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Hello my friends!

I want creat map in Mapsource from image (JPG or BMP). Some one know software or method to make it. Please share me. Thank you vermuch!

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Physical & Performance:

Unit dimensions, WxHxD: 2.7" x 6.2" x 1.2" (6.9 x 15.7 x 3.0 cm)

Display size, WxH: 1.6" x 2.2" (4.1 x 5.6 cm)

Display resolution, WxH: 160 x 240 pixels

Display type: 256 color transflective TFT

Weight: 7.7 oz (218 g) with batteries

Battery: 2 AA batteries (not included)

Battery life: 18 hours, typical

Waterproof: yes (IPX7)

Floats: yes

High-sensitivity receiver: yes

Interface: serial and USB

Maps and Memory:

Basemap: yes

Preloaded maps: no

Ability to add maps: yes

Built-in memory: none (cannot load maps to internal memory)

Accepts data cards: 128 microSD™ card (included)

Waypoints/favorites/locations: 1000

Routes: 50

Track log: 10,000 points; 20 saved tracks

Features and Benefits:

Automatic routing : yes

Electronic compass: yes

Touchscreen: no

Barometric altimeter: yes

Camera: no

Custom maps compatible: NO

navigate to geotagged photos: no

Outdoor GPS games: yes

Hunt/fish calendar: yes

Sun and moon information: yes

Tide tables: yes

Area calculation: yes

ability to add additional points of interest: yes

shares data wirelessly with similar units: no

Picture viewer: no

Garmin Connect™ compatible (online community where you analyze, categorize and share data): no





How do I send maps to my GPS?

"Only a handful of the most recent GPS receivers from Garmin (like the Colorado, Oregon, Dakota) have the ability to display scanned topo maps or aerial imagery. If you have one of these GPS receivers, ExpertGPS can create custom maps that you can download to your GPS and view in the field. Otherwise...

If you don't have a Garmin GPS receiver that supports Custom Maps, your GPS can only display line-based (vector) road maps and contour lines. You'll need to use Garmin MapSource, Magellan MapSend, or Lowrance MapCreate to send vector maps to your GPS. ExpertGPS cannot read or write the .IMG format used by MapSource, or the proprietary MapSend or MapCreate maps."

Convert to a Garmin .img file

The best program is MapSet Toolkit; you’ll also need the map compiling program cgpsmapper, free for creating basic maps for personal use.

Adding Garmin .img Map Files To MapSource




Making your own Garmin GPS maps


Geopainting GPSMapEdit - this software is designed for visual authoring of GPS-maps in various proprietary cartographic formats such as Garmin, Polish format, ALAN Map 500/600, Holux, Navitel Navigator. GPSMapEdit is designed to help owners of Garmin, ALAN, Holux and Navitel Navigator. GPS receivers to create own maps. The software allows to quick loading and viewing vector maps in so-called "Polish format", comparing them with different geodetic data like raster maps, GPS tracks and waypoints. In addition, the software may be used for converting GPS-tracks, waypoints and routes among various formats. GPSMapEdit does not have installer now. The program installation does not require special efforts because the software is ready to run. Just download the latest version and unzip it into any suitable folder.


- Visualization of satellite images from Google Maps.

- Loading of huge raster maps (format OziExplorer MAP) - over 20-30 megapixels.

- Loading ECW and JPEG 2000 raster maps.

- Import from MapInfo MIF/MID.

- Export to MapInfo MIF/MID.

- Import POI from external table file with address data, the formats are: CSV, MS Excel XLS, MS Access MDB, dBase DBF, Paradox DB, Visual FoxPro.

- Splitting map to smaller files (the menu 'Tools | Split map to files...').

- Saving to CRD format (ALAN Map 500 and Holux).


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Many thank Pro! I am studying GPS. These document and information of yours. It is useful with me. Siderik, have a good day!

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