laptop setup for newbie

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laptop setup for newbie

#1 Post by car2hot » Sun Aug 10, 2008 2:47 pm

Hi everybody,

I'm a super newbie to GPS system and need a little help to complete my setup.
Hope experts here can help.
From my understanding to setup a gps system on laptop must have the following:

1. Laptop (Eee PC 1000H for my case )
2. GPS receiver ( I just bought one )
3. Mapsource (Don't know where to get)
4. Maps ( Malsingmaps have right?)

My problem is I'm not sure where to get a Mapsource that can use Malsing maps for laptop.

Just imagine having a bottle of beer but short of a bottle cap opener :hair:

Pls help this lost soul......

Thanks in advance

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Re: laptop setup for newbie

#2 Post by 9W2CBL » Sun Aug 10, 2008 2:53 pm

car2hot wrote:Hi everybody,

.....but short of a bottle cap opener :hair: Short of a bottle cap opener can be ask from the bartender by the name of Malsingmaps WIKI

Pls help this lost soul...... You soul will be help by this person call Malsingmaps WIKI

Thanks in advance
If you spend time with Malsingmaps WIKI and treat it as your best friend, you will be wiser than those who not going thru our best friend Malsingmaps WIKI.

Cheers!
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Re: laptop setup for newbie

#3 Post by rozmiyunus » Sun Aug 10, 2008 3:20 pm

Mapsource Trip & Waypoint Manager CD

Garmin does not sell Mapsource program CD on its own. The cheapest Garmin product (we've found) that includes Mapsource is the Mapsource - Trip & Waypoint Manager CD (T&W) costing about USD30.[2]

Some members have purchased the T&W CD from Allbright in Singapore for SGD50.[3] Others have purchased the T&W CD from Advanced Equipment in Kuala Lumpur costing about MYR120. [4] After installing T&W CD, do install the update program from Garmin web site, to get the latest Mapsource version necessary for new features.
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Mapsource installation program on Garmin web site

The so-called Mapsource installation program that you download from Garmin's website is an update program for Mapsource.[5]

1. Without the original MapSource program (usually installed from the MapSource Program CD), the Mapsource update program will not run (but see the point below). Owners of the MapSource Program CD are in fact encouraged to download/update their Mapsource to the latest version.
2. Recently, a Garmin user found that installing the Garmin Training Center application [6] also allowed for the Mapsource update program to run successfully. [7]
3. And another Garmin user found that the Mapsource 6.13.5 update can be installed (in a specified way) without requiring prior installation. [8]

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Re: laptop setup for newbie

#4 Post by rozmiyunus » Sun Aug 10, 2008 3:36 pm

try this link...sure you can get it for free...........viewtopic.php?f=2&t=3768

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Re: laptop setup for newbie

#5 Post by car2hot » Sun Aug 10, 2008 7:10 pm

Hi rozmiyunus

Thank you very much. i've managed to get the mapsource and got it installed based on your suggestion.

When i run the mapsource, it requires me to install the mapsource map product.
Guess i've have to search for a SG Mapsource Map now.

i've been reading MSM Wiki... very comprehensive but little luck in finding laptop setup.
Wiki had more informatoins on mobile phones and PDAs.

Will try harder to search thru wiki.

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Re: laptop setup for newbie

#6 Post by car2hot » Sun Aug 10, 2008 7:48 pm

I've installed M3 V2.20 and tried to create map using "gmapsupp.img" file.
but encountered the following:

gmapsupp.img does not conform to the 999999.IMG naming convention. Creating a mapset with this map will cause uncertain effect for Mapsource. Map will be exluded.

Was i on the right track? Or did I missed out something?

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Re: laptop setup for newbie

#7 Post by dvpro » Sun Aug 10, 2008 9:57 pm

car2hot wrote:...
Will try harder to search thru wiki.
Obviously you did not notice the reply to your other post: viewtopic.php?p=106994#p106994
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Re: laptop setup for newbie

#8 Post by dvpro » Sun Aug 10, 2008 9:57 pm

car2hot wrote:I've installed M3 V2.20 and tried to create map using "gmapsupp.img" file.
but encountered the following:
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You don't have to manually install the mapset. Just download and install this: [Mapsource] GM-MySin v2.28 Installer (Locked) (don't worry, it's only locked for device use).
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Re: laptop setup for newbie

#9 Post by stalky79 » Wed Aug 27, 2008 7:40 pm

dont think u can navigate using mapsource...u need to use nRoute

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Re: laptop setup for newbie

#10 Post by trajet2b » Wed Aug 27, 2008 7:44 pm

stalky79 wrote:dont think u can navigate using mapsource...u need to use nRoute
yes and without Mapsource, nRoute cannot navigate. So you actually need both applications in your laptop.

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