General Reference for Nuvi

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General Reference for Nuvi

#1 Post by bartmp8 » Fri Feb 27, 2009 10:35 am

A big Hello to all the New Members of MSM. :welcome: to our forum.
May I direct you to our MSMWiki [Click here to go to Newbie Pitstop] if you have not done so.
Most of your initial questions can be found in the Wiki if you take the time to look patiently.

Let me remind all Newbies a few general matters . That is:
1) Never double post [posting the same question in more than one topic]
2) Never discuss, offer or ask for hacked/pirated/illegal softwares etc
3) Post your questions in its proper topic [e.g. don't upload tracks or POIs in Newbie Lounge etc]
4) Always search the Forum for the topic you are looking for. If you can't find one then you may start a new one.
5) Be courteous, show that you've made an effort in trying to solve your problem then ask for help.
6) PLEASE state your location in your profile. This will enable members closer to you to help you better.
7) Remember words on their own do not show emotions. Sometimes, what we type can appear very "angry" and
does not reflect what we wish to convey. Please choose your words carefully to avoid misunderstanding.
8) Being Computer illiterate is not a crime but not willing to learn is a sin.

Remember, the seniors here don't like to spoon feed newbies. You won't learn anything this way.
Newbie Lounge will be your sanctuary. You can ask most of your basic questions here without
the fear of being :whip: :waffen: :walled: :x :axe: .
But this does not cover you when you ask stupid questions. Pls have a look at the "stickies", these are
popular or more important topics. It can be found at the beginning of each Sub-forum index.

For Topics not "Stickied" please see:

Newbie Lounge Mini Index - View and Ask for Links Here


Pls look out for these topics:

Can My GPS use MSM? [If not sure, pls ask before buying] If you have not bought a GPSr
Which GPS system Shall I get? Pls advice A popular question. Includes links to other similar Topic discussion
How to install Mapsource and Installing Mapsource Step by Step - Malsing WIKI
Loading MSM into Nuvi Part 6
How to download MSM to Garmin Handheld Part 3
Newbie Guide Part 4 For simple non-specific questions

Also ...

GMXT - Nokia Symbian: Questions & Guide Part 3
GMXT - PDA: Questions & Guide Part 3
Newbie Guide to looking for Garmin Maps other than MSM
Contributing to MSM: Questions & Guide
Learn to use Post Features Like how to attach a diagram, how to link to other posts etc

Due to the release of new models and map installation procedures,
some info contained may be outdated. Please proceed with thinking caps "ON".
Parental Guidance recommended, some scenes may may disturbing to younger viewers.


Other Useful Links:

GPSinformation.net

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Re: General Reference - Renovation in Progress, Pls Ignore

#2 Post by bartmp8 » Thu Mar 12, 2009 7:43 pm

Simulating GPS to another Country - NUVI

Q: I am now in Timbuktu, how do I set my GPS location to MalSing so I can try out the POIs and confirm my
MSM map is working?

A: You need to put your Nuvi into "Simulation Mode" by doing the following:

1) First you find "Spanner"
Spanner.jpg
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2) Go to "Settings"
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3) Go to "System"
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4) Choose "GPS Simulator"
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5) Toggle "On" to simulate GPS or "Off" to turn on Receiver to Navigate
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6) Zoom out from your current position and bring up the MY/SG map

7) Zoom in to approximately where you want to go and press "Set Loc"
to enter your new "Simulation Location".
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8) have fun but remember, once you turn "Off" your Nuvi and "On" again,
you are back to your last location of Satellite contact.

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Re: General Reference - Renovation in Progress, Pls Ignore

#3 Post by bartmp8 » Thu Mar 12, 2009 7:55 pm

Reviewing Firmware Version/GPSID - NUVI

Q: How do I find out my current Nuvi Firmware Version Number/Origin (US/EU Vs Asian) and GPS ID?

A: Please follw the following steps:

1) Choose "Spanner"
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2) Choose "Settings"
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3) Choose "System"
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4) Select "About"
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5) Read the Info (this one for US Nuvi 200) Could someone pls send me an Asian Nuvi 200 shot? Thanks
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Re: General Reference - Renovation in Progress, Pls Ignore

#4 Post by bartmp8 » Fri Mar 13, 2009 4:32 pm

Taking Screen Shots - NUVI

Q: How do I take a picture of my Nuvi screen so I can attach it as part of my Error Report?

A: You need to enable "Screen Shot".

1) Go to "Spanner"
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2) Scroll down until you see "Display"
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3) Choose "Screen Shot"
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4) Enable or Disable "Screen Shot" function from here.
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5) Once "Screen Shot" is enabled, you'll see on your Nuvi screen
a Camera Icon. Touch that icon to take a picture of whatever
is on the Nuvi Screen at that moment.

The actual screen shot taken will be in bmp format and stored
in the Nuvi Main Memory in the "SCRN" folder.
Screen Shots.jpg
If you wish to load this screen shot in MSM, you need to open it in
"Paint" or a similar program, do the necessary edits and "Save as ..."
Jpeg files.

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Re: General Reference - Renovation in Progress, Pls Ignore

#5 Post by bartmp8 » Fri Mar 13, 2009 4:46 pm

Various Ways To Search For A Location/POI/Address - NUVI (Part 1)

Q: I am using the Jan08 Map (v2.15) and I cannot do Address Search. Why is that so?

A: Address Search in MSM is only available from v2.29 onwards. For Members using
the MSM v2.28 and earlier, you need to use the "Spell Name" option within POI Search.

1) Select "Where To"
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2) Choose "Food, Hotels ..." POI search
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3) Select "Spell Name"
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4) Enter your intended location name
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Re: General Reference - Renovation in Progress, Pls Ignore

#6 Post by bartmp8 » Fri Mar 13, 2009 7:38 pm

Various Ways To Search For A Location/POI/Address - NUVI (Part 2)

Q: I heard MSM v2.29 onwards can do Address and Postal Code Search, pls show me?

A: Please take note that Postal Code Search is only available for Singapore map.

For Malaysian Address Search

1A) Go to "Where To"
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1B) Choose "Address"
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1C) In What Country is the Address, Choose "Malaysia"
(Choose "Spell Country to select Singapore)
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1D) Choose "Spell City" to enter the City Name
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1E) Then carry on inputting the City Name and Street Name.
You can leave out the <Enter House Number> field.
Keypad.jpg
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For Singapore Address/Postal Code Search

2A) Go to "Where To"
Where To.jpg
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2B) Choose "Address"
Address search.jpg
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2C) In What Country is the Address, Choose "Singapore"
(Choose "Spell Country" to select Malaysia)
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2D) Next step, choose "Spell City/Postal Code"
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2E) Next enter the City Name or Postal Code number etc.
You can leave out the <Enter House Number> field.
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Re: General Reference - Renovation in Progress, Pls Ignore

#7 Post by bartmp8 » Fri Mar 13, 2009 8:03 pm

Various Ways To Search For A Location/POI/Address - NUVI (Part 3)

Q: How do I search for a POI in another State without putting my Nuvi into "GPS Simulation"?

A: You can search POIs in another State by using "Near" function.

1) Select "Where to"
Where To.jpg
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2) Choose "Food, Hotels..." POI Search
POI search.jpg
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3) Then "Near"
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4) Select "A Different City"
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5) Enter the Location
Keypad.jpg
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6) Then go to the POI Search Icon to find your destination
POI search.jpg
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This is another way to select POIs if you do not wish to use
Address search. It brings you to the actual POI rather than
the Street name.

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Re: General Reference - Renovation in Progress, Pls Ignore

#8 Post by bartmp8 » Fri Mar 13, 2009 10:07 pm

Looking at Current Co-ordinates - NUVI

Q: How do I see my current Co-ordinates in Lat/Lon?

A: You can see your current or find a certain co-ordinate like this:

1) Choose "Where To"
Where To.jpg
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2) Scroll down until you see "Coordinates"
Coords.jpg
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That will be your current position. To search another coordinate,
fill in the Lat/Lon numbers. Make sure you setup the the Lat/Lon
to the correct datum you are seeking.

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Re: General Reference - Renovation in Progress, Pls Ignore

#9 Post by bartmp8 » Fri Mar 13, 2009 10:58 pm

GPI - Alert Files - NUVI

Q1: Where do I see the Alert Files (GPI) in my Nuvi?

A1: They can be found at the "Extra" button

1) Choose "Where To"
Where To.jpg
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2) Scroll down until you see "Extras"
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Q2: Where are the Alert Files (GPI) kept in my Nuvi Memory?

A2: In the POI Folder, inside the Garmin Folder of your Nuvi
POI folder.jpg

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Re: General Reference - Renovation in Progress, Pls Ignore

#10 Post by bartmp8 » Fri Mar 13, 2009 11:09 pm

Favourite POIs (GPX) - NUVI

Q: Where are my Favourite POI Files kept in the Nuvi Memory?

A: You can find your Favourite POI File in the GPX Folder, which is
inside the Garmin Folder of your Nuvi. The File will be named "Current"
GPX folder.jpg
When you want to contribute POIs from the Favourite List (which you saved in your Nuvi),
just copy this "Current" file and open it with Mapsource. Remember to delete all your
personal POIs (Home, Office, Uncle/Aunty/BF/GF's House etc) and any POIs you do not wish
to contribute. Save the remaining POIs as a Mapsource file and upload it in the appropriate
Contribution Sub-Forum.

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