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04-13-2012 01:31 PM
hellosailor
Re: Garmin hand held marine units

Garmin: MapSource Updates & Downloads

Look at the SECOND download link, the 50+MB one, not the first link, which is only for a topo patch.

Of course it is possible that MapSource wasn't bundled with and won't work for Australia, as there may be copyright issues in using Australian government sourced maps. I expect government maps are "Crown" property down there?
04-13-2012 07:49 AM
SinbadOz
Re: Garmin hand held marine units

If only! I have read that elsewhere, but...

I've registered my new GPS with Garmin, but despite searching every option in myGarmin, can find no reference to or facility to freely download a current copy of Mapsource or Track & Waypoint Manager - nor did I get any messages from Garmin offering these!
04-11-2012 02:54 PM
hellosailor
Re: Garmin hand held marine units

"and the User Manual on disc, but no Mapsource and no Track & Waypoint Manager! "

Garmin provides a variety of software FREE on their web, which is not distributed with the devices. That's not unusual for vendors these days, it promotes registration of the device and cuts down production and shipping costs, also making it easy to make sure you have current versions when you download the software instead of buying what has been sitting on a shelf.

No big deal here.
04-11-2012 08:24 AM
SinbadOz
Re: Garmin hand held marine units

I bought a brand new Garmin 72H last Saturday (from an authorised reseller rather than from Garmin itself), and all that was in the box was the GPS unit, a wrist strap, a Quick Start Guide (hard copy) and the User Manual on disc, but no Mapsource and no Track & Waypoint Manager!
04-10-2012 10:51 PM
Stu Jackson
Re: Garmin hand held marine units

I'm confused about the "secret" software. When you buy a Garmin, you get a disc with Mapsource and Track & Waypoint Manager with it. Th elatter seems to be what this "secret" thing is all about.

Why is it a secret?
04-10-2012 10:28 AM
SinbadOz
Re: Garmin hand held marine units

I've just bought a 72H unit, so would appreciate the link you're offering (Ditto the junior member limitation).

Cheers
01-09-2012 06:06 PM
Thestar
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Originally Posted by walker3901 View Post
I also am only a junior member so can't send PMs but would very much like the link for the Garmin software.
Hi,

I have sent you a private (PM) message with instruction any issues please do not hesitate in contacting me 4000+NM on my handheld gps in 2011 all of uk, IRE and two trips to Morocco I back up all to Mapsource & use Opencpn for added security again a FREE package just google it.

Kindest Regards & Fair Winds Always
01-08-2012 08:08 PM
walker3901
Garmin hand held marine units

I also am only a junior member so can't send PMs but would very much like the link for the Garmin software.
11-09-2011 07:31 PM
Thestar Hi ...Windows XP with service pack 3 requires the Garmin usb driver you can down load it here :
Garmin Communicator Plugin

That is the official Garmin product that also ensures your Hand Held device has the latest software update. It is FREE of charge although they request you supply serial number of your device or it's unit I.D.

Serial N/O is behind the lid that holds the batteries.

Unit I.D. is Under the Menu option SYSTEM INFO

I shall PM you details of how to obtain Garmins latest version of their Mapsource program from their website. For your product.

I personally use OpenCPN and Mapsource under Windows XP Pro. Windows 7 and Ubunto Garmin does not offically support Ubunto (Unix O/S)

Kindest Regards Will
11-09-2011 06:46 PM
Orksail
Garmin Software

I'm only a junior member so can't send PMs but would very much like the link for the Garmin software. (My 72 does not communicate with Seaclear on a laptop running Windows XP but works fine on my desktop which runs Windows7)
Is there another way of doing this?

Many thanks.
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