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bpeschka

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Create and export a map from TF to Etrex 30
« on: May 23, 2018, 09:19:59 PM »
I'm heading towards building a strip of maps to use on my Etrex 30 for the American Trail Race.  For starters, I'm working on a small area, near my house.  I use the method described in http://topofusion.com/garmin-custom-maps.php as recommended in another post, but once I transfer the .kmz file to the Custom Maps folder, and Enable it, there's no map shown.

I have a map on my gps from TD that I downloaded from somewhere.  It's an .img file and is in the top level folder e.g. H:/garmin/

Thoughts?  Can I create a map or maps for this big of a route and export to my Etrex 30?

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Re: Create and export a map from TF to Etrex 30
« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2018, 12:42:05 PM »
Hi Bill,

The custom map feature is for a smaller area than the ATR covers, for certain.  You want a .IMG (vector) map similar to the one you used for Tour Divide.

You'll need to use Mapsource and some of the free US .IMG sources in order to do this (that's what I did for the TD base map).

It's a bit involved to make sure you cover the whole thing.  Another option is to buy a DVD (or SDcard) preloaded with maps for the whole country.  That's the more expensive but simpler option

Hope that helps some.  Good luck out there this summer!



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