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Offline Elessar

combining Garmin maps
« on: June 24, 2011, 11:58:00 am »
I have a Legend unit and I have paid Garmin to download the Rails-to-Trails maps for the Eastern half of the United States.  I have not downloaded them yet since I am waiting for my SD cards to arrive from Amazon but I was wondering; these two different maps cover the Eastern half of the US, essentially from the Mississippi to the East coast.  Is there a way to combine the files into one map so I can plan an extended route across both sections using one SD card and not have to worry about carrying a second card and all the technical stuff about splitting the route?  Or am I just being weird? ???
"The road goes ever on and on, down from the door where it began.  Now far ahead the road has gone and I must follow if I can."  J.R.R. Tolkien

Offline Fred Hiltz

Re: combining Garmin maps
« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2011, 12:58:16 pm »
This can probably be done. https://forums.garmin.com/showthread.php?t=11216 is an overview, and you can find more by browsing around that forum.

Combining maps supplied on DVD is easy on a PC or Mac, but Garmin seems to offer these RTC maps only by download.

If you figure this out, would you write back with some step-by-step instructions, please? These maps are bound to be popular with this crowd.

Fred

Offline Elessar

Re: combining Garmin maps
« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2011, 01:43:07 pm »
Thanks Fred, I'll see what I can achieve once my SC cards arrive and I'll keep you posted.
"The road goes ever on and on, down from the door where it began.  Now far ahead the road has gone and I must follow if I can."  J.R.R. Tolkien

Offline jfitch

Re: combining Garmin maps
« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2011, 11:48:46 pm »
After reading the discussion here (http://gpstracklog.com/2010/11/garmin-rails-to-trails-maps.html) I'd be extremely wary of using the Garmin rails-to-trails product.

Offline Elessar

Re: combining Garmin maps
« Reply #4 on: July 04, 2011, 05:04:05 pm »
Wish I would have had this information before forking over $20 to Garmin.  That's a waste.  I guess I'll be stuck using a combination method for creating my own routes in MapSource after plotting on alternate tool or importing Trail Link map.  I am amazed how inept Garmin is at providing it's customers with usable tools that would really amp it's products through avid customer support.  That would seem like such a no brainer for marketing nerds to figure out.  Oh well...I have my Legend, now I have to figure out how to exercise my invested dollars.
"The road goes ever on and on, down from the door where it began.  Now far ahead the road has gone and I must follow if I can."  J.R.R. Tolkien