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Step Five - Loading the Maps into Garmin MapSource

Last Updated September 12, 2009

The MapSetToolkit will automate the installation of your custom generated IMG files into the Garmin Mapsource application for uploading to your GPS. This procedure assumes you've created a custom directory under c:\garmin for MapSetToolkit to copy your IMG files to for MapSource.

  1. Open MapSetToolkit.
  2. If this is the first time you've opened MapSetToolkit, you will need to specify the location of cGPSMapper.exe in the cgpsmapper/cgpsviewer folder field.
  3. Click on the Select IMG button.
  4. In the Browser for Folder dialogue, select the directory where you saved your rendered IMG files.
  5. You'll be returned to the main window, click on the Select All button.
  6. Click on the Add button.
  7. For the Mapset directory field, enter the directory under c:\Garmin to copy the IMG files to for MapSource (ex. c:\garming\custom).
  8. Enter any name for the Mapset in the Mapset name field.
  9. Enter any available number above 338 (those used are shown in the FID column in the Mapset installed table) in the Family ID field.
  10. Enter 1 in the Product Code field.
  11. Select the Install in Mapsource option and click on the Start button.
  12. When the process has completed, you will be prompted with a Convert termined message. Click on the OK button.
  13. Open MapSource, click on the View menu, click on the Products submenu, and select the mapset name you just created. Now you can select all the maps you just rendered for upload to your Garmin GPSr.

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