Follow Up By: The Explorer - Friday, May 01, 2009 at 21:06

Friday, May 01, 2009 at 21:06
Cruel but fair (and funny)
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Follow Up By: Steve - Friday, May 01, 2009 at 21:16

Friday, May 01, 2009 at 21:16
well skippy, I'm not a city slicker and nor have I ever owned a Ford Laser but if I was a smart-ar$e like you, perhaps I would've seen through the sales hype and ignored the advice to buy V2.1. Then again, it's an occasional hobby for me and not something to occupy an otherwise dull existance with a bit of smart-arsery to make me feel clever.
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Follow Up By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Friday, May 01, 2009 at 21:16

Friday, May 01, 2009 at 21:16
Steve
If you are after good detailed maps for your Nuvi from Garmin, purchase the new Topo Australia that will drop straight into the Nuvi.

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Follow Up By: Skippy In The GU - Friday, May 01, 2009 at 21:37

Friday, May 01, 2009 at 21:37
Well then Steve you should have know that no company isn't going to produce a Map or directory so good that will put their competitors out of business. Why did you think City Navigator would have ALL the tracks in the high country in the first place or anywhere else around Australia

I'm not sure how big the DiscoverAus CD is but and Oztopo v2.1 is about 1.3 GB's City navigator is only about 130 MB

I think you are the smart arse in in the first place and also v2.1 didn't have as many tracks as v3.1

Ok I got a bit carried away with the Ford Laser but I did see plenty soft roader driving to Craig Hut many years ago
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Follow Up By: Member - Doug T (NT) - Friday, May 01, 2009 at 22:06

Friday, May 01, 2009 at 22:06
Steve
Make sure you have the unit set to MOST.
Press Tools/Settings/Map/...Map Detail.

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Reply By: Sigmund - Friday, May 01, 2009 at 21:21

Friday, May 01, 2009 at 21:21
Yes, the GPS map world is divided into Micks and Proddies.

Garmins take vector maps. The plus there is that the closer you zoom in the more detail you get.

Shonky full topo is not bad and you can't argue with the price. Or checkout Oztopo which is also free, or the Pro version at $40.

Garmin Topo Aus V2 is very nice and worth the $200.

Apart from map specifics Jan I'm afraid you'll find that a good deal of self-educating is nec to do more than getting routes between suburbs.

The Garmin support website is a poxy design but has lots of useful question/answers. Gpsreview and gpsaustralia have good forums.
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