Newbie Guide Part 3

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bartmp8
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Re: Maps are slow sometines??

#201 Post by bartmp8 » Thu Feb 26, 2009 10:49 am

When you have too many maps or big Gmapsupp files, the screen refresh rate suffers.
Defrag for PCs etc makes sense but I dare not use it in my precious Nuvi in case it mess up
my firmwares etc. I rather minimise my maps loaded. Either disable the maps I don't need
at the moment or segregate my maps to different SD cards. After all you are not going to
navigate on so many countries at the same time.

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Re: Maps are slow sometines??

#202 Post by mnd_43 » Thu Feb 26, 2009 11:01 am

bartmp8 wrote: I dare not use it in my precious Nuvi in case it mess up
my firmwares etc.
dont worry MOD ... I hv done it many times n of coz your files will become neat
It will only defrag your internal storage n SD n will never touched the ROM or where ever
your firmware is hiding !

If not sure better not do this ...

:D
:D ... de 9W2BPN

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Re: Maps are slow sometines??

#203 Post by SilverBeauty » Thu Feb 26, 2009 11:02 am

I concur with bro bartmp8. SD cards, especially the low capacity versions ... 128M, 256M, 1G are cheap nowadays. Most Garmin compiled map files ( gmapsupp.img) with exception of Continental USA, Europe and China are small in size and will easily fit into the mentioned ones. Even if you have the USA, Europe or China map, you can easily extract a "particular" state / county / province via mapsource and fit it into a small capacity SD card.

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Re: keep gps device in the car safe?

#204 Post by fruitplus » Thu Feb 26, 2009 1:59 pm

jin1119 wrote:since there are macam macam cases and what also can happen, that u cant imagine the thief now days practice with now day technology to assist them more easier get somethings without permission.better keep gps belong to you...except the theif mug in front of you then that is really bad luck dy.... :hair:

bernGPS wrote: I agree with you. Cant afford to lose my laptop or GPSr just some carelessly. I very kiasu. Carry with me in a backpack or a waist pouch all the time when I am out of the car.


agree with u.. :thumbsup:
jst carry a little things 4 ur safe or u regret it when it gone by the time u leave it.. :$gone: :$gone: :$gone:
255W in da house:)

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House risked if GPS in car

#205 Post by adrianyujs » Thu Feb 26, 2009 6:52 pm

Just heard from somewhere else, theft broke in car and steal GPS unit, the theft also smart enough, saw house key, then on GPS and click HOME, guided the theft to owner house and steal everything...

So for those who like to leave GPS unit in car, don't set HOME instead search manually... Best recommendation is take out GPS unit and house key.. ^^

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Re: keep gps device in the car safe?

#206 Post by cruiser » Thu Feb 26, 2009 7:24 pm

:shock: Leaving keys behind as well.... Gosh, how daft can one get to become??? ](*,) :ko:

I have noticed, albeit in Asia or even by us, but by us, usually its the ethnic races (Turks, Moroccans, Middle Eastern folks and some Chinese too...) strangely enough, that walks along with masses of keys dangling at their sides..

Its like seeing jail wardens on the stroll... with loads of keys strung to their side belt with a hook up clip!!! #-o :mrgreen:

Probably, he left behind coz his set of keys amounted to just another huge bundle to drag along when leaving his vehicle. Hope he learns from this foolish mistake.
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Re: Maps are slow sometines??

#207 Post by bjornlq » Thu Feb 26, 2009 8:49 pm

Ok, I guess I can understand that map file size makes a difference, but can that really be the whole truth?
My malsing maps is around 20-40 mb in size and slow sometimes, even on fast SD cards.
Could it be that the MalSing map is slower than Garmin maps?
But then again , my swedish map on the SD card is also slow - but big..
Hmmm...

/Bjorn

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Re: Maps are slow sometines??

#208 Post by jim » Thu Feb 26, 2009 8:55 pm

friend,
the 205 255 series has a slow process speed,

i noticed that the page freshes very slowly especially when u used your finger to move the map, sometime half the page is blank for at least 10 secs
this happens to 205, 255 , i believe it is due to the 3d base map

it did not happen to 200, 760 360, all these do not have 3d basemaps

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Re: Maps are slow sometines??

#209 Post by bartmp8 » Thu Feb 26, 2009 8:57 pm

bjornlq wrote:Ok, I guess I can understand that map file size makes a difference, but can that really be the whole truth?
My malsing maps is around 20-40 mb in size and slow sometimes, even on fast SD cards.
Could it be that the MalSing map is slower than Garmin maps?
But then again , my swedish map on the SD card is also slow - but big..
Hmmm...

/Bjorn
Do you have both maps enabled in your GPSr at the same time? If yes, try taking out your Swedish map
and try MSM again. See if there are any difference.

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Re: Maps are slow sometines??

#210 Post by adrianyujs » Thu Feb 26, 2009 9:49 pm

I think... If an area contain too many road/poi it will slow because processing(loading) the POI/road, compare to small area like kampung kampung house sure will loading faster!

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