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Re: For First-Time Visitors (The FAQ of all FAQs!) UPDATED 2

#591 Post by luckyanli » Mon Apr 09, 2012 5:11 pm

hi, i just downloaded the latest version into my main unit via the pc..i can see under the unit nuvi /map/msm_msv547 there.
How do i know that i am pointing to this new version..i tried seaching for new address like ghim moh 270028 but it could not be found..am i stil under the old version ?

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#592 Post by wsian » Mon Apr 09, 2012 5:20 pm

luckyanli wrote:..i can see under the unit nuvi /map/msm_msv547 there.
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Something not right here.

Please read before you start
http://www.malsingmaps.com/wiki/index.p ... es_Pitstop

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#593 Post by luckyanli » Mon Apr 09, 2012 5:51 pm

hihi, i read thru and followed the instructions...anyway i didnt rename the file name...is there any reason to rename it ?i only saw one file there..where can i find the previous version. this is the first time i am downloading the file..got this unit a year ago..

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#594 Post by luckyanli » Mon Apr 09, 2012 7:24 pm

managed to get it right...didnt copied the file correctly..should be an img file instead. anyway still cannot find 270028 under postal code...

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#595 Post by Zeus73 » Mon Apr 09, 2012 7:38 pm

luckyanli wrote:managed to get it right...didnt copied the file correctly..should be an img file instead. anyway still cannot find 270028 under postal code...
Postal Code 270028 is not in the database. :oops:

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#596 Post by ahin2960 » Sat Apr 14, 2012 10:04 pm

Hi all,

I'm using Lokatoo. Got free with new Persona. Which map suitable to download? Already install garmin on my device

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#597 Post by yyteik » Tue Apr 17, 2012 11:39 pm

harlo... i own a Garmin 255W.. I am just a noob user and would like to be a little bit more advance. previous all i did was download and update from garmin website what ever update they have without know what it does.

so i read this forum a little bit and can i summarise the following?

my 255w consist of 2 part, the software and the map.

Software is like Windows in my GPS. The where to, the navigation, the navigation voice.

Map. Got 2 pre installed map. Malsing Map and City Navi (before reading this forum i thought City Navi is the navigator voice, then i realise i was wrong) and i went to update both malsing and City Navi... #-o

So what i need to do is update the software to the latest version and i can go all over the world but all i have to worry about is where to get the map. Right?

is my understanding correct?

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#598 Post by valpac » Thu Apr 19, 2012 7:57 am

So what i need to do is update the software to the latest version and i can go all over the world but all i have to worry about is where to get the map. Right?

is my understanding correct?
Yes, for other regions you have to install the maps into your GPS unit. Can be either from Garmin website/agents of third party maps. If you read the forum more you will find links to free maps for Thailand, Australia, etc.


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#599 Post by yewsiok » Sun Apr 29, 2012 3:01 pm

dear sir, mine is garmin 255W gps.
trying to install latest map for first time and have some enquiries below.
1) will install the latest map in SD memory card causes slower loading/running time compared to install map in main unit?
2) i found under main unit garmin folder has *.sum and *.img (4 files each). do i remove them when I copy gmapsupp.img?
I understand instruction is to zip them, but do i need to remove it for *.sum and *.img ?
3) if I wish to remove old version map, what should I do?
4) if i wish to remove city navigator , what should I do?
thanks.

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Re: For First-Time Visitors (The FAQ of all FAQs!) UPDATED 2

#600 Post by SilverBeauty » Sun Apr 29, 2012 3:18 pm

yewsiok wrote:dear sir, mine is garmin 255W gps.
trying to install latest map for first time and have some enquiries below.
1) will install the latest map in SD memory card causes slower loading/running time compared to install map in main unit?
Upon boot up valid maps load to memory and runs from there

2) i found under main unit garmin folder has *.sum and *.img (4 files each). do i remove them when I copy gmapsupp.img?
I understand instruction is to zip them, but do i need to remove it for *.sum and *.img ?
"sum" files are error checking files when Garmin per-load maps into units. "Img" files are Garmin map files. if you update a same map to a higher version, then logically you have to override or remove the old map :-'

3) if I wish to remove old version map, what should I do?
Refer to para 2 and Rule of thumb .. Backup everything including hidden files before trying anything

4) if i wish to remove city navigator , what should I do?
thanks.
Refer to para 2 and Rule of thumb .. Backup everything including hidden files before trying anything. Usually Garmin City Navigator is stored in main-memory/garmin under map file name gmapprom.img

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