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 Post subject: Re: The Garmin Montana
PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2012 8:26 am 
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sorry I don't know. perhaps others may know.

I have taken photos of my home, soem restaurants, etc so I do know the direction of these photos.

how or why is it(direction) important? thanks


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 Post subject: Re: The Garmin Montana
PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2012 10:30 am 
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topoguy wrote:
sorry I don't know. perhaps others may know.

I have taken photos of my home, soem restaurants, etc so I do know the direction of these photos.

how or why is it(direction) important? thanks

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I'm using GeoSetter.

Direction would be useful for photos taken outdoor.


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 Post subject: Re: The Garmin Montana
PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2012 10:37 am 
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Ooo... thanks, I learn something new, Geosetter.


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 Post subject: Re: The Garmin Montana
PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 2013 5:47 pm 
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Hi all, can anyone tell me how to set HOME please? I been looking for that option to no avail. Thank you very much.


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 Post subject: Re: The Garmin Montana
PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 2013 6:37 pm 
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Shadowcat wrote:
Hi all, can anyone tell me how to set HOME please? I been looking for that option to no avail. Thank you very much.

Even if you can, why make it so easy for a thief who stole your Montana or anybody who found your Montana also find your home? If a thief stole it from your car, he can deduce that you are not at home. There has been cases of stolen GPS, garage door remote control all stolen from the car and the owner later found his garage door open and his house ransacked.

My advice to newbies has always been to never program HOME. Just select a landmark near home or mark the home of a policeman near your house as a favourite to navigate to when you wish to go home. If you use it often enough, it will be available as a recently found.

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 Post subject: Re: The Garmin Montana
PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2013 7:08 pm 
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Shadowcat wrote:
Hi all, can anyone tell me how to set HOME please? I been looking for that option to no avail. Thank you very much.

Even if you can, why make it so easy for a thief who stole your Montana or anybody who found your Montana also find your home? If a thief stole it from your car, he can deduce that you are not at home. There has been cases of stolen GPS, garage door remote control all stolen from the car and the owner later found his garage door open and his house ransacked.

My advice to newbies has always been to never program HOME. Just select a landmark near home or mark the home of a policeman near your house as a favourite to navigate to when you wish to go home. If you use it often enough, it will be available as a recently found.


Hi Jason,
Thanx for that insights. I didn't think to that extend....lol....I thought if just programming 'GO HOME' will be easier for me to navigate home easily incase I got lost...now I think I won't be doing that at all....
Thank you once again.


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 Post subject: Re: The Garmin Montana
PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2013 7:14 pm 
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Sorry all...i've been out of touch with the GPS scene for the longest time now. I'm planning to buy a Garmin Map for other parts of the world. I was wondering, if I were to download it (purchase via download), do I store it in a new memory card which I've already make a GARMIN folder in. Will the Montana be able to detect it? I've already got a Malsing Free map installed in the MOntana internal memory when I purchased the Montana. Thank you all...


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 Post subject: Re: The Garmin Montana
PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2013 8:12 pm 
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Sorry all...i've been out of touch with the GPS scene for the longest time now. I'm planning to buy a Garmin Map for other parts of the world. I was wondering, if I were to download it (purchase via download), do I store it in a new memory card which I've already make a GARMIN folder in. Will the Montana be able to detect it? I've already got a Malsing Free map installed in the MOntana internal memory when I purchased the Montana. Thank you all...

You store it in your SD card \Garmin folder and as long as the map file is named gmapsupp.img, your GPS will detect it.

I am assuming that the map you are going to buy is for another geographical area. Even so, you will get optimum performance from your GPS if you check only one map at a time.

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 Post subject: Re: The Garmin Montana
PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2013 9:06 pm 
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My concern is that the montana wont be able to recognise either map since the file name is identical. What are the chances of it happening?


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 Post subject: Re: The Garmin Montana
PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2013 9:33 pm 
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My concern is that the montana wont be able to recognise either map since the file name is identical. What are the chances of it happening?

No problem if they are in different folders of different memories but if they are in the same folder then the older one will be overwritten.

The filename does not identify the map. It is just for recognition as one of the acceptable names for the GPS to read. It is the map header in the file that identifies the map.

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