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Garmin 60CSx Map help

 
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oliverm



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 25, 2015 5:56 am    Post subject: Garmin 60CSx Map help Reply with quote

I have a 6 year old Garmin 60CSx. It came with both the Mapsource software and Topo US 2008.
Since buying the GPS, I've moved several times, and have lost the installation disks.
I am now looking to get rid of the PC that the software was installed on (we upgraded to a newer PC ~1 year ago).
My problem: I can't figure out how to move the US Topo 2008 from the old PC to the new PC. I've successfully found and installed Mapsource on the new PC. I have also moved all of the 6,600 *.img files (3GB worth) that were in the c:\garmin\topous2008 directory over to the new PC... But I can't get Mapsource to recognize them. I've also contacted Garmin. They gave me the option of buying a new map for $100. Disappointing.

I think I have three options:
1) Buy a new map for $100.
2) Figure out how to get Mapsource to recognize the US Topo 2008 files
3) Use some other program than mapsource to load maps on the 60CSx, and look for "free" map files on the internet? Not sure if this exists, but as I consider Google Earth being free, I have to think this is maybe a viable option.

Can anyone offer advice on options 2 or 3?

Thanks in advance!
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BobMorphew



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 10, 2015 12:51 pm    Post subject: Re: Garmin 60CSx Map help Reply with quote

Copying ALL the necessary files is the first step, but you also need the Registry to contain the info that tells Mapsource/Basecamp where to find the map data. This is NOT an easy task, but if you have experience with creating Registry entries then you need to find a PC that has this map installed and look in the Registry and then put that info into your Registry (making allowances for possible different folder locations - which is optional during the original install). The KEY where the info is stored is HKLM/SOFTWARE/Wow6432node/Garmin/Mapsource/Families/Topo US 2008.

Easier solution is download free maps fr0m OSM.

Bob
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